Our Grant Programs

Theatre Ontario has grant programs for:

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

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Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport Ontario150 Grants

Partnership Program, for engaging, enabling, and empowering youth

Sep. 30 Read more
Thousand Islands Playhouse Theatre Creators Reserve

Playwrights and creators developing new work, with a particular interest (but not mandatory) for pieces that originate in the region, explores the history of the region, or deals with themese relevant to the community

Oct. 1 Read more
Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program

Professional artists seeking training with a chosen mentor

Oct. 3 Read more
Toronto Arts Council Artists in Libraries

Professional artists, not-for-profit arts organizations and collectives working in any discipline to create new work, deliver public programming and present collaborative projects for 10 select TPL branches

Oct. 3 Read more 
Ontario Arts Council Theatre Grants

Artist(s) in the Community / Workplace

Arts Education Projects

National and International Residency

Oct. 4 Read more
Canada Council Theatre Grants

Theatre International

Oct. 15 Read more
Theatre Ontario Youth Theatre Training Program

Organizations seeking to provide training for youth led by professional artists

Oct. 17 Read more
Ontario Arts Council Theatre Grants

Jets de théâtre

Multi and Inter-Arts Projects

Oct. 18 Read more
Canada Council Theatre Grants

New Chapter: Arts Program to Mark the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Oct. 31 Read more
Ontario Arts Council Theatre Grants


Theatre Organizations - Summer Theatre

Nov. 1 Read more
Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grants Organizations seeking funding to build on the success of a proven model or program Register by Nov. 16 for Dec. 14 Read more
Young People's Theatre Theatre Creators Reserve Artists who are creating work for young audiences. Nov. 25 Read more
Ontario Trillium Foundation

Seed Grants

Organizations seeking funding for new ideas Register by Dec. 7 for Jan. 4 Read more
Shaw Festival Theatre Creators Reserve Artists with proposals that engage in the world of the Shaw Festival's mandate, plays that are challenging, subversive and political Jan. 9 Read more 


 General information about funding can be found in the following areas:

Contact Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager at or 416.408.4556 x.13 to post an opportunity.


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