Paprika Productions

Applications for 16/17 Paprika Productions are now closed.

Paprika Productions is the largest and most autonomous program at Paprika. You can apply with any project you’ve always wanted to do but never had a venue. We welcome projects at any stage of inception. We will support your work, pair you with a professional mentor and give you professional level training in varied aspects of the arts. Then we will produce your performance at our festival May 22th-28th. This program has a suggested age limit of 21.

We welcome projects of all disciplines; in the past we’ve had dance pieces, musicals, plays, installation art, etc. We also welcome projects from groups at any level of their artistic career. Each year,  one of the productions receives a slot in The Toronto Fringe Festival.

Recent Mentors include:
Amy Nostbakken, Alan Dilworth, Astrid Van Wieran, Rob Kempson, Michael Wheeler, Simon Bloom, Paula Wing, Sophia Fabilli, Daniel Karasik, Pip Bradford and many other respected arts professionals.

Program Requirements:
-Create and rehearse a production autonomously and perform in the festival May 22rd-28th

-Attend meet and greet on December 11, 2016 and Paprika Festival Training Days on January 15 2017, February 12 2017, March 12 2017, April 23 2017

-Liaise and meet with your mentor, invite them into your process and schedule updates

-Update The Artistic Programs Manager on your show bi-monthly

-Suggested age limit 21*

Paprika is committed to accessibility. If you need assistance with your application in any way please don’t hesitate to contact us. We strive to be a barrier free organization and we want to make this as easy as possible for you! We offer interviews to every applicant, so if a written application poses any challenges to you we can easily go through the questions in your interview. Paprika Festival is an equal opportunity organization and strongly encourages applications from Indigenous, culturally diverse applicants and any equity seeking group, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.