Calls from the community


NEW! YES MONTREAL IS SEEKING EMERGING ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN WHAT THE POP!  The pop-up exhibit will take place in venues located throughout the City of Montreal, on September 21st and 22nd, 2018. Artists working in any medium are encouraged to apply: all 2D & 3D mediums, audio, video, performance, fashion or wearables, crafts, multimedia, writing & poetry, and so on. Deadline: July 22nd, 2018. Info:

Grants and Awards

NEW! QUEBEC WRITERS’ FEDERATION  $3,000 PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING. The 2018 prize will be awarded to a play published or produced between August 1, 2016 and September 30, 2018.  Deadline: June 1, 2018 Info:


NEW!  INTERDISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE ARTIST NATALIE LICONTI IS CREATING A DATABASE OF MONTREAL AND TORONTO-BASED QUEER THEATRE/PERFROMANCE WORKERS. The intention with this database is to provide a secure/safe list of Canadian-based artists that can be shared with Montreal-based artistic directors of theatre companies / curators / programmers / anyone that holds power within the performance industry when they decide to create a “queer” show.  Read the full call here.

NEW! MANITOBA THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (Winnipeg, MB) is hiring an ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER  in a part-time position.      Deadline: July 27, 2018. Info: 



NEW! BANFF CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CREATIVITY is accepting applications for their SELF-DIRECTED WRITING RESIDENCY. Deadline: September 12, 2018 Info:

NEW! SAARL RESIDENCE 2019, maintained by Kone foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities. Deadline: August 14, 2018 Info:

Submit a play

NEW!  PLAYWRIGHTS’ THEATRE CENTRE  is seeking submissions for its Block A  creation program.  Deadline: July 30, 2018 Info:

NEW! SAINT JOHN THEATRE COMPANY seeks submissions of one-act plays by Maritime playwrights for their Script Happens playwrighting  competion. Deadline: August 6, 2018 Info:

NEW! THE YALE DRAMA SERIES is seeking submissions for its 2019 playwriting competition.  Deadline: August 15, 2018 Info:

NEW! SARASVÀTI PRODUCTIONS iS SEEKING MONOLOGUES OR SOLO PERFORMANCE PIECES for their annual cabaret to celebrate International Women’s Week (March 3-9, 2019).  Deadline: August 31st, 2018. Info:

NEW! CANADA’S MAGNETIC NORTH THEATRE FESTIVAL seeks submissions of works (in any form, at any stage of development) to be presented at the festival in June 2019. Deadline: September 1st, 2019. Info:

NEW! LANGHAM COURT THEATRE calls on playwrights worldwide to submit a play for our inaugural 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition. Entry fee: 45$ Deadline: March 29, 2019 Info:

THE NATIONAL CREATION FUND is accepting proposals – It will invest up to $3 million a year in the development of 15 to 20 compelling and ambitious new Canadian works in theatre, dance and music


Theatre Ontario’s (Toronto) CREATION LAB with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard from August 12-17, 2018

Ongoing Calls

CAHOOTS THEATRE (Toronto, ON) accepts unsolicited scripts by Canadian writers and creators.

CANADIAN WOMEN IN THE LITERARY ARTS (CWILA) in Picton, ON is seeking writing by women, trans, genderqueer, and two-spirit Canadian writers on topics relating to literary arts.
Info: Submit a script to Theatre

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. Interested? Fill out this survey

If you are a playwright with a script to develop, get in touch with FABRICATE THEATRE.

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 (Toronto, ON)

Submit your theatre project proposal to THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE (Ottawa, ON).

THEATRE NEW BRUNSWICK (Fredericton, NB) invites playwrights to submit scripts for future consideration for both Main Stage and Studio Theatre productions.

PLAYCONNECT – PGC’s Readings Program Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts  l  Info:

Submit plays or short stories to PLAYME, an exciting new initiative by Expect Theatre (Toronto, ON) that supports emerging and established Canadian writers, by providing a unique opportunity to produce their work in podcast format, making it accessible to audiences nationally and internationally.

The Pledge Project – a searchable database includes plays written by Canadian women. Info:

Submit a play to PROSCENIUM JOURNAL and the third annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work

RESOURCE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS (St. John’s, NL ) wants to present your play.

Submit a plat to STUDIO 180 THEATRE (Toronto, ON)

Apply to SUBLETSERIES@HERE (New York, NY). HERE provides space, equipment, box office services, and technical support.

TEESRI DUNIYA THEATRE (Montreal, QC) seeks culturally diverse and First Nation plays that are politically relevant examining meaningful social and cultural questions, exploring diverse worldviews and historical events that affect our lives and our socio-cultural heritage.

THEATRE NDG will host a monthly playreading series of original works.
Get in touch Info: theatrendg

Submit a script to THE PURPLE ROSE (Chelsea MI) 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.

Submit a play to URBAN STAGES (New York, NY).

Do you have an idea for an article you would like to write for the WOMENARTS BLOG?

Submit a script for developmental support with YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE (Toronto, ON).

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