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February 2019

TAPA Trade Series In Conversation with OPTrust Select Pension Plan

Feb 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
TAPA Office, 350-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
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OPTrust Select is a new defined benefit pension offering for Ontario workers in the nonprofit, charitable and broader public sectors. OPTrust Select is managed by OPTrust, one of Canada’s largest public sector pension funds, with over $20B in net assets and 92,000 members and retirees. OPTrust Select will provide members with a steady stream of secure, reliable retirement income and includes the following features: Members contribute 3% of earnings and employers match the contributions; An annual pension accrual rate of…

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March 2019

Contracts Are Not Your Enemy

Mar 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Artscape Daniels Launchpad, 130 Queens Quay East
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3Y5 Canada
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$20.00

INDIE X brings together independent theatre artists/art makers, arts managers, producers and companies in a spirit of collaboration to build strong networks between emerging and established members of the performing arts community. CONTRACTS ARE NOT YOUR ENEMY with Beth Brown – Managing Director, Nightwood Theatre Gail Packwood – Executive Director, Associated Designers of Canada. Please take note of the new timing and logistics:   Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am doors open/coffee/tea 10:30 – 11:30am workshop TAPA office: 401 Richmond Street West, suite…

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World Theatre Day

Mar 27

TAPA Celebrates World Theatre Day The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) invites all Canadians to celebrate World Theatre Day on March 27, 2019. TAPA is proud to support our colleagues at Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC), and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and and l'Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (ATFC)  who have commissioned the 2019 Canadian World Theatre Day message by Sunny Drake - a playwright, actor, and producer whose award-winning plays have been showcased in 55 cities across…

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April 2019

TAPA Trade Series: In Conversation With…Al Parsai, CEO – Parsai Immigration Services

Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
TAPA Office, 350-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
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Canada offers many visa, work permit, and immigration opportunities to performing artists. However, there are many complexities along the way. The leaders and professionals in the field of performing arts are rarely aware of their options. If you are inviting performing artist to Canada whether, for temporary opportunities or employment, you need to know your options. Al Parsai is a Regulated Canadian Immigration consultant, a College instructor, and the author of "88 Tips on Immigration to Canada." He has represented…

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May 2019

Contracts Are Not Your Enemy with Gail Packwood and Beth Brown – TAPA Trade Series Workshop

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
TAPA Office, 350-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
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Join Gail Packwood, Executive Director of Associated Designers of Canada and Beth Brown, Managing Director of Nightwood Theatre to review the types of contracts you will encounter and why you should use them. Renting a venue? Working with artists of all kinds? Co-producing? Gail and Beth will cover some pitfalls and red flags to be aware of and talk about how to work with union and association contracts. Register

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Dora Mavor Moore Awards Nominee Press Conference

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge St.
Toronto, ontario Canada
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Including the presentation of the Leonard McHardy & John Harvey Award for Leadership in Administration ... George Luscombe Mentorship Award ... Pauline McGibbon Award for Unique Talents and Potential for Excellence Tuesday May 28, 2019 Historic Davies Takacs Lobby Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre 189 Yonge Street Doors open 9:30am - coffee/tea served Press Conference begins promptly at 10:00am *This Event is Currently at Capacity* If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email Alexis

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June 2019

In Conversation with FOOi – Make Fundraising Fun, Fast and Easy

Jun 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
TAPA Office, 350-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
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Free

Join FOOi to discuss how to make fundraising fun, fast and easy at your events. Fundraising can be hard since cash isn’t always at hand, payment devices can be expensive, and it can take forever to process a long line up of donors. With FOOi, your audience will be able to donate right from their seats, with a few taps on their phones. What is FOOi? FOOi is a simple, fast and safe way to share money in the moment using your…

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40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Jun 25
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2 Canada
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September 2019

Engaging the Community for Audience Development and Growth – The Untapped Market of Patrons with Disabilities with Christine Karcza – TAPA Trade Series Workshop

Sep 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TAPA Office, 350-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
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$56.50

More theatres are now accessible to patrons of all abilities and many are offering specialized performances like Relaxed, ASL and Audio Described. The challenge is getting accurate information distributed to potential patrons so they are aware of these events and then choose to buy tickets. A Community Engagement Plan is a key strategy for audience development and growth.  It includes all the ways that community and theatre representatives can build a continuing relationship that will impact audience development, your organization’s…

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October 2019

POSTPONED – Standard First Aid CPR/AED level A or C – 2 Day Workshop

Oct 1 @ 1:39 pm
Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2P3 Canada
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$158.29

*Please note this workshop has been postponed until an as yet undetermined date in 2020* We are pleased to offer the Standard First Aid Workshop again! This workshop has been especially popular with companies who operate venues and who employ Front of house and Box Office staff. This workshop ensures your staff are properly trained for a variety of possible workplace emergency situations.   This informative all day session will cover a variety of topics including: Certification valid for 3…

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