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December 2, 2022

Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

Hosted by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Ontario Arts Council

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is proud to be a recommender for the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators Program. The program assists Ontario-based professional theatre creators, and informal collectives of creators, by funding them to create work. This year, applications for the Recommender Grants to Theatre Creators are submitted through the Ontario Arts Council’s NOVA Program. Please read the submission instructions on the OAC website carefully prior to submission.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre creates vital Canadian theatre by developing and presenting voices that question sexual and cultural norms. Built on the political and social principles of queer liberation, Buddies supports artists and works that reflect and advance these values. We are seeking proposals and projects that reflect and push our values as a company.

Submissions will be reviewed by committee.

It is highly recommended that if you have any questions about your proposal, the application, or the submission process that you contact Daniel Carter (Interim Programming Director) at daniel@buddiesinbadtimes.com. You can also check out answers to some of our frequently asked questions.

PRIORITIES Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Identified Artists; Queer Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Identified Artists; LGBTQ Identified Artists; Radical or Experimental Performance and Theatre.


Deadline: December 2, 2022, 1PM

All applications for the Recommender Grants to Theatre Creators program go directly through the Ontario Arts Council’s Nova portal. Before applying, you must create a profile in Nova. The application includes a CV and script sample, as well as answers to some questions laid out by the OAC (regarding the project, artistic merit, etc.). Full details on the Ontario Arts Council website.


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.

Ontario Arts Council

121 Bloor Street East, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON, M4W 3M5, Canada

Phone number: (416) 961-1660

Email: info@arts.on.ca

OAC is an agency that operates at arm's length from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.