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TCG is able to share some updates regarding the Supplemental and Reconsideration phases of the SVOG program based on an SBA stakeholder briefing earlier today: Supplemental invitations are still being sent out – they have been issued in batches and they are not finished. In response to some confusion around updating Q1 financials:  The first time SBA notified initial awardees about the Supplemental Award process, they invited applicants to update their Q1 financials and this was optional. If an entity received an Action Item in their portal after that, it was mandatory – SBA explained that there were at least about 2,000 entities that appeared to have ...
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On September 1, 2020, the White Theatre-makers Acting On BIPOC Demands Affinity Space met for the first time. Over the following year, the group convened at least once a month, working through the #WeSeeYouWAT demands one-by-one through peer-driven learning. We also held special forums to take deeper dives into demands that needed more time. After working our way through all of the not-for-profit theatre-related demands, we focused on hiring accountability, as well as wider-frame conversations about anti-racism and organizational culture.  Now, a year later, we’ve evaluated the work of this Space and are making changes to ensure its relevance, and deepen ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : September 8, 2021  || CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 TCG Appoints LaTeshia Ellerson as Director of Institutional Philanthropy New York, NY - Theatre Communications Group (TCG) , the national organization for theatre, is thrilled to announce the appointment of LaTeshia Ellerson as its new director of institutional philanthropy. Ellerson will partner with TCG’s executive-leadership team to devise, implement, and manage strategies and approaches for foundation, corporate, and government sources to diversify TCG’s contributed revenue.  “At TCG, we’ve long admired LaTeshia’s ...
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Building on the work of TCG’s 2021 Climate Action and Environmental Justice Summit, the Climate Action Monthly Meetings (CAMM) will support peer-driven learning, accountability, and action for all theatre people committed to climate action and environmental justice.  Participants will ask questions, share resources, and take collective action, both within the theatre sector and our broader world.  The Community will center the leadership and needs of frontline communities, especially Native/Indigenous and other BIPOC communities. These meetings will be co-facilitated by TCG's Devon Berkshire, Raksak Konseng, and Corinna Schulenburg. Our first meeting will be  ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2021        ||     CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 Theatre Communications Group Presents TCG Books’ First Fridays: Featuring Daniel Alexander Jones and Emily Morse Event sixth in a series of conversations with TCG Books’ authors on Facebook Live New York, NY –   Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the sixth iteration of TCG Books’ First Fridays, featuring Daniel Alexander Jones ( Love Like Light, Particle and Wave ) in conversation on Facebook Live, Friday, September 3, 2021 at 7:00pm ET . TCG Books’ First Fridays ...
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Delta Rising: A Webinar on What the Next Wave Means for Theatre Friday, September 10th, 4:00 - 5:00pm ET / 1:00 - 2:00pm PT REGISTER HERE The Delta variant has already upended the reopening processes of theatres as covered in the American Theatre magazine article, " Theatre’s Fall Plans, and the Delta Varian ." Not only is Delta significantly more contagious, but breakthrough cases in vaccinated people, while currently small in number, can also spread the virus. How different is Delta from past variants? How can theatres adapt their safety protocols in response? We’ll hear from noted epidemiologists and public health experts on how to weather ...
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Your voice has made a real difference as Congress shapes relief and recovery resources, and it's time to be heard once again! In the coming weeks, Congress will finalize the contents of massive legislative vehicles intended to build the nation's infrastructure and provide resources to support recovery amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation is being called a once-in-a-generation investment in U.S. infrastructure and growth. We strongly encourage you to participate in this theatre advocacy campaign, in partnership with the wider arts and nonprofit networks. TCG’s Recovery Issue Center includes a full slate of policy priorities being advanced, ...
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TCG joins nonprofits throughout the country urging Congress to retain the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) for our sector in the 4th Quarter of 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act added the 3rd and 4th Quarters of ERTC to provide much-needed relief to nonprofits and small businesses, but now access for the 4th quarter is proposed to be eliminated, even after nonprofits have planned for the availability of those funds. The bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act bill language has a provision that would eliminate the 4th Quarter of the ERTC—this important refundable payroll tax credit for nonprofits and small businesses is designed to provide a ...
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The Small Business Administration (SBA) will be posting important action items in the accounts of certain applicants to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) program today. Please keep a very close eye on your account today and over the next week to see if action is needed in order for your orchestra to participate in the supplemental grant award process! Watch for a mandatory request to update your 2021 revenue numbers: As most applicants know by now, the SBA has recently invited applicants to participate in an optional process to update the 2021 revenue figures that are being used for determining eligibility for the supplemental grant process. On ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27 , 2021            CONTACTS:  Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941              Theatre Communications Group Selects Pittsburgh, PA for 2022 National Conference June 16-18, 2022 New York, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that the 32nd annual TCG National Conference will take place in Pittsburgh, PA from June 16 to 18, 2022. The TCG National Conference draws between 700 to over 1,000 theatre professionals from around the world for meetings, speeches, performances, and opportunities to explore the local theatre ...
