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Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

About the Grants

Factory Theatre is thrilled to once again serve as a recommending theatre for the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (formerly the Theatre Creators’ Reserve).


The Recommender Grant is meant to buy time for theatre creators to generate new work and to deepen relationships between theatres and theatre creators. It is not a commissioning program, it does not fund workshops, and creators are not obligated to “deliver” a script or performance at the end of the grant period. Recommendations range from $1000 - $5000. 


Professional artists applying must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or have an application for Permanent Residency pending, and must be resident in the Province of Ontario. For more information on the Program Guidelines, please visit the OAC website.


Factory priorities for recommending projects for Recommender Grant funding are: 

  • To support artists that reflect the cultural diversity of our community;
  • To support early career artists;
  • To support creators who are ambitious and experimental in theatrical form;
  • To support exciting and ambitious projects from established senior and mid-career creators;
  • To support artists who are innovative in methods of creation.

How to Apply

Factory accepts Recommender Grant application by electronic submission ONLYfactorytcrs(at)


Please submit the following as a PDF titled “LastnameRGTCApplication2017” (E.g. McGeachyRGTCApplication2017)

  • A signed copy of the application page, available from the OAC website.

AS ONE DOCUMENT (PDF) titled “FirstnameLastnameRGTC2017” (E.g., MattMcGeachyRGTC2017)

  • Your c.v.
  • Your project description.
  • A 15-page (maximum) writing sample. If the project is not writing-based, please elaborate in the project description.


Those requiring accommodation in any way regarding the application process are invited to contact Company Dramaturge Matt McGeachy at matt(at)


We are not accepting applications at this time.

The deadline to apply for Factory's 2017 Recommender Grant for Theatre Creators has passed.


Contact Company Dramaturge Matt McGeachy at matt(at)


No phone calls, please.

Factory's 2017 Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators deadline has passed.

We are currently not accepting any submissions. 

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