Theatre Nova Scotia offers a scholarship to support professional development for theatre artists working in any form of theatre and at any stage of their careers. This scholarship was created when Jim Morrow, Artistic Director of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, named Theatre Nova Scotia as his protégé after receiving the prestigious Portia White Award. The award amount was then matched by the Theatre Nova Scotia Board of Directors and the fund was created. The purpose of this scholarship is to support theatre artists in their pursuit of professional development in specialized training programs outside of university bachelor’s or master’s degree programs or conservatory training. Programs of study can include workshops, intensives or mentorships with an established artist. The Professional Development Scholarship is presented each year during the Robert Merritt Awards.
Open to TNS Individual members. Applications are assessed by a jury arranged by Theatre Nova Scotia and the decision will be announced at the Merritt Awards that year. The award value is $1000.
Application deadline: March 1st
- Professional Development Scholarship Application Guidelines (PDF)
- Professional Development Scholarship Application Form (PDF)
- Professional Development Scholarship Budget Form (Excel)