Call for Submissions: Theatre Creators’ Reserve, Festival Players of Prince Edward County

Festival Players is proud to support the creation and development of new work. We are pleased to announce that we have once again been invited to participate in the Ontario Arts Council’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve program. Designed to provide funding for Ontario playwrights, the Theatre Creators’ Reserve is a third-party recommender program, administered by the Ontario Arts Council. Under this program, a number of Ontario’s professional theatres are given the opportunity to recommend writing or creation grants to professional theatre artists. The minimum grant recommendation is $1000 and the maximum is $4000.

The deadline to apply for funds from Festival Players and the TCR is November 3, 2014. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline and are not accepted via fax or email.

Festival Players Funding Priorities:
We are primarily interested in work that concerns itself with rural and/or epic themes (leaving those with particularly urban themes to those companies in urban centres). We do have a particular interest in musicals though certainly do not limit ourselves solely to that genre. We would be particularly interested, as well, in supporting work by playwrights from our community.

Check our website for background on the company. We produce in a number of non-traditional venues including outdoors under a tent, in a refurbished barn and in a small community church-turned-theatre.

How to apply:
Please check the OAC website to see that you are eligible to apply. Theatre Creators’ Reserve program guidelines and applications are available here:  Once you have reviewed the criteria and completed the application form you will submit it to Festival Players along with the following:

  1. A brief project description (1 pg)
  2. A development plan including timelines, budget and objectives (1 pg)
  3. Resume of the applicant (and creative team if applicable)
  4. Script sample or detailed project outline (max 15 pgs for script/max 5 pgs for outline)

If you wish your materials to be returned to you please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Please send your completed application and support materials to
Festival Players of Prince Edward County
289 Main St
Picton, ON
K0K 2T0