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Mixed Company Theatre is pleased to be a recommender again this year for the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program. The Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program assists theatre creators to develop new work. Each recommender receives a budget allocation and is authorized to receive, assess, and submit their grant recommendations to OAC for approval.

As a charitable, equal opportunity arts organization whose mission is to create innovative, socially-relevant drama as a tool for positive change, Mixed Company Theatre wants to support and build relationships with artists who are passionate about creating theatrical work that celebrates the role of theatre in social justice, community-building, and social change.

**Priority will also be given to original works by artists of colour, Indigenous, and new generation (18-30 years old) artists.**


This year, OAC is moving recommender programs to a fully online process. Artists will submit applications to recommenders through Nova, OAC’s online application and grants management system. Recommenders will log into Nova to review and assess the applications.

Applications outside of Nova will not be accepted. Although, some exceptions may be possible based on OAC’s Inclusive Application Process Policy.

All artists wishing to be considered by Mixed Company Theatre should submit their OAC’s Creators’ Reserve application by Thursday December 6th, 2018.

Applicants should expect to briefly describe their project and its objectives. Project descriptions should include:

– A resume/CV

– Detailed project outline including timeline, objectives, and milestones

– An excerpt from their play (max. 15 pages)

– A detailed budget

– Supporting audio/visual materials (optional)

Applications will be evaluated based on:

– Priority is placed on (but not limited to) artists who express their passion to use theatre as a tool for social change or to create community-engaged works

– Priority also given to original works by artists of colour, Indigenous, and new generation (18-30 years old) artists

– The quality, design, and originality of the artist’s vision and application

– The artist’s experience, training, qualifications, and professional recognition

– The suitability of the proposed project for the proposed physical setting and potential audience

– A realistic budget

– Artists must be an Ontario resident and other criteria that are consistent with the practices and guidelines as outlined by the OAC

PLEASE NOTE: As of this year, each applicant may make a maximum of TEN (10) applications to this program, to ten different recommenders.