RECOMMENDER GRANTS FOR THEATRE CREATORS

ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL – RECOMMENDER GRANTS FOR THEATRE CREATORS 2017-18

Jumblies Theatre is pleased to take part once again in this Ontario Arts Council program.

Please see the OAC Guidelines.

Applications are invited from artists (individuals or collectives):

  • who live anywhere in Ontario;
  • of all ages, abilities and traditions;
  • qualify as a professional artist according to OAC criteria;
  • have a background in theatre or a related arts discipline with an specific interest in developing a theatre-related project;
  • have a background or strong interest in community-engaged arts practice; and
  • propose an eligible creation project at any stage of its development that can take place between January and December 2018.

Jumblies’ assessment criteria for Creative Reserve projects are:

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

Projects must have a core community-engaged arts component. By this we mean that the artistic process should:

  • combine social and artistic goals and desires,
  • be connected to a non-arts community partner, location, group or organization,
  • involve participants from this group, as well as professional artists (as defined by the OAC) in developing and creating (and, at a later stage, presenting) the art.

Projects must be broadly construed as “theatrical” or performance-based.

ADDITIONAL PRIORITIES:

  • Hybridity of artistic disciplines, cultural forms and traditions; and
  • Expansion of relationships between performer, participant, audience, space, sectors, disciplines, presentation and social context.

PROCESS AND TIME-LINE:

  • until November 14 – respond to questions by e-mail, and accept applications;
  • November 15 – application deadline (e-mail and on-line applications preferred*, but Nov. 15 post-marks accepted);
  • By end of December meeting of review committee, final decisions and notifications;
  • 2016 – applicants and OAC notified of recommendations and/or denials.

Applications are reviewed by a small committee of Jumblies staff, associate artists and/or board members.

*We will accept e-mailed applications and on-line support material, or a combination of hard copy and digital material, as long as all aspects of the proposal are submitted by the deadline.

APPLICATION & SUPPORT MATERIAL:

Along with the OAC form, we request the following from each applicant:

  • an outline of the proposed work or work in-progress, including past and future stages;
  • a description of its community-engagement process, partners and participants;
  • a brief explanation of why this project is important to you;
  • support material: a short audio/visual/ written sample of at least 1 past artistic project;
  • a brief project budget; and
  • a current CV (or CV’s and collective description if relevant).

If a written application in English poses a challenge, applicants may request alternate forms of application, which we can devise together (e.g. audio/video or in-person interview, translation (written or spoken).

GRANT AMOUNTS:

Our total Creator’s Reserve allocation is $5,000. Requests can range from $1,000 to $3,000, and we will probably recommend two or three projects.

Please contact info@jumbliestheatre.org with any questions.