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

Individuals attend our workshops in the 2017 fiscal year.

1.5 million
Dollars in loans distributed in the 2017 fiscal year.


Fully subsidized rehearsal space hours granted in the 2017 fiscal year.


Dollars in grants awarded in the 2017 fiscal year.


Artists used our rehearsal studios in fiscal year 2017.


Students attended the 2017 Internship Fair.

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. The grant provides A.R.T./New York member theatre companies with 25-75 fully subsidized hours of rental 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 publicly advertised performances will NOT be supported through this grant. Applicants cannot apply subsidized hours 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


The application for the FY18 Creative Space Grant Cycle 2 closed Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5pm. 

FY18 Cycle 2 is a grant for space for January - June of 2018.

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





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





(Click here to download these 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 Hours may not be used for:
Creative Space Grant Hours are intended for:
  • Revenue generating events, such as performances, galas, or fundraising events
  • Publicly advertised events intended for audiences, such as performances, or large readings
  • Parties


  • Rehearsals
  • Auditions (no open calls)
  • Meetings

Creative Space Grant Hours are subject to the following restrictions:

  • Grant hours may be used for bookings at either South Oxford Space or Spaces @ 520. However, grant hours may not be used for bookings at Spaces @ 520 after 6pm Monday through Wednesday or for bookings at either South Oxford Space or Spaces @ 520 before 6pm on Saturday
  • Hours cannot be transferred to other companies or individuals.
  • Grant hours cannot be retroactively applied to reservations already made with A.R.T./New York.
  • Unused hours cannot be carried over to the next grant cycle
  • Grantees may request any of the studio and meeting rooms at its two shared space facilities. 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
  • Storage space is very limited, cannot be guaranteed, and incurs a cost which is not subsidized by the grant.
When booking space, grantees must:
  • Clearly state that hours are to be applied to 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 unbooked hours
  • Grantees wishing to cancel a reservation must do so at least three days in advance, or those hours will be forfeit.
  • All hours unused by the end of the grant period will be forfeit.
  • Excessive late cancellations, no-shows, unbooked hours, and rule violations could affect eligibility for future grant cycles.


For facility information visit For more information about this program, please contact Programs Coordinator Corinne Woods, at or (212) 244-6667 ext. 241.



Grant crediting guidelines and language »

Space Guidelines »

FY17 CSG Cycle 2 Reporting »

FY18 CSG Cycle 1 Reporting »




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



The following 65 companies received a total of 2,950 hours of rehearsal space for use in A.R.T./New York studios at Spaces @ 520 and the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

All For One Theater Festival, Inc.
American Opera Projects 
Athena Theatre 
Blessed Unrest 
Boomerang Theatre Company 
Broken Box Mime Theater 
Built for Collapse 
Calliope Theatre Company 
CO/LAB Theater Group 
Dramatic Question Theatre 
Electric Eye Ensemble 
Ensemble Studio Theatre 
EPIC Players 
Epic Theatre Ensemble 
Everyday Inferno Theatre Company 
Falconworks Theater Company 
Fault Line Theatre 
Fiasco Theater 
General Mischief Dance Theatre 
Girl Be Heard 
Honest Accomplice Theatre 
Hotel Savant 
Houses on the Moon Theater Company 
Leviathan Lab, Inc. 
Liberation Theatre Company 
Life Jacket Theatre Company 
Live Source Theatre Group 
National Alliance for Musical Theatre 
National Asian Artists Project, Inc. 
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) 
New Light Theater Project 
New Ohio Theatre 
New York City Children's Theater 
New York City Players 

New York Musical Festival 
New York Theatre Barn 
Nia Theatrical Production Company 

No.11 Productions 
Parallel Exit, Inc. 
Parity Productions 
Polybe + Seats 
Prism Stage Company 
Project Y Theatre Company 
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater 
Ripe Time 
Scandinavian American Theater Company 
Semicolon Theatre Company 
Superhero Clubhouse 
Tectonic Theater Project 
The Associates Theater Ensemble 
The Bushwick Starr 
The Civilians
The Drama League 
The Play Production Company, Inc. dba The Play Company 
The Playwrights Realm 
The Relationship 
The Tank
Theater Breaking Through Barriers Corp. 
Theatre 167 
Torn Out Theater, Inc. 
Turkish American Repertory Theater& Entertainment 
viBe Theater Experience 
Working Theater























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 @findthelightphotography