TAPA is the voice of theatre, dance and opera in Toronto.
To nurture an environment in which theatre, dance and opera may flourish and play a leadership role in the vitality of the City of Toronto. The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts:
Unites the disciplines of theatre, dance, and opera to celebrate and strengthen the performing arts in Toronto;
Promotes and advocates on behalf of a large and diverse membership of professional performing arts practitioners, to legislators, public and private sector funding bodies, and to the general public;
Provides marketing opportunities and professional development services to its membership.
TAPA is a champion of theatre, dance and opera and aims for a unified voice to improve the environment for all theatre/dance/opera companies in Toronto
TAPA recognizes that there is a cultural equity gap in practices and representation in the arts in Toronto, and supports the values and practices to ensure equity and inclusion of various identities, including but not limited to: race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation including but not limited to LGBTQ2SIA+, socio-economic status or religion
TAPA supports pluralism in the arts and strives to lead by example with demonstration of policies and practice that embrace and honour all narratives
TAPA recognizes fluidity, flexibility and transparency as essential practice
TAPA embraces community and partnership to build collaborative networks and working together to make positive change
TAPA believes in being responsive to the dynamics of a changing cultural environment and in so doing, also being responsive to the evolving needs of the membership
TAPA works to provide a wide range of programs and services that meets the needs of a diverse membership
In everything TAPA undertakes we work to be fair, open, transparent, unbiased and honest
We need to continue to be boldstrategically and collaboratively
We need to continually reassess our programs & services, and Board/committee activities in order to determine if they support the development of a healthier environment and serve the membership
We support organizational learning and are open to new knowledge, and not being tied to apparent strictures or perceived barriers
The Board serves as a collaborative problem solving group
Strategic Plan 2019–2021
The manner and spirit with which TAPA’S Strategic Plan was created involved layers of assessment and discussion in a positive collaborative process. It involved members of the TAPA Board of Directors, the TAPA staff team and the TAPA membership.