Our Grant Programs

Theatre Ontario has grant programs for:

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

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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 Arts Council Theatre Grants

Northern Arts

Nov. 15 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 OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Artists who are creating work for young audiences. Nov. 25 Read more
Native Earth Performing Arts OAC Theatre Creators Reserfve Partifcularly encouraging Indigenous artists, artists-of-colour and women, emerging and established multidisciplinary artists Nov. 28 Read more
Ontario Arts Council Theatre Grants

Creative Engagement Fund to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment in Ontario

Dec. 1 Read more
Canada Council Theatre Grants

Theatre International

Theatre Touring and Special Initiatives

Dec. 1 Read more
Cahoots Theatre Company OAC Theatre Creators Reserve

Works by artists of colour, deaf artists and artists with disabilities

Dec. 1 Read more
Great Canadian Theatre Company OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Playwrights and collectives based in, or who originate from, Ottawa and the National Capital Region Dec. 2 Read more
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Works by voices that question sexual and cultural norms, political and social principles of queer liberation Dec. 2 Read more
Theatre Aquarius OAC Theatre Creators Reserve  Hamilton and area (Halton and Niagara) based writers/creators Dec. 5 Read more
Ontario Trillium Foundation

Seed Grants

Organizations seeking funding for new ideas Register by Dec. 7 for Jan. 4 Read more
Festival Players of Prince Edward County

OAC Theatre Creators Reserve

Work that concerns itself with rural and/or epic themes (leaving those with particularly urban themes to those companies in urban centres.) A particular interest in musicals (though not limited to that genre), work for young audiences, work by young and/or local playwrights from our community Dec. 9 Read more
Shaw Festival OAC 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
Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program

Professional artists seeking training with a chosen mentor

Mar. 1 Read more
Theatre Ontario Youth Theatre Training Program

Organizations seeking to provide training for youth led by professional artists

Mar. 16 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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