The overall intent of Leadership U[niversity] is to nurture and support an interdependent, inclusive, and sustainable theatre 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 visionary rising leaders from all areas of theatre for professional development via mentorships at TCG Member Theatres, 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). An additional Travel Fund of up to $4,500 will be available for mentee and mentor travel.

One-on-One Online Application Deadline: March 16, 2016, NOON ET

Continuing Ed grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to mid-career and veteran professionals at TCG Member Theatres for learning opportunities that will advance their leadership skills in all areas that include artistic, administrative, educational and production.

Continuing Ed Online Application Deadline: The selection process for Round 4 is complete. At this time, no future rounds are scheduled.

Leadership U[niversity] is administered by TCG with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.