For Immediate Release

Mohammad Shatara
Artistic Programs Associate
(212) 609-5900 Ext. 269


Application & online registration deadline: September 21, 2009

TCG/ITI International Travel Grants
Amount: $3,500 per recipient

For travel between February 1, 2010-Augsut 31, 2010

TCG/ITI Travel Grants have been designed to foster cultural exchange and artistic partnerships between theatre professionals in the United States and their counterparts in Russia, Eastern Europe or Central Europe (see below for geographic scope). These $3,500 grants will support trips in either direction by theatre artsits, administrators and educators, enabling these professionals to share ideas, gain exposure to each other's cultural traditions and contemporary theatre techniques and/or work together.

Geographic Scope
This program supports cultural exchange between United States theatre professionals and their counterparts in Russia, Central Europe or Eastern Europe, including Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine.

The independent Baltic States and those of Central Asia that were formerly part of the Soviet Union are not currently within the geographic scope of the program.

This grant program was developed by TCG in collaboration with the International Theatre Institute and is funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.


For Guidelines and Application please visit:



For more information, contact Mohammad Shatara, artistic programs associate, (212) 609-5900 Ext. 269
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Theatre Communications Group's (TCG) mission is to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional, not-for-profit American theatre. TCG initiatives include a variety of artistic, management, international and advocacy programs. Its many publications offer a national resource for reference, opinion and debate on theatre and the performing arts today. TCG's artistic programs support member theatres and theatre artists by awarding approximately $2 million in development grants annually, and offer career enhancement programs for artists. As the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) world-wide, it supports cross-cultural exchanges and collaborations. TCG has nearly 700 member theatres and affiliate organizations, and over 14,000 individual members nationwide