Call for Submissions: Youth Theatre Training Program, Theatre Ontario

A Funding Opportunity for Youth in Ontario! The Youth Theatre Training Program Deadline is October 15th

Theatre Ontario’s Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP) offers financial support to programs anywhere in Ontario, led by professional theatre artists, which deliver accessible training to young people (age 14 to 21) in theatrical skills such as:

  • Technical production and design;
  • Theatre administration and producing;
  • Performance skills and play creation.

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

The application deadlines for this program: October 15.

The purpose of the YTTP is to expose young people to the many and diverse skills involved in creating theatre and to provide access to professional theatre training which might not otherwise be available in the host community.  To that end, Theatre Ontario has identified the following goals:

  1. Providing opportunities for youth with reduced access because of race, culture, class, gender, (dis)ability and/or region as well as youth in underserviced communities;
  2. Extending the provincial reach of the program by encouraging theatre training programs in communities beyond downtown Toronto;
  3. Encouraging ethnic diversity in both trainers and youth;
  4. Expanding the range of training activity by encouraging training in theatre skills in non-performance areas;
  5. Providing an open and accessible admission process so that all interested youth in the community may have an opportunity to be considered to participate.

YTTP grants are for the express purpose of providing fees (or partial fees) to professional theatre artists working in the capacity of trainers with the youth.


  • Applicants must be group members of Theatre Ontario;
  • Projects must emphasize practical training in theatrical skills;
  • The applicant, participants, and professional artists proposed for the project must be Canadian citizens or have landed immigrant status and reside in Ontario (must have resided here for at least one year.)

The maximum grant available is $7,500.

To apply please visit our website