Get Involved

Buddies exists to support the development of queer artists and voices.

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Buddies Residency Program
Emerging Creators Unit
Calls for Submission


We’ve got a variety of ways for you to get involved at Buddies. From professional development opportunities for artists  spaces for intergenerational dialogue. We also present an annual award recognizing the achievements of an emerging queer artist, and support projects through the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators.

Script Submissions

Buddies in Bad Times is not currently accepting script submissions.

We accept new work from artists in our artist development programs: the OAC Recommenders Grants (December, annually) the Rhubarb Festival (summer, annually) and the Emerging Creators Unit (October, annually). Please check in on our Call for Submissions page for active programs in order to send your work to us.

If you would like to introduce yourself and your work to Buddies, please send your bio and a short sample of writing (MAX 15 pages) to Daniel Carter (Interim Programming Director) at daniel@buddiesinbadtimes.com.

Hardcopy submissions are no longer accepted.

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All of our job postings are collected on our news page.

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