- Bring back working committees through the League where members can get more involved and help the League push forward
- Bring back the PAV Fund or provide resources for similar services
- Resources for best practices in providing Internships and Apprenticeships
- Collective insurance and healthcare for small theatre companies so that everyone can pay less
- Can we leverage bargaining power to receive better rates for insurance?
- Connecting with TAP – Theatre Advocacy Project
- Coalitions of theatres by size or neighborhood for more collaboration
- Covid standards and masking recommendations by theatre size
- Affinity groups (one idea: itinerant companies)
- Learn more about how theatres work with chamber of commerce
- Learn more about the professional non-profit coalition
- How to go about licensing shows, how to share shows licensed with other members to know what’s taken and available
- Some sort of forum or blog for member theatres to share the shows they are thinking of licensing
- HR/Contracting Workshop – Can we bring it back?
- Lower priced options for physical programs
- Workshops on how to get, keep, curate sponsorships
- Software solutions for theatres – information/workshops/actually providing solutions for CRMs, ticketing, donor databases
- Workshops on Board development
- Workshop on tax parity bill
- A regular time (monthly, bi-monthly) for theatres/cultural organizations to network and sharing what they’ve been working on
- More networking opportunities, maybe paired with a show?
- EDI trainings that build on the League’s current training.
- A progressive “leveling-up” for artists and administrators who have taken the training but want to continue in new ways
- A resource guide/toolkit that allows theatres to provide training to new employees without needing to take the League training or similar trainings
- Bring back the advocacy group/alderman event discussions. Perhaps get multiple aldermen from different wards
- Online trainings are still attractive for flexibility.
- Would evening or weekend trainings be a possibility for those that can’t attend 9-5?
- Interest in re-vamping the HR workshop we did a few years ago and re-offering workshops
Industry Services & Events
- More programs for artists in our community
- Help with taxes for industry and artists
- Help with financial planning for industry and artists
- Advocacy for artists around the new bill coming out
- Learn more about PAAL as a resource for parents in the industry (ex. Babysitting grants)
- Job Fairs in the suburbs too!
- Tech boot camps to build skills of up and coming graduates who couldn’t learn skills on the job due to COVID shutdowns
- Connection points for theatres and college programs.
- Glassdoor for spaces to rent or affinity group for honest opinion and advice
- Possibility of advocacy in lobbies
- Parent Artist resources
- A Chicago centric theatre conference
- More robust and searchable ChicagoPlays.com
- Diversify the listings on the job board
- Make members contact sheet something accessible for members, divided by neighborhood
- Resource sharing website: Resource Library
- Add resources for ASL interpreters, intimacy directors, fight choreographers, translators, stage managers, designers, tech people, etc.
- Add section in the form in the Broadcast for members to submit resources
- More space availability options – Space Finder website
- Find the WHY to theatre vs screen to motivate audiences
- An app that would allow patrons to go to multiple League membership theatres with rewards; something that is robust and would give popup info if looking at a map. (Gamification)
- Build younger audiences – tik tok, etc.
- Splitting up Hot Tix locations
- Options for theatres to offer free tickets on Hot Tix