About Membership

We want your voice in the conversation. Become a member of TYA/USA today and be part of the national network of artists, administrators, educators, and students shaping the future of Theatre for Young Audiences.

By joining TYA/USA as a Member, you gain access to a wide range of benefits. Your membership also supports the professional development and advocacy efforts of TYA/USA, which works to support excellence across the national TYA field.

See the tabs below for how to join our community, a list of our membership benefits, and the rates for the different types of membership available!

For a detailed overview of each of the membership benefits, scroll beneath the tabs.


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 Overview of TYA/USA Membership Benefits

Access to Webinar Portal:
TYA/USA Members enjoy on-demand access to TYA/USA’s extensive library of professional development webinars via the TYA/USA Webinar Portal. As an archive of resources dating back to 2013, there are numerous pathways to choose for continued learning and professional development.

TYA Connect E-Newsletter:
Members of TYA/USA receive our e-newsletter every other week. Each issue of TYA Connect includes links to recent articles about member organizations and industry-related studies and news; direct links to the newest listings on our Job Board; information about upcoming grants, casting, and festival opportunities in the field, and updates about TYA/USA programming. Click here to see a past issue of TYA Connect!

Discount to National and Regional Convenings:
TYA/USA Members are eligible to receive Early Bird and reduced registration rates for TYA/USA events like the annual TYA/USA National Festival & Conference.

Eligibility to propose and lead Breakout Sessions at National and Regional Convenings:
TYA/USA Members are invited to submit Breakout Session proposals for TYA/USA events like the annual TYA/USA National Festival & Conference, offering our community an opportunity to amplify work and share ideas with the field on a national level.

Eligibility for annual TYA Awards:
TYA/USA Members are eligible to be nominated for our TYA Awards, including the Harold Oaks Award for Sustained Excellence in TYA, TYA Artistic Innovation Award, and TYA Community Impact Award. Awards are presented annually at the TYA/USA National Festival & Conference.

Eligibility for TYA/USA Fellowships:
TYA/USA Members are eligible to be chosen for the TYA/USA Emerging Leader Fellowship.

Access to Regular Affinity Groups:
Fellow members of TYA/USA have the opportunity to connect in our monthly role-based Zoom affinity calls. During these one hour Zoom meetings, participants are able to source and exchange ideas, share challenges, and ultimately be in community with colleagues.

Our active role-based affinity groups are as follows:
– TYA Leadership (Executive Directors, Artistic Directors, Managing Directors)
– TYA Agents
– TYA Small-to-Midsize Companies
– Youth and Family Presenters
– TYA Marketing Leaders
– TYA Education Leaders

We also offer a TYA Disability Affinity Group that convenes quarterly and is a space for disabled TYA practitioners. Please contact Programming Manager, Rachel Lee, at rlee@tyausa.org for more information.

Organizational: Associate Memberships for Staff:
With an Organizational Membership, you will have the opportunity to create and edit linked Associate Membership profiles for staff members.

Submit Job Postings to the TYA National Job Board:
Include your role openings and opportunities on our Job Board, a comprehensive and centralized resource for folks seeking TYA employment across the nation.

Organizational: Inclusion in the National TYA Directory:
Active Organizational Members are recognized on our website’s Member Organizations page.

Eligibility to submit an article for TYA Today Online:
TYA/USA Members are invited to pitch articles for TYA/USA online publication, TYA Today Online, through a form accessible from the Member Dashboard when calls for content are open.

Discounts on advertising opportunities:
Frequent advertising opportunities with TYA/USA include our bi-weekly newsletter (currently distributed to 3300+ email addresses).