May 20, 2021
2021 TENT Call for Submissions
Hosted by Toronto Fringe
TENT (Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Network and Training) was created in 2014 by The Toronto Fringe Festival 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.”
TENT invests in the future of arts and culture in Toronto by creating, training, and cultivating a community of “artrepreneurs.” We equip emerging artists with the skills and human connections to empower them to create meaningful art on their own terms.
ASL interpretation is available upon request for TENT programming (and interviews). Live captioning will be provided. The program can be delivered with artists who are blind or low vision in mind (workshops that don't rely on visual aids, materials that are screen-reader compatible, and incorporating group practices such as providing visual descriptions and stating our names when speaking). The Fringe is committed to accommodating and embracing different learning styles and cognitive needs; there will be ongoing communication throughout the design and delivery of TENT to support all participants in gaining meaningful training.