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TCG and TheFrontOffice Launch Freelancers Relief Fund: Theatre Designers

Stage Directions • Industry NewsTheatre Buzz • November 13, 2020

In partnership, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and TheFrontOffice (an entertainment development company founded in 2019 by director, Wendy C. Goldberg) have announced the Freelancers Relief Fund: Theatre Designers program. The program will provide a limited number of rapid response grants of $1,000 each for scenic, lighting, costume, sound, and projection designers who have had theatre employment within January 2019 – March 2020. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting Monday, December 7th, 2020 2:00 p.m. EST.

The current COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the theatre field’s infrastructure and placing the most vulnerable—freelancers working in the theatre field—in an increasingly dire situation. These individuals have committed and dedicated themselves to making meaningful contributions to the cultural life of our communities while living day-to-day in the most fragile conditions. Theatres across the country have had no choice but to close productions mid-run and to cancel contracts for work that was to take place in 2020 and 2021. In all likelihood, this pause in theatre activities will continue for the foreseeable future.

To combat this crisis, the Freelancer’s Relief Fund will provide a limited number of rapid response grants of $1,000 each for scenic, lighting, costume, sound, and projection designers who have had theatre employment within January 2019 – March 2020.

Online Application Forms will be available starting December 7th, 2020 2:00 p.m. EST
Applications accepted on a rolling basis through December 11th, 2020 5:00 p.m. EST

Further information from TCG: https://circle.tcg.org/resources/grant-programs/freelancers-relief-fund

About TheFrontOffice
Founded in 2019, Wendy C. Goldberg’s TheFrontOffice is an entertainment development company that specializes in cross-over content from live theater to new media. Fueled by the intersection of Goldberg’s 20 years in the theater and her experiences as a Performance Director for Rockstar Games’ worldwide phenomenon, Red Dead Redemption 2, TheFrontOffice develops content and stories for our times.

About Theatre Communications Group (TCG)
TCG is the national organization for theatre, with a membership network of 500+ member theatres and over 250 university, funder, trustee, and business affiliates, and over 10,000 individuals. TCG’s mission is to lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology. TCG reaches over 1 million students, audience members, and theatre professionals each year through its programs and services.

 

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