This $10,000 grant is made possible by an annual donation from the Youssef-Warren Foundation and allows the successful applicant to spend up to 20 weeks at the Tarragon Theatre, working on a self-created program in collaboration with an artist or artists in the applicant’s chosen field of interest.
The grant is geared toward an emerging professional theatre artist, whether it is in the field of playwriting, direction, design or the technical arts. The residency period will occur between August 2010 and June 2011. The grant will be adjudicated by a committee consisting of senior theatre artists and a representative of the Foundation.
In the context of the theatre award, “emerging artist” is defined as an artist of any age who has spent no fewer than two years and no more than five in his/her chosen field (after training, if applicable), and who has demonstrated a strong interest in and potential for working in theatre. The applicant must have created, or participated in, at least one artistic work that has been presented, produced, or published. The applicant must become resident in the Greater Toronto Area for the duration of the proposed program. Applications are encouraged from artists of diverse cultures and artists working on non-traditional forms of theatre. The adjudicating committee will be most interested in the individual specifics of each application.
All applications must be received at Tarragon – by mail, courier, or in person (no faxes or e-mails) – by Friday, April 30, 2010.
The Urjo Kareda Residency Grant for an Emerging Theatre Artist will be announced on (or before) June 15, 2010.
For further information about the award and application procedures contact Andrew Lamb, Director of Education and Outreach, 416.536.5018 x229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.