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The Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program – TRIP, is a multi-tiered program designed to assist TAPA members with travel in and out of Toronto only, associated with touring, international collaboration and professional development. In addition TRIP offers a unique retreat opportunity to the TAPA membership.

The two components are:

The Flight Component
One of the inherent challenges facing producers of live theatre and performing arts is travel costs. The Flight Component allows TAPA members to apply for funding to cover air travel costs both nationally and internationally.

The Retreat Component


Valleyview Artist Retreat is located north-west of Toronto in the Hills of Caledon in a secluded rural setting. Creative artists will be free to pursue their work without interruption. It offers an environment conducive to inspiration and rejuvenation. Artistic Directors and General Managers are welcome to apply to this component of TRIP. As well, consideration will be given to those working in arts administration seeking a day facility for visioning meetings and workshops suitable for 6-8 people.

Together these two components allow TAPA members to travel outside the city of Toronto and work collaboratively with other artists. TRIP also covers the travel of foreign artists coming to work with companies in Toronto. TRIP presents a vital opportunity for professional development and networking in the professional theatre, dance and opera industry, enabling artistic directors, producers and general managers to attend conferences and festivals. All three components of TRIP are valuable to artists and administrators alike and enables a broad range of TAPA members to participate.  The Retreat dates for 2017 are:

  • May 1, 2017 - May 8, 2017
  • October 16, 2017 - October 23, 2017

Application Deadlines for 2017

  • March 14, 2017 SPRING RETREAT ONLY
  • May 25, 2017

If you are a TAPA Member and would like to apply to TRIP please login to your account.

If you are not a Member of TAPA and have questions about TRIP please contact Alexis Da Silva-Powell, Corporate Partnerships and Membership Manager at alexisdsp@tapa.ca or 416.536.6468 x30.

Apply for T.R.I.P.

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