2017 Creative Opportunity Fund recipients!
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 AM


A.R.T./New York is pleased to announce the recipients of the first NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program).

The NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund is a new regrant program that provides funds for small, New York State-based theatres and projects to support either organizational growth or the development of new work. The goal of the Creative Opportunity Fund is to provide a funding opportunity with a simple application process accessible to small organizations, unincorporated entities, and individual theatre artists in the interest of creating high-quality, professional theatre for the public of New York State.

A.R.T./New York Deputy Director, Ann Marie Lonsdale said, "Partnering with NYSCA to flow more money into the theatre field statewide is a huge honor for A.R.T./New York. They are fantastic partners and have invested so much in the community. It's exciting to see the diversity and breadth of the theatre field across New York State. We're really proud to be a part of this project."

The application closed on January 9th, and led to one of the most competitive grant processes in A.R.T./New York's history. We awarded a total of $42,500 to 20 companies for the 2017 fiscal year. Grants were awarded in two categories:

Opportunity To Create

Hip to Hip Theatre Company 
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts 
Kyoung's Pacific Beat 
Lesser America 
The Movement Theatre Company 
New Phoenix Theatre on the Park 
Paramount Hudson Valley Arts 
Quick Silver Theater Company 
Steps Theatre 
Theatre 167 
Untitled Theater Company No. 61

Opportunity To Grow

Broken Box Mime Theater 
Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York 
Little Lord 
Prospect Theater Company 
Restless Productions NYC 
Shake on the Lake, Inc. 
Sheas 710 Main Theatre
Theater Breaking Through Barriers Corp.

Congratulations to our inaugural grantees! 
We'd also like to thank all of the applicants for being a part of the first ever selection process. We're thrilled to take what we learned this first year as we look forward to embarking on this grantmaking process yet again in FY2018. Look for more information and dates in Fall 2018.