New Pathways Recommender Call

Applications Closed

Native Earth is a recommender for ‘New Pathways’ – a pilot project designed to provide an alternate path of acceptance for Indigenous candidates to the National Theatre School’s Production Design and Technical Arts Program!

We acknowledge there are many barriers to access that exist. We aim to create connections with the Indigenous Arts Community to increase accessibility and effectively support Indigenous candidates to end the preexisting system of exclusion.

  1. A love of theatre
  2. An interest in exploring further their place within the technical side of theatre
  3. An ability to come to Montreal to attend the school
  4. Ideally a commitment to three years of training in order to fully complete the program 
  5. An expressed interest in at least one of the areas of training in the program – Production Management, Technical Direction, Stage Management, Lighting Design and Technology, Sound Design and technology, Video design and technology
  6. Must identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Métis or Inuit.
  1. Be provided with financial assistance as required. NTS will conduct a needs-based assessment for the successful applicant. All costs of attending the program which are outside of the applicant’s means will be covered by NTS.
  2. Be connected with an Indigenous Production Mentor for all three years of the program.
  3. Be provided ongoing mental health support for the student with access to the growing
    avenues of support offered to students at NTS
  4. Attend monthly check-ins with Native Earth and biannual meetings with the Program lead, support team, and Native Earth
  5. Work with NTS to secure a paid internship opportunity after graduation – according to the interest and availability of the student.

For more information on the Production Design and Technical Arts Program, click here.
For more on New Pathways, click here.


Indigenous artists interested in joining the program, please provide a resume and contact our Managing Director, Himanshu Sitlani. Please cc the Director of Production Design and Technical Arts at NTS, Andrea Lundy at [email protected].

Deadline to submit was Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 11:59PM ET

For additional questions, please contact Himanshu Sitlani, Managing Director by email at [email protected].