TCG and TheFrontOffice Launch Freelancers Relief Fund: Theatre Designers
November 16, 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