Benefit

TCG’s XCHANGE program

Welcome to xchange — TCG’s new, centralized, theatre-specific listings community that’s the ultimate in theatre classifieds.

xchange is a brand-new benefit for all TCG Members and Affiliates which allows you to buy, sell, trade and borrow goods, space and opportunities within the national theatre community.

* Have props, costumes, and set pieces to sell, rent or recycle?
* Looking for construction materials, lighting or sound equipment?
* Interested in artist housing rentals?
* Searching for performance, rehearsal or office space?
* Making a call for script submissions?

You can do all that and more on xchange!

xchange enables you to save and make money, reduce waste and connect to others in your city and across the country!

It’s easy — just log in with your member password to get started. Viewing posts is always free and, for a limited time, posting is also FREE!
Please Note: Posting to xchange is only available to TCG Member Theatres, Affiliates and Individual Members. For information on becoming a TCG Member Theatre/Affiliate or Individual Member and gaining exclusive access to xchange and other valuable member benefits, please see Membership.

John Kay – A good economist knows the true value of the arts

Activities that are good in themselves are good for the economy, and activities that are bad in themselves are bad for the economy. The only intelligible meaning of “benefit to the economy” is the contribution – direct or indirect – the activity makes to the welfare of ordinary citizens.

Many people underestimate the contribution disease makes to the economy. In Britain, more than a million people are employed to diagnose and treat disease and care for the ill. Thousands of people build hospitals and surgeries, and many small and medium-size enterprises manufacture hospital supplies. Illness contributes about 10 per cent of the UK’s economy: the government does not do enough to promote disease.

Such reasoning is identical to that of studies sitting on my desk that purport to measure the economic contribution of sport, tourism and the arts. These studies point to the number of jobs created, and the ancillary activities needed to make the activities possible. They add up the incomes that result. Reporting the total with pride, the sponsors hope to persuade us not just that sport, tourism and the arts make life better, but that they contribute to something called “the economy”.

READ ON //>  John Kay – A good economist knows the true value of the arts.

Sneak a Peak of the upcoming EcoArtSpace benefit sale

Apologies to our ecoartspace fans who are looking for recent posts here. Both Amy and Patricia have been flooded with a range of projects and travels the last couple months that have taken our focus away from the blog. After the benefit we will resume posts in May, promise.

We invite you to either come to the exhibition benefit at Exit Art this month or spread the word to your friends in New York who can attend. It is an affordable adventure, one that is supporting important work to help provide a platform for artists addressing environmental issues in the visual arts.

Please join us in celebrating 10 years of programming!

Go to the What Matters Most? benefit blog to get updated information HERE.

Go to EcoArtSpace