What is the Institute?
The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Institute is a key part of TCG's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative to transform the national theatre field into a more equitable, inclusive and diverse community. The EDI Institute is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. and The Hearst Foundations.
The Institute was created to advance change at the personal, organizational, and fieldwide levels. TCG, in partnership with Carmen Morgan, director of artEquity, launched three national cohorts of TCG Member Theatres. The fourth cohort was launched in June 2019, and was the first cohort entirely comprised of BIPOC and representatives from the national Networks of Color.
During their time with the Institute, participating theatres convene twice, in-person at TCG’s National Conference in June and at another time of their choosing. The Institute also provides skills-building webinars, regional organizing, and one-on-one consultations to participants.