We accept unsolicited script submissions via email or mail. As we tend to be quite busy, please allow 3-6 months for a response. 

We also run several programs throughout the year from residencies to creation labs, most of which have Fall intakes.
Please check the list below to see if there's a deadline coming up.

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2018/19 submissionS NOW CLOSED

OAC Recommender Grant for theatre creators
2018/19 submission DEADLINE: noVEMBER 15, 2018

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Recommender Grant for Theatre Creators is a program that assists Ontario-based professional theatre creators - and informal collectives of individual creators - by funding them in the creation of new work. This program is assessed by theatre companies that act as third-party recommenders for the OAC. Recommenders receive applications directly from creators and forward grant recommendations to the OAC for authorization and payment.

Submission Criteria

Preference will be given to applications that fulfill our mandate.  This includes but is not limited to:

Asian Canadian playwrights
“Asian” is inclusive of the Pan-Asian Pacific Rim

Playwrights of Colour
This is inclusive of all playwrights who identify as persons of colour

Women Playwrights
Inclusive of trans and cis/non-trans female identified persons

This is a wonderful opportunity for the creator to work on a first draft or a project in its early phases of development.  If the applicant is a collective, the grant allows for initial collaboration and exploration. There is no prescribed theme, and playwrights are encouraged to submit all styles of work, including innovative pieces that involve multidisciplinary collaborations or test out new theatrical boundaries. We are open to a variety of approaches that each individual creator or collective may have. Each application will be reviewed individually on its own merits and needs.  The maximum grant request is $5,000, although recommended recipients may not receive the full amount.

Submission Details

All submissions are now accepted over the OAC online portal: NOVA. You will need to set up a profile in NOVA before applying.

artist/company in residence
2018/19 submission DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2018


  • Residency runs from December 1st to September 30th (10 months)

  • 175 hours of development time in our renovated rehearsal space (approx. $2,250 value)

  • Access to music stands, chairs, folding tables, internet, printer and some admin support including photocopying


  • Only individuals or groups without artistic homes are eligible to apply

  • All performance disciplines (Music, Dance, Theatre, Technicians, Stage Management) are encouraged to apply

  • Applicants must submit with a specific project in mind that they would like to work on over the course of the residency

Please refer to the Resident Artist Application Guidelines below for your submission.

Please send an application as a single PDF by email ONLY to submissions@fu-gen.org, with the subject heading “Residency Submission“ by Friday November 30th at midnight. Any material received by mail or delivered in person will not be considered.

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fu-GEN Guidelines for 2017-2018 Resident Artist/Company

We aim to support vitality in the arts by selecting one group or individual to become resident artists with fu-GEN. As Resident Artist, you will have access to our resources, including up to 175 hours of our rehearsal space. fu-GEN’s rehearsal space is equipped with full-sized dance mirrors, a ROSCO dance floor, a couch, and a kitchenette area. The successful applicant will also have access to music stands, chairs, folding tables and some admin support including photocopying.

It is our aim to nurture the creative process while respecting the individual needs of different artists. We are looking for groups or individuals willing to build a successful partnership to promote a sustainable, healthy arts community. Please note that we also welcome submissions from Stage Management artists who can articulate a need for these resources.

To apply, please send a letter of intent (maximum 2 pages) letting us know what you, your group, and your project is all about. We want to know how you will utilize your time in the space, and what makes us the best fit for you.

Please include in your letter:

  • a statement of intent

  • a description of the nature of your work

  • how you would use your time in the space

  • your mission or mandate statement

Please note that as per our mandate, pan-Asian Pacific artists and artists of colour will be given first priority.