The Theater Leadership Project (TTLP) has been approved by New York State as a qualifying education program for diversity and the arts job for the state’s $ 100 million New York City Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit, a two-year program designed to accelerate the return of the entertainment and tourism industry destroyed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Productions can satisfy the requirement for the training program by having staff participate in TTLP’s government tax credit program. TTLP will assist in the recruitment and continued development of BIPOC creative producers and business leaders by offering complementary opportunities for continued learning and mentorship.
TTLP seeks to create lasting change in American theater by installing BIPOC leadership in the industry. The goal of the program – which was launched in April by Broadway producers Barbara Broccoli, Lia Vollack, Alecia Parker, Patrick Daly and Travis Ballenger – is to equip BIPOC art leaders with the practical skills, knowledge and professional networks in the commercial management sector by managing three-year scholarships in general management, business management and creative production. The program helps remove barriers to participation; provide sustained funding and support over three years and work towards permanent job placement of its fellows.
“TTLP looks forward to working with Broadway Productions to realize our efforts toward a more diverse and equitable field that will strengthen our industry in the years to come,” said TTLP Program Manager Leah Harris.
Productions interested in working with TTLP as an approved tax credit program should write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. TTLP will work in collaboration with the manufacturer and their new hires to map learning goals and design a tailored community for each individual that identifies and addresses growth areas and ensures their continued development.
For more information on TTLP, visit https://www.theatreleadershipproject.org/.