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ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP
TCG Theatre Membership: The Best Value for Your Organization
Since our founding in 1961 with a handful of groundbreaking theatres, TCG has been committed to connecting and serving non-profit, professional theatres throughout the United States and beyond. Theatre Membership is a unique opportunity to engage your staff, artists and trustees with important and far-reaching fieldwide conversations, invaluable industry research, meaningful peer connection and professional development, impactful national advocacy and transformative action. Becoming a part of TCG has never been easier–join us today!
Fieldwide Programming Makes Space for Community and Growth
Our Theatre Leader Connectedness (TLC) Calls and TCG Circle Community Groups offer Artistic and Managing Leaders at TCG Member Theatres regular, peer-facilitated opportunities to share space virtually with colleagues leading institutions with similar budget sizes. These spaces allow leaders to connect and share insights and resources and build community. These calls also offer regular Advocacy Updates with our Director of Advocacy, Laurie Baskin, as well as opportunities to hold each other accountable as we strive towards a just and thriving theatre ecology.
Our Circle Community groups for Finance Directors, Development Directors, Marketing Directors, Education Directors, and other Theatre Member staff allow for vital peer-to-peer connection as well as knowledge and resource sharing.
Theatre Members receive invitations to our convenings, webinars and other digital and in-person events. Previous opportunities include our National Convenings, 2022 Fall Governance Retreat, 2022 Climate Action Virtual Summit, COVID-19 Informational webinars, TCG Book Events, and more.
Listings and Advertising GIve You National Visibility
Free listings of all your virtual and in-person season offerings on AmericanTheatre.org.
Opportunities to include leadership transition announcements in our Entrances & Exits section on AmericanTheatre.org.
20% discount on advertising on AMERICANTHEATRE.org and AT Weekly eblasts.
Discounted ARTSEARCH job posts, discounted 1-year ad packages and free listings for internship opportunities on ARTSEARCH.
Research Provides Essential Management and Planning Tools
Opportunities to participate in our annual TCG Fiscal Survey, a comprehensive study of finances and production activity of the not-for-profit professional theatre, and free access to online data for participants.
Opportunities to participate in our annual TCG Salary Survey, plus free copy of survey report to participants.
Opportunities to participate in periodic Snapshot Surveys on timely management and governance issues, including the Taking Your Fiscal Pulse Survey, Education Survey, Governing Boards Survey and Employee Benefits Survey.
Access to research and advisory services on issues of concern, including TCG's data bank of financial and statistical information, and national mailing list
Advocacy Allows Your Voice to be Heard in Washington
TCG works in Washington, DC and nationally in coalition with various stakeholders and arts advocates throughout the theatre and performing arts sectors to represent the theatre field and to provide timely information to theatres and theatre artists on federal legislation, regulations and other significant government opportunities and issues. TCG Theatre Member staff are included on timely Action Alerts on major issues requiring grassroots action and have access to legislative and regulatory information. Learn more.
Free and Discounted TCG Memberships for Trustees and Staff Keep You Connected
TCG offers each Theatre Member 2 complimentary memberships to the Trustee Leadership Network for 2 of the theatre’s current board members or trustees. TCG recognizes the need for trustee education and engagement, and provides unique opportunities for trustees to learn about and engage with the work of transformation in regular, peer-facilitated spaces and forums.
Staff at Member Theatres can purchase discounted Individual Memberships while also enjoying all the benefits of the organization’s membership.
All Theatre Member staff will be automatically encluded on regular TCG communications such as AT Weekly, New@TCG, Action Alerts, Teresa’s Weekly Briefing and more.
Grants and Other Opportunities Resource the Field
Opportunities to apply for all TCG grant programs (subject to each program's specific eligibility requirements).
Opportunities to apply for limited travel subsidies and scholarships when offered for selected TCG-sponsored conferences, seminars and workshops based on geographic location and need
TCG Publications Inform and Inspire
TCG Books TCG Member Theatre staff receive a 30% discount on TCG Books and titles from other select theatre publishers. A 40% bulk discount is available when purchasing 10 or more of the same title. Our authors include Annie Baker, Stephen Karam, Tony Kushner, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Paula Vogel, Donald Margulies, Suzan-Lori Parks, Eric Bogosian, Caryl Churchill among many others.
American Theatre magazine Continued coverage of the field includes artist profiles, performance listings for theatres nationwide, industry trends, and much more.
Theatre Facts An in-depth, comprehensive analysis of the cumulative data extracted from the Fiscal Survey, Theatre Facts is the only document analyzing the national not-for-profit theatre field, and it is a vital advocacy and policy tool for trustees, foundation and corporation executives, policymakers and the national press.
Teresa’s Briefing TCG executive director's weekly topical email to the field provides a personal and direct summary of current ideas, trends and resources shaping the field.
The Website Keeps You Engaged
Member Theatre staff can access Members Only content and communities on the TCG Circle. The TCG Circle is an online platform to connect theatre people with the resources and relationships you need to strengthen your work. It combines the best of listservs, social media, and knowledge-sharing into a single, easy-to-use online platform. You can use the Circle to engage with private and public groups across shared personal and professional identities. The Circle has a library of resources that are continually updated by TCG and your peers.
Plus Other Valuable Benefits
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