Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

2021 RGTC applications are now open.

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. (The Toronto Fringe has $10,000 to disperse in 2021.)  RGTC grants fund individuals or ad hoc collectives of artists for the development of new theatrical work. You can request between $1,000 and $3,000 for your project.

Deadline for submissions is November 12, 2021.

How to apply: The Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program is available through Nova, OAC’s online application system. More information on how to apply via the Ontario Arts Council's website here.

Submission Instructions
You will be asked to submit the following items:

Priorities for Fringe:

Toronto Fringe will consider projects that align with or embody our mission and values and meet the following criteria:


If you have any questions or are in need of accommodations, please contact Suzanne Wilkie at

2020 recipients:

Adam Proulx - Ferry Tale: A Puppetry Chronicle - Research and Development
Art Thing (Madeleine Brown and Karthy Chin) - Ab Party
Chase Lo - Ruby
Clayton Windatt - Sparse Context
Kate Werneburg - Good Speed
Liz Der - quiero estar contigo
Jenna Harris and Julia Lederer - 5-sided Rectangle
Jocelyn Adema and Aaron Jan -  Lost Mail
Rebecca Bauer - Clogged
Saawan Theatre - choti choti batain (little little things)