About A.R.T./New York

Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York assists over 400 member theatres in managing their theatre companies effectively so they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. Over nearly five decades, A.R.T./New York has earned a reputation as a leader in providing progressive services to our members—from shared office and rehearsal spaces to technical assistance programs for emerging theatres—which have made the organization an expert in the needs of the New York City nonprofit theatre community.

July 17, 2020: Statement from the Executive Committee

May 31, 2020: Statement of Solidarity and Support


A Note About Coronavirus

In light of the spread of COVID-19 in New York City, A.R.T./New York has moved all of its programming online. This includes workshops, roundtables, and all other in-person meetings. A.R.T./New York Staff will also be working remotely during this time, and will be available via email and phone during our normal office hours. We prioritize the health and safety of our community, and we will keep you up to date with any more developments surrounding the coronavirus.

If you have been furloughed but would like to continue receiving communications from A.R.T./New York, contact Membership Coordinator Jeannely Lopez at [email protected] to update your staff profile contact information.

Thank you, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


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A.R.T./New York Virtual Theatre Base: Online Performances, Classes, & Events »
A.R.T./New York is compiling all of the ways the nonprofit theatre community is still cultivating connection and sharing art online. Browse our catalog of online and alternative programming here, including but not limited to: Live-streamed and Pre-recorded Performances, Classes, and more!

Header photo: Unplugged, by Girl Be Heard. Photo by Sonic Highlark.

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A.R.T./New York helps New York City theatres finance their creative goals through grant programs, strategic cash flow loans, and ongoing advocacy efforts to defend arts funding at the state and city level.

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Training & Education

What is a Form 990? What goes into a killer press release? A.R.T./New York helps theatre companies hone their skills by providing educational workshops, one-on-one consultations, and a library of resources.

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A.R.T./New York provides subsidized office and rehearsal spaces in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces in Hell's Kitchen at the A.R.T./New York Theatres.

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A.R.T/New York helps connect theatre companies to the people they need to make your work happen: colleagues, employees, volunteers, audience, vendors, advisors, and more.

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Support Us

When you support A.R.T./New York, you play a leading role in NewYork City's vibrant nonprofit theatre community! Your contribution directly affects tens of thousands of artists and 400+ theatre companies by providing important industry resources that enable them to thrive.

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A.R.T./New York maintains a vast library of resources to support the growth and development of its member theatres, including, but not limitedto: a theatre toolkit, an intern database, and research and reports. Become a member to access all that we have to offer!

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