Trustee Leadership Network



Trustees play a crucial role in organizational governance and the future of the not-for-profit theatre field, and TCG recognizes the need for trustee education and engagement. As part of our vision to build a better world for theatre, and a better world because of theatre, TCG has created the Trustee Leadership Network—an enhanced form of individual membership designed for trustees of TCG member theatres.

Trustee Leadership Network (TLN) members receive all the benefits of Individual Membership with TCG, but they are also reimagining board governance to support a just and thriving theatre ecosystem through the Trustee Exchange--a regular call series for trustees who are committed to the work of transformation. 



Be the First to Receive TCG Publications

A FREE copy of An Ideal Theater by Todd London

TCG Books TCG Members receive a 40% discount on TCG books and on 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 Continued coverage of the field includes artist profiles, performance listings for theatres nationwide, industry trends, and much more. 

ARTSEARCH® Listings for theatre, dance, opera, music, museums, presenting organizations, educational institutions, and state and local arts councils. Online access is free for all jobseekers but advertising discounts are available to your organization.

Conferences Provide Opportunities for Connection

Trustees are reimagining board governance to support a just and thriving theatre ecosystem through the Trustee Exchange--a regular call series for trustees who are committed to the work of transformation.

Affiliate Members receive invitations to our convenings, webinars and teleconferences. Previous opportunities include our National Convenings, 2021 Advocacy and Financial Resilience Virtual Summit, 2022 Climate Action Virtual Summit, COVID-19 Informational webinars, TCG Book Events, and more.

The Website Keeps You Engaged

Access to the Trustee Leadership Network Circle Community, an online community making space for discussion, problem-solving, and resource sharing around matters relevant to the theatre you serve, as well as the TCG Circle at large. The TCG Circle is our online community platform designed to connect theatre people with resources and relationships to strengthen their work.

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.

Theatre Facts An in-depth, global 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.

Access to the online TCG Membership Directory, which contains information about leadership, union contracts, special interests, and budget categories for over 700 not-for-profit professional arts organizations.

Advocacy Allows Your Voice to be Heard in Washington

TCG works in Washington, DC and nationally 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 Members receive special timely "Action Alerts" on major issues requiring grassroots action, as well as access to legislative and regulatory information. Learn more.

FREE membership in the Performing Arts Alliance, the principle advocacy consortium co-founded by TCG to represent the performing arts at the federal level.

Plus Other Valuable Benefits



If you are a Board Member or Trustee at a current TCG Member Theatre, you can join the Trustee Leadership Network by clicking here.

To renew your existing Trustee Leadership Network membership online, simply log in to the TCG website and pay the order balance reflected on your My Account screen.

If you have any questions, please contact Membership Associate Lauren Sullivan at