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There are many reasons to become a TAPA member! TAPA is thrilled to introduce NEW B Street benefits as part of TAPA membership, starting in the 2023-24 season.

Located at 1100 Bathurst Street, B Street is a new community arts hub for TAPA members to connect and create. The space features a Rehearsal Hall with storage, “Phone Booth” digital meeting spaces, a DIY Self-Tape Studio, and an Audio Recording Studio – all accessible at a discounted rate to TAPA members!

Individual memberships are also now available so that independent artists may join TAPA and have access to the B Street facilities. TAPA will be scheduling a number of open houses. We look forward to meeting you at B Street this fall!

Please see below to learn more about the TAPA membership categories and their respective benefits, including a growing number of strategic business discounts available to all TAPA members from the following partner organizations:

Click here to become a member today!

Individual Member (IND)

TAPA is relaunching the Individual membership category and significantly expanding IND benefits to include access to our new facilities at B Street. TAPA welcomes all individual artists and artsworkers to become a member. We encourage individuals from equity-owed groups to engage with us and  join TAPA.

Dues:

IND [A] – 6 month membership: $45.20 ($40.00 + $5.20 HST)

IND [B] – Annual membership: $67.80 ($60.00 + $7.80 HST)

Benefits

  • TAPA communications including: TAPA Monthly Communiqué, TAPA Weekly Roundup, TAPA Industry Listings, Advocacy Alerts and hipTIX e-newsletter
  • Access to professional development, skills training, and artistic intensives, workshops and residencies through the TAPA Trade Series
  • Eligible to participate in the Annual Arts Day at the City
  • If members are in-production, the opportunity for account onboarding to create a profile and listings on Now Playing Toronto (NPTO)
  • Access to B Street “Phone Booth” virtual meeting spaces (subject to availability)
  • Access to B Street Community Gathering Room and complimentary wifi access
  • Discount rates for the B Street Rehearsal Hall, the Recording Studio and DIY Self-Tape Space
  • Access and discount rates for printing and photocopying at B Street

Professional Member (PM)

Members in this category are actively and directly involved in Toronto’s professional theatre, dance or opera industry. They may be a professional theatre, dance, or opera company; an independent producer of theatre, dance or opera; of a presenting theatre, dance or opera company. The location of the company’s head office and the majority of the work produced or presented by the company must be in the City of Toronto.

Dues:

Benefits

  • TAPA communications, including: TAPA Monthly Communiqué, TAPA Industry Listings, Advocacy Alerts and hipTIX e-newsletter
  • Access to the TAPA member website
  • Access to any TAPA reading/research material
  • May apply to the Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program (TRIP)
  • May apply for the Ray Ferris Innovation and Sustainability Grant
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
  • Access to professional development, skills training, and artistic intensives, workshops and residencies through the TAPA Trade Series
  • Able to participate in role-specific Community Meetings
  • Able to allocate tickets to hipTIX youth outreach program
  • Able to allocate tickets to citySPECIAL outreach outreach program
  • Obligation to provide tickets (based on availability) to Silver Ticket Award laureates
  • Eligible to hold a seat on the TAPA Board of Directors
  • Eligible to register for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards
  • Eligible to participate in the Annual Arts Day at the City
  • If members are in-production, the opportunity for account onboarding to create a profile and listings on Now Playing Toronto (NPTO)
  • Access to B Street “Phone Booth” virtual meeting spaces (subject to availability)
  • Access to B Street Community Gathering Room and complimentary wifi access
  • Exclusive TAPA member rates for the B Street Rehearsal Hall, the Audio Recording Studio and the DIY Self-Tape Space
  • Access to discount rates for printing and photocopying at B Street

Associate Member (AM)

Associate Members are involved in an active business relationship with Toronto’s theatre, opera or dance community. An AM may be a non-producing performance facility, an arts management company, a production company, a fundraising or promotional company, a talent or casting agent, a theatrical union or professional association, a service organization or a supplier specializing in theatrical goods and services. An AM may also be a community theatre or dance company, an educational institution’s drama or dance department, an acting or dance studio, or a professional music producer.

Professional theatre, dance or opera companies based outside the City of Toronto may also apply for this category of membership (formerly Provincial Member). The company must be based within the province of Ontario. TYA companies who are located within the province of Ontario and are mandated to tour are eligible to register their Toronto performances for the Dora Awards.

