Nurturing Creative Development

“I think care is so centred in artistic practice at Buddies. I have felt so deeply cared for, I have seen the care in the planning and the care given to any artist that is in the space.”

— Kalale Dalton-Lutale, ECU 2022

As the world’s largest and longest-running queer theatre, creating development opportunities for the next generation of queer artists and arts workers is an integral part of what we do.

Entering its 14th year, The Buddies Residency Program continues to nurture long-term relationships with queer artists and collectives as they develop new works. The Seeding Work incubator program returns for a third season, welcoming artist Bruce Dow.

The Emerging Creators Unit returns, providing dedicated artistic and producing mentorship to a small group of emerging artists, with opportunities for a wider community of early-in-craft queer artists to engage at key points during the process. Artists, stay tuned for our call for submissions!