Emerging Artists Youth Awards

Each year Black Theatre Workshop gives out two awards and grants to emerging Black artists who reside in Montreal. The awards are presented at our Annual Vision Celebration Gala.

The Gloria Mitchell-Aleong Award & Grant of $2000 is for an emerging professional artist between the ages of 20-35 who demonstrates exceptional ability in the performing arts (theatre, music, dance, spoken word or interdisciplinary arts.) This award is generously sponsored by Dr. Stanley Aleong & Family.

Applications will open September 2021


The Victor Phillips Award & Grant of $1600 is for an artist under the age of 20 who excels both in academics and in the performing arts (theatre, music, dance, spoken word or interdisciplinary arts.) This award is generously sponsored by TD Bank Group and the Victor Phillips Family.

Les candidatures ouvriront en septembre 2021

In order to be considered for an award the artist must:

  • Fulfill all the Artist Application requirements
  • Submit all the forms by the deadline

Applications can be sent to:
Black Theatre Workshop
3860 Jeanne Mance, Suite 432
Montreal, QC, H2X 2K5

Or E-mailed to:

Young Leaders Table

Black Theatre Workshop has created a sponsorship opportunity in the Vision Young Leaders’ Table as an initiative to bridge the gap between the theatrical community and the younger generation of our Black community. This is open to anyone from the Black Community, aged 18-35 years who demonstrate themselves to be leaders in their chosen field.

Five Montreal Young Black Leaders will be chosen to attend our Vision Celebration Gala 2021 with one guest. Sit at the Young Leader’s Table and have the opportunity to meet some of the most influential people in the Montreal performing arts community and the wider political arena, with the added benefit of getting to know Black Theatre Workshop!

Applications will open in autumn 2020!

  • From the Black Community in Montreal
  • Aged 18-35 years
  • Cover Letter telling us why you should be considered as a member of the Vision Young Leader’s Table
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative in the academic and/or Montreal community
  • Up to date curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume demonstrating academic, work and volunteer experience
  • Involvement in student associations in an organizational capacity is a plus
  • Experience does not necessarily have to be within the performing arts
    The Young Leaders’ Table is generously sponsored by TD Ready Commitment.

    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.