OAC Recommender Grants

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (RGTC) are a great way for us to meet artists and start a conversation with them as they embark on their artistic journey. TPM would like to thank the OAC for funding these artists in their practice.

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We are once again a recommender for the OAC Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators! The deadline to apply this year is November 1, 2022.  First time applicant? No problem. Scroll below for more information!

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. 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. 

Please note that Recommender Grants are administered by the Ontario Arts Council. However, if you have any questions or face barriers during the application process, please reach out to Artistic Associate, April Leung at  to discuss how we can offer more support.

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Angela asks community-sourced questions about the OAC Recommender Grant for Theatre Creators (RGTC)

Advice on Grant Writing from Marjorie, Indrit, and Fatuma (Video from 2019)

Past Recommender Grant Recipients

Charlie Petch | No one’s special at the Hot Dog Cart. Chase Lo | Ruby. Ken Harrower, Erin Brandenburg | Flin Flon Cowboy. Gaitrie Persaud & Courage Bacchus | The Two Natashas. KayGeni | Ain’t goin’ no where (working title). Lucy Rose Coren | Transfers. Himanshu Sitlani & Neha Poduval | CHAT WITH CHATURVEDI. Ophira Calof | Undiagnosed: A new musical. PJ Prudat | Oke-Ma-Kwe vs. The CrownDavinder Malhi, Sanskruti Marathe | Choti Choti Batain (little little things). Sivert Das | ZORDON. Theresa Cutknife & Samantha Fraughton | Talk Treaty To Me.

Book of Liv – Natasha Morris | Boyband the Boyband – Monica Garrido | CPC Barbie – Julie Phan | DiverseWorks Dance Co. | Lysistrata (Working Title) – Michelle Blight | Park Life – Janis Mayers | Sunset in my Dream – Gursimran Datla | The Liminal Years – Perverted Assemblages | The Little Prince / Firebird – Rali Rodriguez | Velarde – Ericka Leobrera