Dues: $500.59

($443.00 + $57.59 HST)

Benefits

  • TAPA communications, including: TAPA Monthly Communiqué, TAPA Industry Listings, Advocacy Alerts and hipTIX e-newsletter
  • Access to the TAPA member website
  • Access to any TAPA reading/research material
  • May apply to the Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program (TRIP)
  • May apply for the Ray Ferris Innovation and Sustainability Grant
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
  • Access to professional development, skills training, and artistic intensives, workshops and residencies through the TAPA Trade Series
  • Able to participate in role-specific Community Meetings
  • Able to allocate tickets to hipTIX youth outreach program
  • Able to allocate tickets to citySPECIAL outreach outreach program
  • Obligation to provide tickets (based on availability) to Silver Ticket Award laureates
  • Eligible to hold a seat on the TAPA Board of Directors
  • Eligible to participate in the Annual Arts Day at the City
  • If members are in-production, the opportunity for account onboarding to create a profile and listings on Now Playing Toronto (NPTO)
  • Access to B Street “Phone Booth” virtual meeting spaces (subject to availability)
  • Access to B Street Community Gathering Room and complimentary wifi access
  • Exclusive TAPA member rates for the B Street Rehearsal Hall, the Audio Recording Studio and the DIY Self-Tape Space
  • Access to discount rates for printing and photocopying at B Street

Non-Producing Member (NPM)

A Non-Producing Member (NPM) is defined as a professional performing arts company who wishes to remain a member of TAPA during a period of non-production. A NPM member remains in good standing with limited access to benefits of membership (for the most up-to-date list of benefits, please see below). If during the year, a NPM becomes an active producing company, the company must inform TAPA of the change in status a minimum of 3 months prior to the opening date of the upcoming production. At this point, the member will be upgraded to a Professional Member (PM) with all duties and dues of that category reinstated. Payment of remaining dues must be made within 30 days of reactivation to TAPA (dues owed is the increase from a NPM to a PM).

Dues: $243.91

($215.85 + $28.06 HST)

Benefits

  • TAPA communications, including: TAPA Monthly Communiqué, TAPA Industry Listings, Advocacy Alerts and hipTIX e-newsletter
  • Access to the TAPA member website
  • Access to any TAPA reading/research material
  • May apply to the Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program (TRIP)
  • May apply for the Ray Ferris Innovation and Sustainability Grant
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
  • Access to professional development, skills training, and artistic intensives, workshops and residencies through the TAPA Trade Series
  • Eligible to hold a seat on the TAPA Board of Directors
  • Eligible to participate in the Annual Arts Day at the City
  • Access to B Street “Phone Booth” virtual meeting spaces (subject to availability)
  • Access to B Street Community Gathering Room and complimentary wifi access
  • Exclusive TAPA member rates for the B Street Rehearsal Hall, the Audio Recording Studio and the DIY Self-Tape Space
  • Access to discount rates for printing and photocopying at B Street

Community Theatre Member (CTM)

A Community Theatre Member (CTM) is a non-professional theatre company (TAPA defines professional as a company who actively engages in the CTA, Equity Agreements, or Artists Contracts in which the artists are paid). These members have access to a limited number of benefits offered through TAPA.

Dues: $252.40

($223.37 + $29.04 HST)

Benefits

  • TAPA communications, including: TAPA Monthly Communiqué, TAPA Industry Listings, Advocacy Alerts and hipTIX e-newsletter
  • Access to the TAPA member website
  • Access to any TAPA reading/research material
  • May apply to the Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program (TRIP)
  • May apply for the Ray Ferris Innovation and Sustainability Grant
  • Access to professional development, skills training, and artistic intensives, workshops and residencies through the TAPA Trade Series
  • Able to participate in role-specific Community Meetings
  • Able to allocate tickets to hipTIX youth outreach program
  • Able to allocate tickets to citySPECIAL outreach outreach program
  • Obligation to provide tickets (based on availability) to Silver Ticket Award laureates
  • Eligible to hold a seat on the TAPA Board of Directors
  • Eligible to participate in the Annual Arts Day at the City
  • If members are in-production, the opportunity for account onboarding to create a profile and listings on Now Playing Toronto (NPTO)
  • Access to B Street “Phone Booth” virtual meeting spaces (subject to availability)
  • Access to B Street Community Gathering Room and complimentary wifi access
  • Exclusive TAPA member rates for the B Street Rehearsal Hall, the Audio Recording Studio and the DIY Self-Tape Space
  • Access to discount rates for printing and photocopying at B Street
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