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November 6, 2021

Queer Emerging Artists Awards

Hosted by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

This year, we are offering five Queer Emerging Artist Awards to assist emerging artists focus on their artistic practice and deepen their connection to 2SLGBTQ+ communities. 

Five $1000 awards will be disbursed to queer emerging artists in any live performance discipline. The funding is not tied to a project or specific outcome, and can be spent as you wish. In addition, each award also provides a $500 stipend to be spent on professional development (mentorship, courses, workshops etc.). 

The Buddies Queer Emerging Artist Award recognizes and encourages the achievements of queer artists who are founding careers in the theatre while engaging with the community. The Queer Emerging Artist Award has been distributed since 2014, and was originally made possible by a gift from the estate of John Alan Lee.

  • This award is limited to artists in any live performance discipline who reside in the Greater Toronto Area. 
  • Here, emerging artist refers to artists with 2-5 years of professional experience, regardless of age.

Deadline: Friday, November 6, 11:59PM


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1B4, Canada

Phone number: 416-975-8555

Email: info@buddiesinbadtimes.com

Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is Toronto’s leading destination for artistically rigorous alternative theatre and a world leader in developing queer voices and stories for the stage. Buddies offers a year-round program that includes a full season of queer theatre, new works festivals, artist residencies, and intergenerational training and education initiatives. In its 40-year history Buddies has welcomed over one million people into its home in the heart of Toronto’s queer village and has premiered nearly 1,000 new works for the stage, making it the largest and longest-running queer theatre company in the world.