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We’re just days away from our final virtual summit of our fall convening season,   Climate Action in a Global Landscape   THIS Thursday December 9th ,   and we’re thrilled to share more speakers who we're excited to have join us.    Don’t miss out -   register today ! Climate Action in a Global Landscape : A TCG Virtual Summit  Thursday, December 9th, 1:00-4:00pm ET / 10:00am-1:00pm PT   We'll kick off the summit with   Committing to Climate Action as a Theatre Artist,   a discussion with   Fehinti Balogun   ( I May Destroy You ), whose piece   Can ...
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Join us on December 9th from 1:00-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT for our next virtual summit, Climate Action in a Global Landscape . The goals of the summit are: strengthening support for Indigenous-led climate resistance ; deepening participant understanding of how the goals of the Paris Agreement can be activated at their theatres ; and committing to sustained climate action at the personal, organizational, and fieldwide levels . Please join us and theatre practitioners across the country in committing to bold and sustained climate action. REGISTER HERE . SESSIONS INCLUDE: Committing to Climate Action as a Theatre Artist :  There was one ...
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Dear Colleague, I am thrilled to publicly share the Executive Summary of TCG’s new Strategic Plan , which the Board approved in March 2021. This plan is a living document, and just as its creation was shaped by many voices, we hope it will be further shaped and carried forward by many hands—including your own. We offer our thanks to all our board and staff contributors, and most especially our amazing guides and goads, Lisa Yancey and Jolita Crosland of Yancey Consulting.  This year, TCG is celebrating  its 60th anniversary. As this plan was forged in the fires of a global pandemic and an uprising against White supremacy, it has felt as if TCG is being ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 23, 2021 || CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 Theatre Communications Group Releases  41st Annual Research Report: Theatre Facts 2020   Report documents initial pandemic state of the field Contributed income from individual and government sources help offset decline in ticket income New York, NY – Not-for-profit theatres contributed nearly $2.1 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 23 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2020 , released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), in partnership with SMU DataArts. Based onTCG’s ...
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National Conference Programming Proposals Deadline to submit: Friday, January 7th, 2021, 11:59pm ET. TCG is collecting ideas from ALL theatre people for programming at our first-ever hybrid National Conference, which will be held virtually from June 15-17, 2022 and in-person in Pittsburgh, PA from June 16-18, 2022. Additional instructions can be found on the homepage of the  submission form . Please contact Devon Berkshire ( dberkshire@tcg.org ) with any questions.  Submit your ideas today!
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We are happy to share the recording of the most recent offering from our Fall-Winter Convening Season  Emerging from the Cave: Artists Lead the Way, A TCG Forum.  In early 2021, the Sundance Institute commissioned theatre leader and longtime Sundance advisor Jesse Cameron Alick to conduct an independent study so they might better understand the most urgent needs and priorities of theatre practitioners in this time of crisis and disorientation. Alick interviewed over 70 artists and theatre-makers and released a provocative study this August, Emerging from the Cave: Reimagining Our Future in Theater and Live Performance. In Alick’s words, “This study aims ...
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SHUTTERED VENUE OPERATORS GRANTS (SVOG) UPDATE SBA will be sending out invitations to all SVOG awardees, by entity type, to participate in upcoming informational sessions. If you have any questions about your award amount, Reconsideration 2.0, or allowable expenses, please make time to participate: Live Performing Arts Org. Operators : Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 @ 1pm ET --   Link for live performing arts organizations operators SVOG SUPPLEMENTAL AWARD PROCESS IS NEARLY COMPLETE Approximately 7,500 initial grant awardees were eligible for a “Supplemental” award based on demonstrating at least 70% earned revenue loss comparing 1 st  or 2 nd  quarter ...
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Image above: A screen capture from the summit; clockwise from the top left is Laurie Baskin, Najean Lee, Tony Shivers, and Heather Noonan. We’re pleased to share out the recording of our virtual summit  Advocacy and Financial Resilience  last Thursday, October 28th,  as well as the  Padlet , where we took note of the resources and slides shared during the summit. We hope that you come away with a renewed commitment to arts advocacy, to the equitable distribution of federal resources, to collaborative thinking across advocacy coalitions and to rebuilding the theatre field as the just and thriving ecology that we have envisioned it will ...
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2021  ||   CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941             The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group Present Playwright Sarah Ruhl and Composer Matthew Aucoin in Conversation Event co-presented with The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, NY on November 17 Event will be rebroadcast for TCG Books’ First Fridays on December 3 New York, NY – The Center for Fiction , a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that has created an immersive home ...
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Arts Philanthropy: What is the funder’s role? Monday, November 1st at 4PM ET Click here to RSVP and for more info! The relationship between arts funders, potential applicants, and current grantees can be complicated. What’s the funder’s role? Is it to only make grants, or is there space to provide nonmonetary support? What are funders considering when deciding how to invest? Join a national panel of arts philanthropy practitioners to hear them discuss their varied roles in support of the arts; tips for building meaningful relationships before, during, and after the grant check; responses to COVID; and hopes for the future. Led by: Conrhonda E. Baker ...
