The Black Shoulders Legacy Award is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to support and nurture young-in-craft Black Canadian theatre professionals through financial support, artistic guidance, and national promotion. Young-in-craft professionals are defined as those of any age learning or deepening a new craft.
Five applicants will be selected each year via submission and awarded a $5,000 honorarium towards training and other opportunities to enhance and grow their artistic craft. This national award will be given to both performers and non-performers who show exceptional promise and are working towards a future in theatre, further amplifying Black voices in the Canadian theatre landscape.
Must be a Canadian resident or citizen
Must identify as Black
Must be practicing in Theatre or the theatrical arts (theatre, dance or opera)
Must be applying with a proposed opportunity in training and/or education with an eye to:
Deepening skill set
Learning new skill set
Experimenting with new artistic craft
Candidates, whether selected or not, are eligible to apply in a subsequent year.
Please submit a written submission (maximum 2 pages) or video submission (maximum 5 minutes) that outlines the proposed opportunity in training and/or education. Please tell us why you are pursuing this now, and what you hope to gain from the experience.
Please include a résumé and/or CV with your submission.
Please do not submit support material.
Deadline: October 14th, 2022 11:59pm.
Please send applications or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
A shortlist of applicants will be brought into the final stage, a conversation with members of the jury. You may be asked to submit support material for this round. Applicants will be notified either way.