Jean Murray–Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarships

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
March 27, 2023

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre believes believes that theatre “has the power to shape and change lives, no matter your age.” As part of their Education and Enrichment programming, RMTC offers scholarships for students in post-secondary theatre education.

Jean Murray–Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarships are for full-time students attending accredited theatre schools or university theatre programs who intend to pursue a career in theatre, in one of the following disciplines:

□ Performance
□ Technical / Production / Design
□ Directing
□ Playwriting
□ Arts Administration
□ Other:

This scholarship is funded by “pass the hat” campaigns, so the total funds available and number of
scholarships awarded varies year to year. If you are a returning scholarship student, the amount given to you each year may change. Scholarships are usually within the range of $500-$1200.

Please note: financial need is not a factor in the decision to award a scholarship, but the costs of particular programs may be considered in determining how the available funds are divided.

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How to Apply

To apply, you must be:

  • aA Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and;
  • A resident of Manitoba (or former resident, for a significant period of your life).

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of reference
  • Resume or CV
  • Written statement
  • Documentation of the school you’re attending/applying for
  • Portfolio/supporting material for some disciplines.
  • Some applicants will be invited for an audition/interview.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2023
Auditions/Interviews: April 24-May 1, 2023

Full details and a checklist for the application are in the downloadable file.
2023/24 Scholarship Application – PDF – due March 27

Members of our Panel review the application package and supporting materials. They pay special attention to the artist’s demonstrated level of commitment, previous experience, training and accomplishments, and career goals.

After application review, the Education and Enrichment Manager will book auditions/interviews with selected new applicants. Interviews are conducted by the Education and Enrichment Manager and members of the Panel.

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is committed to anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion. While all are welcome to apply, priority for new applicants will be given to artists who self-identify as equity-deserving candidates, in an effort to address and overcome ongoing systemic barriers in the Canadian theatre ecology.

Scholarship recipients will be able to receive yearly support for the length of their program, up to four (4) years, as long as they still meet the eligibility requirements. Recipients will fill out a short survey each year to check in and submit their latest proof of registration.