FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A.R.T./New York gets a lot of questions from members on issues that fall outside the scope of our workshop training. Read our FAQ below for our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
I am in need of legal advice and not sure where to turn. Do you know anyone I can contact?
We suggest reaching out to Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), which provides an array of low-cost and pro bono legal services to the arts community. Visit www.vlany.org or call (212) 319-2787. Also, visit VLA’s site askthelawyer.info for additional resources, definitions, and guidance.
I’m looking for a database for my theatre. Does A.R.T./New York have one?
A.R.T./New York does not offer a database. We recommend looking for a database that integrates box office with fundraising campaigns. Many A.R.T./New York members have been very satisfied with Ovationtix.
Are there any resources out there where I can either acquire or donate set pieces and props at low or no cost?
You bet there are! Materials for the Arts collects and distributes reusable supplies and material to arts and cultural organizations across the city. We also recommend Our Goods a barter service that allows you to trade objects and skills with other creative folks. The Broadway Green Alliance is also a great resource for those interested in other forms of reuse, recycling, and upcycling.
Will A.R.T./New York fiscally sponsor my theatre or organization?
I need a performance/reading venue. Does A.R.T./New York provide any?
Two of our studios – the Bruce Mitchell Room at the Midtown Spaces @ 520 and the Great Room in Brooklyn’s South Oxford Space are large enough for small readings. However, for larger space, visit nyc.spacefinder.org. SpaceFinder NYC is a database of both traditional and non-traditional venues throughout the five boroughs. You can search by house-size, duration of rental, space size, and a number of other criteria.
The A.R.T./New York theatres will open in 2016; we are not taking reservations or rentals at this time. For more information go here.
I need help researching funders and grants. Where can I go for guidance?
We heartily recommend the amazing library at The Foundation Center. It’s an amazing resource for companies of all sizes, and the librarians are knowledgeable and very helpful!
I’m an individual artist, or currently without a company affiliation. Can I join A.R.T./New York and apply for its grants and services?
A.R.T./New York services member theatres and support individual artists through its membership. Individual artists can search for resources through NYFA Source or the Alliance of Artist Communities, and may also find grants and professional development resources from Creative Capital or Lower Manhattan Cultural Council helpful.
I need information about health care reform. Where can I find good information for artists and small theatre companies?
The Actor’s Fund has great resources on navigating the health insurance marketplace in the wake of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You can always check out the New York state health insurance exchange, NY State of Health, for information on individual and small business plans.
I’m trying to plan a gala, but don’t want to conflict with others already scheduled. Does A.R.T./New York have a list of when other companies throughout the city are doing their special events?
A.R.T./New York's development calendar is a user generated calendar of upcoming development events. We definitely recommend checking this resource, and submitting your own upcoming events to help the calendar remain accurate.
In addition, there are a few other websites that list galas and other special events. Charity Happenings and New York Social Diary are two good places to start when looking to plan the date for your company benefit.
Do you have a job board where I can post a theatre job listing or find a theatre job?
We don't maintain a job board but highly recommend the below websites if you have a job to post or are looking for employment.
- Theatre Communications Group ARTSEARCH
- Broadway World
- New York Foundation for the Arts
- Stage Jobs Pro
A.R.T./New York does maintain an Intern Database where member theatres can search for qualified interns throughout the year
I'm having trouble using your website. Where can I find help?
We maintain a separate page to address frequently asked technical questions. Please visit the help page if you are having trouble logging in, using an online form, or maintaining your company and staff profiles.
Header: 2013 Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Grantee the Working Theater’s production of La Ruta. (Photo by Lia Chang)