Creative Secrets to Managing Money, Time and Happiness

June, 2015
Playhouse Square (Map)

Calling all theater enthusiasts and professionals! Looking for an opportunity to network with hundreds of other theater professionals? Or maybe you want to get inspired by listening to some of the top practitioners in the field speak? Then the 2015 TCG Conference is just for you.


Theatre Communication Group is hosting its 25th annual national conference in Cleveland this year.  Mark your calenders because this conference, running Thursday, June 18th through Saturday, June 20th, is going to be “a game changer.”

Game Change: It’s that moment when an unlikely dream suddenly becomes reality and more becomes possible. The rules change, the pieces on the board flip, and the world scrambles to adapt to the vision of the game-changer…From June 18-20 in Cleveland, OH, TCG’s 25th National Conference will convene hundreds of theatre people to empower game-changing moments through peer exchange, model sharing and exciting speakers . When the largest national gathering of theatre people turns 25, it’s also time for a party! Game Change will offer plenty of social opportunities to celebrate theatre and the game-changers who make our field so vital.

The Best Part…

Elaine will join the conference on Friday, June 19th to talk about time management and the struggles we face when balancing life, work, and happiness.   Get ready to be unbound by time and empowered by budgeting…

Creative Secrets to Managing Money, Time and Happiness

“I can see no reason to be bound by time,” Jeanette Winterson wrote.  “As far as we know, the universe is not bound by it.”  And yet, we are bound by it, we are managed by it, and we never seem to have enough of it.  Our money works the same way.  Fueled by frustration on the existing research and strategies for time management (Example: “Just get up earlier!”) and budgeting for unpredictable artistic careers (Example: “Set aside 10% of your annual earnings!”), this session explores the intersection of time, money, and creative fulfillment.

 Activities will focus on using time as a tool for maximizing UTILS – the utility value of life and budgeting tips and tricks to prioritize those same UTILS.  Come prepared with an idea of how you spent your time in the seven days leading up to the workshop (Netflix binges and all) and a sense of your expenses for the previous month.

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Arts & Numbers

You don’t have to do this alone. Arts & Numbers is a comprehensive financial guide for creative individuals… and anyone else with a passion for something other than accounting and finance. This book aims to provide basic information on finance and financial matters for creative entrepreneurs to take ownership of their financial situations, thus ensuring their long-term success, creative and otherwise.

Written in short story form with fictional anecdotes supporting the financial advice, Arts & Numbers promises to be an easy and useful read for creative entrepreneurs at any stage.

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