Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

Again this year, Toronto Fringe is a recommender organization with the Ontario Arts Council. Recommenders are organizations authorized by OAC to receive applications, review them and make grant recommendations. OAC allocates a budget to each of the participating recommenders. RGTC grants fund individuals or ad hoc collectives of artists for the development of new theatrical work. You can request between $1,000 and $5,000 for your project.

How to apply:

Please read over all details on the Ontario Arts Council's website before applying and then apply via the OAC's applications portal, Nova. Please note: If you do not have one already, you will be asked to create a profile in Nova in order to access the application. Instructions for how to do this can be found on OAC's website via their Nova user guide.

Priorities for Fringe:

Toronto Fringe will consider projects that meet the following criteria:

Please address the following in your application:

  1. Tell us about your (or your group’s) overall artistic work, history and achievements. What is important to you in your work (cultural influences, your identity, geography, community, language, etc.) and why? If you identify with one or more of OAC’s priority groups, or if your ad hoc group/collective or organization is mandated to serve one or more of OAC’s priority groups, you may choose to refer to this here. [Maximum 300 words]
  2. What are you planning to do, and what do you want to achieve with this project? [Maximum 425 words]

Submission Instructions:

In addition to the application form, you will be asked to submit the following items:


November 06, 2020, 1 p.m. ET

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Take me to the OAC's website to apply!

If you have any questions, please contact Fringe by emailing