Announcement: TAPA Quoted in Toronto Star Article, TAPA

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Announcement, Industry Listing, News

The Toronto Star published “The show will go on, beleaguered performing arts companies hope – but mostly outdoors,” authored by Karen Fricker, earlier today. The article quotes results from TAPA COVID-19 Impact Survey #4, in which we learned that professional theatre, dance, and opera organizations have lost over $900 million of revenue since the beginning… Read more »

Advocacy Alert: Call to Action – Letters for Regulatory Fairness

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Advocacy, News

Good afternoon TAPA members, TAPA has been advocating on behalf of the membership for many months regarding regulatory fairness. The news of the ‘emergency brake’ announced on April 1 and third state of emergency announced yesterday have effectively shut down all of the TAPA membership activities. In our communications today we are working with our… Read more »

Announcement: Ontario’s New Province-Wide Lockdown Measures Announced – Implications for Performing Arts, TAPA

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Announcement, Industry Listing, News

Ontario will go into a four-week, province wide shutdown on Saturday as the government pulls its “emergency brake” in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, Ontario is moving back to a province-wide shutdown as of April 3, 2021, at 12:01… Read more »

Announcement: TAPA Releases COVID-19 Impact Survey #4 Results

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News

Our industry has pivoted and many TAPA member companies have temporarily shifted to hybrid theatre, dance and opera models that include live streaming programing to pre-recorded film and digitization, as well we are anticipating the exploration of creating and utilizing outdoor spaces. TAPA is committed to tracking the numerous changes member organizations have made since… Read more »

Announcement: Nominations for 2021 Dora Ancillary Awards Open, TAPA

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Announcement, Industry Listing, News

Deadline for Nominations: 5:00pm April 16, 2021 2020 Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award recipient Monica Esteves Nominations are now open for the following 2021 Dora Ancillary Awards:The Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award (LMJH Award) in association with the Victor C. Polley Award  is an annual award that recognizes the important work of theatre, dance and opera administrators, and the recipient is invited to… Read more »

Advocacy Alert: Toronto moves to “Grey Zone”

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Advocacy, News

For the first time in more than three months Toronto will transition back into the province of Ontario’s colour-coded framework. The stay-at-home order currently in effect in Toronto will be lifted, and Toronto will be entering the grey zone of Ontario’s tiered reopening framework as of Monday, March 8, 2021. This means that TAPA member… Read more »

Advocacy Alert: Appeal for Revisions to Lockdown Restrictions for Theatres, TAPA

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Announcement, Industry Listing, News

TAPA continues to advocate on behalf of theatre, dance and opera companies with regards to the current provincial restrictions preventing many of your companies from rehearsing, creating digital content and/or engaging in live broadcasting. We recognize this has placed many of you in a precarious position and is extremely frustrating in your ongoing scenario planning…. Read more »

Advocacy Update: Ontario Emergency Orders Impact on Rehearsals & Digital Performance, TAPA

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Announcement, Industry Listing, News

In follow-up to the TAPA letter sent to ADM Kevin Finnerty at the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture for the Province of Ontario on Tuesday January 12, 2021;  TAPA received a reply letter on Friday afternoon January 15, 2021.  Click here to read the letter. This is disappointing news and we again encourage TAPA members… Read more »