The NYC Bridge Funding for the Arts (“NYCBFA”) is a joint-venture of SeaChange Capital Partners.

A.R.T./New York and SeaChange Capital are pleased to partner to meet the unique liquidity needs of the New York City theatre community. From securing Equity bonds to accommodating adjustments in a production timeline, we appreciate that your cash position shouldn't limit your ability to produce, evolve, and adapt. Working together to offer competitive rates, technical assistance, and low barriers to entry, the NYC Bridge Funding for the Arts is a responsive and personal financing option.

Below are the general terms though these may vary on a case by case basis.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for a cash flow loan, applicants must be organizational members of A.R.T./New York with 501c3 status. All loans require the approval of SeaChange and A.R.T./New York. Individual members are not eligible to apply for NYC Bridge Funding Loan.


    • Loans may not exceed $50,000.
    • Term: 6 to 12 months
    • Interest Rate: 5% - 7%
    • Closing Fee: 1% of loan amount
    • Additional terms and conditions apply.


Eligible 501c3 A.R.T./New York Organizational Members can click here to submit an inquiry form. We also encourage interested nonprofits to reach out directly to [email protected] to schedule an introductory call. Additional materials may be requested after your initial application is submitted. 

NOTE: Please allow at least four weeks from application submission to process and finalize loan terms.  

Deadline: Ongoing

 About SeaChange

SeaChange Capital Partners (“SeaChange”) helps nonprofits work through complex financial and organizational challenges by providing grants, loans, analysis and advice. In addition to NYCBFA, SeaChange manages several other funds that provide flexible, impact-first loans to New York City nonprofits across all sectors and sizes. More information about SeaChange is available at www.seachangecap.org.


If you have questions about any of the above documents or the Cash Flow Loan program in general, please do not hesitate to contact Minji Kim at [email protected]