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Applications Live for Audience (R)Evolution: Travel Grants program

TCG has launched the grant application process for the Audience (R)Evolution: Travel Grants. This program provide teams of TCG Member Theatres staff and community stakeholders with grants of up to $7,500 for learning opportunities that will advance their organization’s thinking in the areas of audience engagement and community development. Learn more and apply here.

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.

Applications Live for Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

TCG has launched the Round 10 grant application process for the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships. This fellowship for actors supports their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member Theatre through two initiatives: Extraordinary Potential and Distinguished Achievement. Learn more and apply here.

TCG Releases New Education & Fiscal Research

TCG has released two new research reports: Taking Your Fiscal Pulse 2014: A Snapshot of the Current Fiscal Health of the National Not-for-Profit Theatre; and Special Report on Education 2013. These reports draw on TCG's surveys of the theatre field's activities, and include narrative responses and essays from field leaders.

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 May, Steph Wessels, TCG's Marketing & Membership Associate, has selected Raised in Captivity, by Nicky Silver, and here’s why.

Blue Star Theatres Reaches 125 Participating Theatres in 35 States

Blue Star Theatres is a collaboration between TCG and Blue Star Families, with leadership support from MetLife Foundation. The first launch of the program was September 28, 2012, and now 125 theatres are participating. This initiative is intended to recognize the contributions of service families and build stronger connections between the theatres, military families and their communities. Member Theatres interested in participating may learn more here.