AMP 2024-25

BTW’s Artist Mentorship Program Returns with AMPlified Vision!

Applications for the 2024-25 are currently closed.

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About AMP

Black Theatre Workshop is proud to continue its inspiring journey as the Artist Mentorship Program returns, under the guidance of Associate Program Director, Sarah Labissière! Entering its 12th year, and following a decade of artistic excellence, the BTW team is looking forward to amplifying the talent and skills of emerging and established theatre practitioners on a national scale.  

The program will offer a production and administrative focus and is designed to support early-career and experienced artists. As a part of its expansion and desire to support artists who wish to work in the English and/or French sectors of Canada’s unique bilingual theatre landscape, AMP workshops will now be offered in English and/or French.  

Offering various workshops, 1-on-1 coaching, and networking opportunities, the program aims to deepen production knowledge and foster critical thinking around live performance. An enriching and collaborative experience, the program will culminate in public-facing events for various audiences to enjoy. AMP will offer tailored career development workshops to address the needs of the cohort. Applicants should be interested in the administrative aspects of theatre, such as: budgeting, grant writing, networking, pitching, and more.

Applicant Profile

Do you consider yourself to be a multi-hyphenate, self-producer, explorer of all things creative process? Are you a writer, director or movement performer intending to workshop and produce your work? Are you looking to expand your knowledge in the field of technical and production management? If one or all of these questions resonate with you and you are actively working on your project or need the perfect avenue to complete it and would like to learn more about how to apply for funding, then AMP might be right for you!  

We encourage you to apply if you are a member of the BIPOC, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+ community. If you are hesitant to apply or have any questions about your eligibility, please write to with any questions you may have. 



As a part of its expansion and desire to support artists who wish to work in the English and/or French sectors of Canada’s unique bilingual theatre landscape, AMP workshops will be offered in English and/or  French. 

Time Commitment

Applicants should be able to commit 10-15 hours per week to their project and attend weekly meetings, either on location at BTW’s Montreal office, occasionally at offsite Montreal locations for specific workshops, and/or virtually.  


How to Apply

Click Here to access and fill out your submission form. The form includes questions about you, your work and your experience. You will also be prompted to include relevant supporting documents such as your C.V., bio, headshot, portfolio, and work samples, etc. 


AMP will accept applications until May 30, 2024, at 11:59 PM. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to schedule an interview during the month of June. The selected participants will be contacted in July and publicly announced in September.

If you have any questions about the application process or form, please write to 

If you require reasonable accommodation in order to submit your application, we invite you to contact Huriell Jerome, Admin. Coordinator, at or 514-932-1104 ext. 205 at your earliest convenience. 

Your Program Director

‘‘One of my greatest aspirations is to equip emerging artists with the necessary tools and resources, enabling them to access a plethora of opportunities and realize their full potential.’’ 

– Sarah Labissière, Associate Program Director

Black Theatre Workshop

Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English-speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.

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