2023 NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund 
(A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program)

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Overview


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.

If you are not currently a member of A.R.T./New York but would like to receive more information about these funding opportunities, please sign up here to be added to our email list.


Timeline

Panelist Nominations

  • Panelist Nominations Close: October 15th, 2022

Application

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

 


Application Support and Technical Assistance

For more information about the application, please review our Fall 2022 Grants Guide available here.

Info Sessions

A.R.T./New York will hold live and virtual info sessions for the FY23 Creative Opportunity Fund. The info sessions are led by A.R.T./New York staff and will review the grant, eligibility criteria, and application process. Attendees will also be able to ask any questions they may have about the application. Attendees are encouraged to review the grant website and application prior to attending the info session.

Info sessions in Manhattan and Brooklyn will cover both Fall 2022 A.R.T./New York grants (the Creative Opportunity Fund and the NYC Small Theatres Fund), while info sessions outside the five boroughs will only address the Creative Opportunity Fund. Applicants are welcome to join any info session they may be available for, regardless of whether they are in the specified location.

A recorded info session for New York City applicants is available to view on the A.R.T./New York website here. 

A recorded info session for Outside NYC  applicants (COF only)  is available to view on the A.R.T./New York website here. The recorded info sessions are captioned, and all slides are audio described.

Automatic captioning is available on all virtual info sessions. ASL interpretation, live captioning, and other accessibility services are available upon request for all info sessions. Please contact our grants team, Erica Wray Barnes and Adam Mummery, at [email protected] at least 5 business days prior to request.

New York City Info Session Dates
(Info Sessions will cover all grant programs)

Brooklyn
138 South Oxford S

Wednesday, August 31
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Register

 Manhattan @ LMCC

Wednesday, September 7
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Register

Co-hosted by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

 Virtual

NYC Applicants (Via Zoom)

Tuesday, September 13
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Register

 Manhattan
520 8th Ave, Rm 313

Monday, October 3
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Register

Recorded Info Session

Available 24/7
Captioning Available

View the Recorded Info Session on YouTube

 

 

Non-NYC Info Session Dates
(Info Sessions will only cover COF)

Please note that A.R.T./New York is in the process of scheduling these sessions and we encourage applicants to check back for updates. 

Westchester Info Session 

Virtual

(Via Zoom)

Wednesday, September 21
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Register

 Genesee Valley Info Session 

Virtual

(Via Zoom)

Monday, September 19 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Register

 Buffalo Grant Info Session 

(In-Person)

Buffalo, NY

Monday, September 19
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Register

Co-hosted by Arts Services Initiative (ASI)

Ithaca Grant Info Session

Virtual

(Via Zoom)

Tuesday, September 20
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Register

Adirondack Grant Info Session

(In-Person)

Saranac, NY

Tuesday, September 27
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Register

Co-hosted by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ACLA)

Catskill Grant Info Session

(In-Person)

Catskill, NY

Monday, September 26
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Register

Co-hosted by Create Council on the Arts

COF Only Virtual Sessions

Open to Any Applicants via Zoom

Wednesday, September 28
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Register

 

Recorded Info Session

Available 24/7
Captioning Available

View the Recorded Info Session on YouTube


 

 

 

Office Hours with Grants Team

A.R.T./New York staff offers technical assistance in the form of virtual "office hours" with Co-Director Risa Shoup, Grants Manager Erica Wray Barnes, or Grants Coordinator Adam Mummery. All applicants will be able to schedule a 25 minute session to go over narrative questions, look over potential work samples, talk through your budget and/or budget notes, and answer any other questions you might have. All appointments will be held virtually through Google Meet or Zoom between August 29, 2022 - October 14, 2022.

Please be sure you have reviewed the grant application, eligibility requirements, and evaluation criteria prior to your meeting. You do not need to have completed responses to the application questionnaire before your meeting, but the more you have prepared the more substantial feedback our staff will be able to provide.

To book an Office Hours appointment, please click here. All appointments will be held virtually through Google Meet or Zoom between August 29th, 2022 - October 14th, 2022.


Accessibility

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]


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