TCG Appoints Joshua Henry Jenkins as Chief Marketing Officer

Theater Communications Group announced the appointment of Joshua Henri jenkins as the new director of marketing. Jenkins will be responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing plan that advances TCG’s mission of leading a fair and thriving theatrical ecology. Working with a portfolio that includes individual members, events and publications, Jenkins will increase the value of TCG’s theater programs while championing nonprofit theater in our wider culture.

“Joshua’s background as a marketing strategist and community organizer makes him an ideal person to lead TCG’s marketing efforts in a values-driven manner,” said Adrien budhu, Deputy Director and COO, TCG. “From his job at Americans for the Arts to his co-creation of ‘BLACK, GAY, stuck at home’ to his leadership of the Board of Directors of the Arts Administrators of Color Network, Joshua has found innovative ways to uplift communities. BIPOC and LGTBQIA +. We “I am delighted to work with Joshua as we center these communities as part of our new strategic plan and our new mission: to lead for a just and prosperous theatrical ecology.”

“I am delighted to join the Theater Communications Group in this role and eager to amplify the exciting and necessary work that TCG, its members and the field are doing to create a just and thriving theater ecology,” Jenkins said. “We are still going through an unprecedented time and I will draw years of service in various communities to ensure that our field knows and can engage in the incredible work that is still in progress.”

Joshua Henri jenkins (he / him / her) is an interactive media strategist and community organizer based in rural Washington, DC to North Carolina. He has worked extensively with independent artists and arts organizations to develop brand identity, design and marketing strategies. He is the former director of web and new media strategies for Americans for the Arts. Serving the communities to which it belongs, it creates and amplifies works that elevate BIPOC and LGTBQIA + by identifying people, citizens of rural areas and, above all, those who exist at these intersections.

In response to COVID-19 and an immediate need to create a community for blacks who identify with gay people in times of crisis, he co-created a bi-weekly virtual media platform created for and by black gay men called BLACK , GAY, stuck at home. The space hosted Patrik-Ian Polk, Darryl Stephens, Vanessa L. Williams, Brontez Purnell, Sampson McCormick, Jazzmun and others to build community around black and gay media. The series has partnered with National Youth HIV / AIDS Awareness Day, The Counter Narrative Project, Black AIDS Institute, Black in Media, Black Theater Network and Wilma Theater.

He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arts Administrators of Color Network, where he has also led all marketing and communications efforts since 2018. In addition, he has produced and co-hosted the monthly Art Podcast Consequently, which questioned issues of equity and inclusion in the arts. . The podcast has been featured live at various events including the National Performance Network Conference, SphinxConnect, and the Arts Equity Summit.

Joshua works as a freelance digital strategist and graphic designer who also has a dedicated online store of designs that work as wearable celebrations of queer and trans people of color and that nod to the cultural moments that have shaped his. identity. He is a former member of the artEquity Facilitator Cohort and the American Express Leadership Academy, as well as a former member of the Gay Professional Men of Color. He was a member of the grants panel for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Joshua received his Master of Arts in Interactive Media from Elon University in 2012 and his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010.

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