4th Line Theatre in Millbrook to support four regional artists with new interdisciplinary residency program

Program will award four $2,500 grants to artists to develop new or existing work in theatre, music, dance, and film

Millbrook's outdoor theatre company 4th Line Theatre has launched a new interdisciplinary residency program that will provide grants to four artists in the greater Kawarthas region to create original works or develop existing works in the disciplines of theatre, music, dance, and film. Pictured is Peterborough filmmaker and storyteller Megan Murphy at the Winslow Farm, the home of 4th Line Theatre. (Photo: Jess McDougall)
Millbrook's outdoor theatre company 4th Line Theatre has launched a new interdisciplinary residency program that will provide grants to four artists in the greater Kawarthas region to create original works or develop existing works in the disciplines of theatre, music, dance, and film. Pictured is Peterborough filmmaker and storyteller Megan Murphy at the Winslow Farm, the home of 4th Line Theatre. (Photo: Jess McDougall)

4th Line Theatre will be giving grants to four artists in the greater Kawarthas region to create original works or develop existing works in the disciplines of theatre, music, dance, and film.

On Tuesday (November 16), the Millbrook outdoor theatre company announced its new interdisciplinary residency program, which will provide residencies for artists based in Millbrook, Peterborough, Lakefield, Port Hope, Cobourg, and the surrounding communities. The residencies will begin in January.

“In our continuing effort to give regional artists opportunities to explore and create new work, we have developed these longer form residencies for just that purpose,” says Kim Blackwell, 4th Line’s managing artistic director, in a media release.

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4th Line Theatre is now seeking project proposals from local artists or artist collectives to create original works or develop existing works during their residency, giving priority to artists who explore the history of the region in whatever medium they chose to work.

Artists who follow 4th Line Theatre’s mandate to develop and present original Canadian works of artistic excellence that explores regional themes, history and heritage — and to present this work in a politically responsible and culturally sensitive manner — will also receive special consideration.

4th Line Theatre will be award four grants of $2,500 to four successful candidates in the disciplines of theatre, music, dance, and film.

The deadline for artists to submit proposals is 5 p.m. on Monday, December 13th. Applications from artists must include a 500-word description of the proposed project, what category they are applying under, and a CV or bio. All proposals must be emailed to Jess McDougall, 4th Line’s artistic administrator, at jess@4thlinetheatre.on.ca.

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Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, December 20th, with the four residencies to begin in January 2022.

In October 2022, 4th Line Theatre will be feature a hybrid presentation (digital and live) of the artists’ work, showcasing a performance from each of the four resident artists.

For more information about the residencies, contact Jess McDougall at 705-932-4448 or jess@4thlinetheatre.on.ca.