Only full time employees of companies registered with TAPA as Professional Members or Non-Producing Members for the current Membership year may apply to TRIP.  Interns enrolled in a full or part-time degree-granting program are not eligible to apply to TRIP.

TAPA Member companies applying to TRIP must meet the following requirements:

  • Be registered as a non-profit professional producing company for a minimum of three years;
  • Have a history of producing and mounting theatre productions within the past 3 years;
  • Employ professional artists and administrators;

An independent selection committee of experienced theatre professionals will be looking for proposals with a clearly articulated plan that addresses the following criteria (Application not to exceed 8 pages):

*Please note: Flights that have already been booked on travel points via various points programs cannot be expensed through TRIP

Flight Component

  • Resume or bio of all primary collaborators (maximum 2 pages)
  • Theatre history and mission of all collaborating theatres (maximum 1 page per theatre);
  • Project budget;  Funding support requested from TRIP cannot exceed $1,000.00. If you are only partially funded through TRIP will the applicant still be able to partake in the proposed trip? How will this affect the project?
  • Proposal describing the specific project and anticipated impact to the individual applicant/company (maximum 3 pages)
  • Itinerary (1 page);
  • Evidence of the applicant’s interest and/or experience in international theatre work or cross-cultural theatre exchange (if applicable)
  • Other reasons for wanting to engage in the proposed activities.

If you are submitting a Flight Component application for a visiting artist please include the following additional information:

  • Letter of invitation (if applicable);
  • Applications involving a visiting artist must include a signed letter of intention from the artist;
  • Evidence of commitment, ability and a clear plan to develop the proposed relationship of project;
  • Other reasons for wanting to engage in the proposed activities;

Retreat Component

  • Resume or bio of all primary collaborators, not to exceed 2 pages per person;
  • Theatre history and mission of all collaborating theatres, not to exceed one page per theatre;
  • Proposal of three pages or less describing the specific project/work that will occur at the retreat;
  • Itinerary (1 page);
  • Anticipated impact of the retreat to the individual applicant/company;
  • Other reasons for wanting to engage in the proposed activities.

The Valleyview Artists Retreat is available during the following dates *ONLY*:

  • May 27- June 3, 2019
  • October 28 - November 4, 2019
Note: Please contact Alexis at alexisdsp@tapa.ca prior to submitting your application if you are applying to the ValleyView Artists Retreat.
Note: Applications will only be accepted via the form below and will not be accepted after 5pm on the deadline date.

Application Form

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