Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators2018-07-20T13:32:47+00:00

Ontario Arts Council

The Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (Formally known as Theatre Creators’ Reserve Program), funded through the Ontario Arts Council, assists Ontario-based professional theatre creators, individuals and collectives, by providing grants through third-party recommenders to develop new work.

Procedures and criteria for application:

We ask creators to apply with a theatre for young audience proposal in mind.
We are looking for projects that:

  • Demonstrate interest in theatre for children, youth and families
  • Strive to explore narratives that speak to contemporary topics for youth
  • Demonstrate strong artistic vision and creative potential
  • Explore new and exciting forms in style and content

All projects will be reviewed by our Artistic Director. Specific feedback will be provided at the writer’s request.

Carousel Players requests the following items from applicants in addition to the required OAC form:

  • A cover letter outlining the reasons for applying to the program including an artist statement.
  • An up-to-date CV/Resume
  • A concise one-page oultine of the project, the goals for the project, its history if applicable, and a suggestion of how the project will address its youth audience.
  • A writing sample (Max. 15 pages)
  • A budget detailing how funds will be allocated over the creation period.

In the past,we have aimed to provide enough support to the successful candidates for 2-4 weeks of work on their respective projects.

Deadlines and Details for 2018 applications will be posted in early Fall 2018.

for more information contact info(at)carouselplayers(dot)com

2017-18 Recipients

Marie Beath Badian
Lindsay Anne Black
Sean Dixon
Ahdri Zhina Mandlela
Faith-Ann Mendes
Radha Menon
Cheyenne Scott

2016-2017 Recipients:

Firebrand Theatre Collective
Frog Song Collective
Laura Anna Harris
Rouvan Silogix
Shira Leuchter
Sonderlust Collective

2015-2016  Recipients:

Eleanor Albanese
Beau Dixon and Firebrand Theatre
Kate Hewlett
Radha Menon
Clelia Scala
Pierre Simpson