NTS is proud to welcome professional artists into its midst to support them on their artistic journey.
Training opportunities are designed to support the development of each individual resident and are created in conjunction with the artist, and the Artistic and Program Directors of both sections. The journey at NTS includes exposure to a wide variety of disciplines, theatrical forms, teachers and coaches. The residencies can culminate in individual projects that will live beyond the artist’s time at NTS. Residents come from across Canada, and beyond.
Indigenous Artists in Residence
This two-year program is a responsive and flexible training opportunity offered to established Indigenous artists. Training across all the School’s core programs is possible, with curriculum determined by the resident artist in concert with the teachers and leaders at NTS. The residency culminates in the development of the artist’s own artistic project.
This residency is made possible through the support of The Cole Foundation, The Conseil des arts de Montréal and Caisse de la Culture.Apply before Oct 18
Artistic Leadership Residencies
An eighteen month, part-time residency for emerging artistic leaders who are working to become Artistic Directors of performing arts organizations. In partnership with the Banff Centre Cultural Leadership Program
This residency is made possible through the support of the Birks Family Foundation, BMO and the Metcalf Foundation.Learn more
Jenepher Margaret Hooper Design Residencies
Short-term Coaching Residencies for emerging designers and Long-term Design Residencies for artists with 5-10 years of experience. Design residents are selected by the Program Director.
This residency is possible thanks to a major gift from the estate of Jenepher Margaret Hooper (Set and Costume Design, 1967).
Residencies for professional artists who wish to deepen their creative practice through a stay at NTS. The curriculum will be designed to inspire, challenge and expand the professional artist’s range. Curriculum will be created in collaboration with the Artistic Director and program director in conjunction with the resident artist her/himself.
'' It’s great to be in a program where the end goal is to develop myself as a leader. It allows me to do things for myself like figure out how to speak publicly about art and other artists, and how to create systems, or take systems that are broken for a variety of reasons and take what is good out of it.''
- Mel Hague Metcalf Foundation Ontario Artistic Leadership Residency, 2019
''As an Indigenous artist-in-residence at NTS, I am learning a lot about myself. I have time to reflect on my art, my work, how I approach things, but I am really actually just learning my own voice. And to be able to give myself the time to do what is really valuable. There is a tremendous amount of resources that are here, whether in the form of a space, teachers or mentors, or other students offering their opinions and views on things.''
- Jimmy Blais, Indigenous Artist in Residency, 2019, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, supported by Conseil des arts de Montréal
Kim Senklip Harvey
''I applied because I want to build my capacity as a leader, so whenever this shift happens again, whenever the next opportunity would present itself, there would be no reason why I wouldn’t be a candidate to assume those positions.''
- Kim Senklip Harvey, Birks Family Foundation Artistic Leadership Residency, 2019
Carlos Rivera Martìnez
''Theatre and dance and music have always been in Indigenous communities. So to be able to get the skills and to be able to do it, using contemporary language, is really important, and to share with all the cultures what we are coming from, and to see the potential of the stories, all stories, our stories.''
- Carlos Rivera Martìnez, Indigenous Artist in Residence, 2018, Mexico, of Nahua and Mixteco descent, supported by Cole Foundation