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Grant Info Session and Office Hours

Conversation / Free / Interdisciplinary / Learning / Theatre


Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace / The Theatre Centre

August 9, 11:00am / Grant Info Session

August 9, 1:30pm / Office Hours

Office Hours are presented in partnership with The Theatre Centre.

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This unique event brings together grant/program officers and managers from all three levels of government, to unpack and discuss the specific ways in which *independent theatre and performance-based artists* can engage with each Council’s funding programs.

This SummerWorks Exchange activity happens in two parts:

Designed for *emerging theatre and performance-based artists*, the info session and sharing is a moment to learn more about the distinct programs on offer at each Council. Happening at Theatre Passe Muraille, all four (4) grant officers and managers will share information about the programs that are available at their respective Councils. Whether you are an *independent theatre/performance artist who is somewhat new to the public funding system, or you are an artist seeking a refresh on your understanding of the programs*, this 45-minute session is for you! This session and sharing is followed by an open 20-minute Q&A and conversation.

Later in the afternoon, all four (4) grants officers and managers will host office hours at The Theatre Centre. Over the course of two (2) hours, each officer/manager will meet one-to-one with 12 artists, for 10 minutes each. These office hours offer a different kind of engagement, and they are designed for *independent theatre/performance artists who have a previous history with grant applications, and have more specific and direct questions about funding possibilities for their creative projects.*

For office hours, we encourage all artists to choose only one (1) meeting time with one (1) grant/program officer, to allow as many as individuals as possible to participate.

Registration is now open, and independent theatre/performance artists at any level of professional experience are welcome to attend and sign-up.

  • Daniel Carter, Officer, Theatre, Ontario Arts Council
  • Maya Després-Bedward, Program Officer, Arts Across Canada and Arts Abroad, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Sarah Miller-Garvin, Interim Program Manager, Theatre, Toronto Arts Council
  • Carle Steel, Program Officer, Explore and Create, Canada Council for the Arts

SummerWorks wishes to thank Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts for their ongoing support.

ASL interpretation is provided for the duration of the Grant Info Session
ASL interpretation is available upon request, within the registration process for the Grant Office Hours

SummerWorks Exchange programming – a dynamic space for emergent creative thinking to come into focus, gathering artists and audiences together around relevant and urgent creative proposals and artistic practices.