TAPA is a leading arts service organization in Toronto that currently represents 112 professional theatre, dance, and opera organizations. Over the time of the pandemic, our industry pivoted and many TAPA member companies temporarily shifted to hybrid theatre, dance and opera models that included live-streaming and pre-recorded broadcasting. As we are slowly reopening for live and in-person performances many companies are still requiring masks and proof of vaccination for audiences. Reopening is not recovery and bringing back audiences is a slow process.
TAPA is committed to tracking the numerous changes member organizations have made since the start of COVID-19 to represent the needs of our diverse membership in our ongoing advocacy efforts. Two years later, we launched COVID-19 Impact Survey #5 and are now releasing the results.
The numbers tell the story and reveal the extraordinary setbacks members have encountered. Of 112 member organizations, 63% responded. The information released here is in aggregate.
Thank you to those organizations who were able to participate and to all TAPA members for your ongoing support of our advocacy efforts.