Microgrants for Waterloo Region Artists – 2023

Pat the Dog Theatre Creation is delighted to announce the 2023 program of Micro-grants for Waterloo Region artists: 25 micro-grants of $1,000 each ($25,000 total) with each micro-grant representing the equivalent of 1-week paid work. This program is made possible through the support of the City of Waterloo and the Waterloo Region Community Foundation.

The micro-grant will instigate and spark the first idea of a new art work. This ‘kick-start’ will aide professional artists in investigation of their practice, with a focus on process, iterative learning, collaboration, and deep thinking.

Eligibility: Artist must be a resident of Waterloo Region. All artistic disciplines are welcome.

Application Requirements: Microgrant program is for exploration, learning, and time to investigate a project or research question. Timelines of project can vary depending on individual project needs but must be started by June 30, 2023.  All Microgrants are in the amount of $1,000. This represents 1-week of work for one individual artist.  To apply please submit the following to hello@patthedog.org

  • A Letter of Interest (Max 2 pages) Describe the Project/Research to be undertaken with the Microgrant, articulate the questions and curiosities that you are exploring, describe the process that you wish to undertaking.
  • A resume or CV.

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2022 at 5pm EST

Selection Process: All applications will be read by a selection committee of five members headed by Lisa O’Connell, Artistic Director/Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. The Jury will vet all applications and meet between Dec. 6-16 with final decisions made and posted December 16, 2022. It is our intent to have these dollars in local artists hands by New Year 2023.

Accessibility: Pat the Dog encourages submissions from all individuals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion and diversification.  We will make every effort to identify and remove any barriers to inclusion within all aspects of the selection process by making decisions and communicating without regard to ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, colour, disability, national origin, family or marital status, language, physical or mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or any other characteristic that make our communities and individuals unique.