TENT 2015 Participants
2015 TENT Participants. Photo credit: Solana Cain

Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Network & Training

Interested in a career in theatre, but don’t know where to start?
TENT can help!

TENT connects emerging artists with established artists and theatre leaders, to nurture a new generation of knowledgeable, empowered, creative, self-producing independent artists.

The 2019 TENT program will include:

Workshops > Develop the necessary skills to pursue your career in professional theatre throughout an exciting and diverse series of workshops in areas such as promotion & publicity, grant writing, well-being, and more.
Guest Advisers > TENT workshops are led by guest advisors who are respected working artists, producers and managers. The program provides an excellent opportunity to connect with the professional artistic community.
Free Shows > See 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival programming at no cost with a TENT Rush Pass.
Bursaries > A limited number of $500 bursaries will be available for participants, with focus on those from priority neighbourhoods.

Applications for the 2019 TENT Program are NOW OPEN.


Please submit a resume highlighting your theatre/arts and administration experience to date, along with a cover letter explaining why you think the TENT program would benefit you at this point in your career journey, at the link below:

Apply to TENT here.

Applications Open: Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 | Submission Deadline: Thursday April 18th, 2019

For additional information, contact Program Director Tanisha Taitt at tent [@] fringetoronto.com

TENT gave me access to the hardworking people making theatre in Canada, and it taught me how I can be one of them.

2015 TENT Participant
A TENT Youth participant is writing something on a whiteboard in the classroom
Convergence Theatre leading a TENT workshop in 2015. Photo credit: Solana Cain