The TCG Observership Program is on hiatus. It may be returning at a future date, but is currently an inactive program.
The program provides opportunities for key staff at TCG's member theatres to observe the administration and artistic work of other theatres and meet with colleagues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Observership Program fund international travel?
Yes, the program can fund international travel.
Can the Observership Program fund more than one person?
Up to two staff members may travel together on the same Observership grant.
What are the per diem rates?
TCG follows the per diem rates set by the federal government. You may go to www.gsa.gov/perdiem to locate the per diem rate for your destination.
Will my theatre be allowed to apply if we are not current on our dues payments?
Please check with your theatre to be sure that you are current on dues. You will not be eligible for the program if your theatre has not paid dues. For additional assistance contact TCG's Director of Membership Jennifer Cleary, 212-609-5900, ext. 222.
My theatre has experienced leadership changes since submitting this application. Are we still eligible?
It depends on the situation. Contact Mohammad Shatara at 212-609-5900, ext. 269, for more information.
How does the panel select recipients?
In reviewing the applications, the independent national panel will consider the following criteria:
- Merit of the proposed travel and benefits for the initiating theatre and the individual
- Ability to carry out the proposed travel
- Financial need of the theatre