Become a TPS Star Organization! Does your company have performers, designers, or technicians? Then this is the TPS Membership type for you. Organizational Memberships are designed for performing arts organizations around Puget Sound and the organizations that directly support them. There are 7 Organizational Membership Levels, and dues are based on annual budget, except for our newest introductory level for those which have only been in existence for 18 months or less. Organizational Membership is best for those organizations that want direct connections to those in the industry including traditional theatre, admin support, burlesque, choral, dance, improv, lightsaber, opera, foundations, symphony, and more. TPS supports all stages of the arts!
Organization – AAA Level
Annual Budget: $1,000,001 – or greater
Organization – AA Level
Annual Budget: $500,001 – $1,000,000
Organization – A Level
Annual Budget: $250,001 – $500,000
Organization – Large
Annual Budget: $100,001 – $250,000
Organization – Medium
Annual Budget: $50,001 – $100,000
Organization – Small
Annual Budget: $0 – $50,000
First 18 months of operation
All of our Star Organizations Membership levels receive the same great benefits. Organizations join for many reasons, but our most popular benefits include audition and job postings, advertising performances and events, and giving TPS Members discounts to help drive your own sales and support the community. There is a wide range of other benefits, and we are working hard to add additional benefits and increased support to our Star Member Organizations. Check out the fuller list of our ongoing and upcoming benefits below. If your organization is experiencing financial hardship, consider applying for our TPS Membership Scholarship.
Profile : Build a customized online professional company profile. Create an organizational record on the TPS website that includes detailed info about your company, your logo, your history, your upcoming shows & auditions, a link to your website, direct links to tickets and subscription sales, and up to 4 photos, 4 audio links, and 1 video link included with your membership. Find, contact, and network with other TPS Members and Star Member Organizations on the platform. Drive ticket sales by offering coupons and discounts to your shows and events.
IDEA : Participate in free TPS-hosted Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) training, programs, and initiatives. Contribute to drafting, and have the option for your organization to sign the Puget Sound Theatre Code of Conduct. Gain access to Human Resources & Equal Opportunity knowledge support.*
Gregory Awards : Submit your eligible productions for annual Gregory Award consideration. Vote as an organization on new peer-to-peer recognitions that celebrate “all stages of the arts.” Receive an early invitation for limited seating to the 2023 Gregory Awards + Gala for members of your organization so you can secure your spot, or an organization table, before tickets run out! Participate in the 2023 Gregory Award + Gala Opening Ceremony. Submit your organization for consideration for the People Choice Award for Favorite Organization of the North, South, East, West, or Central Puget Sound for 2020-2023! While we plan to keep these 5 new annual People’s Choice Awards, we don’t ever plan to offer them again to celebrate excellence over a full 4-year time period. These awards will honor performing arts organizations throughout Puget Sound who TPS Members recognize for doing the best community work during one of the most challenging times in recent history.
Workshops : While you are a TPS Star Organization Member, send 1-3 people to attend 3 fee-based workshops for FREE.* That’s up to 9 free workshops! Send additional members from your organization and attend additional workshops at our special Star Organization discount. Did we mention that we will soon be launching OSHA training and certification workshops?! Additionally, receive special invitations to free, low cost, or reduced cost training.
Services : Maximize social profits by being a part of the Puget Sound Performing Arts Solidarity Economy. TPS Star Organization Members are eligible for fiscal or event sponsorship. We are also planning to launch additional services according to our Star Organizational Member needs. Our members will help us decide what services and offerings TPS can provide for the benefit of all organizations. Leading ideas include discounted services by TPS Experts, equitable recruiting through our national or international network, affordable Executive Searches, and a materials and resources lending library.*
Grant Tracking : Receive exclusive access to the Puget Sound Performing Arts Quarterly Grant Prospecting Matrix. Use this curated quarterly grants finder to find and select the best opportunities available for you and your organization’s needs.*
Advertising : Receive unlimited free posting privileges on TPS’ online public-facing events & performances calendar* and job & audition listings – the region’s most comprehensive for live theatre – on TPSonline.org and theatrepugetsound.org. Ability to boost your posts to reach tens of thousands through affordable paid add-on sponsorships. Additionally, TPS regularly selects social media posts of our Organizational Members and shares them with the TPS Community. We do better when you do better, so let’s be better together. Receive a digital TPS Star Organization Member Card*. Share the TPS Star Organization logo to encourage thousands of local TPS Individual Members, TPS Associates, and TPS Patron Members to choose you.
TORCH* : Obtain exclusive access to the upcoming Theatre Online Resource & Community Hub (TORCH). Participate in member-only discussion boards; download useful tools, training, and resources; contribute your own resources to the community toolkit; participate in revenue sharing opportunities or your contributions; and be a part of the collaborative performing arts community as we strengthen together. (coming soon!)
Directors Debrief : Receive a monthly exclusive event invite for your organization’s Board of Directors, Artistic Directors, Managing Directors, Executive Directors, and other Senior Leaders to the TPS-presented Director’s Debriefs. Discuss your successes and challenges with other industry leaders. Arts leadership can be a lonely space. Network and form lasting friendships and partnerships with other industry decision makers.
Communicate & Collaborate : Add your planning and events to a Member-only Community Coordination Calendar and a Public-facing Events Calendar*. Sign up for our upcoming TPS Star Organization Newsletter. Stay in the know with the region’s performing arts, and put out your own organization’s messages and information to others in the industry. Be a part of our new Advisory Committees to help TPS better support you and your organizations. The All Stages Committee will focus on our support for all stages of the arts – emerging or established, large or small, and for traditional staged plays to all of the performing arts. Our industry shares needs and challenges, and TPS aims to serve as the locus of information, resources, and support. Additionally, we are launching Advisory Committees for the North, South, East, and West Puget Sound. TPS Star Organizations can join these Advisory Committees to ensure an all-encompassing TPS service area.*
Space4Arts : Rent affordable practice rooms, studios, and theatres of many shapes & sizes for rehearsals, performances, training, hosting workshops, auditions, and more through our Space4Arts Program. TPS has 10 studios, Center Theatre, Theatre4, the BlackBox Theatre, a conference & board room, and we’re preparing new spaces such as The Shop @ Studio K* where you can build, paint, sew, create, and experiment, and Conference Room Workstations coming soon*. Many of our spaces have pianos (including 2 Steinway Grand Pianos); the piano use fee is waived for all TPS Members and Star Member Organizations. Other space offerings include music stands, chairs, tables, white boards, cork boards, rehearsal cubes, box fans, air purifiers, curtains, and full-length wall-to-wall mirrors. Space pricing starts at $8/hr! See our spaces!
* Member Benefits marked with an asterisk indicate benefits that are not yet available but launching soon to all individual members!
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