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Creative Space Grants

Update for FY20 Cycle 2 Creative Space Grantees: All reporting requirements have been waived for FY20.2 Creative Space Grant recipients. Recipients of the FY20 Cycle 2 Creative Space Grant who still have grant credit remaining may use that credit at our spaces until June 30, 2021.


Using Your Creative Space Grant

To book at [email protected], email [email protected]; for South Oxford Space, email [email protected]. Clearly state that you are using the Creative Space Grant when booking. All bookings will be charged against the grant credit at the member rate, which you can find here.

FY2020 Cycle Two Recipients

The following 66 companies received between $500 and $1,750 of credit for use in A.R.T./New York studios at [email protected] and the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space from January to June 2020 (extended through June 2021 due to COVID-19).

Act Now Foundation, Inc.
Actionplay, Inc.
Art Garage
Astoria Performing Arts Center
Blessed Unrest
Braata Productions
Broken Box Mime Theater
Brown Girls Burlesque & Sacred Burlesque
Dramatic Question Theatre
Dutch Kills Theater Company
En Garde Arts
EPIC Players Inc
Falconworks Theater Company
Flux Theatre Ensemble
Fresh Ground Pepper
Girl Be Heard
Grand Pistachio
Gung Ho Projects
Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre, Inc.
Honest Accomplice Theatre Inc.
JACK Arts Inc
Leviathan Lab, Inc.
Liberation Theatre Company
Life Jacket Theatre Company
Little Did Productions
Little Lord
Live Source Theatre Group
Musical Theatre Factory
NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Co.)
National Queer Theater
New Georges
New York City Children's Theater
New York Deaf Theatre Ltd
New York Neo-Futurists
New York Theatre Barn
Noor Theatre
Page 73 Productions
Parity Productions
Pioneers Go East Collective, Inc.
Pipeline Theatre Company
Poetic Theater Productions
Project Y Theatre Company
Radical Evolution Performance Collective
Ripple Effect Artists, Inc.
Soho Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Soho Think Tank Inc., DBA New Ohio Theatre
Step1 Theatre Project
Superhero Clubhouse
Target Margin Theater
The 24 Hour Plays
The Associates Theater Ensemble
The Civilians
The Neighborhood Theatre Project
The Playwrights Realm, Inc.
The Tank LTD
Theater Breaking Through Barriers Corp.
Torn Out Theater
Transport Group Theatre Company
viBe Theater Experience
What Will the Neighbors Say?
Working Theater
Yangtze Repertory Theatre

FY2020 Cycle Two Creative Space Grant Panelists

Anika Massmann (she/her)
Development & Artistic Associate, The Amoralists

Akia Squitieri (she/her)
Artistic Director, Rising Sun Performance Company

C.A. Johnson (she/her)
Freelance Playwright

Dominique Rider (they/them)
Director in Residence, National Black Theatre
Freelance Director

Emily S. Vartanian (she/they)
Head Troublemaker, General Mischief Dance Theatre

Julia Levine (she/her)
Artistic Producer, The Arctic Cycle
Marketing Manager, HERE Arts Center

Kayleigh Marshall (she/her)
General Manager, New York Deaf Theatre

Mara McEwin (she/her)
Artistic Director, Treehouse Shakers

Nafeesa Monroe (she/her)
Artistic Director & Co-Founder, Classics in Color: An INclusive Theatre Company

Nana Dakin (she/her)
Freelance Director

Nathalie B. Thomas (she/her)
Media & Outreach Coordinator, A.R.T./New York

Padraic Lillis (he/him)
Artistic Director, The Farm Theater

Rachel Dart (she/her)
Founder, Let Us Work
Freelance Director

Rob Neill (he/him)
Artistic Director & Founding Ensemble Member, New York Neo-Futurists

Sean T. McGrath (he/him)
Co-Artistic Director, The NOW Collective


The Creative Space Grant is made possible by generous leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Header: Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Finian's Rainbow. Photo by Carol Rosegg.