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Call for Applications: Indigenous Artist in Residence, Apply before November 25th, 2021

Call for Applications:  Indigenous Artist in Residence, Apply before November 25th, 2021

Rebecca Cuddy (Indigenous Artist in Residence 2020-2022), during a directing workshop at the National Theatre School

Application deadline: November 25th, 2021

The National Theatre School (NTS) is looking for an Indigenous artist who has been working in theatre, their art form or cultural practice for a number of years, and who is interested in expanding their theatre-making skills. Is this the next step in your career? Or do you know someone who should apply?

This residency allows artists the opportunity to design their own course of study at NTS, giving them access to to training across all the School’s core programs is possible: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Production Design and Technical Arts and Set and Costume Design.

The length of the residency is two years and offers artists the opportunity to:

  • Create and evolve a distinct path of learning at NTS;
  • Develop personal artistic projects;
  • Make a direct impact on the ongoing transformation of the National Theatre School.
  • The curriculum is flexible, allowing Indigenous artists to take advantage of NTS resources to expand and enrich their theatre-making capabilities.


  • Participate in existing classes and projects currently offered at the School.
  • Benefit from specifically created workshops and learning modules;
  • Have personal mentorship with NTS staff and faculty, and/or guest mentors;
  • Have access to online training components.


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MUSKRAT Magazine

MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

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