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2017 PRIORITIES: Artists of colour, Deaf artists and artists with disabilities working in all forms, particularly pieces in languages other than English, as well as music-based works

Submission Details

Artists interested in applying for this year’s program are asked to review our website in order to familiarize themselves with the kind of work the company does and the artists we engage. Preference will be given to applications that fulfill our mandate of diversity. In addition to welcoming playwrights, Cahoots strongly encourages submissions from all diverse performance artists (including directors, designers etc.) as well as those working in non-text disciplines.

There will likely be more projects we would like to support than available funds. Depending on the number of submissions and our current priorities, Cahoots reserves the right to fund fewer projects at a more significant level. On average, creators receive between $1000 – $2500. Cahoots has never funded any individual artist above $3500.

There are TWO steps for the application.

STEP 1. Fill out this form.

STEP 2. Prepare the following in .pdf (one PDF file, if possible) and submit via email to newwork@cahoots.ca:

• Project: A proposal that clearly states your artistic goals relating to your piece, and any other information about the project such as previous workshops, readings or dramaturgy. Also include a brief statement describing how the project contributes to your development as an artist. (2 pages maximum)
• Support: A script excerpt of proposed project or past writing samples. (5 – 30 pages). For non-text based submissions, please provide an online link to video/audio samples with applicable passwords.
• Info: Resume or detailed biography (2 pages maximum)
• Budget: (Optional) A budget is only required if funds requested are for items other than subsistence, but essential to the creation of your piece. If that is the case, please provide a detailed breakdown. (Example: materials to build a mask to workshop, projector rental, rehearsal space etc.)
• OAC form: Form is available for download from the OAC website as of September 6. (1 copy only)

PLEASE NOTE: All files should be saved in PDF format. Eg: TitleLastname.pdf, FormLastname.pdf etc. If you are able to combine all your separate files (application form, proposal letter, resume, budget, support material, etc.) into one big file (TitleLastName), it would be greatly appreciated.

Don’t forget to include any links or usernames/passwords to any AV materials you would like us to view along with your proposal.

Please direct submissions and any questions to: newwork@cahoots.ca

(If you are unable to provide your submission in this format, and wish to discuss an oral /video application, or some other accommodation, please contact us at the email above. We will accept video applications in ASL.)
Download PDF of Application Process here > 2017 Application Process