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Assistant Lighting Design Training with Design Incubator

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announces the Design Incubator Pilot Project; a paid mentorship and training opportunity for Assistant Lighting Designers. TAPA is proud to be launching the Design IncubatorPilot Project in partnership with renowned Lighting Designer Lesley Wilkinson.

TAPA is pleased to announce the following member companies who are participating in the Design Incubator Pilot Project:

  • Soulpepper Theatre
  • Studio 180 Theatre
  • Young People’s Theatre

There is great value in training in the ‘real world’ as a production is being put together ― to learn the fundamental processes of lighting design. Assistant Lighting Designers need to experience, participate and be fully immersed in the process of lighting design ― from early discussions about initial design concepts through to the production’s opening night.

Design Incubator sees this pilot project as a focused study with a progressive outcome, providing great benefits to future Assistant Lighting Designers. By gathering data from the pilot project we can begin to structure a complete and permanent training program.

The Design IncubatorPilot Project is structured to build relationships between Assistant Lighting Designers, Lighting Designers, Production Electricians, and the Creative Team in three Toronto theatres ― establishing connections between each other’s artistry.

Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to be considered for this opportunity and must be residents of Toronto and reside in Toronto during the Design Incubator Pilot Project. Funding will not be provided for housing, food, or transportation.

The Design Incubator Pilot Project will run during the 2020/2021 Theatre Season in Toronto, with specific dates to be determined.
Deadline for applications:  Thursday April 23, 2020

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