Overview of A.R.T./New York's Grant Programs

A.R.T./New York provides grants to theatres of all sizes through a number of regranting programs supported by foundations, corporations, and government agencies in the New York City community. 

A.R.T./New York is excited to launch our current grant programming with continued partnerships, consolidated grant applications, and more opportunities for general operating support to small theatres.

Applicants can submit a single common application that will allow them to be considered for any of the grant programs for which they are eligible. All applications are submitted through A.R.T./New York’s online grant portal.

We are deeply grateful to our funding partners for making these programs possible.

Current and Upcoming Applications:

New York City Small Theatres Fund

The New York Small Theatres Fund will provide two-year general operating support grants to New York City-based theatre companies with annual budgets below $250,000. Grant awards will be between $5,000-$10,000 each year, and applications will open annually in the fall. The New York City Small Theatres Fund is supported by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

2023 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 grantmaker.


Rolling Microgrants

A.R.T./New York offers microgrants to all A.R.T./New York all members (both organizations & Individuals) who would like to hire specialized professionals to advance anti-oppression or accessibility efforts at their organizations, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click below to learn more about our Microgrants.

Funds for
Anti-Oppression Work

Available for theatres to hire specialized professionals to advance anti-oppression efforts at their organizations including, but not limited to, anti-racism consultants, intimacy specialists, gender consultants, cultural coordinators, and the like.


Available for theatres to hire professionals to increase the accessibility of a project, including but not limited to ASL interpreters, audio describers, captioners, and consultants.

Header: FY22 NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund Recipient The Seeing Place Theater’s Production of WIT by Margaret Edson. PC by Russ Rowland.