Here you will find resources that could be helpful for current students. Please refer to usernames/passwords as well as instructional information on how to access sites for which the department has provided access. This information can also be accessed on the External Resources Google doc.

Looking for a job or internship?

ARTSEARCH via Theatre Communications Group

ARTSEARCH is an essential source for a career in the arts. With ARTSEARCH, you can search for jobs and navigate information about the jobs, organizations, and application processes. ARTSEARCH is a feature provided by TCG (Theatre Communications Group).

Below, you will find a link and instructions on how to create a TCG account which grants you access to ARTSEARCH. THDA has provided students with a coupon code to make a membership free.

For those who have accessed or ARTSEARCH before, simply login here and choose the 1yr for $50 option. Apply this coupon code at checkout: TCGUA21MAC

For those who have never accessed, their website is currently under maintenance, so please fill out this Google form here to redeem your coupon for membership.

Handshake via Macalester Career Exploration

Handshake logo

Handshake at Macalester is our career and internship services platform. No need to create an account — just log into Handshake with your Macalester user ID and password. You can use Handshake to:

  • Find and apply for internship and job openings.
  • Learn about organizations hiring.
  • Make an appointment to meet with a Career Exploration counselor.
  • Register your internship for academic credit.
  • Check out and register for upcoming campus events.

The Handshake Guide for Students (gdoc) can help you maximize this tool and discover tips to make your application stand out to employers.

Springboard for the Arts Job Board

Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists. Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life.

Springboard has a job board upon which many arts-based nonprofits and local theaters make opportunities accessible to all. There is no login necessary, though you can subscribe to emails from SftA.

Link to job board: Springboard for the Arts job board

Link to information on grants: Springboard for the Arts grant resources

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Job Board

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) convenes nonprofits in order to assist with information needs and address issues facing the sector. Their mission is to inform, promote, connect, and strengthen nonprofits.

MCN could be helpful for a more general job/internship search via their job board, linked below. Nonprofits theaters are likely to have opportunities for employment posted on MCN’s job board frequently. There is no login necessary.

Link: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits job board

Looking for material?

National New Play Network – New Play Exchange

The New Play Exchange ® (NPX) is the world’s largest digital library of scripts by living writers. The NPX, a National New Play Network program, is flipping the script on the ways in which new work is shared and discovered. The mission of the New Play Exchange® is to provide an open, egalitarian platform on which writers all over the world can share their work and others can discover that work.

The Minnesota Playwrights’ Center is a partner of the NNPN and Jack Reuler, Mac alum and Artistic Director of Mixed Blood, is a board member and past Co-President of the National New Play Network.

Below, you will find a link and our login information. With this login information, you are able to access the entire digital library. This material could be used for student projects, future capstone papers, and future inspiration!

Link: New Play Exchange

Looking for events?

Local Events – check these calendars for local events like community conversations, workshops, and more.

Springboard for the Arts, based in Saint Paul, hosts events about job and funding opportunities as well as local artists and communities.

DanceMN serves as an information sharing resource for the MN dance community. They post performances, classes, auditions, news, and more. 

Walker Art Center is an internationally-recognized art museum in Minneapolis that features events such as panels.

The Playwrights’ Center is an internationally-recognized Minneapolis hub for playwrights that hosts panels, discussions, and workshops. 

Penumbra Theatre in Saint Paul, and the Penumbra Center for Racial Healing, is a famous Black theater company that also focuses on educational community events.

Pillsbury House + Theatre is a theater that curates events and art grounded in community engagement. 

Mixed Blood Theater is a Minneapolis theater with a commitment to radical hospitality by means of accessibility in their art and events.

Local Performances – check these calendars for opportunities to see art, in-person or virtually. 

DanceMN serves as an information sharing resource for the MN dance community. They post performances, classes, auditions, news, and more. 

Walker Art Center is an internationally-recognized art museum in Minneapolis that also features live performances.

The Playwrights’ Center is an internationally-recognized Minneapolis hub for playwrights that hosts readings of new plays. 

Penumbra Theatre in Saint Paul is a famous Black theater company that produces nationally-renowned theater.

Pillsbury House + Theatre is a theater that curates theater grounded in community engagement in Minneapolis.

The Cowles Center is a Minneapolis dance and performing arts hub that presents engaging dance performances.

The Guthrie Theater is the most well known theater in Minneapolis not only for its large blue building on the Mississippi, but for its high-quality theater.

Mixed Blood Theater is a Minneapolis theater that produces seasons made up of plays and musicals focused on race and humanity.

Theater Mu is a Twin Cities-based company that produces great performances centered around the Asian American experience.

Ananya Dance Theatre is a Yorchha-based dance company in Saint Paul made up of BIPOC women, womxn, and femme artists.

Dreamland Arts is a small, Saint Paul theater that hosts local artists’ performances.

In the Heart of the Beast is a Minneapolis puppet and mask theater. 

The Jungle Theater is a Minneapolis theater that curates dynamic seasons of plays, musical, and performance art.

Theater Latte Da is the Minneapolis hub for musical theater.

Minnesota Jewish Theater Company is based in Saint Paul and its performances are rooted in Jewish content.

New Native Theatre in Saint Paul stages Native American stories for, by, and with Native people.

Pangea World Theater presents international, multidisciplinary theater based in Minneapolis.

Park Square Theatre is a prominent theater in Saint Paul that hosts plays and musicals.

Ten Thousand Things is well known for performing for homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and locations in greater/rural Minnesota as well as the Twin Cities community.

Virtual International Events – check these calendars for virtual events.

The Playwrights’ Realm is a New York-based playwright-support organization that hosts workshops, panels, and performances. Virtual programming has been popular in 2020/2021, but this may change. We’ll keep an eye on it.

HowlRound Theatre Commons is an Emerson College-based free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners.