In 2017, the National Theatre of School of Canada launched the Artistic Leadership Residency Program. With support from the Birks Family Foundation, BMO, and Metcalf, the residency aims to become the gold-standard training program referenced by boards of directors, recruitment agencies, and organizations looking to fill their artistic leadership vacancies. The program is designed and delivered in partnership with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Cultural Leadership Program.
The Foundation is delighted to announce that it is renewing its $40,000 contribution to NTS to support candidates from Ontario over the next two years.
The school is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 edition of the program with a deadline of August 30, 2018. All of the program and application information is available on the NTS website.
Curator and dramaturge Mel Hague was selected as the inaugural Ontario artist. Mel shares her thoughts on the value of the program in the short video below. Based in Toronto, Mel is the Rhubarb Festival Director and Company Dramaturge at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and was until recently the Artist Development Coordinator and Company Dramaturge at Obsidian Theatre Company. Previously, Mel has worked with Factory Theatre, Banff Centre Playwrights Colony, and numerous other companies. Mel is also a writer and dramaturge.