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Leadership U One-on-One Grant Application Live

Leadership U[niversity] One-on-One grants award $75,000 to six visionary rising leaders from all areas of theatre for professional development via mentorships at a TCG Member Theatre, with an additional $5,000 honorarium for their mentor. Apply now via the new Online Application Portal.

Online Applications for Global Connections Grant Program

TCG is pleased to launch the online application for the next round of the Global Connections grant program. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Global Connections encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange through two programs: ON the ROAD grants to foster new relationships with international colleagues; and IN the LAB grants to further pre-existing international collaborations.

Be a part of TCG Fiscal Survey 2015

The deadline for submitting TCG Fiscal Survey 2015 has been extended to February 19. TCG Member Theatres are strongly encouraged to participate in this important annual survey, which serves as the basis for Theatre Facts, TCG’s in-depth report on the field's attendance, performance, and fiscal health. Visit the Fiscal Survey section for more information.

Letter of Support for Color-Conscious Casting

When TCG originally issued the Letter of Support for Katori Hall, Lloyd Suh, and Color-Conscious Casting, the hope was to receive 100 signatures in support. The full Letter with over 1300 signatures appears here and in American Theatre magazine.

Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants & Case Studies

TCG is pleased to announce the launch of the Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants, which will allow teams of three or more not-for-profit organizations to design and implement audience-engagement and community-development strategies together. TCG has also published eight in-depth Case Studies as part of a new Research & Resources Hub for audience engagement and community development.

Fall Forum Archive Videos & Resources Now Available

The archived videos and resources from the 2015 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Strategy Forward are now available. Take a deep dive into strategic narratives with Kaihan Krippendorf, learn how The Theater Offensive integrated community into their strategic process, and much more.

TCG Books: Staff Picks

Each month, a TCG staff member will select a TCG Books title that holds a special meaning — whether it’s a show the staffer performed in, a dog-eared acting resource, a writer that continually inspires or simply a favorite play – and we will offer a special discount on that title for the month. For February, Anna Troiano, marketing associate, has selected The Humans by Stephen Karam, and here’s why.

Wallace Foundation Releases Taking Out the Guesswork

The Wallace Foundation has released a new, free guide designed to help arts organizations use market research to identify ways to build meaningful connections with different audiences. Taking Out the Guesswork: Using Research to Build Arts Audiences draws on evidence gathered from 10 U.S. arts organizations to provide valuable insight and detailed guidelines on how to learn more about current and potential audiences, create effective promotional materials, and more effectively track and assess the results of new audience-building initiatives. Learn more here.

Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grant Recipients

TCG is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants. Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Travel Grants award up to $7,500 to five teams of TCG Member Theatre staff and community stakeholders. The grants will empower teams to observe effective audience engagement programs, as well as consult with professionals on strategies to deepen relationships with communities they serve.