Call for Submissions - Resident Companies

Generator recognizes that producing is a creative practice. We reject the binary that separates “boring, efficient office worker” from “passionate, clueless creative” and embrace the exciting, fertile and collaborative space where arts management and live performance meet. We enthusiastically invite submissions from individuals and companies from a diversity of performing arts practices who want to participate in Generator’s collaborative work culture. We especially welcome applications from equity-seeking groups, including those who identify as: Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Trans, Nonbinary, Queer, Disabled and intersections of those identities. For detailed accessibility information for our current office please visit this webpage.

About our Resident Company Programs

Generator provides office space, equipment, and mentorship to independent performance collectives, individuals, and incorporated companies over a period of growth or change. Being in residence at Generator means 24-hour access to office and meeting space - including wifi, photocopier and printing - mentorship, and the ability to audit classes in the Artist Producer Training Program.

Our residencies promote capacity building, peer mentorship and knowledge-sharing among companies and with other artists the organization supports.

Resident Companies give back to the community at Generator by:

Program Definitions & How to Apply

For 2019/20, we are adding another stream to Resident Companies and redefining our existing programs for clarity.

Resident Company GROWTH

Please note that 2019 applications for this stream are now closed. If you are interested in future opportunities, please contact

This is a free program offered to an emerging company/collective (or an individual operating as a company/collective) looking to level up their work over the course of two years. No fee to participate. Accepting one new company who will be in residence from September 2019-August 2021. We are particularly interested in applicants who work from a social justice/equity framework. To apply: please email Kristina Lemieux, Lead Producer at to start a conversation. Please include a little about yourself and the company, as well as your plans for the next two years.

NEW - Resident Company PRODUCTION

This will be a new way of supporting indie companies who have some production history and record of success, and who have a production slated at or with an established theatre company. This residency operates as a triad between the indie production company, the established company, and Generator. Residencies will last between 8-14 months and are planned around the production company’s presentation at/with the established organization. This residency comes with intensive coaching from the Generator team leading up to the production. The monthly cost of this program is $720. To apply: please email Kristina Lemieux, Lead Producer at to start a conversation. Please include a little about yourself, the companies, and the production.

Company Collaborator

This residency is for companies who want to deepen an existing practice and have some organizational infrastructure already in place. They provide learning support and collaboration to less seasoned artists in the office. The monthly cost of this program is $300. We are currently not seeking any companies with this model, but be in touch so we can let you know when spots open up.

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