New Talent Scholarship 2018

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New Talent Scholarship Sponsors

Theatre Ontario invites youth across the province to apply for an exciting new scholarship to the 2018 Summer Theatre Intensive in Stratford.

This scholarship has been made possible by the generous partnership of ART Agency Inc., AMI Artist Management Inc., and Seventh House Talent as Co-Sponsors.

The New Talent Scholarship is aimed at sending one youth artist, between the ages of 16-26, to train at one of our Summer Courses. Scholarship includes the course, meals, accommodations, Stratford Festival ticket, and a travel stipend for one lucky participant.

Learn more about this year’s Summer Theatre Intensive program 

This scholarship presents a unique and challenging learning adventure for a member of Ontario’s thriving community of youth artists. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to hone their craft, make meaningful connections with participants from both Theatre Ontario and Off The Wall’s training programs, and receive top-of-the-line training in whichever course they choose.

New Talent Scholarship Eligibility

  • Between the ages of 16-26 (a successful applicant under the age of 19 will require a waiver signed by a guardian)
  • Demonstrates past and future commitment to the pursuit of expanding their theatrical craft

Theatre Ontario prioritizes applications from the priority groups named by the Ontario Arts Council; Artists of Colour, Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities, Francophone Artists, Indigenous Artists, New Generation Artists (18-30 year olds), and Artists living in Regions outside Toronto.

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Application Procedure

To apply for our New Talent Scholarship, please fill out our online survey below. You will be asked to provide information regarding:

  • Your previous theatre experience (up to 3 credits or experiences)
  • Which course you are interested in taking
  • The name and contact information for someone who can speak as a reference for your work or interest in theatre
  • A link to a short YouTube video (max 2 minutes) which addresses how the Summer Theatre Intensive will contribute to your development as an artist. Tip – be sure to enable public settings on the video so that we can watch it!
  • (View a sample video application from our 2017 Youth Scholarship recipient)

Applications will be reviewed and successful Scholarship applicant will be selected by a committee designated by Theatre Ontario. All decisions made by the committee are final. The successful Scholarship applicant will be notified by email no later than Friday, June 22nd, 2018, at which time they will complete the Summer Intensive registration forms.

Applications will open on Tuesday May 15th, 2018.

Deadline for applications will be 5:00pm, Friday June 15th, 2018 - late applications will not be accepted, all applications are considered confidential.

Please submit your application through our online link

For More Information

Questions or concerns are welcomed by Rachel Kennedy, our Professional Theatre and Education Manager, at 416-406-4556 x 12


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