Eligibility
Only full time employees of companies registered with TAPA as Professional Members or Non-Producing Members for the current Membership year may apply to TRIP.  Interns enrolled in a full or part-time degree-granting program are not eligible to apply to TRIP.

TAPA Member companies applying to TRIP must meet the following requirements:

  • Be registered as a non-profit professional producing company for a minimum of three years;
  • Have a history of producing and mounting theatre productions within the past 3 years;
  • Employ professional artists and administrators;

The Retreat is available during the following dates *ONLY*:

  • May 1, 2017 - May 8, 2017
  • October 16, 2017 - October 23, 2017
Note: Please contact Alexis at alexisdsp@tapa.ca prior to submitting your application if you are applying to the ValleyView Artists Retreat.

Application Deadlines for 2017

  • March 14, 2017 SPRING RETREAT ONLY
  • May 25, 2017
Note: Applications will only be accepted via the form below and will not be accepted after 5pm on the deadline date.

An independent selection committee of experienced theatre professionals will be looking for proposals with a clearly articulated plan that addresses the following criteria (Application not to exceed 8 pages):

  • Resume or bio of all primary collaborators, not to exceed 2 pages per person;
  • Theatre history and mission of all collaborating theatres, not to exceed one page per theatre;
  • Project budget;
  • Proposal of three pages or less describing the specific project;
  • Letter of invitation (if applicable);
  • Applications involving a visiting artist must include a signed letter of intention from the artist;
  • Itinerary (1 page);
  • Evidence of commitment, ability and a clear plan to develop the proposed relationship of project;
  • Anticipated impact of the trip/retreat to the individual applicant/company;
  • If you are only partially funded through TRIP will the applicant still be able to partake in the proposed trip? How will this affect the project?;
  • Evidence of the applicant’s interest and/or experience in international theatre work or cross-cultural theatre exchange (if applicable);
  • Other reasons for wanting to engage in the proposed activities;
  • If you are applying to The Flight Component please request a specific amount of money that does not exceed $1,000.00.
  • Flights that have already been booked on points will not be covered.

Application Form

You must be a TAPA member in order to apply to T.R.I.P. Please log in to your members account to view the application form.

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