Calls from the community

Calls from the community

A resource for Canadian theatre creators!



The QWF LITERARY AWARDS (categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, first book, translation, and children’s and young adult literature):

The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation PRODUCTION GRANT FOR ASIAN-CANADIAN PLAYWRIGHT: (Deadline: May 3, 2019)

THE 2019 TOM HENDRY AWARDS FOR PLAYWRIGHTS: (Deadline: May 16, 2019)

Saint John Theatre Company Maritime Provinces’ Playwriting Competition for SCRIPT HAPPENS 2020: (Deadline: June 30, 2019)

THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE Call For Nominations IN DIRECTING: (Deadline: July 8, 2019)


Imago Théâtre is looking for an ARTISTIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT : (Deadline: May 17)





The West Side Show Room’s ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL: (Deadline: May 15, 2019)

PAPRIKA FESTIVAL showcasing work created by young people (May 20-26, 2019):

Register to PACTcon 2019 (May 22-25, Saskatoon):

FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES (FTA) is a festival of contemporary dance and theatre happening May 22 to June 4, 2019:

Saint John Theatre Annual Maritime ONE ACT PLAYWRITING COMPETITION for playwrights from NB, NS, and PEI, Canada: (Deadline: June 30, 2019)

Jewish Ensemble Theatre’s JETFest: (Deadline: June 30, 2019)

Newmarket National TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (July 22-28, 2019):


Join award-winning Canadian playwright Sharon Pollock on May 13, 2019 for an INFORMAL AND CONVERSATIONAL WEBINAR ON BOTH THE PRACTICE AND CAREER OF PLAYWRITING:

Imago Théâtre’s ATELIER is a series of 6 professional development workshops for theatre artists 9 (May & June 2019):

The Kennedy Center NEW PLAY DRAMATURGY INTENSIVE 2019thekennedycenter (Deadline: May 3, 2019)

Imago Théâtre ATELIER: WORKSHOPS FOR THEATRE ARTISTS (May 25-June 2, 2019):


National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP RESIDENCIES for three emerging artistic leaders for an eighteen-month intensive program: (Deadline: May 17, 2019)

Banff PERFORMING ARTS RESIDENCY (Fall 2019): (Deadline: May 22, 2019)

Banff SELF-DIRECTED WRITING RESIDENCY (September 1, 2019 – March 2020): (Deadline: May 29, 2019)



Understorey Magazine is currently accepting submissions for ISSUE 16: DIVERSE STORIES OF WOMEN ON STAGE:


Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is always on the lookout for new works:

Dancing Sky Theatre accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length and original plays:

Cahoots Theatre accepts unsolicited scripts by writers and creators:

Canadian Women in The Literary Arts (CWILA) seeks writing by women, trans, genderqueer, and two-spirit writers on topics relating to literary arts:

Chameleon Theatre Company welcomes new work by women:

ELAN will be developing showcases in the coming year to encourage and support artists in the performing arts who want to tour. Fill out this survey

If you are a playwright with a script to develop, get in touch with Fabricate Theatre:

Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) produces a subscription season of six full-length plays in English for adult audiences:

If there is a story you want to report on, an issue that needs exploring, or an artist you believe merits a profile, get in touch with Intermission:

Get involved with Lady Plays Podcast, a bi-monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women:

Submit a script to Native Earth Performing Arts:

Submit your theatre project proposal to The National Arts Centre:

The National Creation Fund is accepting proposals of compelling and ambitious new Canadian works in theatre, dance and music:

Theatre New Brunswick invites playwrights to submit scripts for future consideration for both Main Stage and Studio Theatre productions:

PLAYCONNECT – PGC’s Readings Program:

Submit plays or short stories to Playme Podcast for a unique opportunity to produce your work in podcast format:

The Pledge Project is a searchable database that includes plays written by Canadian women:

Submit a play to Proscenium Journal and the third annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work:

Resource Centre for the Arts wants to present your play:

Submit a play to Studio 180 Theatre:

Apply to SUBLETSERIES@HERE for a chance to receive space, equipment, box office services, and technical support:

Teesri Duniya Theatre seeks culturally diverse and First Nation plays:

Theatre NDG will host a monthly playreading series of original works: theatrendg

Submit a script to The Purple Rose – dedicated to the development and production of new plays and emerging playwrights:

Love to write or have something to say? Become a contributor with Theatreartlife:

Theatre Times is a rapidly expanding global theatre portal. If you’re passionate about world theatre, consider joining their team as Regional Editors, Managing Editors, Bloggers, or Editorial Assistants:

Submit a play to Urban Stages:

Do you have an idea for an article you would like to write for the Women Arts Blog?

Submit a script for developmental support with Young People’s Theatre:


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