The MCCP is committed to ensuring that all its courses, workshops, and advanced training opportunities are financially accessible. Scholarships are available to cover or partially cover the costs of instruction for courses, workshops, and other training opportunities offered at the Conservatory as well as in the outreach (off island) activities. Scholarship applications can be made for up to $500, though awards typically value between $300 and $400.

Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, a demonstrated history of artistic/performative work, and the applicant’s articulation of how training at the MCCP will contribute to their future work and/or goals.  Financial need will be assessed based on the applicant’s financial declaration. Artistic/performance merit will be assessed based on the applicants’ previous artistic performance training and experience, including but not limited to previous experience at the MCCP, and their stated artistic goals and explanation of the relevance of the MCCP training.

Scholarship applications are particularly encouraged from low-income residents of Northern Ontario, as well as from Francophone and Indigenous students. Priority is given to students who have attended MCCP courses in the past without receiving an MCCP scholarship.

MCCP Scholarships are funded from the following two sources: a) donations designated for the scholarship fund; and b) a portion of students’ fees from the courses, workshops, and training offered by the Conservatory. Approximately ten percent of the spaces in any given course, workshop, or training opportunity are available to scholarship recipients, with the exception of the Mask and Clown Intensive. Please note that this form cannot be used to apply for funding for the Mask and Clown Intensive.

Scholarships on Manitoulin Island, except in very specific circumstances, are offered only to those camping on the property.

Scholarship numbers and amounts for Off-Island workshops are also subject to varying faculty transportation, accommodation, local facility and material costs, and will therefore be determined on a case by case basis.

Scholarship Application Form

Please fill out our online form here.

Required Documentation:
In addition to the online form the following documents are required:

    1. Two letters of reference;
    2. Signed statement of financial need, including a budget;
    3. CV/Résumé;
    4. Statement of artistic interest in the course or workshop for which the scholarship is requested. (Tell us why you are interested in the course, 500 words maximum.)

More information about the documentation and where to send it is available on the form itself.

The Application Deadline for this year’s Manitoulin Summer Program is April 15th, 2020. Decisions will be sent out May 1st.

All questions about scholarships should be directed to

Please be sure that your application is completely filled out and that all documentation has been included. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered!!!


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