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Partnership reflects the rise of individual donors and fundraising events We are pleased to announce a partnership with BiddingForGood, the leader in online charity auctions and the industry’s first cause-related e-commerce company. This partnership will make available BiddingForGood’s charitable commerce platform at a special discounted rate to our almost 500 TCG Member Theatres, taking advantage [...]

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Not-for-profit theatres contributed over $2 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 34.9 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2013, released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Based on the annual TCG Fiscal Survey, Theatre Facts is the only in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance and overall fiscal state of the not-for-profit professional theatre industry. [...]

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Culture Track 2014

by Hil Moss September 3, 2014 Audience & Community Engagement
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(Culture Track 2014 was created by LaPlaca Cohen, the only strategy, design, and full-service advertising firm in the US that exclusively serves the creative and cultural sector) Summer in New York has come to an end, and that means one thing for theatre-lovers: these are the final days to catch Shakespeare in the Park at [...]

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The African American Theater History Project Seeks Participants

by Cecily Marcus May 30, 2014 Tools & Research
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Over 300 years of African American theater history, from its earliest influences to its current artists and leaders, is too often inaccessible and inadequately represented. The political and cultural histories to which this culturally specific art refers are not well known—they are not taught systematically in our schools and universities. Of the history that is [...]

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At the Core: Living History

by Juliet Hart January 22, 2014 Education
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(This essay was originally featured in TCG’s Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core (PDF). That report shares findings from the over 100 theatres that participated in the TCG Education Survey 2012, along with essays from leading theatre education directors on the impact of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on arts education, and CCSS [...]

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At the Core: A Love of Theatre Begins

by Nancy Schaeffer January 16, 2014 Education
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(This essay was originally featured in TCG’s Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core (PDF). That report shares findings from the over 100 theatres that participated in the TCG Education Survey 2012, along with essays from leading theatre education directors on the impact of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on arts education, and CCSS [...]

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At the Core: Looking for Natural Alignments

by Jennifer M. DiBella January 7, 2014 Education
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(This essay was originally featured in TCG’s Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core (PDF). That report shares findings from the over 100 theatres that participated in the TCG Education Survey 2012, along with essays from leading theatre education directors on the impact of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on arts education, and [...]

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Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core

by Laurie Baskin and Alissa Moore December 12, 2013 Education
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Workshops and classes in schools are the most common form of arts education programming, with nearly half of all programming targeting ages 12-18. These findings reflect the over 100 theatres that participated in the TCG Education Survey 2012 for the Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core. Released by Theatre Communications Group [...]

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Theatre Facts 2012

by TCG News October 22, 2013 Tools & Research
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(Kevyn Morrow and Johnny Ramey  in Center Stage’s 2012 production of The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Photo by Richard Anderson, from the cover of Theatre Facts 2012.) Not-for-profit theatres contributed nearly $2 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 36.7 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2012, released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). [...]

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National Center for Arts Research

by Kevin E. Moore February 14, 2013 Tools & Research

“It’s a revolution,” says Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. “We’re really just getting under way. But the march of quantification, made possible by enormous new sources of data, will sweep through academia, business and government. There is no area that is going to be untouched.” – The New York Times, [...]

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Taking Your Fiscal Pulse 2012

by TCG News December 10, 2012 Tools & Research

According to the Taking Your Fiscal Pulse 2012 snapshot survey, 90% of surveyed theatres believe their situation is holding steady or on the upswing. Released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and conducted in collaboration with the Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations (APASO), the Taking Your Fiscal Pulse survey captures the most recent state of [...]

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Theatre Facts 2011

by TCG News October 15, 2012 Tools & Research

Not-for-profit theatres contributed nearly $1.94 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 34 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2011. Released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Theatre Facts is the only in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance and overall fiscal state of the not-for-profit professional theatre industry. Theatre Facts 2011 is based on the [...]

