The Bulmash-Siegel New Creation Development Award

Applications are now open!

The Award

The Bulmash Siegel New Creation Development Award has been established to support an artist in the creation of a new contemporary Canadian work in collaboration with Tarragon Theatre for a period of up to 15 weeks.

This $7000 grant is made possible by the support of the Bulmash Siegel Foundation.

The Residency

The successful applicant will spend up to 15 weeks* at Tarragon Theatre working in collaboration with Tarragon artists and staff between February 2022 – July 2022.

*The 15 weeks do not need to be consecutive

Eligibility

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residency
  • Must be a theatre creator with 5 -15 years of experience in the industry
  • Artist’s work or past work has had at least one professional production, staged reading or workshop reading at some point in their career

It is recommended that the applicant be a resident of the Greater Toronto Area for the duration of the proposed development period.

Accessibility

If the nature of this application process is a barrier to applying, please contact aad@tarragontheatre.com to discuss the possibility of alternative forms of application.

Application

For the initial application, artists are invited to submit the following separate documents in PDF form (If possible) in a single e-mail with the subject: Bulmash Siegel Award Application.

A one page cover letter or 2 minute video (max) articulating your interest in the residency.

Some questions to consider within the letter/video are:

    • How can the award benefit your current artistic project?
    • How can a partnership serve both yourself and the Tarragon Theatre community?
    • Does the project have a greater community impact?
    • What inspires you to work/develop a piece with Tarragon Theatre?
    • What is your ideal trajectory of this project after the time of residency?

A 1 page description/1 min video (max) of your own artistic practice that reflects on the following:

    • What guides your artistic practice? What works and what would you like to investigate further?
    • What is a development experience that you were inspired by? Is there an artist or process that you are moved by and how do they inform your work?
    • If you were able, how would you like to see your practice evolve; especially within this
      residency?

A 1 page synopsis of work you are looking to develop.

Samples of previous work:
Writing samples (10 pages max)
Performance/Creation samples can be archival footage and/or demo reel (3mins max),
productions images (8 images max)

Deadline

Deadline for this application will be December 14 th at 1:00pm.

All applications should be sent to
aad@tarragontheatre.com.