(A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program)



In partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), A.R.T./New York is pleased to announce the FY23 NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund. The Creative Opportunity Fund provides general operating support grants of $2,000-$5,000 to small professional theatres with budgets under $500,000 working throughout New York State. The Creative Opportunity Fund is a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts. A.R.T./New York regrants NYSCA funds, and all applicants and grantees will interact with A.R.T./New York as their grant maker. Payments are made via electronic or paper check, depending on the grantee’s preference.

The grant aims to distribute flexible funding to support theatres throughout the state with capacity building and stabilization and to increase funding opportunities for theatres who have been left out of mainstream funding opportunities because of barriers associated with racial, economic, disability, and sexual identity and/or geographic location.

Applicants to the Creative Opportunity Fund are NOT required to be members of A.R.T./New York. Non-member applicants who receive funding through this program will receive a free year of membership as part of their grant award.
Please note: Applications are now closed for the year.
The application for the next cycle of this program will be announced in the Fall of 2023.



Panelist Nominations

  • Panelist Nominations Close: October 15th, 2022


  • Application Opens: August 29th, 2022
  • Office Hours: August 29th, 2022 - October 14th, 2022
  • Application Closes: October 18th, 2022 at 5:00pm
  • Sent via email by: December 19th, 2022


A.R.T./New York is committed to making our grantmaking and funding programs accessible to disabled theatre-makers, artists, and administrators. Our Application Guide and Tips & Tricks/FAQ documents are available in large print. Office hours and virtual information sessions offer automatic captioning through Zoom and Google. Additional accommodations including ASL interpretation, live captioning, audio description, etc are available upon request. Please submit requests to Adam Mummery at [email protected] at least 5 business days in advance. 

Narrative questions can be submitted in writing or by submitting an audio or video file of a company member answering the questions. If you need additional support in submitting an application to any of A.R.T./New York's grant programs, please reach out to Adam Mummery & Erica Wray Barnes at [email protected].

 Header: FY22 NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund Recipient Lilypad Puppet Theatre’s Production of Crankie Cabaret