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Arts Reach and NAMP Discount Offers

by TCG News September 17, 2012 Tools & Research

Constituents of TCG are entitled a $130 registration discount to the National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference: Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, 2012, presented by Arts Reach at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED – GET 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 by OCTOBER 5. In addition [...]

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Grand Re-Opening: Artists from Abroad Relaunches Today!

by Laurie Baskin May 23, 2012 Global Citizenship

The League of American Orchestras and Association of Performing Arts Presenters announce the relaunch of Artists from Abroad — the most complete and up-to-date online resource for engaging foreign guest artists, providing essential guidance, forms, and useful links. The newly redesigned and relaunched website makes it even easier to find the information performing arts organizations and artist [...]

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Navigating the Visa & Taxation Process for Artists from Abroad

by Kevin Bitterman May 17, 2012 Interviews
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On Tuesday, June 5,  Jonathan Ginsburg, artist immigration attorney and author of the visa section of artistsfromabroad.org, along with his fellow artist immigration and entertainment attorneys Brian Taylor Goldstein, Andi Floyd and Robyn Guilliams, will host the Leadership Teleconference Navigating the Visa and Taxation Process for Artists from Abroad. This teleconference is $35 for Member Theatres and University [...]

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Preserving the Ephemeral

by Sara Zettervall April 24, 2012 Tools & Research
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Where are the education guides from your last 5 plays? Can you find your old programs without calling your mother? What happened to that set model? Can you still access digital photos from 2002? Yes? No? Not sure? Take our survey! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/theater-archives-2012 Imagine your theater company twenty years from now.  The new artistic director wants [...]

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The Future of Engagement

by August Schulenburg March 21, 2012 Interviews
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On Wednesday, April 4, Shane D. Hudson will lead the A-ha! Leadership Webinar, The Future of Engagement: Social Media and Your Audience. This webinar is free for Member Theatres and will feature Shane’s  insights into the future of digital engagement within our field. He will discuss the latest trends in social media, the future of [...]

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Brain Bank Seeks Peers and Knowledge Donors

by Teresa Eyring March 5, 2012 Tools & Research
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We are pleased to announce the re-launch of the TCG Brain Bank: Where Knowledge Earns Interest! Since we began the TCG Brain Bank three years ago, we’ve made numerous matches and received a lot of positive feedback, as well as innovative ideas for how it might be improved. With that in mind, we have overhauled [...]

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Nonprofit Finance Fund 4th Annual Nationwide Survey

by TCG News January 31, 2012 Tools & Research
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The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) has asked TCG to spread the word about their latest short survey on the current state of the nonprofit sector. The Nonprofit Finance Fund is conducting its fourth annual nationwide survey examining the current state of the nonprofit sector, and we hope that you will add your voice. The survey, [...]

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NEA Announces New Research on Artists in the Workforce

by Laurie Baskin December 20, 2011 Advocacy

This fall, the NEA announced new research regarding the status of artists in the American workforce.  Artists and Arts Workers in the United States offers the first combined analysis of artists and industries, state and metro employment rates, and new demographic information such as age, education levels, income, ethnicity, and other social characteristics. Among the [...]

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Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from the Field

by TCG News December 14, 2011 Events
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Floods, earthquakes, tornadoes – what should your theatre do when disaster strikes? How do you manage the initial crisis? How do you balance your theatre’s recovery with the wider needs of your community? How can you mitigate damage before the unthinkable happens? In Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from the Field, we’ll hear from an expert in post-crisis [...]

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New Research: Theatre Facts 2010 and Taking Your Fiscal Pulse—Fall 2011

by TCG News November 24, 2011 Tools & Research

According to Theatre Facts 2010, not-for-profit theatres contributed nearly $1.9 billion to the U.S. economy, and attracted 31 million attendees. Released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the publication is the only in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance and overall fiscal state of the not-for-profit professional theatre industry. TCG also released Taking Your Fiscal Pulse—Fall [...]

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