The Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (Formally known as Theatre Creators’ Reserve Program)

Funded through the Ontario Arts Council, assists Ontario-based professional theatre creators, individuals and collectives, by providing grants through third-party recommenders to develop new work. Essential Collective Theatre has been approved by the OAC as a third-party recommender for the 2017-2018 Season.



Who is eligible: 

Professional theatre artists who are residents of Ontario with a permanent physical address in Ontario.
Ad hoc groups/collectives composed of a majority of Ontario residents.

Who is not eligible:

Non-professional applicants
Employees or board members of the recommending theatre organization, or immediate family members of staff or board members

Application Deadline: TBD

Essential Collective Theatre requests the following items from applicants in addition to the required OAC form:

Please send the completed OAC form along with the above materials in PDF form to Essential Collective Theatre’s Artistic Director, Colin B Anthes:

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