URTA is excited to announce the Arts Leadership Initiative, aimed at promoting professional training in the fields of theatre management, producing, and entrepreneurship. As part of the initiative, candidates in Theatre Management at URTA's 2016 National Unified Auditions and Interviews will pay no application fee and will be able to take advantage of free seminars and workshops.
URTA also seeks to inform undergraduates nationwide about career possibilities in producing, arts administration, and theatre management, broadening the pool of MFA candidates in theatre management programs and supplying a larger and more diverse group of trained producers and theatre managers to the professional theatre community.
Brant Pope, president of URTA says, "An increasingly important function of URTA is its ability to serve as a bridge between member programs and the theatre and entertainment industry. This Initiative is perfectly positioned to assist our members in attracting and training quality management professionals and making them known to employers."
The Arts Leadership Initiative is sponsored by the Westin Michigan Avenue, the Chicago site of URTA's National Unified Auditions and Interviews, and a longtime supporter of URTA.
More information can be found at URTA.com or contact our offices for details.
Online registration for URTA’s National Unified Auditions and Interviews will begin on September 1st at URTA.com.
URTA is the nation's largest association of professional, graduate (MFA) theatre training programs and related professional theatre companies. URTA works to secure the future of the American theatre by maintaining a gold standard in professional training of the next generation of theatre artists, and providing resources to diverse theatre artists entering the performing arts.