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RBC Emerging Artist Program

With the generous support of the RBC Foundation, Canadian Stage offers residencies, vital mentorship, developmental support, networking opportunities and professional resources to support the career development of our city's emerging theatre artists.

This free multifaceted initiative includes:
  • Membership: Weekly e-newsletter, free workshops, and networking opportunities
  • Performance Creators' Residency: A residency designed to offer encouragement, professional development opportunities, and resources for a Toronto-based contemporary performance arts creators in their early years.


The Emerging Artist Program is open to anyone who identifies as an emerging artist or administrator, and is interested in the Toronto theatre community and Canadian Stage. Membership is free.

Members are invited to free workshops and panel discussions led by guest artists and administrators on topics related to skill development and ongoing training. Members also receive our regular e-newsletter, The Relay, which includes workshop opportunities, ticket deals, show listings, job postings, and more.

Once you are a member, you will be automatically subscribed to The Relay artist newsletter, and receive regular updates with upcoming program sessions, notices from the membership, and special offers. There is no cost associated with becoming a member or participating in program sessions.

Past RBC Program Artists & Companies

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 Işıközlü, 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