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OAC Recommender Grants For Theatre Creators

Factory 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).

About the Grants

The Recommender Grants are 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 $1,000 – $5,000.

Professional artists applying must be Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, or have an application for Permanent Residency pending, and must be a resident of the province of Ontario. For more information on the program guidelines, please visit the OAC website.

Submissions for the 2020 Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

The deadline to apply for Factory’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators is Friday October 23, 2020 @ 1pm EST

Factory’s priorities for recommending projects for Recommender Grant funding are:

How to Apply

Factory only accepts applications through NOVA, OAC’s online granting system. Please note that applicants may only apply to a maximum of ten (10) recommending companies. Factory encourages you to carefully consider our stated policy above and all stated guidelines from the OAC.

Full details on the program, how to apply, NOVA, and any necessary accomodation from the OAC can be found on the OAC’s website.


If you have any additional questions about applying for Factory’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators, please contact Matt McGeachy, Company Dramaturg at

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