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Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

Theatre Direct is now welcoming applications from artists seeking support for the creation of new work.  Artists may submit proposals for work aimed at young audiences, in its early stages of research and development.

Priorities: Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds and artists under 30.

About Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

The Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program is a third party recommender program that is generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). This program assists professional Ontario-based individual theatre creators and collectives to create new work. The OAC has selected a group of professional companies to be recommenders and Theatre Direct is delighted to be among this group. Applications are made to and funding decisions are made by the recommender.

For information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the OAC website.


Please include the following in your application:

  • A signed copy of your Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators application form (available on the OAC website)
  • A cover letter
  • A concise summary of your proposed project (maximum 1 page).  This should include a description of the ideas/themes/questions you wish to explore, your specific development goals for this phase of the project, and the rationale for the amount requested.
  • Resumes or biographies for the project’s principal artists
  • Support material: Any material related to your proposed project, or if these aren’t available, a sample from a relevant previous work (e.g. written sample, photographs, or link to a short archival video clip)

Please keep the application to 10 pages maximum, including the copy of the Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators application form.

Applications are accepted by e-mail only.  Please send your application as one PDF document to:

Lynda Hill
Artistic & Executive Director


November 1st, 2017

Application Inquiries

Emma Zabloski
Education Project Manager and Artistic Associate