Youth Theatre Festival in Scotland Now Accepting Applications

August 18, 2011 International

The National Theatre of Scotland’s Exchange program brings together groups of young theatre-makers (aged 16 to 25 years) from across Scotland and beyond, to create and perform new and exciting pieces of theatre with the help and support of a professional creative team. Youth theatres, school drama groups, young theatre companies or any group of [...]

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The MAP Fund Announces 2012 Grant Application Deadlines

August 17, 2011 Artistic Opportunities

The MAP Fund provides project-specific funding to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers and performers experimenting in any performance tradition or discipline across the country. Projects must contain a live performance element and must not have premiered anywhere in the world before September 1, 2012. An online letter of inquiry is required before submitting a full application [...]

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How to Write a Standout Job Description

August 16, 2011 Resources

Looking for a new employee and want your job description to stand out from all the others? Check out this job description checklist that shares nine essential details to include in your organization’s job description, plus improvement tips and relevant examples, including how to utilize social media when recruiting. Action: Visit Open Forum’s website for [...]

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The Phoenix Theatre Receives $500,000 Grant

August 15, 2011 Development

The Phoenix-based Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has announced $4.6 million in second-quarter grants, more than half of which are intended to provide relief for cash-strapped arts and human service organizations in Maricopa County, Arizona. The grants included $500,000 to the Phoenix Theatre for new works and outreach programs. Action: Visit the Virginia G. Piper [...]

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How to Publicize Your Fundraiser

August 11, 2011 Resources

Informing the media and creating press releases about your upcoming fundraiser is a quick and affordable way to get the word out. The Fundraising Authority has created an easy to follow tip sheet on press releases that provides a timeline for press releases, general rules for writing a release and approaches for integrating the publicity [...]

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Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Awarded $125,000 Grant

August 11, 2011 Development

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation recently announced grants totaling nearly $4.4 million. Grants were awarded in education, the environment, media and arts and culture. Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (a TCG member theatre) was awarded $125,000 for its mainstage and educational programs. Action: Visit the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s website to learn more about their [...]

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990s: Eight Common Reporting Issues

August 10, 2011 Resources

Since 2007, the new redesigned Form 990 has required practitioners to adjust to new filing requirements and many areas of confusion have been identified. Learn more about the eight most common reporting issues to help your organization report more accurately. Action: Visit Grantmakers in the Arts website for more information and to access the full [...]

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Video Production—When to Use In-House and When to Outsource

August 10, 2011 Resources

There is a time and place for in-house video production and then there are times that call for a greater investment. Once you have clearly identified your arts organization’s need to outsource a video project, where do you start and what questions should you ask when you call a video production company? Luckily, there are answers [...]

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2012 hotINK Festival at the Lark Play Development Center Now Accepting Submissions

August 9, 2011 Artistic Opportunities

The 2012 hotINK Festival will present work by 8-10 playwrights from outside the United States in readings at the Lark, March 22-26, 2012. Each play will be presented once, following approximately six to eight hours of rehearsal with outstanding New York director and actors. In addition, special events are planned for visiting playwrights. Readings are [...]

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Free NFF Workshop in Chicago

August 8, 2011 Current TCG News

Attention TCG member theatres in the Midwest! Through our partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), there will be a free workshop, Programmatic Modeling for Artistic & Financial Strength, taking place in Chicago, IL on September 7. This half-day workshop is designed by NFF for executive directors, senior staff and trustees and engages participants in [...]

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