Subsidies and Funding

Arts Impact

Arts Impact is designed for students to experience a YPT performance with related workshops at a highly subsidized rate. Arts Impact packages are offered to specific schools that are selected in consultation with the Arts Departments at the TDSB and TCDSB. 

During the 2020.21 season, Arts Impact will be offered virtually. Each Arts Impact package will include an online storytelling performance or play reading, as well as two workshops, which will be offered as online and interactive. The pre-performance and post-performance workshops will guide students through a series of drama exercises to more deeply engage and explore the themes in the storytelling event or play reading they experienced. Workshops will be coordinated through Google Meet, and vary between 30-60 minutes in length depending on the grade level of the students. Teachers can book one package for one classroom.

Arts Impact 2020.21 Schedule

Storytellers Series

JK-Grade 2: November-December 2020

Grade 3-6: February-March 2021

YPT’s Storytellers Series features artists from various oral storytelling traditions weaving a fascinating tale via the YPT YouTube link. Have your students listen to storytellers share an original or traditional story from a variety of cultures. All available to you and your students in your classroom!

Pre- and post-workshops paired with the Storytellers Series are 30-60 minutes long (depending on the grade level)  and happen via Google Meet. Teachers will schedule the workshops in coordination with YPT.

Right Here, Write Now

Grade 7-12: April-May 2021

Have your students engage with YPT’s new online play festival Right Here, Write Now featuring contemporary playwrights responding to the extraordinary times we’re currently living in. Available to you and your students in your classroom via a YPT YouTube link.

Pre- and post-show workshops will focus on the content of the short online play as well as how to create theatre for an online platform. Workshops are 45-60 minutes long and scheduled in coordination with YPT.

To inquire if your school is eligible for Arts Impact please contact:
Salem Azizah, Education and Participation Communications Assistant, at

Daytrippers Children’s Charity

YPT is thrilled to partner with Daytrippers Children’s Charity to help raise awareness about funding opportunities for schools. Daytrippers provides funding to help elementary students in lower-income and remote communities experience learning opportunities from recognized educational and cultural institutions. Connect with Daytrippers to see if your school is eligible for funding for YPT’s workshops and custom programs. Find out more at