September 12, 2008

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Theatre Communications Group Accepting Applications for New Generations Program
Deadline: October 6, 2008 (Online Registration)

An initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation ( ), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ( ), and the Theatre Communications Group ( ), the New Generations Program is accepting preliminary proposals for its Future Leaders and Future Audiences components.

The Future Leaders program provides emerging leaders in the theater field with mentoring by accomplished theater professionals through a paid mentorship. The program provides $76,000 ($38,000/ year) to the host theater in support of a two-year mentorship, with an additional $15,000 available to the mentee for student loan repayment. The program seeks to nurture future leaders in all areas of theater, including but not limited to acting, administration/management, craft areas, design, directing, dramaturgy/ literary management, playwriting, producing, stage management, or technical production. The proposed mentor must be a full-time employee of the host theater at the time of application. The mentee may not be enrolled in a full-time university or conserva- tory training program at the commencement of the mentorship.

The Future Audiences program provides a matching grant of up to $65,000 ($32,500/year) to the theater in support of the expansion and strengthening of relationships with young, culturally spe- cific, disabled, and/or underserved audiences through creative audience cultivation efforts that have proven to be effective.

Applications will be accepted from theaters for whom support will allow expansion or significant improvement of efforts that have proven to be successful and have been implemented for at least two years. Applications will not be accepted to create new programs, but new strategies created as part of an existing program are eligible. All applicant theaters must meet the following requirements: possess 501(c)(3) status; be located within the United States or its territories; employ at least one full-time salaried staff person; have a minimum of three years' prior existence as a non- profit professional organization; have a history of mounting its own theater productions within the previous year; and possess organizational capacity to implement the projected activity. Theaters may only apply to one program, either Future Leaders or Future Audiences. See the TCG Web site for complete program information and application procedures.

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