A.R.T./New York Fall 2021 Grant Application
The NYSCA/A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund, the Strengthening NYC Theatres Grants, and the Small Theatres Fund
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Overview of A.R.T./New York's Grant Programs

For over two decades the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) has provided grants to support small and mid-sized theatres in New York City and State through regranting partnerships with foundations and government agencies. Following 2020 and 2021 where we focused on streamlining grant applications, provided over half a million dollars in relief funding to small New York City organizations, and saw the most grant applications ever for an A.R.T./New York funding program, we are excited to launch our 2022 grant programming with new and expanded partnerships, a consolidated grant application, and new opportunities for general operating support to small theatres.

In Fall 2021, A.R.T./New York launched three grant programs providing flexible, general operating support to small theatres. The NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund provided grants of $2,000-$5,000 to theatres throughout New York State with annual budgets of under $500,000. The Strengthening NYC Theatres Grant Program (formerly the Nancy Quinn Fund) gave New York City-based theatres with annual budgets under $250,000 one-year grants of $1000-$2000. And in a new partnership with the Howard Gilman Foundation, the New York City Small Theatres Fund provided around 10 New York City theatres with annual budgets under $250,000 with two-year general operating support grants of $5,000-$10,000 annually. 

Applicants to A.R.T./New York’s Fall 2021 grant programs were NOT required to be members of A.R.T./New York. Applicants who receive funding through any of these funding programs who have not been an A.R.T./New York member in the past five years 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.

To support applicants in submitting to these funding programs, A.R.T./New York launched a common application this year. Applicants submitted a single application this fall that was considered for any and all of the three grant programs they were eligible for. All applications were submitted through A.R.T./New York’s online grant portal.

Information about A.R.T./New York's Fall 2021 Grant Application, eligibility requirements for each grant, timelines, and more information can be found in the Application Guide. The guides and information below refers to the Fall 2021 Application and is made available here for archival and reference purposes only. The next grant cycle for these programs will be announced in early fall 2022.


Please note: Applications are now closed for the year.
The application for the next cycle of these programs will be announced and open in Fall 2022.



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