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CBC Actors Conservatory

The CBC Actors Conservatory is a full-time, 6-month immersive onscreen acting program (Paid Scholarship)
} 8:00 am
One-time
In-person
$10,000 (covered by scholarship)

Thanks to the generosity of CFC donors, including longstanding donors to our endowment fund, all tuition fees for the CBC Actors Conservatory will be covered through a full scholarship awarded to all incoming residents. In addition, for the duration of the program, participants will receive a monthly $750.00 CAD bursary. For individuals from outside of Ontario who are relocating to Toronto to attend the CFC, they will receive a fixed, one-time relocation bursary of $1,500.00 CAD.

There is a $25.00 application fee via PayPal for all CBC Actors Conservatory applications. If the application fee is a barrier to applying, please contact: programs@cfccreates.com.

ELIGIBILITY

This program is designed for actors who:

  • Are deeply committed to the craft
  • Are ready to explore their artistic practice
  • Are prepared to engage in a professional collaborative process
  • Are looking to expand their range as an onscreen performer
  • Have a growing body of work as a professional performer

Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

TUITION

Tuition is $10,000 CAD. Thanks to the generosity of CFC donors, all tuition fees for the CBC Actors Conservatory will be covered through a full scholarship awarded to all incoming residents. In addition, participants will receive a monthly $750.00 CAD bursary. For individuals from outside of Ontario who are relocating to Toronto to attend the CFC, they will receive a fixed, one-time relocation bursary of $1,500.00 CAD.

APPLICATION PROCESS

As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete an online form and upload a PDF comprising your Acting Resumé/CV, a headshot, and a self-tape. You can save and resume your application; it doesn’t need to be completed in one sitting.

LETTER OF INTENT [MAX 1000 WORDS]

Outline what you hope to achieve by attending the Actors Conservatory. How might this program help you advance your process and practice for the screen? What skills would you like to further develop? What are you looking to explore/understand about working as an actor in the screen industries?

ACTING RESUMÉ / CURRICULUM VITAE

Provide a current and brief account of your acting experience, including education, training, and theatre/onscreen credits.

HEADSHOT

Include a current photo or headshot in .jpeg or .pdf format.

SELF-TAPE

Your self-tape should be a three- to four-page scene from film or television in the style of an audition. Include a slate with your full name, agent/agency (if applicable), union affiliation(s) (if applicable), and the role/source of material you will be presenting. Choose a piece and/or character that is meaningful to you.

YOUR ADVOCATES

Provide contact information (phone and email) for up to two (2) people who are familiar with you, your work, your process, and/or your artistic aspirations.

SELECTION PROCESS

All applicants will be notified via email of their application status no later than May 31st. Due to the high volume of applicants, feedback cannot be provided.

INTERVIEW & AUDITION-STYLE SCENE WORKSHOP

A pre-selection committee will review your application materials and self-tape to shortlist applicants for a final interview and audition-style scene workshop. All interviews and auditions will take place over Zoom. Shortlisted applicants will be notified of interview and audition dates and times via email.

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, please contact Deborah Fallows, Executive Lead, People & Culture.

CONTACT

For questions, please email programs@cfccreates.com.

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