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March 2015
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International Creators Scholarship
Youth Theatre Training Program
Youth Advisory Committee
Professional Theatre Training Program Projects
Upcoming Workshops and Webinars
Summer Theatre Intensive
Ontario Off Stage
Catch up with News on Our Blog
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Funding International Training for Ontario's Theatre Creators

We are thrilled to announce the return of the International Creators Scholarship, funding emerging artists' training in theatre creation with the SITI Company.  The Scholarship - which will be offered in 2015 and 2016 - was created in partnership with Why Not Theatre and is sponsored by SDA Enterprises with matching funds from artsVest Toronto.

The application deadline is March 13.
Independent Theatre Creators International Training Scholarship Skidmore Intensive Class

Apply for Theatre Ontario and Why Not Theatre's International Creators Scholarship
Funding Unique Youth Theatre Training

Does your organization want to undertake a unique youth training project, led by professional theatre artists?  The next deadline to apply for our Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP) is March 16.

YTTP offers financial support to programs anywhere in Ontario, led by professional theatre artists, which deliver accessible training to young people.  This program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Ontario Arts Council

Apply for Theatre Ontario's Youth Theatre Training Program grants
Meet Our Youth Advisory Committee

Theatre Ontario's Youth Advisory Committee is focused on creating greater accessibility to youth interested in a career in theatre, or youth passionate about fostering the next generation of theatre practitioners artists.

We're pleased to welcome the members of our 2015 Youth Advisory Committee.

Youth Advisory Committee 2015

Meet the members of Theatre Ontario's Youth Advisory Committee
Profiles of Professional Theatre Training Program Projects

Emma Mackenzie Hillier is training in dramatugy with Bob White at the Stratford Festival This month we check in with three recent Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) projects: Sarah Kitz is training in Directing with Amiel Gladstone at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Peter Pasyk trained in Artistic Direction with Chris Abraham at Crow's Theatre in Toronto, and Emma Mackenzie Hillier is training in Dramaturgy with Bob White at the Stratford Festival (pictured.)

Learn more about these Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program projects
Upcoming Training from Theatre Ontario

Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur

RECORDED WEBINAR: Grant Writing Information Session, with Pat Bradley - Looking for tips and must-dos for preparing an application to the Ontario Arts Council - Join us March 9 at 6pm (free)  


WORKSHOP: Social Media as a Professional Tool, with Seb FoxAllen - Can your social media presence get you work?  Join us March 16 at 2pm in Toronto


RECORDED WEBINAR: Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur, with Erin Keating and Scott Dermody - Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company?  Join us March 18 at 2pm 


BOOT CAMP: Artist as Entrepreneur - Learn necessary skills in a one-day session.  Take individual courses, or save by purchasing a full-day package.  Join us March 28 at 10am in Toronto.  Workshops include:

  • Promoting Theatre on Social Media, with Seb FoxAllen
  • Leveraging Your Online Presence as a Theatre Artist, with Michael Wheeler
  • Getting a Grip on Grant Writing, with Adriano Sobretodo Jr.
  • Grant Application Mock Jury, with Pat Bradley

WORKSHOP: Grant Writing Information Session in Sudbury, with Pat Bradley - Looking for tips and must-dos for preparing an application to the Ontario Arts Council - Join us April 21 at 5pm (free) 


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Save the Date for Our Summer Theatre Intensive

We're excited to announce the return of the Summer Theatre Intensive for 2015.  It will run August 9 to 15 in Waterloo. Summer Theatre Intensive

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive brings together theatre people from all over the province for a week-long rigorous educational experience.  For nearly forty years, our courses have earned praise from drama teachers, theatre schools, community and professional theatres, agents, and actors getting started in the business.

Learn more about last year's Summer Theatre Intensive
Ontario Off Stage

In "Ontario Off Stage" on our blog, we curate theatre conversations and news from around the province and beyond.  Highlights from last month include:

From February 27
  • How can theatre service organizations best serve theatre?
  • The Canadian Theatre Review focused on performance and human rights in the Americas
  • Keeping "social good" front of mind at not-for-profit theatres
  • The winner's circle for an arts award is not the place to debate the merits of a work of art
  • A profile of past Board member and Michael Spence Award recipients Sharon Sproule
From February 13
  • The economics of content production and how IT de-professionalizes artists' labour
  • The difference between personal revelation and solo performance
  • The inconvenience of subscriptions supporting the arts, and the technical issues involved in creating meaningful audience rewards
From February 6
  • The importance of publication for playwrights
  • How live-streaming theatre connects with new audiences
  • Reconciling "big data" and the unquantifiable impact of the arts
  • The more goals we add, the less clarity we have in achieving them
  • The state of planned giving
  • The Guelph Arts Council's "Artful Pledge"

Read past issues of "Ontario Off Stage" on the Theatre Ontario Blog 

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Brandon Moore
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We acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), an agency of the Government of Ontario, which last year funded 1,681 individual artists and 1,125 organizations in 216 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.8 million.

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