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November 12, 2021

Call for Submissions: RBC Emerging Artists Residency

Hosted by Canadian Stage

Canadian Stage is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2021/22 RBC Emerging Artist Program, running from January 2022 to June 2022.

Through this program, Canadian Stage offers development support, creation space, mentorship, networking opportunities, and professional resources to our city’s emerging creators. Canadian Stage supports is interested in artists who are considering the future in their work, who are seeking to create innovative contemporary performance works in theatre, dance, and hybrid forms.

For this year’s intake, Canadian Stage is seeking applications from collectives of artists for this year’s program. This can include:

  • Established performance collectives that have a production history
  • Ad hoc groups working on a specific project for the first time together
  • Multi-disciplinary collaborations
  • Artistic research within a collective of artists

The deadline for submission is Friday November 12, 2021 at Midnight


Canadian Stage encourages submissions from all individuals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion and diversification. We will make every effort to identify and remove any barriers to inclusion with regard to ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, colour, disability, national origin, family or marital status, language, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or any other characteristics that make our communities and individuals unique.

Canadian Stage will work to meet the accessibility needs of participants in the RBC Artist Development Residency. If you have accessibility needs, or require support with your application please contact Associate Artistic Director Mel Hague mhague@canadianstage.com.