Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Funding Professional Theatre Mentorships

Do you need financial support for professional development or a "change of direction" in your career? We are now inviting applications for the October 1, 2015 deadline for Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP).

The Professional Theatre Training Program offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any non-performance theatrical discipline. One can apply for professional development in his/her own discipline, or a "change of direction" in a career.

Please note that there have been a few key enhancements to the program guidelines:
  • Theatre Ontario will be following the Ontario Arts Council’s definition of a professional artist, as someone who “has developed skills through training or practice, is recognized by artists working in the same artistic tradition, has a history of public presentation or publication, seeks payment for her or his work and actively practices his or her art.” This means that applicants no longer need to wait two years after graduating from a post-secondary or other training institution before applying for a PTTP grant, but should refer to this definition when gauging eligibility.
  • Training programs must be completed within twelve months of the grant being awarded.
Please contact Rebecca Ballarin, Professional Theatre and Education Manager with any questions, especially if you are a first time applicant.

Read more about Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Training Program

Read profiles of recent Professional Theatre Training Program projects

This program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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