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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What Theatres Can Do On Veteran’s Day (and every day) by Laurie Baskin

(Photo of Everett Cox at the 2015 TCG National Conference by Roger Mastronianni.) Earlier this year, I was introduced to a Vietnam Veteran who works with an organization called Lucid Body w…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Protect Wireless Microphones in Theatre! by Laurie Baskin

Energy & Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives Individual Members – We Need Your Activism Now! The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may soon rule on severa…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hill Visits: Walk the Halls by Laurie Baskin

(Photo credit below*. Leading up to Arts Advocacy Day on March 24-25, TCG is sharing reflections from our board and National Council for the American Theatre on our February visits to C…

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Hill Visits: Your Voice Will Count by Laurie Baskin

(Photo credit below*. Leading up to Arts Advocacy Day on March 24-25, TCG is sharing reflections from our board and National Council for the American Theatre on our February visits to C…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Hill Visits: Our Stories Matter. Let Them be Heard. by Laurie Baskin

(*Photo credit below. Leading up to Arts Advocacy Day on March 24-25, TCG is sharing reflections from our board and National Council for the American Theatre on our February visits to C…

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Final Public Review of NCCAS Underway by Laurie Baskin

There is an arts education opportunity that the field should know about. The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is a coalition of national arts and education organizations an…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Washington Budget Deal – NEA and Arts Education Funding Restored to FY12 Levels by Laurie Baskin

Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Arts in Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education have been  restored to 2012 levels in the Omnibus spending bill…

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

NEA Announces First Round of FY14 Grants by Laurie Baskin and Alissa Moore

The NEA has announced the first round of funding for Fiscal Year 2014 with 1,083 grants totaling $25.8 million. These grants will be awarded to organizations and individuals across the count…

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Special Report on Education 2012: Arts Education at the Core by Laurie Baskin and Alissa Moore

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 theatre…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Speak Up to Preserve the Charitable Deduction on November 20th by Laurie Baskin

On Wednesday, November 20th, Ginny Louloudes, Executive Director of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and I will join over 200 nonprofit leaders representing the arts, social servic…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Impact of the Federal Shutdown on the Arts by Laurie Baskin

As you know, because the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives were unable to reach a deal on funding federal government operations as the new fiscal year started today, the federal g…

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Laurie Baskin’s Remarks at “Pardon the Interruption” by Laurie Baskin

(The following remarks were delivered by Laurie Baskin at the “Pardon the Interruption” Capitol Hill Briefing on Monday, July 29.) Good afternoon.  Thank you all for being here …

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Protecting Wireless Microphones – Recent Developments by Laurie Baskin

(from left to right: Knapp, Baskin, Pope, Libin, Fierstein and Bunyan) As you may know, TCG has been advocating with the FCC and on Capitol Hill to protect wireless microphones for the past …

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Monday, April 1, 2013

TCG Summer Internship Application Deadline: April 5 by Laurie Baskin

Are you a young professional or student looking to start a career in not-for-profit theatre? Check out past TCG intern testimonials on our website! As the national service organization for t…

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Monday, February 18, 2013

NEA Announces First Round of FY13 Art Works and Challenge America Grants by Laurie Baskin and Alissa Moore

The NEA has announced the first round of funding for Fiscal Year 2013 totaling $23.3 million awarded through 832 Art Works grants to not-for-profit arts organizations nationwide. In addition…

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Update by Laurie Baskin

Short-Term Cliff Deal Reinstates IRA Rollover and “Pease” Provision and Estate Tax Extended The tax deal passed by Congress on Tuesday has encouraging but mixed results for chari…

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Friday, November 16, 2012

FEMA After Sandy by Laurie Baskin

FEMA included performing arts organizations as eligible for disaster relief at the time of the San Francisco earthquake (1989) and American Conservatory Theater was able to access relief fun…

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Friday, October 5, 2012

White Space Update by Laurie Baskin

Registration Launched on East Coast for Geo-location Database News To provide interference protection for wireless microphones, the FCC has spent the last two years developing a national geo…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blue Star Theatres Official Kick-Off by Laurie Baskin

(Photo credit: Alissa Moore. Pictured:Mark Smith, executive director, Blue Star Families; Teresa Eyring, executive director, TCG.) On Friday, September 28, a press conference was held at Tri…

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

South Carolina Arts Commission Restored by Laurie Baskin

Last Friday I wrote that South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley had issued line-item vetoes to the South Carolina budget and had, thereby, eliminated state funding for the arts. I am pleased…

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Restore the South Carolina Arts Commission by Laurie Baskin

As you’ve probably heard by now, South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley has issued line-item vetoes to the South Carolina budget and has, thereby, eliminated state funding for the arts. TC…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Grand Re-Opening: Artists from Abroad Relaunches Today! by Laurie Baskin

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 en…

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Monday, May 7, 2012

NEA Announces New Director of Arts Education by Laurie Baskin

Three new stories from the world of Arts Education: NEA Announces New Director of Arts Education Beginning on July 2, the Arts Education Program at the NEA will be guided by Ayanna Hudson. H…

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Friday, May 4, 2012

NEA Announces Second Round of FY12 Art Works and Arts in Media Grants and Funding to State Arts Agencies by Laurie Baskin

The NEA has announced the second round of funding for FY12 totaling $77.17 million to support 928 grants to not-for-profit organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects i…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Arts Advocacy Day in Washington – April 16 & 17 – A Recap by Laurie Baskin

Arts Advocacy Day 2012 was a great day for the arts on Capitol Hill. TCG participated as a National Co-Sponsor as we have for many years. Joining TCG staff for Hill visits was a seasoned and…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Arts Education Status Report Released: Equity Gaps Remain by Laurie Baskin

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education released the results of the Fast Response Statistical Survey’s (FRSS) Report on Arts Education, based on data gathered in the 2009-2010 school y…

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Eye on Washington by Laurie Baskin

As we move into this year’s appropriations cycle and gear up for Arts Advocacy Day, April 16 & 17, it is important to note some immediate policy challenges in Washington. There are a n…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Three Calls for Words on Arts Education by Laurie Baskin

In addition to last week’s announcement of the NEA Roundtable, I wanted to share three newsworthy items concerning arts education: 1) NYU Forum on Theatre for Young Audiences, Future D…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Upcoming NEA Roundtable and Webcast by Laurie Baskin

The National Endowment for the Arts will host a webcast, Improving Arts Learning through Standards & Assessment: A National Endowment for the Arts Research Roundtable on Tuesday, Februar…

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

NEA Posts FY13 Grant Guidelines by Laurie Baskin

The NEA recently posted its FY13 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines. As first reported in November, the NEA has confirmed that it will no longer be accepting consortium applications for FY1…

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

State Department Launches Online Portal by Laurie Baskin

The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has launched Cultural Crossroads, an online network that will provide arts practitioners and managers a venue fo…

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