RBC Emerging Artists
Past RBC Artists PJ Prudat, Syreeta Hector, Augusto Bitter. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

RBC Emerging Artists Residency

With the generous support of the RBC Foundation, Canadian Stage offers development support, mentorship, networking opportunities, and professional resources to our city's emerging arts creators. Canadian Stage supports artists, collectives, and companies who are creating contemporary performance works in theatre, dance, and hybrid forms. The RBC Emerging Artist Program encourages emerging artists to deeply engage with their own creative processes in a supportive and rigorous environment. The 20.21 program will focus on collective and collaborative creation processes. This year, Canadian Stage will invite one Toronto-based collective to work towards developing a specific project.

The focus for the 20.21 program is on collaborative creation processes. In this time of social distancing, how can artists foster healthy creative collaborations and challenge themselves to create dynamic and rigorous artistic projects. This year’s program will allow participants to explore the dynamics, issues, and opportunities that emerge within creative processes that involve collective collaboration.

The RBC Emerging Artists Program has an annual intake of 3 arts creators, companies, and/or collectives, selected through a submission call at the end of each summer.

Canadian Stage encourages submissions from all individuals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion and diversification. We will make every effort to identify and remove any barriers to inclusion within all aspects of the selection process by making decisions and communicating without regard to ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, colour, disability, national origin, family or marital status, language, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or any other characteristics that make our communities and individuals unique.


Past RBC Program Artists & Companies

Augusto Bitter, PJ Prudat, Syreeta Hector, Alyssa Martin, Tawiah Ben M'carthy, Nikki Shaffeeullah, Ali Joy Richardson, nisha ahuja, d’bi.young anitafrika, Gideon Arthurs, Liza Balkan, Laura Bolton, David Brock, Lauren Brotman, Claire Calnan, Anna Chatterton, Lisa Codrington, Ashlie Corcoran, David S. Craig, Ryan Cunningham, Melissa D’Agostino, Mikaela Davies, Spy Dénommé-Welch, Alan Dilworth, Chris Dupuis, André du Toit, Waawaate Fobister, Gil Garratt, Karen Gilodo, Jack Grinhaus, Brendan Healy, Elif Is közlü, Joel Ivany, Reza Jacobs, Ravi Jain, Marcia Johnson, Njo Kong Kie, Moynan King, Scott Lale, Adam Lazarus, Mitchell Marcus, Philip McKee, Alistair Newton, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Adam Paolozza, John Jack Paterson, Anusree Roy, Katherine Sanders, Rosanna Saracino, Adam Seelig, Jonathan Seinen, Erin Shields, Rebecca Singh, Kwame Stephens, Kelly Straughan, Jordan Tannahill, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Lindsay C. Walker, Gein Wong, Norman Lup-Man Yeung, Jacob Zimmer, Nowadays Theatre Company, Bad New Days, Pandemic Theatre, The Templeton Philharmonic, Single Thread Theatre Company, Theatre Caravel, Nobody's Business Theatre, lemonTree theatre creations, I'd Rather Dance, Suburban Beast, Theatre Kairos, The Howland Company, The Original Norwegian