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Still Time to Act on Arts and Recovery Congress will be working throughout the coming weeks to negotiate and finalize the focus of massive infrastructure and budget reconciliation packages. As these legislative vehicles hold the potential to provide additional resources for COVID-19 economic recovery and substantial federal policies and funding support, theatres are joining the wider arts and nonprofit sectors in urging Congress to support our nation's cultural agencies, creative workforce, nonprofit policies, and the ongoing need for relief via essential sources like the employee retention tax credit (ERTC). See TCG’s Recovery Issue Center for more information ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2021    ||     CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 Theatre Communications Group Announces Major Support  from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for TCG Books Illuminations series will feature classic works by Black playwrights New York, NY - Theatre Communications Group (TCG) , the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support the expansion of TCG Books through a two-year, $1,000,000 total grant. This investment will allow TCG Books to: recover from the staffing impacts of the COVID-19 ...
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Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued new Post-Application guidance for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program.   This guidance spells out new details regarding the budget adjustment, auditing, and reporting requirements for grantees and will be supplemented with technical assistance and SBA webinars in the weeks (and months) to come. Even as the SBA continues to finalize offers of initial and supplemental awards, all grantees are encouraged to take a close look at this new guidance for important information about how SVOG funds may be used, and to plan for complying with federal grant requirements.   Supplemental ...
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Advocacy and Financial Resilience: A TCG Virtual Summit Thursday, October 28th, 1:00-4:00pm ET / 10:00am-1:00pm PT Senator Klobuchar was instrumental in the passing of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants last year, and we’re thrilled that she’ll join us to offer remarks about the story behind SVOG and the importance of continued arts advocacy by and for the theatre sector. In addition to remarks from Senator Klobuchar, this virtual summit will feature presentations from leading field experts such as Dr. Zannie Voss, SMU DataArts; Heather Noonan, League of American Orchestras; Tony Shivers, Dance/USA and OPERA America; Najean Lee, League ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2021 || CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 New from TCG Books : Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage   NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage . Mlima’s Tale was originally developed and produced by The Public Theater in New York and had its world premiere in the spring of 2018. The play had its regional premiere at Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut in the fall of 2019. “A beautiful, endlessly echoing portrait of a murder and its afterlife. Ms. Nottage shaped this story ...
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Originally recorded September 9, 2021 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 – describe what it takes to secure U.S. artist visas and navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions right now. We also cover what the current and long-term policy environment ...
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TCG Books Does Brooklyn!   In lieu of our typical "First Friday" programming this October, we’re taking it to the streets! Join us in-person and outside, kicking off autumn at the   Brooklyn Book Festival   on   Sunday, October 3rd   between 10am - 5pm.   Come grab your copy of TCG’s latest publications at 20% off, plus say hello and get your book signed by some of our incredible authors throughout the day.   We’ll be in   Booth #223 , across from the Kings County Surrogate’s Court.   Book Signing Schedule:   Richard Maxwell: 11am Evening Plays, Theater for Beginners   Lynn Nottage: 12pm Sweat, Mlima’s Tale   Michael ...
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de latinidad: A Training & Movement Space on Addressing Racism, Colorism, & Internalized Oppression in U.S. Chicanx, Hispanic & Latinx Communities & Artistic Communities Tuesday, September 28th 5-8pm Pacific / 8-11pm Eastern This training content is created by Merrique Jenson of SocialScope Productions* and hosted by Con Leche** This three-hour online training and movement space will provide an overview, help participants form their own racial analysis, and support a “real talk” conversational approach into the state of our Latinx communities and larger artistic community spaces on racial identity, the performance of "Latinx" identity, ...
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I am writing to make you aware of an opportunity for white women arts leaders to deepen their racial equity practice through an impactful training this fall. The 4-part series 'White Women  & Accountability" is described in detail below. It is created and led by TCG Board member Merrique Jenson and co-facilitated by Mica Cole.  I plan to participate myself, and I hope to see some of you in the trainings. Please read on for more information and feel free to share with others. To participate and reserve your spot in this initial learning space, please email Merrique Jenson (4socialscope@gmail.com) to express your interest. White Women & Accountability: ...
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Dear Colleague,  Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! En este mes de celebración y felicidad, esperamos que ustedes exploren y apoyen los teatros Latinos . If you’re looking for ways to celebrate, here are few suggestions , or you can read about Latino Theatre Company’s upcoming virtual festival, Re:Encuentro, which American Theatre spotlighted earlier this year. We hope that this month and throughout the year we can help support and spread the word about the artistry and community building our Lantinx Member Theatres do. Please mark your calendars for our reimagined Fall Forum . This year, and into 2022,  we will convene monthly, mostly ...
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