Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

Application Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017

Common Boots Theatre  is proud to be an agent for the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators and as such provides playwrights with support to launch new works or develop early drafts to final stages of completion.

We welcome submissions from collectives and favour works that feature a strong female character driving the narrative. We are drawn to works with a sense of humour or play that are bold enough to examine our socio-political climate with honesty and passion. We are open to projects in various stages of development and see this program as an opportunity to offer artists who specialize in collaborative creation and physical theatre the time and freedom to develop their work.

We will disperse $4,000 to select writers. On average, creators receive between $1000 and $2500. We reserve the right to fund fewer projects at a more significant level.

Please review the Common Boots Theatre website to determine whether your project aligns with our activities.

Submission Details

To apply, please prepare the following:

  • Project Description: A project proposal that describes the work, the artistic impetus for the project and the development history of the work (i.e. workshops, readings or dramaturgy).  Also include a brief statement describing how the project contributes to your development as an artist. (2 pages maximum)
  • Biographical Information:  Provide up-to-date CV or resume of participating artists
  • Work Plan for the Project

Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017 by 5pm

Please send your applications by email to Kate Walker, Company Manager at


For more information on Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators visit: