Theatre Puget Sound
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Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) is a leadership and service organization founded in 1997 to advocate for the regions growing theatre communitys causes and administer much-needed services. TPS is now the Northwests premiere arts advocacy and leadership organization, providing programming and services that benefit both the theatre community and the larger regional arts community.
Throughout our history we have built and maintained programs and services that serve to promote, strengthen and unify the regional performing arts community.
* TPS Promotes the regional performing arts community through audience development tools and initiatives such as the Seattle Performs website, cooperative advertising, Arts Crush and the TPS Stage at Bumbershoot.
* TPS Strengthens the regional performing arts community by providing educational programming, diverse and cost-effective resources for both individuals and organizations, advocacy on both local and national platforms, and services that strive to improve the quality of life for our regions theatre artists.
* TPS Unifies the regional performing arts community by acting as a physical and virtual gathering place. TPS manages both rehearsal and performance spaces and produces the annual Gregory Awards and the TPS Unified General Auditions. TPS also has one of the most active virtual communities in the nation that hosts an interactive website, talent database, message boards and listserv.
Providing broad access to arts and culture by broadening community participation and engagement is an essential component of our mission and a central focus of our work over the last several years. As a regional service organization, we are privy to the challenges and needs of a diverse group of arts organizations on both a regional & national level. TPS recognizes that as cultural patterns shift and traditional arts audiences become more fractured, it is vital for our arts organizations to be proactive & innovative in their approach to audience development. We must look for holistic solutions that seek to align the needs of our arts organizations with the needs of our communities.