Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

The Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program is a third party recommender program funded and operated by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). The goal of the program is to assist Ontario-based professional theatre creators, and informal collectives of creators, by funding them to create work. Applications are made to, and funding decisions are made by, recommender theatre companies selected by the OAC. Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is proud to be one of the recommender companies and the information that follows is for creators interested in applying to YPT for funding.

In this capacity, YPT is focused on providing support to artists who are creating work for young audiences. We are also interested in supporting artists from a diverse range of cultural communities. The list of our past recommendations can be found here.

For information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the OAC website. Along with the three signed copies of your Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators application, which are available from the OAC website, please provide the following support materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Artistic materials – Our goal with these materials is to have a clear understanding of the project and the artists involved. If your project is in the planning stages or very early part of development, please provide a synopsis, your plans for development and a sample from another work. If your project is already in process, please provide a synopsis, script, sample of the writing/creation or any other relevant support materials.

Applications must be received at YPT by the deadline. Please note that applications will not be accepted via e-mail.

The deadline for the 2017-2018 season is December 1st, 2017.

If there are any other questions, please contact Stephen Colella at 416.363.5131 x222.

Please submit your materials, marked Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators, to:

Stephen Colella
Associate Artistic Director and Dramaturg
Young People’s Theatre

165 Front Street East
Toronto ON M5A 3Z4

Application inquiries

Stephen Colella
Associate Artistic Director and Dramaturg
Tel: 416.363.5131 x222