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FREE WEBINAR: U.S. Artist Visas and International Travel in the Age of COVID: Latest Update Thursday, September 9, 3:00pm to 4:15pm Eastern After more than a year of canceled, postponed, or reimagined performances, U.S. arts organizations, presenters, and agents have resumed programming and planning for the 2021-22 season, only to find the U.S. is not quite ready to open our borders for all international artists. In this free 75-minute webinar, experts from Tamizdat and the hosts of  ArtistsfromAbroad.org  – the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and the League of American Orchestras – will describe what it takes to secure U.S. artist visas ...
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Next Phase Begins for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants              The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that the last day for accepting new Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) applications was Friday, August 20, as the agency turns its focus to processing all initial applications received and launching the supplemental grant award process.    Initial Grants: The SBA is nearing completion of the initial grant review process and is currently providing applicants the opportunity to appeal declines, request reconsideration of approved grant amounts that were less than expected and complete any open action items needed to finish the ...
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Dear American Theatre reader, We write today to ask for your continued support of American Theatre magazine. Over the past year and a half, American Theatre has responded to the unprecedented changes impacting our theatre ecology. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the generational shifts in leadership to the growing movements for justice in our field and beyond, American Theatre has covered it. As we’ve grown the scope and depth of our coverage, we’ve continued to write about the exits, entrances, awards, memorials, and season announcements that theatres and theatre-makers rely on. We’ve done all this with a diminished staff of only ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2021 || CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 New from TCG Books : Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. and Other Shorts by Caryl Churchill NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. and Other Shorts by Caryl Churchill . Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. was first produced at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre in London in September 2019. “Caryl Churchill has remade the landscape of contemporary drama—and earned herself a place among the greats.” — Guardian ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2021 || CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 Theatre Communications Group Announces New Officers for Board of Directors  New trustees include Ralph Bryan, Merrique Jenson, and Hanay Geiogamah New York, NY - Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced new trustees and an updated list of officers for its board of directors. Joining the board are: Hanay Geiogamah (he/him), professor of theater/professor of American Indian Studies, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, UCLA American Indian Studies University ...
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Important News on Shuttered Venues Grant Opportunities   In a recent stakeholder call with the Small Business Administration (SBA), TCG was informed of the following important news regarding the Shuttered Venue Operator Grants (SVOG) program:   The opportunity to apply for an initial SVOG award will close on August 20, 2021.  If your theatre has not yet considered applying for an SVOG award, please see TCG’s Shuttered Venue overview for links to the SBA application portal and full eligibility criteria. If your theatre has been preparing an application and has not yet submitted it, please note this deadline for completion! The SBA will continue to ...
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WASHINGTON – The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued a safe harbor allowing employers to exclude certain items from their gross receipts solely for determining eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Revenue Procedure 2021-33  provides a safe harbor permitting employers to exclude certain amounts from gross receipts solely for determining eligibility for the ERC. These amounts are: The amount of the forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan; Shuttered Venue Operators Grants under the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act; and Restaurant ...
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Announcing the THRIVE! Living Logo Project   TCG is pleased to announce the launch of  THRIVE! , a regranting program to provide unrestricted funds and professional development and technical assistance for U.S.-based Black, Indigenous, Theatres of Color (BITOC). With $1,635,000 in support from  Doris Duke Charitable Foundation , TCG is working in partnership with an Advisory Circle of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to craft a program that will include regranting, leadership development, convening, and widespread dissemination of learnings. At the core of this new program is a call for emergent, complex thinking to help BITOC thrive and reach ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2021 || CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg| cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 New from PAJ Publications : Timelines Writings and Conversations by Bonnie Marranca NEW YORK, NY – PAJ Publications, one of TCG’s partner publishers, is pleased to announce the publication of Timelines: Writings and Conversations by Bonnie Marranca .  The new volume of essays and conversations by arts critic Bonnie Marranca, featuring her work of the last dozen years, turns to subjects that include the catastrophic imagination, cultural history, performance and drawing, landscape and writing, as well issues ...
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(TCG's staff at the 2020 TCG holiday party.) Come work with us! TCG seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial full-time Director of Marketing (DOM). The DOM is responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring the success of comprehensive marketing plans that advance TCG’s mission to lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology. Click   here   for the full job description and how to apply. TCG is an Equal Opportunity Employer  and has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) in our hiring process, as well as in all areas of our work. At TCG, we believe that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions reflect the US's broad diversity ...
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