Call for applications – Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

Talk Is Free Theatre is again part of the OAC’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators Program. Individual artists and ad hoc groups are invited to apply for funding directly to Talk Is Free Theatre using an official OAC procedure (this year, through the online system available at Please note that all applicants must have an active online profile with the OAC, or register for one.

Under our program allocation TIFT is interested in supporting emerging book writers of musicals. Please review all of the application requirements on the OAC website under the appropriate section. For OAC’s definition of a professional artist, please visit their website at

Talk Is Free Theatre has established the following priorities for funding allocations. They are as follows:

  • Regional artists
  • Artists from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Artists and works that would likely experience difficulty in attracting support elsewhere

Minimum grant request is set at $1,000 and maximum at $5,000.  However, due to budgetary constraints, awarded amounts may be smaller than requested.

Deadline for submissions is October 2, 2018.

(Please note that other recommenders of this program have each set their own deadlines).

Applicants are encouraged to contact Arkady Spivak, Artistic Producer before submission for any help with the application, at or (705) 792-1949 ext. 122.

Talk Is Free Theatre is a member of following organizations:

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)