NEW & NOTABLE
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. Now in its fifth year, the Global Connections program awarded a total of $70,000 to ten projects in this year's cycle.
The Wallace Foundation has released a video of market research expert Bob Harlow presenting at the 2016 Arts Reach conference on how arts organizations can use qualitative and quantitative research to attract and retain new audiences. Find more audience-building strategies from Wallace Foundation at the Audience (R)Evolution hub here.
The Obama administration has finalized new rules increasing the number of workers eligible to receive overtime compensation. The new requirements will take effect on December 1, 2016, and will raise the threshold for overtime compensation. Learn more about what this shift means for not-for-profit theatres here.
In collaboration with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, TCG will host an internationally focused Pre-Conference at Georgetown University on the theme of Finding Home: Migration, Exile, and Belonging. Learn more about programming and register here.
Member Theatre education staff are encouraged to fill out the TCG Education Survey 2015 by the extended deadline of June 1. The survey seeds online search and reporting tools that provide peer benchmarking on demographics, staffing, programming, and more. TCG’s annual Special Report on Education also draws extensively on the survey, and the latest report in now available.
TCG's first-ever artist-in-residence Maurice Decaul will lead the newly launched Veterans and Theatre Institute (VTI), a pilot program for veterans and active military personnel to experience, study, and create theatre. By developing unique curricula for four communities through engagement with military and community partners, VTI will build sustainable relationships among veterans and the theatre community.
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 June, Carol Van Keuren, director of advertising, has selected We're Gonna Die by Young Jean Lee, and here’s why.