2015 Wuchien Michael Than Fund Grants Announced
Toronto, September 8, 2015 - The Ontario Arts Foundation and the Wuchien Michael Than Foundation are pleased to announce the 2015 grants from the Wuchien Michael Than Fund for the following new Asian-Canadian works:
|Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre||Empire of the Son by Tetsuro Shigematsu|
|Common Boots Theatre
(formerly Theatre Columbus)
|Tails of the City by Marjorie Chan|
|Factory Theatre||Acquiesce by David Yee|
|Nightwood Theatre||Trident Moon by Anusree Roy|
|Cahoots Theatre Projects||The Enchanted Loom by Suvendrini Lena|
|Richmond Gateway Theatre||Nine Dragons by Jovanni Sy|
|Theatre Passe Muraille||Acha Bacha by Bilal Baig|
Production and development grants from the Wuchien Michael Than Fundare available for the development of new works by an Asian-Canadian playwright which are either in production or in the pre-production phase and are projected to be ready for a full public production within one or two seasons.
|The Femme Playlist by Catherine Hernandez | Photo by: Alex Felipe|
The Wuchien Michael Than Fund was established at the Ontario Arts Foundation by Michael Than in 2012 and launched in 2013 to support the development and nurturing of theatre arts in Canada, with a particular emphasis on new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights, and the development of emerging talent in the Asian-Canadian theatre community.
The application deadlinefor 2016 production and development grants is May 2, 2016.
Phase one development grant applications can be made at any time. Visit the Wuchien Michael Than website for details.
For more information, please contact:
The Wuchien Michael Than Fund
c/o Ontario Arts Foundation
151 Bloor Street West, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1T6
Established in 1991, the Ontario Arts Foundation (OAF) is passionately committed to building long-term support for the arts in Ontario. In 2014-2015, the OAF paid out over $2.8 million in endowment income and $275,000 in awards and scholarships.
The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation was established to support the development and nurturing of theatre arts in Canada, with particular emphasis on the creation, development and production of new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights.
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