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September 2017

DIY Graphic Design with Canva – TAPA Trade Series with Camp Tech

Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 Canada
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$99.00

Want to create fun images for your social media feed or blog, but don't need all the features (or expense) of a pro tool like Photoshop? In this fun, hands-on workshop you'll learn how to create captivating, Instagram-worthy layouts using Canva - a FREE online tool for simple graphic design. We'll explore design trends and example images, and then show you how to replicate them yourself by choosing a layout, selecting backgrounds and frames, and importing photos. Discover the tools that Canva…

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November 2017

Emergency First Aid – TAPA Trade Series

Nov 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 3P4 Canada
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$109.61

We are pleased to offer the Emergency First Aid Workshop again! This workshop has been especially popular with companies who operate venues and who employ Front of house and Box Office staff. This workshop ensures your staff are properly trained for a variety of possible workplace emergency situations. This informative all day session will cover a variety of topics including: Adult CPR Breathing and Bleeding Emergencies Severe Allergic Reactions AED (defibrillation certification) Certification is valid for 3 years and is…

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8th Annual Arts Day at the City

Nov 23
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Canada
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The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), in partnership with the Friends of the Arts network will meet with 32 Toronto City Councillors on Thursday, November 23, 2017 to discuss the ongoing cultural importance and the continuing financial impact of arts and culture in Toronto. Teams of artists, administrators and youth will meet with City Councillors to make the case for continued and growing investment for culture in Toronto. “For over a decade, Toronto’s entire arts and culture sector…

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TAPA Annual General Meeting

Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2P3 Canada
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In preparation for the meeting please review the following documents: 2017 TAPA AGM Agenda 2017/2018 TAPA Board Slate 2016/17 Annual Report 2016/2017 TAPA AGM Meeting Minutes If you are unable to attend the AGM however would still like to be involved please complete and submit a Proxy Form by Wednesday November 22, 2017 to alexisdsp@tapa.ca: Proxy Form

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January 2018

Community Consultation about Gender in the Dora Mavor Moore Awards

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1B4 Canada
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TAPA is inviting all interested parties involved in theatre, dance and opera productions in the Toronto area to a facilitated community consultation in a roundtable format to discuss: How performance award categories of Toronto’s Dora Awards might better acknowledge artistic practices that move beyond the gender binary of “Outstanding Performance of a Male/Female". Using the current structure and definitions of the Dora Award performance categories as the conversation starter, we are interested in hearing from engaged community participants regarding potential…

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February 2018

How to Create ‘Living’ Policies for Your Theatre/Dance/Opera Company with Jeanne LeSage

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TAPA Office, 350-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
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$50 - $80

Arts HR expert Jeanne LeSage will take you through the steps and processes to ensure your organization has the policies, procedures and processes to create and foster both a safe and respectful workplace free of harassment, and due diligence in terms of organizational compliance.  Attendees will learn the areas of compliance and legal jurisdiction, review a sample Workplace Harassment Policy as provided by TAPA, understand the roles and responsibilities of boards and senior management, and discuss tangible ways to make…

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March 2018

Anti-Oppression For Artists And Cultural Producers with Rania El Mugammar

March 22 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Training Room A at CAMH, 1001 Queen St W, Toronto, 1001 Queen St W
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H1
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$50 - $80

This workshop for artists explores the language, theories and practices of anti-oppression in depth. Institutional, community based and organizational strategies for building equity and unlearning oppression are central to the content and objectives of the workshop. Creative, technical and collaborative models for building equity and liberation will be explored. Group activities, case studies and discussion are critical tools to apply the learnings of this workshop. Artists will examine the power dynamics that shape access, inclusion and opportunities in Canada’s arts and…

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World Theatre Day

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TAPA Office, 350-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
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Free

Celebrate World Theatre Day with Theatre Ontario, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, and Playwrights Guild of Canada Join Theatre Ontario, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, Playwrights Guild of Canada, and the rest of Suite 350 at 401 Richmond as we celebrate World Theatre Day 2018 with special guests, cocktails, appetizers and more.

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TAPA invites you to World Theatre Day Open House

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TAPA Office, 350-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
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Please join Theatre Ontario, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), and Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) in celebration of World Theatre Day on Tuesday March 27th. We are pleased to announce that this year's message written by Nina Lee Aquino, Artistic Director of Factory Theatre will be presented live in Suite 350 by Miss Aquino and streamed live on Facebook. Speakers begin at 3:45 pm sharp. World Theatre Day is an initiative of UNESCO's International Theatre Institute to celebrate the power of…

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April 2018

Inclusive Audiences – How to Offer a Relaxed Performance! with Christine Karcza

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Théâtre français de Toronto, 21 College Street - Suite 610
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2B3
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$50 - $80

Relaxed Performances welcome patrons who are often excluded from cultural events because of repetitive behaviour, anxiety or their requirement for a more "relaxed" environment.  Learn the benefits of offering relaxed performances, the components of an inclusive patron experience and take back an action plan template for Relaxed Performance implementation in your venue. In this interactive workshop, access checklists, pre-visit strategies, ticket sales, flexible house rules, training on expected behaviour of patrons and responses of dignity, performance adaptation and marketing opportunities will be…

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