Artistic Initiatives

Royal MTC's National Mentorship Program

Call for Submissions

Deadline: November 16, 2020

Royal MTC is pleased to announce a province-wide call for submissions to our new National Mentorship Program. Too often, we see our local talent base seek opportunities for both training and employment in other parts of the country, often resulting in a permanent move out of Manitoba. For IBPOC artists, this exodus is even more prevalent.

In the performing arts, as in many industries, networking has a profound impact in propelling an artist’s career. As part of Royal MTC’s commitment to nurture and support our local talent pool, we're thrilled to launch a virtual mentorship program that connects the brightest emerging talent with the most innovative and exciting senior theatre practitioners across the country.

The National Mentorship Program aims to help Manitoban theatre practitioners overcome the barriers of geographical isolation and build a web of connections and opportunities, simply by sitting down to have a conversation on a bimonthly basis.

While all are welcome to apply, priority will be given to emerging artists (under 35) from underserved communities in an effort to address and overcome ongoing systemic barriers in the Canadian theatre ecology.

Program Details:
•    Deadline for submissions: Monday, November 16, 2020 at 12pm CST
•    Program dates: January – May 2021
•    Participants will receive a stipend of $500 to engage in 10 hour-long meetings with a mentor of their choice anywhere in Canada.
•    The program will culminate in a short interview filmed between the mentor and mentee that will be promoted through social media to patrons and colleagues across the industry.

Please complete the fillable-form application using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Save the form and submit electronically to

For more information, please contact Audrey Dwyer, Associate Artistic Director, at