TCG is grateful to the following sponsors of this year's Fall Forum on Governance. Interested in being a TCG convening sponsor?
Email Kevin Bitterman, Director of Institutional Advancement and Partnerships, for more information.

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

Howard Gilman believed in the power of the arts to transform lives. The Howard Gilman Foundation honors his legacy by supporting the most robust, innovative, and promising performing arts organizations in New York City.

The Shubert Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York's citizens. The TCG 2019 Fall Forum on Governance is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.   

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seeks to strengthen, promote, and defend the centrality of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse, fair, and democratic societies.  To this end, our core programs support exemplary and inspiring institutions of higher education and culture.

The Results Group for the Arts (TRG Arts) is a data-driven consulting firm that teaches arts and cultural professionals a patron-based approach to increasing sustainable revenue. TRG Arts believes in the transformative power of arts and culture, and that positive and profound change in the business model of arts organizations can lead to artistic innovation and the ability to better inspire entire communities.

H3 is a collaborative community of architects and designers guided by three principals: Ariel Fausto, AIA, LEED AP; John Fontillas, AIA, LEED AP; and Daria Pizzetta, FAIA.  They carry forward a legacy of award winning architecture for the arts that has shape our cultural landscape since 1962. H3's talented team continues to deliver a distinctive and successful approach to the planning and design of theaters, performing arts centers, museums and libraries throughout the nation, fostering a dialogue among history, innovation and place making.

Our focus on public building types informs a design approach responsive to context.  We honor the cultural heritage of a community and the mission of each organization, adapting our architecture with each project.  Our focus on energy-efficient facilities confirms our commitment to the built environment, its landscape and most importantly, the operational and financial sustainability of arts organizations.

Each principal is wholly committed to every project, fostering a one-on-one relationship with our clients, and encouraging their involvement from the projects beginning to end.  In 2017, H3 became the independent Performing Arts, Cultural and Academic Building Studio of Arquitectonica International Corporation benefitting from the firm's global presence and design leadership.

Charcoalblue is the world's leading theatre, acoustics and digital design consultancy.

Since our foundation in 2004, we have grown to a team of more than 60 people, including our associates, across five studios in London, Bristol, Glasgow, New York and Melbourne, making Charcoalblue one of the largest organisations of its kind. As the theatre consultants and acousticians of choice for many of the country's leading architects and theatre companies, our portfolio ranges from world-famous companies like the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, to cutting-edge outfits such as Siobhan Davies Dance, Graeae and St Ann’s Warehouse in New York.

Our unique collaborative approach and relentless attention to detail has won us awards, ecstatic reviews from the theatrical and architectural press and, most importantly, praise from our theatres' performers, technicians and audiences.

Despite our growth, we remain grounded in theatre practice and performance and are still driven by a passion for all types of performing arts projects, big or small, new-build or refurbishment so do get in touch and find out what Charcoalblue can do for you.

Spektrix is an all-around ticketing, marketing and fundraising solution made specifically for the performing arts. With cloud-based technology and world class support, Spektrix helps 400+ organizations across the US, Canada and the UK grow their revenue and deepen patron relationships. We do this through providing a system with frequent and seamless upgrades, sophisticated reporting, and free strategic consultation from experienced arts professionals. Our clients include Curious Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Barter Theatre and Two River Theater.

AudienceView won’t just replace your ticketing system. It will change the way you engage with your customers – before, during and after events. With the ultimate set of tools to control your end-to-end customer lifecycle, AudienceView will become the central nervous system of your entire business.

Starkweather & Shepley’s primary objective is to focus on our two greatest assets: Our employees and our clientele. Our guiding vision is to foster an empowering workplace encouraging employee growth, advancement, and self-actualization. We promise to continually strive to transcend customer expectations, and to consistently deliver our extraordinary service paradigm. We are a sales driven, community focused organization, achieving the highest degree of professional standards and ideals. Our partnership with exceptional industry resources creates a platform to offer insurance, risk management, and related services to a global economy.

ACG is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, facilities & program planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry. ACG consultants are located in communities throughout North America to best serve the needs of our clients. ACG team members have decades of combined senior leadership experience in every artistic and cultural discipline and area of functional management expertise.

As specialists in the management of arts and cultural institutions who are personally and passionately committed to the creative industries, we are quickly recognized internationally for our expertise, personalized approach, and extraordinary results.

The Institute of Financial Wellness for the Arts (IFWA) provides valuable financial education and planning solutions to everyone in the arts and entertainment industry.

By providing access to fundamental financial education and planning, our goal is to enable every artist and arts professional, nationwide, to make informed choices and decisions that result in financial well-being.

For Individuals: Receive a complimentary and confidential consultation with a coach to review your personal financial situation, goals, and concerns. From there your coach will recommend a strategic plan, tailored to your needs, to ensure you are on track for a successful financial future for you and your family.

For Organizations: IFWA is committed to help arts organizations offer ongoing financial wellness, education, and access to viable savings and protection benefit programs to the entire staff (full and part-time). IFWA can help your organization’s achieve its HR and employee wellness goals to recruit and retain talent in today’s competitive employment landscape.


Today's retirement plan landscape, marked by ongoing change, requires greater focus on fiduciary responsibility and new management challenges for plan sponsors. SH Wealth Management Group takes a collaborative approach to helping you address these challenges. And working together, we can chart a path to help you manage plan complexity. We are on the front lines of the new retirement, and we stand ready to help you and your participants meet the challenges of today's world.


Since 1983, Management Consultants for the Arts has had a rich involvement with arts and cultural organizations of all types and sizes throughout the country including theatres, museums, music and dance companies, performing arts centers, science centers, historical societies, colleges and universities, service organizations, public agencies, arts councils, and foundations.

Our services include consultations in executive search for senior level leadership, planning, organizational analysis, board and staff retreats, seminar/workshop development and facilitation. We work with organizations in all stages of development - from new start-ups to established institutions - including those grappling with complex issues of founder succession and transition.