OAC Recommender Grants

The application deadline for the 2020 OAC Recommender Grants has passed. We thank everyone who has submitted!

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One-on-One Info Sessions

We hold one-on-one info sessions prior to the grant deadline, for those of you who have questions about the Ontario Arts Council portal (Nova), Applying for Recommender Grants, Theatre Passe Muraille’s priorities, accessibility, or any other question regarding this grant.

In 2019 these sessions were available in English, Tibetan, or French. 

Submission Details

Before applying online, please have a look at the TPM website so you can get to know the work we do and the artists we support. Check out our mandate, mission and vision as preference will be given to applications that reflect the core beliefs we hold at TPM.  When applying, we would love to see your C.V. and a script sample for the project, but we’d also love to know a bit about you and why TPM is the best fit for your project. 

Please note, each year we have many more projects submitted then funds to give out. We won’t be able to offer funding to everyone who applies, nor do we ever give full funding of $5000. On average, we recommend 10 – 12 projects maximum. 

These grants are to be used as seed-funding for the development process and are not to be misinterpreted as being for commissioning, workshopping or production funds. 

Official guidelines and application process on the OAC site here: https://www.arts.on.ca/grants/recommender-grants-for-theatre-creators  

The application deadline for this round has passed. We thank everyone who submitted and we cannot wait to read them all!

In the video below, Artistic Director, Marjorie Chan and Associate Artistic Director, Indrit Kasapi with the support of former Digital Content Manager and artist Fatuma Adar, answer questions about Recommender Grants and also grant writing in general.

Check it out before applying!