FUNDING

A.R.T./New York provides a variety of financial resources to help theatres realize their creative potential.

Creative Space GrantS

The A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is designed to provide theatre companies with real estate opportunities to help them meet their creative needs. This is an in-kind grant that provides A.R.T./New York members with $650-$2,000 in credit to be used on studio space at A.R.T./New York’s Spaces@520 in Manhattan, and the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Applicants may request space to meet any need that enables them to better create their work, including but not limited to rehearsals, auditions (no open calls), meeting space, or any combination of the above. Bookings may be made in bulk for multiple hours per day over the course of a few weeks (in the case of rehearsals), or spread out over the entire grant period. Revenue-generating activities (such as fundraisers or workshops that charge participants to attend) and ticketed performances will NOT be supported through this grant. Applicants cannot apply credit to any bookings that they made prior to receiving their grant notification.

Rental space is available to grantees based on availability. While recipients may request specific studios at either or both of A.R.T./New York’s facilities, A.R.T./New York cannot guarantee that it will be able to accommodate requests exactly as submitted.

 

Grantees can find information on crediting policies and language here.

Creative Space Grant recipient Project Y Theatre Company's production of  ' The 'Connected' // Photo by Hunter Canning

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application for the FY19 Creative Space Grant Cycle 2 will open in October.

FY19 Cycle 2 is a grant for space for January - June of 2019.

Creative Space Grants are made twice annually, with applications due in November (for January - June) and May (for July - December) of each year.

NEW IN FY19 CYCLES 1 & 2

While in prior years Creative Space Grant requests were for the amount of hours needed, beginning with the current application for FY19 Cycles 1 &2, grant requests are for a dollar amount in credit to be used towards bookings. Applicants can request $650-$2,000 in credit. This change allows us to reduce the restrictions on the use of the grant and ultimately allows for the grant to make a bigger impact. Please refer to the rental rates for our studios  when calculating the amount of credit you would like to request, and pay close attention to the guidelines for the use of hours and the application as they have changed.
Creative Space is not a cash grant. Recipients will receive credit for use in the spaces.

  

CHANGED FOR FY19 CYCLES 1 & 2
GUIDELINES, ELIGIBILITY, AND CRITERIA »

Please review all information before applying. Including the space guidelines below.


GRANT ASSISTANCE

Grant Information Sessions

These sessions, held in our Manhattan office and online, will be hosted by A.R.T./New York programs staff who will walk applicants through the application and guidelines. Applicants are welcome to bring questions, and are strongly encouraged to read the application and guidelines before coming to the session.


 

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6pm - A.R.T./New York Office, Manhattan »

Friday, April 20, 2018, 2pm - Facebook Live »

Monday, April 30, 2018, 1pm - A.R.T./New York Office, Manhattan »


Narrative Statement review is also available to assist applicants. Please see our guidelines page for more information on this process.

SPACE GUIDELINES

(Click here to download the updated guidelines)

Grantees will coordinate space bookings with A.R.T./New York’s facilities staff. The following booking options and guidelines will be applicable to grantees upon receipt of their grant.

Creative Space Grant Credit are subject to the following restrictions:

  • Grant credit may be used for bookings at either South Oxford Space or Spaces@520.
  • Grant credit may not be used for revenue generating events such as Galas, ticketed performances, workshops that charge for attendance, etc.
  • Credit cannot be transferred to other companies or individuals.
  • Grant credit cannot be retroactively applied to reservations already made with A.R.T./New York.
  • Unused credit cannot be carried over to the next grant cycle
  • Grantees may request any of the studio and meeting rooms at South Oxford Space or Spaces@520. While A.R.T./New York will try to accommodate all requests, rooms are subject to availability.
  • Due to the layout of the facilities, certain noise and capacity restrictions might apply. A.R.T./New York reserves the right to restrict space use, especially for rehearsals and events that involve dance, excessive noise or occupancy, or the use of musical instruments in excess of the pianos provided.
When booking space, grantees must:
  • Clearly state that they intend to use credit from their grant award when making their reservation.
  • Indicate their intended use of the space honestly and accurately when making their reservation.
  • Confirm with facilities staff prior to booking that the desired studio can accommodate special needs, including but not limited to: loud noise, music, and sound equipment.
  • Provide advance notice to facilities staff for bookings that will involve unusually large groups, or other special circumstances.
Cancellations, no-shows, and unused credit
  • Grantees wishing to cancel a reservation must do so at least three days in advance, or the credit used for booking will be forfeit.
  • All credit unused by the end of the grant period will be forfeit.
  • Excessive late cancellations, no-shows, unused credit, and rule violations could affect eligibility for future grant cycles.
  • In the event that a company’s plans change and Creative Space Grant credit is no longer needed, Grantees can return all or part of their credit without effecting their future eligibility if they contact A.R.T./New York staff by September 30th, 2018.
  • Grantees that leave $200 or more in Creative Space Grant credit unused will be deemed ineligible for the following cycle.

 

For facility information visit www.art-newyork.org/rehearsal-space. For more information about this program, please contact Programs Manager Corinne Woods, at cwoods@art-newyork.org or (212) 244-6667 ext. 241.

FOR CURRENT GRANTEES

Grant crediting guidelines and language »

Space Guidelines for FY18 Grantees »

 

FY18 Creative Space Grant Cycle 1 Reporting »

FY18 Creative Space Grant Cycle 2 Reporting »

 

The Creative Space Grant is made possible by generous leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

FY2019 CYCLE ONE CREATIVE SPACE GRANT RECIPIENTS

The following 64 companies received a total of $68,850 of credit for use in A.R.T./New York studios at Spaces@520 and the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space from July to December.


Actionplay
Amas Musical Theatre
American Bard Theater Company
American Opera Projects
BCT Brooklyn Children's Theatre Inc
Blessed Unrest
Boundless Theatre Company Inc.
Broken Box Mime Theater
Buran Theatre
Caborca
CO/LAB Theater Group
Concrete Temple Theatre
Corkscrew Theater Festival
CRASH Theater Co.
Dramatic Question Theatre
DreamStreet Theatre Company
Ensemble Studio Theatre
EPIC Players
Everyday Inferno Theatre Company
Flying Carpet Theatre
Girl Be Heard
Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre
HERE
Honest Accomplice Theatre Inc.
Houses on the Moon Theater Company
Hunger and Thirst Theatre
Keen Company
Leviathan Lab
Liberation Theatre Company
Life Jacket Theatre Co.
LubDub Theatre Co
Lucy Jackson


Lyra Theater
NAATCO
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF)
New York City Children's Theater
New York Deaf Theatre
New York Theatre Barn
Nia Theatrical Production Company
Nightdrive
North Coast
Out of the Box Theatrics
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Parallel Exit
Pioneers Go East Collective
Prism Stage Company
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Rebel Playhouse
Scandinavian American Theater Company
Spellbound Theatre
Stable Cable Lab Co.
The 24 Hour Plays
The Drama League
The Mother Line Story Project
The Movement Theatre Company
The Muse Project
The NOW Collective
The Playwrights Realm, Inc.
Theater Breaking Through Barriers Corp.
Torn Out Theater, Inc.
Transport Group Theatre Company
Two Headed Rep
Untitled Theater Company No. 61













 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Header: 2017 Nancy Quinn Fund, Creative Space Grant, Creative Opportunity Fund, and Rental Subsidy Fund recipient Broken Box Mime Theater's prduction of SEE REVERSE //  Photo: Bjorn Bolinder www.findthelightphotography.com @findthelightphotography