MEMBERSHIP

A.R.T./New York welcomes theatre organizations and professional affiliates to become members and get access to all programs.

Member Benefits

GRANTS

Apply for funding or a space grant from one of our three grant programs.

THEATRE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

Hone your skills at our workshops in finance, marketing, strategy and technology.

LOANS

Apply for cash flow and bridge fund loans of up to $50,000 and capital real estate loans.

SPACE

Become eligible for office occupancy or mailbox rental at South Oxford Space and Space at 520 and receive discount hourly rates for rehearsal space at both facilities.

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS

Access the Theatre Leadership Institute, which offers one on one consultation with professional arts consultants

COLLEAGUE-TO-COLLEAGUE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Participate in breakfast roundtables and other networking events and meet your peers in the field.

ADVOCACY

A.R.T./New York actively advocates at the city and state level on issues that are critical to its members

INTERNSHIP CONNECTIONS

Attend our annual internship fair and access the intern resume e-file.

LOCAL HERO AWARDS

Nominate a local business to receive an award at our annual member meeting

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Stay up-to-date on deadlines, events and other opportunities with our weekly newsletter for members.

NOTARY SERVICES

 

Become a Member

Do you run a theatre company, or know someone who does? If so, join your colleagues and become a member of A.R.T./New York! Full and Associate memberships are available to all nonprofit producing theatre organizations based within the five boroughs of New York City. Professional Affiliate memberships are available for individuals or companies that are not producing but are interested and engaged in New York theatre. Once a member of A.R.T./New York, all programs and services are free of charge.*

For more information, contact Ann Marie Lonsdale, Director Programs, at (212) 244-6667, ext. 221 or alonsdale@art-newyork.org.

*Exceptions are our loan programs that charge an application fee and our office and rehearsal space rentals.

A.R.T./New York Values

EQUALITY

A.R.T./New York values equal opportunity for all member companies, all kinds of audiences and all forms of expression in the theatre. We celebrate the diversity of our membership.

ADVANCEMENT

A.R.T./New York values a healthy future of theatre in New York City. We work to provide services that support our members’ visions by championing bold thinking, harnessing technology and artistic exploration.

COMMUNITY

A.R.T./New York values the whole ecosystem of the theatre industry and believes that we are stronger together than apart. Our programs work to nurture relationships and build connectivity in the field.

OPPORTUNITY

A.R.T./New York values all aesthetics and size companies. We shape our programs to allow opportunity for all members to gain value and for all individuals within an organization to find ways to engage with us.

EXPLORATION

A.R.T./New York values the process and understands that the journey is as valuable as the end product. We put value on creating an environment where it is safe to discover.

Therefore, A.R.T./New York expects its members to embrace and reflect these values in their behavior (written or spoken) with staff, consultants and other members.

 

Full Membership

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must have self-produced in New York City for a minimum of two seasons. A season is defined as producing at least one production running a minimum of three (3) performances over the course of a year OR a series of readings;
  • Must be a professional theatrical producing organization with performances open to the general public; and
  • Must not charge fees to artists (including playwrights, actors, designers, and directors) to participate in theatrical productions of the organization. Members may charge fees only for legitimate classes and training programs and only if they are clearly dissociated from theatre productions.

DUES FOR FULL MEMBERSHIP

Tier 1A (Budget over $5 million)
Tier 1B (Budget between $1 million and $5 million)
Tier 2 (Budget between $500,000 and $999,999)
Tier 3 (Budget between $100,000 and $499,999)
Tier 4 (Budget under $100,000)

$875.00
$775.00
$465.00
$210.00
$155.00

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR FULL MEMBERS

  • Eligible to apply for the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation Design Enhancement Fund Grant if organization is a 501(c)(3)
  • Eligible to apply for the Nancy Quinn Fund Grant (budget must be under $100K)
  • Eligible to apply for Creative Space Grant 

Nonprofit incorporation or 501(c)(3) tax exempt status is not required for Full Membership, though Full Members may be under the umbrella of another organization.
 

Associate Membership

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must not be eligible for FULL Theatre Membership;
  • Must be self-produced in New York City for less than two seasons; and
  • Must not charge fees to artists (including playwrights, actors, designers, and directors) to participate in theatrical productions of the organization. Members may charge fees only for legitimate classes and training programs and only if they are clearly dissociated from theatre productions.
Nonprofit incorporation or 501(c)(3) tax exempt status is not required for Associate Membership, though Associate Members may be under the umbrella of another organization.

DUES FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

$155.00 (no budget restrictions)

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

  • Eligible to apply for the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation Design Enhancement Fund Grant if organization is a 501(c)(3)
  • Eligible to apply for the Nancy Quinn Fund Grant (budget must be under $100K).
  • Eligible to apply for Creative Space Grant
     

Professional Affiliate Membership

Professional Affiliates do not meet the standard requirements for theatre membership. These may include colleges and universities, theatres outside of New York City, dance and music companies, presenting organizations, and theatre-related businesses.

DUES FOR PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

$210.00 (no budget restrictions)

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATE MEMBERS

  • Eligible to apply for Creative Space Grant

 



 


Header: 2015 Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Grantee Pregones Theater’s Call Me Esteban Only (Photo By Marisol Díaz)