Sponsor:  Theatre Communications Group (TCG)

Funding Amount: $75,000

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity



NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 06/12/2013
Sponsor Deadline: 08/12/2013

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements


The Mentee: – Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of the application – Must not be, or have been, a full-time employee of the proposed host theatre – Must have at least two years experience working professionally as a leader – Must not be a full-time student at a university or conservatory training program at the commencement of the mentorship period – Previous mentees in the new Generations Future leaders program are not eligible for One-on-One grants The Primary Mentor: – Must be key personnel who holds a full-time (35 hours/week) position at a TCG Member Theatre – Must not be a recipient in the Continuing Ed initiative Primary Host A previous working relationship between the proposed mentor and mentee is not necessary. However the most competitive final applications will demonstrate an evolved conversation between the mentor and mentee and a rigorous appraisal of their match. The Theatre must – Hold a 501(c)3 status – Be a TCG Member Theatre in good standing at the time of application – Employ at least one full-time (35 hours/week) salaried staff person at the time of application – Have a minimum of three years prior existence as a not-for-profit theatre – Have a history of producing its own theatre production(s) within the previous year.

Eligible applicant institutions may not submit more than one application as the sole or lead institution. There are no limitations on the number of inter-institutional partnerships an institution may establish. An applicant may be the lead institution on one application and be a non-leading partner or consortium member on another.

If you are planning to submit please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as early as possible.


Funding Areas

The Leadership U program was designed by TCG and is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The overall intent of this program is to strengthen the field by developing the individuals who are the core and future of theatre. This program provides support in two initiatives: One-on-One grants of $75,000 will be awarded to six exceptionally talented early-career leaders from all areas of theatre for professional development via mentorships at a TCG Member Theatre, with an additional $5,000 honorarium for their mentor. Up to an additional $10,000 Opportunity Fund will be available for one or more of the following: outstanding student loans, approved supplemental activities, and/or life needs (i.e. health care, child or elder care, or other medical expenses). Up to an additional $4,500 will be available for mentee and mentor travel.