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Leon Levy Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to A.R.T./New York, Creates Covid Relief Fund to Support NYC Small Theatres

Initial Grant Recipients Include 55 New York City Theatres

(January 27, 2021 - New York, NY) The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) (Risa Shoup, Interim Executive Director) announced today the creation of the Leon Levy Foundation COVID Relief Fund, initiated with a $250,000 grant to support small New York City theatres in conjunction with A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres.

A.R.T./New York also announced 55 recipients of the first round of the A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres.

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Monday’s Town Hall Postponed; President Approves PPP Flexibility Act; Tuesday’s DCLA Hearing Postponed to 6/19

June 8th Member Town Hall Postponed

A.R.T./New York is postponing the Town Hall currently scheduled for Monday, June 8th to a to be determined later date. 

As I promised all of you in Sunday’s letter, I have reached out to a group of individuals recommended by the Raben Group about facilitating and creating safe space for us to come together as a community grieving over the discrimination and violence against Black people across the country.

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Dime Community Bank Fund Recipients

Three Musketeers: 1941 presented by Project Y Theatre Company. Photo credit: Clinton B. Photography.

A.R.T./New York is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the Dime Community Bank Fund for NYC Theatres (formerly known as the Nancy Quinn Fund)! The following 43 companies received funding for their general operations in 2020. We hope that this grant will be beneficial towards these organizations especially during these difficult times.

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Dime Community Bank Is Accepting Applications for the SBA Payroll Protection Program

We’ve heard from some members that you are running into issues applying for the SBA Payroll Protection Program Loans through your bank (these are the forgivable loans that were instituted through the CARES Act).

If you are looking to apply for the PPP loan, we have spoken with Dime Community Bank, and they are accepting applications through a simple application process. Dime Community Bank is happy to receive applications from A.R.T./New York members, regardless of whether they are currently customers of Dime. We highly recommend you get your PPP loan in asap—you might even be able to complete it tonight! 

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Information on SBA Loans and CARES Act

Dear Members,

Thank you all for joining us on Friday for the Town Hall. In this moment when we cannot create or produce our work, your compassion, positive energy, and willingness to share resources continues to inspire us. Seeing your faces was so wonderful! We'll be sharing out the notes and takeaways from the Town Hall tomorrow, but I wanted to share with you some information about the SBA loan program with you asap.

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Emergency Relief Funding

Dear Members,

The news about the COVID-19 virus is truly sobering, as the number of cases rises at an exponential rate. The number of reported cases in NYC is nearing 4,000 as of 10:00am, March 20

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2020 Creative Opportunity Recipients

Two adults and a child stare in surprise at something off-camera.

Aunt Mae Comes to Town presented by Fitz&Startz Productions, a recipient of the 2019 Creative Opportunity Fund.

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2020 Cycle 2 Creative Space Grant Recipients

thRoUgH diFfeRenT LeNSeS performed by viBe Leadership Institute 2019 in the Great Room at South Oxford Space.

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A.R.T./New York & The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Announce The Recipients Of The New York Theater Program (NYTP)


 July 23rd — The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announce the recipients of the New York Theater Program (NYTP) for the July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022 funding cycle. A total of $4,001,000 in general operating support will be distributed over three years to 36 New York-based theatrical organizations. This funding comes at a crucial time, providing multi-year, unrestricted funding for organizational sustainability, capacity building, and growth for small and mid-size organizations with budgets of $50,000 to $3,000,000 annually.

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FY20 Cycle 1 Creative Space Grant Recipients

A still from END OF MERMAIDS by Corkscrew Theater Festival, a CSG FY19 Cycle 1 Recipient. Photo by Alex Bailey.

A.R.T./New York is proud to announce the 2020 Cycle 1 recipients of the Creative Space Grant

The following 69 companies received between $500 and $1,750 in credit to be used on studio space at A.R.T./New York's [email protected] in Manhattan and the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn between July and December of 2019. 

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A.R.T./New York Receives $160,000 from The Shubert Foundation


NEW YORK CITY — The Shubert Foundation has awarded a record total of $30 million to 533 not-for-profit performing arts organizations across the United States. Two thousand nineteen marks the 38th consecutive year that the Foundation has increased its giving. “Our longstanding practice of providing help in the form of general operating support remains unchanged. We are convinced that talented artists and administrators are best able to decide how to use the funds we grant,” said Michael I. Sovern, The Shubert Foundation’s President.  

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A.R.T./New York Receives $25,000 from the NEA

NEW YORK CITY — National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $25,000 to A.R.T./New York Member Services. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 977 grants in this category.

“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as A.R.T./New York are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”

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Announcement: New York Theater Program


Dear NYC Theatre Community: 

We are thrilled to share the news with you that next month A.R.T./New York will begin planning for the next round of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's New York Theater Program (NYTP) as a re-granting program. We have been entrusted to design a selection and panel process intend to make millions of dollars in support available to the New York City theatre community by way of multi-year, general operating funds. This is a great honor, and we are humbled that The Mellon Foundation has asked us to work in partnership with them. 

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