The Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program – TRIP
The TRIP Committee
- Chris Lorway, Chair, Soundstreams
- Jim Aldridge, Mirvish Productions
- Steve Beatty, cultureONE
- Alexis Da Silva-Powell, TAPA
The Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program – TRIP, is a multi-tiered program designed to assist TAPA members with travel in and out of Toronto only, associated with touring, international collaboration and professional development. In addition TRIP offers a unique retreat opportunity to the TAPA membership.
The three components are:
The Porter Component
As the official airline of TRIP, Porter Airlines provides six return flights to anywhere Porter Airlines flies. For the full list of destinations click here.
The Flight Component
One of the inherent challenges facing producers of live theatre and performing arts is travel costs. The Flight Component allows TAPA members to apply for funding to cover air travel costs, nationally and internationally to anywhere that Porter Airlines does not travel.
The Retreat Component
Valleyview Artist Retreat is located north-west of Toronto in the Hills of Caledon in a secluded rural setting. Creative artists will be free to pursue their work without interruption. It offers an environment conducive to inspiration and rejuvenation. Artistic Directors and General Managers are welcome to apply to this component of TRIP. As well, consideration will be given to those working in arts administration seeking a day facility for visioning meetings and workshops suitable for 6-8 people.
Together these three components allow TAPA members to travel outside the city of Toronto and work collaboratively with other artists. TRIP also covers the travel of foreign artists coming to work with companies in Toronto. TRIP presents a vital opportunity for professional development and networking in the professional theatre, dance and opera industry, enabling artistic directors, producers and general managers to attend conferences and festivals. All three components of TRIP are valuable to artists and administrators alike and enables a broad range of TAPA members to participate.
- Monday January 21, 2013
- Monday August 12, 2013
If you are a TAPA Member and would like to apply to TRIP please login to the Members Only section of tapa.ca and download the application form. If you are not a Member of TAPA and have questions about TRIP please contact Alexis Da Silva-Powell, Corporate Partnerships and Membership Manager at email@example.com or by phone at 416 536.6468 ex30.
TAPA acknowledges the generous support of TRIP’s two founding sponsors. Working together in partnership with TAPA we are pleased to recognize:
The C.T.D.F. Committee:
- Michael Rubinoff (Chair)
- Janis Hobson
- Brett Randall
- Carrie Sager
- Brian Sewell
Commercial Theatre Development Fund-CTDF
The Commercial Theatre Development Fund assists the Ontario commercial theatre sector through associations with Ontario-based producers who seek to present small to mid-sized commercial theatre productions in Ontario. The CTDF also assists productions that are chosen on the basis of their profit-making potential so that the CTDF remains sustainable.
The goal of the CTDF is to encourage small to mid-sized Ontario productions, with a particular emphasis on original Canadian works or works performed outside of Toronto.
Please contact Jacoba Knaapen, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.