Obsidian Theatre Company

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (RGTC)

Submissions for 2021-2022 Recommender Grants NOW OPEN


Generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), the Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators is a fantastic opportunity for Obsidian to fund new theatrical works in development. Obsidian is passionately dedicated to the exploration of the Black Artists voice in Canada, and it is one of our top priorities to support the development of the work of Black artists from every intersection. This program provides successful applicants with funding that is geared towards the creation and development of new work, with amounts between $1000 and $3000 dollars. Please note that this money cannot be used towards a production of a play.


We look for projects that are by Black artists. We put no limits on the content of the work, the work does not necessarily need to be about a particular Black community or issue. Rather, we are looking to support self-identified Black artists with the honing of their artistic craft. We look at projects that are closely related to our core as a company dedicated to lifting up the Black voice in Canadian theatre.




HOW TO APPLY To apply for a Recommender Grant you must submit the application through the OAC’s online system, Nova. For a step-by-step guide on how to register and submit an application please CLICK HERE. Application requirements and guidelines are found there as well.


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Join us for a special edition RGTC Drop In & Chat!!


Obsidian welcomes you to join us for a special edition RGTC Drop In & Chat. We’ll be joined by OTC family on Tuesday, November 30th from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM to sit down and answer your questions on how to make your application stand out. You will be contacted via email with the Zoom link. The session will begin with a facilitated panel ending with an open forum.


Missed the panel? CLICK HERE to watch the recorded session!


Please contact Vanessa Spence if you have any questions at op@obsidiantheatre.com

Image: Venus’ Daughter by Meghan Swaby 2016, Photographed by Lyon Smith

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