The deadline to submit is October 15, 2018 at 5pm.

For information on eligibility, application guidelines and application form, please visit the OAC website.

The Thousand Islands Playhouse is currently accepting applications, through the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants Program, to provide funding and dramaturgical support to Canadian storytellers, with priority given to artists originating from Eastern Ontario.

It is of particular interest to the Thousand Islands Playhouse if the piece explores the history of the region, or deals with themes that are relevant to this community.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for larger development projects (max $10,000) or for smaller research and early creation plans (example: $500 honorarium for playwright). Please ensure in your proposal to justify the costs and articulate what support you require dramaturgically as well as practically. 


  • – Synopsis of proposed project (1 page max)
  • – Detailed project description (timeline/objectives/artistic vision) (3 page max) 
  • – Script sample (of proposed project, or a sample of past work) (8 page max)
  • – Biographies of each artist currently involved in the project (1 page max)
  • – Budget (for projects exceeding $500)

This year, OAC is moving recommender programs to a fully online process. Artists will submit applications to recommenders through Nova, OAC’s online application and grants management system. Applications outside of Nova will not be accepted. Some exceptions may be possible based on OAC’s Inclusive Application Process Policy

Deadline is October 15, 2018. 

For further questions or accessibility support, please contact Jesse Stong, Associate Artistic Director at jesse@1000islandsplayhouse.com