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 is launching three grant programs providing flexible, general operating support to small theatres. The NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund provides 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) gives 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 will provide 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 are 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 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.

To support applicants in submitting to these funding programs, A.R.T./New York is launching a common application this year. Applicants will submit a single application this fall that will be considered for any and all of the three grant programs they are eligible for. All applications will be 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 Application Guide, Tips & Tricks/FAQs, and the link to the application will be available below on Monday, October 25 at 10am.


Application Support and Technical Assistance

For full information about the consolidated application, the three grant programs currently accepting applications, and more, please review our Fall 2021 Grants Guide available here as a pdf or a word document.

Info Sessions

A.R.T./New York will hold live and virtual info sessions for the 2022 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 all three Fall 2021 A.R.T./New York grants (the Creative Opportunity Fund, the Small Theatres Fund, and the Strengthening NYC Theatres Grant), 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 will also be available to view here on the A.R.T./New York website beginning November 3. The recorded info session is 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, Corinne Woods and Adam Mummery, at the [email protected] email at least 5 business days prior to request.

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

Virtual
(Via Zoom)

Tuesday, October 26
12:30pm - 2:30pm

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 Manhattan
520 8th Ave, Rm 319

Wednesday, October 27
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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 Brooklyn

138 South Oxford St

Monday, November 1
12:30pm - 2:30pm

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 Manhattan
520 8th Ave, Rm 319

Wednesday, November 10
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Register

Virtual
(Via Zoom)

Wednesday, November 17
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Register

Co-hosted by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Bronx

2700 East Tremont Avenue

Wednesday, November 17
Times TBA

Register

Co-hosted by the 
Bronx Council on the Arts

 Virtual
(Via Zoom)

Friday, November 19
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Register

Co-hosted by the 
Indie Theater Fund

 Virtual
(Via Zoom)

Monday, November 22
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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)

 Saratoga Springs
320 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

Saturday, November 6
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Register

Co-Hosted by
Saratoga Arts

 Buffalo
2495 Main Street, Suite 422
Buffalo, NY

Monday, November 15
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Register

Co-hosted by
Arts Services Inc

 Westchester (virtual)

via Zoom

Tuesday, November 16
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Register

Co-hosted by
ArtsWestchester

 Livingston and Monroe
4 Murray Hill Drive
Mount Morris, NY

Thursday, November 18
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Cancelled

Co-Hosted by
GVCA

Long Island

via Zoom

Thursday, November 18
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Register

Co-Hosted by
Huntington Arts Council

St Lawrence County
via Zoom

Friday, November 19
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Register

Co-Hosted by St. Lawrence Arts Council

Genesee and Orleans
201 East Main Street
Batavia, NY

Saturday, November 20
10:30am - 12:00pm

Cancelled

Co-Hosted by
GO ART! 

 COF Only Virtual Session

Open to Any Applicants
via Zoom

Tuesday, November 30
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Register

 

 

 

Additional Info Sessions will be announced soon on the A.R.T./New York website, social media, and eblasts.

 

Office Hours with Grants Team

This year A.R.T./New York staff will be offering technical assistance in the form of virtual "office hours" with Director of Programs Corinne Woods and Grants Coordinator Adam Mummery. All applicants will be able to schedule a 25 minute session, during which they’ll be happy to discuss your responses to the questions in the grant application, look over potential work samples you're considering, talk through questions on your budget and/or budget notes, and answer any other questions regarding the grant and your application you might have.

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 they’ll 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 November 1, 2021 - December 10, 2021.


Accessibility

A.R.T./New York is committed to making our grantmaking and funding programs accessibly to disabled theatre-makers, artists, and administrators. Our Application Guide and Tips & Tricks/FAQ documents are available in large print. Virtual Information Sessions and Office Hours Appointments 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 and Corinne Woods 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 narrative 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 and Corinne Woods at [email protected]


Header: LaToya Lewis, Lauren Sharpe, Nadav Wiesel in the 2019 world premiere of NYTP Recipient Trusty Sidekick's SCURRY at Lincoln Center's Clarke Studio Theater.