TAPA is hosting the upcoming APASO Conference in Toronto. APASO is the Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations. At TAPA we have been meeting for many years with our fellow ASO’s (arts service organizations) who participate in the annual APASO Conference. APASO was founded almost 30 years ago when a group of organizations providing services to their performing arts communities got together to share their experiences as a way of learning from each other.
Today APASO is an association that includes cross-disciplinary not-for-profit arts service organizations and cultural alliances from across North America (including New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Vancouver and others). We share many common goals, and many common passions drive our work. Almost all of us work to increase public awareness of, engagement with, and support for the arts in our local municipalities and we are membership driven.
TAPA is thrilled and honoured to be the host organization for APASO Toronto 2012 and we thank all of our sponsors and supporters and the financial assistance from the Ontario Arts Council. We are anticipating approximately 55 delegates from across North America. As you know, the current climate and financial challenges our industry faces are daunting. More than ever before, we need the solidarity of working cohesively together toward solving challenges, with the opportunity for exploration of new ideas and diversity. We are happy to open up sections of the APASO Conference to the TAPA Membership, for registration pls click here.