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

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Buddies Residency Program
Emerging Creators Unit


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

Get in touch

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 (fall, annually).

If you would like to introduce yourself and your work to Buddies, please fill out the form below to get in touch with artistic director ted witzel and artistic associate Erum Khan.

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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Buddies: 35 Years and Counting (detail) by Maurice Vellekoop