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11:59 p.m., June 15, 2021

Crow’s Theatre is proud to invite submissions for the seventh annual RBC Rising Star Emerging Director Prize. The prize encourages and celebrates outstanding early career directors. It provides them the opportunity to develop work with Crow’s and receive ongoing mentorship.

Made possible thanks to The RBC Emerging Artists Project, the prize helps artists bridge the gap from training and academics to a career and is rooted in supporting the next generation of artists. The RBC Emerging Artists project recognizes the important role the arts play in building vibrant communities and strong economies and supports artists in genres including visual arts, music, theatre, performance, literature and film.

Launched in 2015, TheRBC Rising Star Emerging Director Prize offers the following to an emerging Canadian director:

•    A $5,000 cash award 
•    Resources towards a residency at Crow’s Theatre
•    Project development mentorship and support

Three finalists will be awarded a small cash prize in recognition of their outstanding submissions.

Crow’s Theatre is committed to supporting the work of artists that represent the diverse communities we serve, including IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and individuals from other equity-seeking groups. With this in mind, the jury will ensure that at least two of the four finalists come from these communities.

The award recipient and finalists will be selected based on a balanced criteria by a jury of professional artists. They will consider the merits of the emerging director’s current body of work and how meaningful the prize and residency would be to the director’s professional development.

This prize and the Crow’s residency will recognize the creative potential of an up-and-coming theatre-maker and provide the means to substantially advance their practice by providing a resourced incubation lab for a new or existing work.

For the full award guidelines and more information on how to submit,  please visit our website:

The deadline for all submissions is 11:59 p.m., June 15, 2021. The recipient will be announced in August 2021.

Should you have any questions about eligibility or application details, please
contact Associate Artistic Director, Rouvan Silogix.

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