The overall intent of Leadership U[niversity] is to strengthen the field by developing the individuals who are the core and future of theatre.

This program provides support in two initiatives:

One-on-One grants of $75,000 will be awarded to six exceptionally talented early-career 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. Up to an additional $10,000 Opportunity Fund will be available for one or more of the following: outstanding student loans, approved supplemental activities, and/or life needs (i.e. health care, child or elder care, or other medical expenses). An additional Travel Fund of up to $4,500 will be available for mentee and mentor travel.

One-on-One Preliminary Application Deadline: January 21, 2015, Noon ET.

Continuing Ed grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to mid-career to veteran professionals at TCG Member Theatres for learning opportunities that will advance their leadership skills in all areas of the theatre. 

Continuing Ed Application Deadline: January 21, 2015, Noon ET.

Leadership U[niversity] was designed by TCG and is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.