PTTP and YTTP Suspension

Many of us in the theatre and arts communities received word on the “Ontario Arts Council’s 2019-20 Granting Framework.” Theatre Ontario, like many professional arts organizations, has had its operating funding reduced by 8%.

In addition, our Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) and Theatre Ontario Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP) have been suspended.

This does not affect grants that have already been awarded through Spring 2019.

PTTP has been transforming the lives of professional artists since 1972. YTTP has been bringing accessible training to youth since 1977. The legacy of these programs has extended to artists across generations. The sharing of knowledge in these programs has shaped the creation and production of theatre for the benefit of all Ontarians, and beyond.

Theatre Ontario remains committed to facilitating and fostering professional theatre mentorships and youth training, and we will be exploring all options to continue this essential activity.

Your support in this work will be essential. We look forward to taking on these next steps together.

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