We are now accepting submissions for our 35th Annual Festival of New Musicals, which will take place on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, 2023 in New York City.
The first deadline, which allows writers to submit their musical for free, is Tuesday, December 20th (11:59pm ET).
The final deadline for all submissions is Tuesday, January 10 (11:59pm ET, late fees apply).Submit your show!
The Writers Residency Grants provide $500-$2,000 supplemental funds to not-for-profit NAMT members to work with writers on developing a new musical. The musical can be at any stage of development, with priority given to early-stage projects, up to and including a staged reading. The project can happen either at the member theatre or off-site as long as the writers and the theatre are both actively involved in the development process.
Applications are due December 3, 2022.Apply Now!
The Frank Young Fund for New Musicals provides grants to NAMT’s U.S. not-for-profit theatre members producing new musicals from early development to full production. If you plan to apply for a Project Development Grant or Production Grant, we must receive your Letter of Intent by Monday, December 19, 2022.Apply Now!
NAMT’s members make a vital impact in their communities — economically, in education, and by entertaining millions of people.
In the 2018-2019 season, the NAMT members collectively…
- Employed over 20,000 staff members and 14,000 artists
- Staged more than 19,000 performances attended by 10 million people
- Entertained over 543,000 loyal subscribers
- Provided education programs for 1.5 million students and teachers
- Had operating budgets totaling $680 million
- Performed in 300 venues with a total of 189,000 seats
as of 8/27/19
NAMT thanks the following foundations, government agencies and organizations for their ongoing support of our programs: The Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation, The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York Access Micro-Grant, ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, BMI Foundation, The Hargrove Pierce Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Hollywood Pantages, Lucille Lortel Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Noël Coward Foundation, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Ted Snowdon Foundation, and Anonymous donors.