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OAC's Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators - GCTC Call for Submissions

OAC's Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators - GCTC Call for Submissions
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Writing or Creating a New Play?
The Great Canadian Theatre Company invites theatre artists and collectives to submit an application to the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators Program.

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017

1. What is the OAC’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators Program?
The Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators Program is a third-party recommender program that provides theatre project grants to professional artists and collectives based in the province of Ontario.

2. What are the grants for?
The program is meant to deliver money to playwrights/creators to “buy time” to work on new creation. Although artists who receive funding are under no obligation to GCTC, the program is meant to encourage relationships between theatre companies and creators. The program aims to reflect the range of artistic practices in the theatre community and to support excellence, regional activity, cultural diversity and Aboriginal identity.

3. What does the program fund?
Professional theatre artists or informal collectives based in the province of Ontario.

4. What doesn’t it fund?
· Organizations, whether incorporated or not.
· Production or workshop costs (but if the proposed piece is created collectively through a devised process, those costs are considered eligible).
· Work completed before receiving notification from GCTC.
· Equipment costs such as computers or printers.
· Professional expenses such as translation and dramaturgy.
· Creation of non-theatre work.
· Applicants who have outstanding reports for previously awarded OAC grants.

5. What are GCTC’s priorities?
GCTC will give priority to applications from playwrights and collectives based in, or who originate from, Ottawa and the National Capital Region. Applicants must be residents of Ontario. GCTC will assess the applications on the basis of artistic quality. We will also give priority to work that reflects GCTC’s mandate for theatre “that provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world”.

6. How much can I apply for?
Artists can request a minimum of $1000 and a maximum of $5000.

HOW TO APPLY

Email Submissions (PREFERRED)
On or before the deadline, please submit:
· A scanned and signed OAC application form
· An artistic statement and detailed project description, including a timeline and work plan (maximum three pages)
· A simple budget/description of how the requested funding will be spent
· Bio(s) or resumes(s) for the playwright (and major collaborators, if applicable)
· A script sample or draft (if the work is devised, applicants must include a synopsis and detailed process description that will be used to create the work)
· If applicants are unable to include a script sample or draft they may send additional optional support material that illustrates their work: script (maximum 20 pages), video, photos, letters of support, etc.

Please send all materials in a single PDF file to Catherine Ballachey at artistliaison@gctc.ca on or before the deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. Email submissions not sent in this format will not be considered. If you are sending an email submission, please do NOT send a hardcopy submission as well. Unfortunately, we cannot accept late applications.

Hardcopy submissions
If you are unable to submit by email, prepare the following hardcopies to send to GCTC by mail:
· Three (3) copies of a completed and signed OAC application form, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope
· An artistic statement and detailed project description, including a timeline and work plan (maximum three pages)
· A simple budget/description of how the requested funding will be spent
· Bio(s) or resumes(s) for the playwright (and major collaborators, if applicable)
· A script sample or draft (if the work is devised, applicants must include a synopsis and detailed process description that will be used to create the work)
· If applicants are unable to include a script sample or draft they may send additional optional support material that illustrates their work: script (maximum 20 pages), video, photos, letters of support, etc.

Deadline: Friday December 1, 2017. Applications postmarked or time stamped later than Friday, December 1, 11:59pm EST will not be accepted.

Please address your application or inquiries to:
Catherine Ballachey, Artist Liaison
Great Canadian Theatre Company
Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators
300-1227 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, ON K1Y 0G7

Application guidelines and information about the Recommender Grants program can be found on the OAC website: http://www.arts.on.ca/grants/recommender-grants-for-theatre-creators

Results will be sent via email by January 2018.

 

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