Our Mission

The American Theatre Critics/Journalists Association, the only national organization of theater critics in the United States, works to: foster greater communication among theater critics; provide training and networking opportunities and programs for emerging writers; advocate for freedom of expression; maintain ethical standards; respond to the continued evolution of the profession; and increase public awareness of theater criticism as an important element of the art and the craft of theatrical entertainment.

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We welcome donations to The Foundation of the American Theatre Critics Association. Formed in 1991, Foundation ATCA is a public, nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that provides financial and other tangible support for scholarships, critic institutes, ATCA awards, educational talks and seminars, and other eligible programs. The Foundation has its own officers and board of directors, which includes all elected members of the ATCA executive committee, who work closely with ATCA to assist critics in professional development and support the theater community in general. The Foundation has a set goal, not yet achieved, of raising sufficient funds to support its grants and programs from its annual investment income. In the wake of the successfully-completed members-only Silver Anniversary Campaign, it continues fundraising from individual and corporate donors through its 21st Century Theater Challenge and other named initiatives.