SummerWorks is now Accepting Applications for the Creators’ Reserve

SummerWorks has been chosen as a recommender for funding by the Ontario Arts Council under its Theatre Creators’ Reserve Program. As part of this program, individual professional artists and collectives can apply for funding directly to SummerWorks using an official OAC application. The program will support creators in the creation and development of new work.Deadline for applications is January 15, 2012(Or post marked for the 15th of January, 2012) 

To see the list of other recommender organizations, OAC program guidelines and the OAC application form please follow this link:


Criteria and Procedure:
Artistic Criteria

  • Artists in the early stages of their career.
  • Artists interested in exploring untraditional and unique forms of theatrical investigation.
  • Auteur-style artists, interested in risk and virtuosity.
  • Socially relevant work.

Applications to the SummerWorks program must include the following

  • 1-page proposal describing the project.
  • Artist biography or Resume of key Artists.
  • A sample of the work (this can be text, music, video, etc)
  • Support Material (of applicant’s choice)
  • 3 signed copies of the OAC application form – click here to download the application form


The Artistic Producer, Michael Rubenfeld; and the Artistic Intern Hannah Rittner, will shortlist the applicants. A decision regarding selection of artists and allocation of funds will be made. Artists may be contacted for more information and possibly a meeting regarding the project.

Submissions must be mailed to:

SummerWorks Theatre Festival
P.O. Box 12, Station C
Toronto, Ontario
Attn: Hannah Rittner




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