It has now been more than a year since Canadian Stage last welcomed artists into our home to share their craft with a live audience. As our arts community continues to navigate through this challenging time, one thing has been abundantly clear from the start: Canadian artists needed urgent and direct support to sustain them through this period. Reflective of our commitment to contribute socially, economically, and educationally to our communities, we have invested significant resources toward helping theatre and dance makers pivot their artistic practice during the pandemic, and beyond.
Through a series of Microgrants and Scholarships we have been able to fund artist-led investigations into digital technologies, paid training for technicians and designers wishing to upgrade their digital skills, the acquisition of new technology, and the commissioning of new works.
The demand for these programs exceeded our expectations, with over 550 submissions from artists across the country. At last, we are thrilled to introduce to you the creative minds that we are able to bolster, and whose thinking, work, innovation, and explorations will guide us to an exciting and vibrant future.
The Microgrant and Scholarship programs were partially funded through the generosity of our supporters who contributed through Canadian Stage’s Artist Voucher Program.