New Talent Scholarship 2019

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Theatre Ontario invites emerging and next generation artists from around the province to apply for a partial scholarship to attend our 2019 Summer Theatre Intensive in Kingston, Ontario from August 4 to 9, 2019.

This partial scholarship has been provided by ART Agency Inc. (The partial scholarship of $500 will pay for roughly half of the cost of the course.) The full course tuition includes the selected course, meals and show ticket. The recipient selected is able to choose our course option with accommodation on campus or may choose to find their own accommodation. Each room has a separate bedroom in a suite with a shared bathroom. Each room includes a double bed, TV, AC, Wi-Fi, mini Fridge and desk.

Learn more about this year’s Summer Theatre Intensive program 

The successful applicants will have an opportunity to hone their craft, make meaningful connections with participants from Theatre Ontario's training program, and receive top-of-the-line training in whichever course they choose.

New Talent Scholarship Eligibility

  • Between the ages of 19-30
  • Demonstrates past and future commitment to the pursuit of expanding their theatrical craft

Theatre Ontario prioritizes applications from:

  • Priority groups named by the Ontario Arts Council: Artists of Colour, Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities, Francophone Artists, Indigenous Artists, New Generation Artists (19-30 year olds), and Artists Living in Regions Outside Toronto
  • Trans Artists
  • Newcomers to Canada


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 on Monday, June 24th, 2019, at which time they will complete the Summer Theatre Intensive registration forms and make the balance of the payment.

Deadline for applications will be 5:00pm, Friday June 21st, 2019 - late applications will not be accepted, all applications are considered confidential.

The New Talent Scholarship is available for the following courses:

  • Fundamentals of Acting, with Rosanna Saracino
  • Devised Theatre for Intersectional Artists, with Sabah Haque
  • Playing with Commedia Dell'Arte, with Catriona Leger
  • Directions on Directing: An Introductory Look at Directing, with Andrew Lamb

Please submit your application through our online link

For More Information

Contact Raeburn Ferguson, our Professional Theatre and Education Manager, at 416-406-4556 x.12


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