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TAP Centre for Creativity is a registered charity (official name The Arts Project) and non-profit. There are many ways you can donate to support our programs, space and the artists we support. To learn more about the impact of your donation, you can read our Case for Support.

To make a donation by phone, please call 519-642-2767 or by mail: 203 Dundas Street, London ON N6A 1G4.

Tax receipts are issued under our legal name The ARTS Project London and our charitable registration number is 871113353 RR0001.

Anna Wilson completed the Emerging Artist's Studio Program in 2019. She explains how this program helped her career as an artist.

Impact by the Numbers (2017-18)

  • 27,072 visitors

  • 968 artists supported to create and present work

  • 1511 volunteer hours

  • 24 exhibitions

  • 29 theatre and performance acts

  • 34 events

  • 30 arts education programs

  • 10 resident artists and a theatre company

EMERGING ARTIST STUDIO PROGRAM

We have all heard of the stereotypical "starving artist." Launching an artistic career can truly be an uphill battle. To support artists in London who contribute artistically to our community at personal financial risk, the Emerging Artists Studio Program enables visual artists to launch their career without having to worry about the funds required to begin. Artists are provided with 24/7 access to their own private studio for 12 months, mentorship and peer support, a materials budget and a culminating solo exhibition. This opportunity is open to recent graduates from a visual arts program in London or artists based in London who graduated from another Canadian institution within the past two years.

Fundraising need to support 3 artists annually: $24,500

EMERGING THEATRE RESIDENCY

Emerging theatre artists face a gruelling audition process and many closed doors, making it difficult to gain professional experience and create the work they want to create. The Emerging Theatre Residency is currently in development and follows a self-producing framework: recent theatre graduates will collaborate to develop, workshop and present original work within 12 months. Through mentorship, access to rehearsal space, a production budget, and educational opportunities, residents will gain hands-on experience to enhance their craft in playwriting, acting, directing, and dramaturgy.

Fundraising need to support 3 artists annually: $24,500

ENGAGING PROJECTS AND PRESENTATIONS

We develop initiatives for and by emerging and established artists, supporting the presentation of new works in various art forms while encouraging community participation. Our annual Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival, which features work by artists from Southwestern Ontario, and our newest LAB203 initiative where artists can present collaborative and experimental installations are just two examples. 

Fundraising need to support 3 artists annually: $76,000

PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS

TAP delivers over 30 educational programs each year to support the development of artists in all stages of their careers. These programs provide an opportunity for instructors to share resources, for students to learn new skills, and for the public to tap into and enjoy. Our free Unscripted Speaker Series provides an inclusive opportunity for students, artists and patrons to connect with talent across the country in an open forum. TAP is also home to weekly drop-in life drawing sessions, giving artists of all skill levels a chance to hone and develop their figure drawing abilities. These learning opportunities are core to TAP's mission in supporting emerging talent and increasing community engagement. 

Fundraising need to deliver annually: $68,500

CREATIVE SPACES

Having inviting spaces to learn and experiment in is crucial for our artistic community. With theatre, gallery and studio space all under one roof, TAP strives to ensure that our space is flexible, accessible, and safe for all artists and patrons. The diversity of our spaces is vital to many of the programs we offer. Refurbishment, improvements and maintenance of our heritage building is essential so we can continue to provide a flexible space that supports artistic development.

Annual capital fundraising needs $61,500

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Lori Jensen-Brazier

"The residency was a remarkable experience for me. Never in my life have I had the time, space or resources to do what I was able to do at TAP."
 

HOURS

Our free gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00-5:00 pm. We are also open for theatre performances and events. Check our calendar for information.

CONSTRUCTION ACCESS

If you are travelling by car to see us, please note that our block of Dundas is closed to  vehicles while construction of the flex street is underway. For construction updates and parking information visit https://www.dundasplace.ca

PARKING
  • Metered parking is FREE after 6pm Monday to Friday.

  • On-Street metered parking is FREE for 2 Hours on Saturdays.

  • On-Street metered parking is FREE ALL DAY on Sundays.

  • Map to downtown parking can be found here.

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

203 Dundas Street

London ON N6A 1G4

EMAIL

info@tapcreativity.org

TEL

519 - 642 -2767

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