Recommenders for Theatre Creators

2023-24 Ontario Arts Council



We are pleased to announce that we are participating in the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program. Designed to provide funding directly to playwrights and playmakers, the Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators is a third-party recommender program, administered by the Ontario Arts Council. Through this program, a select number of Ontario’s professional theatres are given the opportunity to recommend writing or creation grants to professional theatre artists who apply. The minimum grant recommendation is $1000 and the maximum is $3000.

We are interested in writers and theatre creators who support our commitment to premiering our stories on our stages. We are -World curious, London proud – and are seeking new work that share that spirit.

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators complete program guidelines and applications are available on the OAC website:

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must now be submitted via the OAC’s NOVA:


Applications are now open for the 2023/2024 intake. Applications close on Friday, January 5, 2024 at 1:00 pm

Submission Requirements

We will ask the artists to submit the following:

  • A completed and signed creator application portion of the Theatre Creators Reserve application form (available from the OAC)
  • Resume/CV – please include history of public presentation and publication and confirm professional status as defined by OAC (see OAC Eligibility Criteria)
  • Description of project (title, timeline, amount requested, how will the grant be used, brief description of project)
  • A sample of the work to be completed with this grant or a sample of previous work that would support this application (10 pages of script)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)

Value of Grants

The minimum amount that can be requested is $1000, the maximum $3000.