Future Voices

Welcome to Future Voices: a showcase for youth, a platform for discussion, a peek into the future of our Fringe community. In the months to come, we hope to use this page to highlight exceptional moments in our youth programing, post articles and content from youth themselves, reflections on Fringe's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work, and more.

If you have an idea for a post, please contact Outreach Coordinator Isabela Solis-Lozano at outreach@fringetoronto.com to discuss. 


The word TENT surrounded by the headshots of the participants

Introducing the 2021 TENT participants!

TENT (Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Network and Training) was created in 2014 by Toronto Fringe to address a growing need in theatre training. The theatre climate demands that artists possess the skills and contacts to self-produce if they wish to build a sustainable career, but no training programs existed to address this specific need for emerging artists. 

Since its inception, TENT has served over 140 emerging artists by providing free, intensive training in the skills vital to making their work a reality (such as managing budgets, marketing, fundraising, and grant-writing), and by connecting them with some of Canada’s leading “artrepreneurs.”

The pandemic has caused many young people to enter the arts industry at its least stable, with many new artists and smaller theatres struggling to make it through the past year. That is why it is important, now more than ever, that we are supporting these future artists in making their dreams obtainable.

Meet our TENT program director

Meet our Talented TENT Cohort