Starting in September, The TCG Bulletin will go on temporary hiatus as we look to refine this communications resource. In the meantime, if you have any comments or feedback on how we can improve this service, please contact Dafina McMillan at dmcmillan@tcg.org. Thank you for your patience.

Please join us in welcoming our newest member!

Premiere Stages at Kean University
Union, NJ
www.kean.edu/premierestages

Action: Visit the TCG website to learn more about becoming a TCG member.

The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship will help fund American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. Applicants should intend to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO–using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Action: The deadline to apply for this fellowship is now September 26. Visit the US Department of State website for more information.

Arts Education Resources Available on the NEA Website

August 30, 2011 Arts Education

The following is a sample of the arts education resources available at the NEA’s website: RESEARCH: Arts Education in America : What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation This report investigates the relationship between arts education and arts participation and examines long-term declines in Americans’ reported rates of arts learning. PODCAST: Creating a Sense of [...]

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Surdna Foundation Arts Teachers Fellowship Program

August 30, 2011 Arts Education

The Surdna Foundation invites arts teachers from public arts high schools to apply for funding for artistic development through its Arts Teachers Fellowship Program (SATF). Eligible schools include specialized public arts high schools, as well as arts-focused, magnet and charter high schools. The program offers teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own creative [...]

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Extending the IRA Charitable Rollover

August 30, 2011 Advocacy from TCG & PAA

As part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, the IRA Charitable Rollover was extended through 2011, and legislation has been introduced to make this important charitable giving incentive permanent. The Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2011, S.557, introduced by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), [...]

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Preserving the Charitable Deduction

August 30, 2011 Advocacy from TCG & PAA

In mid-July, TCG joined with the Performing Arts Alliance and its member organizations and signed an open letter from Independent Sector, a broad coalition of not-for-profit organizations, urging President Obama and Congressional leaders to protect the income tax deduction to 501(c)(3) organizations as they negotiated the debt limit and deficit reduction deal. The letter was delivered to [...]

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California International Theatre Festival

August 25, 2011 International

Tickets for the California International Theatre Festival (CITfestival) are on sale now. The festival, whose mission is to offer a distinguished array of international presentations that broaden cultural understanding by means of community outreach, student training and cultural exchange through the performing arts, will be held September 8-18 in Los Angeles. Action: Visit the CITfestival’s [...]

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The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is Now Accepting Play Submissions

August 24, 2011 Artistic Opportunities

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, established in 1978, is given annually to recognize women who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre. The Prize currently distributes several awards ranging from $1000 to $35,000 annually. Action: Deadline to submit a play is September 15 (North America) or September 20 (UK). Visit the Susan [...]

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Applications Open for the USArtists International Program

August 22, 2011 Artistic Opportunities

The USArtists International Program, supported through the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, awards professional artists in the fields of dance, music and theatre who have been invited to perform at international festivals and engagements. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization or have a U.S. based fiscal sponsor. Action: The first round of deadlines is September [...]

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