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The Bulmash-Siegel New Creation Development Award 23/24

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.

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

The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Tarragon Theatre artists throughout February 2024 – Jan 2025.


  • Must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residency
  • Must be a theatre creator with 5 -15 years of experience in the industry
  • Artist must have had at least one professional production, staged reading or workshop reading of their creation(s) in their career.

*It is recommended that the applicant be a resident of the Greater Toronto Area for the duration of the proposed residency, as additional long distance travel costs cannot be covered or reimbursed*



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 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, and why now?

How would this residency impact your artistic practice (ie. exploration of form, collaboration with new artists, undertaking a new risk, etc?)


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

What guides your artistic practice and this proposed project? What are you looking to investigate?

What is your ideal development process with this project?

How can the award benefit your proposed project?


Samples of previous work should include:

Writing samples from pre-existing work (10 pages max)

Performance/Creation samples can be archival footage/production images (3 min max/8 images max) that illustrate your artistic practice.

An outline or writing sample of proposed project (5 pages max)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov, 17 th , 2023 at 11:59pm (EST)

Please submit your application as a single .pdf attached, with the subject Bulmash–Siegel Application to Associate Artistic Director, Jeff Ho, at
If your application includes media (video, audio, etc), please include appropriate links and passwords to your files hosted online (youtube, vimeo, soundcloud, etc). Please do not send whole media files or download links (Dropbox, WeTransfer). Links must remain active for at
least two months from submission date.

If you require different accommodation please contact the Jeff at or to discuss alternative forms of applying.

*Shortlisted applicants may be asked to submit further materials and participate in a phone/zoom interview.
Finalists may be asked to attend an in-person interview at Tarragon.
The successful applicant for the Award will be announced by January 2024.*