News and Updates
2017 Creative Opportunity Fund recipients!
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 AM

  



A.R.T./New York is pleased to announce the recipients of the first NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program).

The NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund is a new regrant program that provides funds for small, New York State-based theatres and projects to support either organizational growth or the development of new work. The goal of the Creative Opportunity Fund is to provide a funding opportunity with a simple application process accessible to small organizations, unincorporated entities, and individual theatre artists in the interest of creating high-quality, professional theatre for the public of New York State.

A.R.T./New York Deputy Director, Ann Marie Lonsdale said, "Partnering with NYSCA to flow more money into the theatre field statewide is a huge honor for A.R.T./New York. They are fantastic partners and have invested so much in the community. It's exciting to see the diversity and breadth of the theatre field across New York State. We're really proud to be a part of this project."

The application closed on January 9th, and led to one of the most competitive grant processes in A.R.T./New York's history. We awarded a total of $42,500 to 20 companies for the 2017 fiscal year. Grants were awarded in two categories:

Opportunity To Create

Hip to Hip Theatre Company 
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts 
Kyoung's Pacific Beat 
Lesser America 
The Movement Theatre Company 
New Phoenix Theatre on the Park 
Paramount Hudson Valley Arts 
Quick Silver Theater Company 
Steps Theatre 
Theatre 167 
Untitled Theater Company No. 61


Opportunity To Grow

Broken Box Mime Theater 
Caborca
Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York 
Little Lord 
Prospect Theater Company 
Restless Productions NYC 
Shake on the Lake, Inc. 
Sheas 710 Main Theatre
Theater Breaking Through Barriers Corp.



Congratulations to our inaugural grantees! 
 
We'd also like to thank all of the applicants for being a part of the first ever selection process. We're thrilled to take what we learned this first year as we look forward to embarking on this grantmaking process yet again in FY2018. Look for more information and dates in Fall 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
Advocacy Alert: A National Call To Action
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:00 AM

  

A NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION



"This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor"
-- The words of the late President, John F. Kennedy, which appear on the outside of the Kennedy Center 

President Trump has called for the elimination of the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Institute of Museum Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting: 

The New York Times reported that Mike Mulvaney, the president's budget director, said at a news conference on Thursday

"I put myself in the shoes of that steelworker in Ohio ... the coal-mining family in West Virginia. The mother of two in Detroit. And I'm saying, 'O.K., I have to go ask these folks for money and I have to tell them where I'm going to spend it.' Can I really go to those folks, look them in the eye, and say, 'Look, I want to take money from you and I want to give it to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting'?" 

Dear Mr. President and Mr. Mulvaney, YES YOU CAN! 

Why else would a spokeswoman for Senator Capito, who is on the appropriations committee and represents thousands of coal workers in her state, say that she would "advocate for her priorities, including funding for the arts and humanities, which are important to our economy and communities?"

Trust me, Mr. President--that mother of two in Detroit knows that her children have a greater chance of success in school if they are exposed to the arts. 


According to the Detroit Free Press, "NEA funding has been instrumental in helping the Matrix [Theatre] reach young people in Detroit. A 2015 grant of $20,000, for instance, engaged 700 youths in theater arts programs at the Matrix location and other sites. 'Doing some quick math, that's about $30 per child.'"
TO SAVE THE NEA, WE HAVE TO PLAY THE LONG GAME 
STEP ONE: MAKE CALLS ON NATIONAL ARTS ADVOCACY DAY
    1. March 21st is National Arts Advocacy Day. Call your Congressman, your two Senators, and the White House. Tell them you are a constituent and that you support sustained funding for the NEA and other cultural agencies. 

      To find out your Congressman/woman's phone number, go to www.house.gov.

      Senate phone numbers: 
      Kirsten Gillibrand (D) New York - (202) 224-4451 

      Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer  (D) New York - (202) 224-6542 

      Cory A. Booker (D) New Jersey - (202) 224-3224 
      Robert Menendez (D) New Jersey - (202) 224-4744 

      Richard Blumenthal (D) Connecticut - (202) 224-2823 
      Christopher Murphy (D) Connecticut - (202) 224-4041

      You can also call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111
       
    2. Share this information on Facebook, and reach out to your friends. 
    3. Ask those small businesses with whom you work to make these calls as well. 
    4. Go to https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/About/I-Heart-Arts.aspx and join their campaign or follow their Toolkit to create your own. 
Many, many thanks to all of you! Together we can make a difference!
 
Ginny
 

 

 
Stella Cancellations
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM

 

3/13/2016 - 4:45pm

The MTA has announced that all aboveground subway stations will close at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, meaning that service will only run underground. For information about other possible MTA changes and closings tomorrow, look here.

12:45pm:

In its 4 a.m. Monday update, the Weather Service upgraded its blizzard watch to a blizzard warning, and said the most likely snow total for New York City was 20 inches, which would break a 129-year record for March. Meteorologists said to expect a minimum of 11 inches, and as much as 23 inches of snow.

Mayor de Blasio announced on Monday that schools would be shut down on Tuesday.

For the first time this year, the Department of Sanitation is deploying its full snow-fighting force, starting with 689 salt spreaders across the five boroughs.

The city’s Emergency Management Department has already issued a hazardous travel advisory, urging New Yorkers to avoid the roads and to take public transit.

MTA transit updates can be found here »

General updates for New Yorkers on Winter Storm Stella can be found here »

CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS

Please watch this space for important updates on event cancellations related to the current snow storm. 

A.R.T./New York Closings and Cancellations

  • A.R.T./New York's Manhattan office will be closed on Tuesday 3/14
  • A.R.T./New York's Spaces @ 520 will be closed on Tuesday 3/14

 

A.R.T./New York Member Theatres - Closings and Cancellations

If you have a show cancellation, or any other delays, closings or cancellations you would like to share, email kfrazier@art-newyork.org.

Making a cancellation after Office Hours? Use the comment box at the bottom to share your cancellation immediately.

  • Tuesday, March 14 performances of White Guy on the Bus at 7p.m and Sam & Dede at 7.30 at 59E59 Theaters have been cancelled. Ticket holders should check their email and/or contact the point of purchase for information on exchanges and refunds.
  • Ars Nova's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON will play as scheduled tonight, and we have released a special snow-day discount: Code SNOWGO will get folks buy one, get one free tix to tonight & tomorrow’s 7pm performances.
  • Barrow Street Theatre's Sweeney Todd is cancelled tonight on 3/14
  • Epic Theatre Ensemble's Education Benefit, scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th has been postponed because of the impending snow storm. 
  • Keen Company's When It's You is cancelled for Tuesday 3/14
  • New York Theatre Workshop's The Object Lesson is cancelled on 3/14
  • The Playwrights Realm has cancelled The Moors tomorrowTues 3/14
  • The Public Theater and Joe's Pub have cancelled all performances
  • SITI Company's CHESS MATCH NO. 5 will not be performed on Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street)
  • Victory Theatre's Kid Victory is cancelled on 3/14

 

Our office closes at 6pm, cancellations you email after that time might not go up right away. To get your information up ASAP, please enter it in the comments below:

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

 

 
<< first < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > last >>

Page 5 of 29