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Canadian Stage is now accepting applications for the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant, please see details here:

Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

Application Deadline – December 3, 2021 1PM

Grant Amount - $1000.00 – $3000.00

Click here to apply

Canadian Stage is proud to participate in the OAC’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program. These grants, funded through the OAC, provide small amounts of funding for new creation projects to Ontario based artists.

Canadian Stage is interested in applications from artists at a variety of experience levels, and we are particularly interested in proposals for:

New creations which are multi-disciplinary in form or subject

Works that are innovative in form, use of media, style or subject matter

Applications for this program are only accepted through the OAC’s NOVA Portal, and must be submitted before 1PM EST on the deadline date. You can apply to more than one company with your application. Click here to see a full list of recommending companies.

Please read through the guidelines carefully before you prepare your application.

If you have any questions about the Recommender Grants for Theatre Artists program, please contact Associate Artistic Director Mel Hague (

We are not currently able to accept unsolicited submissions. Please check back for updates on the process to submit to Canadian Stage.

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If you have other questions about our programs for artists, please reach out to Tawiah M’carthy, Artist Outreach and Development Coordinator at