More Opportunities for Artists

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

2022 RGTC Applications are now closed. 

Supported by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), the Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (RGTC) Program enables arts organizations to directly invest in the creative process of artists throughout the province. We are honoured to be participating in this program again for 2022.

Applications are now open and will close on November 8, 2022.

In our selection process our mandate is to support projects in development that focus on unique, innovative, and unexpected methods of storytelling that align with the Fringe Festival values. Artists/collectives using any range of creative processes (script writing or otherwise) in the development of new, previously unproduced works.

We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions, which you can read here.

For more information on these grants you can reach out to Associate Producer, Suzanne Wilkie at suzanne@fringetoronto.com. You can also join Suzanne for an informal Q&A on Facebook Live on Friday, October 7th at 12pm (recording will be available after the event as well). 

For information on the program and application process, click here.

Nominations for Selection Committees

Toronto Fringe invites peers from our professional community to adjudicate some of our artistic programs, and form selection committees. If you are interested in being considered, or wish to nominate a member of the performing arts community who represents the diversity of lived experiences that are reflected on Fringe stages, you may do so with this form.

Toronto Fringe annually presents the New Play Contest, the Adams Prize for Musical Theatre Contest, 24-Hour Playwriting Contest, and the Next Stage Theatre Festival. New committees are formed for each program each year. Jurors are compensated. Submitting a nomination does not automatically guarantee the nominee will be offered a position on any selection committee.

Click here to nominate yourself or a peer.

New play contest 2023

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED - The winner will be announced on December 13th, 2022 at our Birthday Lottery Party at The Tranzac Club.

Sponsored by The Aubrey and Marla Dan Foundation, the New Play Contest is an annual juried contest for playwrights with a new, previously unproduced play. The winner receives a bursary ($2500), as well as a free performance slot in the upcoming Toronto Fringe Festival. This year's jury is Yousef Kadoura, Gloria Mok, and Elena Reyes.

The 2023 New Play Contest applications are open now. Our recommended deadline is Friday, October 14, however will not officially close until 11:59pm on Sunday, October 16, 2022. 

Access the New Play Contest Application Form here.

Access our 2023 Play Contests Guide here.

Please contact our Associate Producer Suzanne (suzanne (at) fringetoronto.com) if you have any questions or concerns. 

Adams Prize for Musical Theatre 2023

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED - The winner will be announced on December 13th, 2022 at our Birthday Lottery Party at The Tranzac Club.

Sponsored by The Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts, The Adams Prize for Musical Theatre is an annual juried contest for composers/playwrights with a new, previously unproduced musical. The winner receives a bursary ($3500), as well as a free performance slot in the upcoming Toronto Fringe Festival. This year's jury is Kieran MacMillan, Justin Miller, and Victoria Wang.

The 2023 New Play Contest applications are open now. Our recommended deadline is Friday, October 14, however will not officially close until 11:59pm on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Access The Adams Prize for Musical Theatre Application form here.

Access our 2023 Play Contests Guide here.

Please contact our Associate Producer Suzanne (suzanne (at) fringetoronto.com) if you have any questions or concerns.