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Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York assists over 400 member theatres in managing their theatre companies effectively so they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. Over the years, A.R.T./New York has earned a reputation as a leader in providing progressive services to our members—from shared office and rehearsal spaces, to the nation's only revolving loan fund for real estate, to technical assistance programs for emerging theatres—which have made our organization an expert in the needs of the New York City nonprofit theatre community.

Press Contact: 

Nathalie Thomas, Media and Outreach Coordinator 
The Alliance of Resident Theatres New York
520 Eight Ave, Suite 319, New York, NY 10018
[email protected] 
212-244-6667 x230

Featured Press Releases 

October 18, 2021

A.R.T./New York, Announces Three Regrant Opportunities For New York Theatres

Press Contact: Matt Ross - Public Relations (212) 756 -1248 | Matt Ross - [email protected]

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) (Risa Shoup, Interim Executive Director) announced today two regrant opportunities for theatres in New York City (the New York City Small Theatres Fund and the Strengthening NYC Theatres Grant), as well as a regrant for theatres throughout New York State (the NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund).

Combined, these grants are some of the only general operating support funding available to small theatres in New York City/New York State. NYSCA is very cognizant of the role that NYC-based theaters play in the local and national theater ecosystem and is focused on ensuring that upstate theaters are aware of and applying for the Creative Opportunity Fund. Their investment in this program is meant to create a statewide impact and ensure that all New York state residents have access to theater in their local community.

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January 27, 2021
Leon Levy Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to A.R.T./New York, Creates Covid Relief Fund to Support NYC Small Theatres

Press Contact: Matt Ross - Public Relations (212) 756 -1248 | Matt Ross - [email protected]

New York, New York - 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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November 11, 2020
Virginia Louloudes Steps Down from A.R.T./New York

Press Contact: Matt Ross - Public Relations (212) 756 -1248 | Matt Ross - [email protected]

New York, New York — The Executive Committee and Board of The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) announced today that Virginia P. Louloudes has stepped down from her position as Executive Director. Risa Shoup, who was named Interim Executive Director in August 2020 when Louloudes began her leave, will now continue in the position through July 2021, an extension of 6 months. 

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AUGUST 6, 2020
A.R.T./New York Names Risa Shoup Interim Executive Director

Press Contact: Matt Ross - Public Relations (212) 756 -1248 | Matt Ross - [email protected]

New York, New York — The Executive Committee and Board of The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) has named Risa Shoup Interim Executive Director, effective immediately. Risa Shoup has over a decade in senior leadership roles with NYC cultural and community development nonprofits. They have a strong track record of working with cross sector partners and funders to inform strategic policy for the equitable growth of accessible and inclusive cultural services in NYC, in support of the self-determination of NYC's cultural workers and to co-create subsidized workspace for workers in the creative and cultural sector. 

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AUGUST 28, 2019
A.R.T./New York Announces Launch of Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

New York, New York — The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) has announced a new comprehensive, theatre-specific sexual harassment prevention training that meets New York City & State requirements for individual employees, freelance artists, and contractors. This inclusive and distinct curriculum addresses the unique conditions of working in theatre and facilitates a shift in the environmental status quo around sexual harassment by going beyond the minimum requirements for legal compliance.

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JULY 23, 2019
A.R.T./New York & The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Announce The Recipients Of The New York Theater Program (NYTP)

New York, New York – 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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Featured Press Coverage

Response to COVID-19


APRIL 28, 2020
Show Business Is Adapting To The Pandemic, But It Won’t Survive Unless Congress Steps Up, Forbes

"The questions don’t get easier as the industry looks to the horizon. Consider, for example, a limited re-opening, allowing ticketholders to sit six feet apart from each other.

'If you're in a theater with under 40 seats and you have 10 people show up, theoretically you could do this,' says Ginny Louloudes, executive director of A.R.T/NY, a theatrical service organization. 'But the question is not can you do it - it's who will come? When will they feel safe?'"


MARCH 24, 2020
Arts Groups, Facing Their Own Virus Crisis, Get a Piece of the StimulusThe New York Times

"Ginny Louloudes, the executive director of the Alliance of Resident Theaters in New York, said that it’s already difficult asking the government to support the arts when there’s no pandemic. Now, administrators have to tread lightly.

'We have to realize that the city needs to build hospitals, it needs to staff hospitals, it needs masks,' she said. 'We have to be very careful about how we frame the message.'"

MARCH 20, 2020
The New York Arts Scene Is Getting Some Much-Needed Financial ReliefVulture

"Ginny Louloudes, the executive director of the Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York, was over the moon when she saw the announcement. 'It’s so phenomenal that this money is for 12 weeks,' she said. 'This will help you get through the end of the fiscal year, and more importantly, the end of the city and state’s fiscal year. I cried when I read the text from my development director,' Louloudes said, still emotional a few hours after she heard. 'I knew I was carrying stress in my body, but I had no idea how much.' People in the arts are suffering huge losses every day, and the economic impact on the city will no doubt be enormous. This effort, Louloudes hopes and believes, will get the little theaters she has served for so long through the month of June, if not made whole, then at least still alive. 'The city has such a robust appreciation of the arts,' she said. 'And art is what’s going to get people through this.'"

MARCH 13, 2020
"There Is No ‘Surplus’ in Nonprofit”: How Off Broadway Is Coping With Closure

"As he and De La Cruz mull the way forward, they’ve both been impressed with A.R.T./New York, the artists’ services organization, which has been providing daily updates and resources about facing uncertainty, like how to get on the email distribution list for city funding and small businesses."

Archived Press Coverage


On With the Show!NYC Department of Design and Construction (July 1)

Appetite for Construction: Builds and Rebuilds Across the U.S.American Theatre (June 29)

Odds & Ends: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to Receive Public Memorial, Ivan Reitman's Musical Summer of Love Finds Its Star & MoreBroadway.com (March 15)

Billy Porter and Daphne Rubin-Vega Pay Tribute to Off-Broadway, Playbill (January 19)

Photos: Billy Porter Hosts Official Opening of A.R.T./New York Theatres, Playbill 
(January 19)

FREEZE FRAME: Billy Porter Helps Cut the Ribbon for the A.R.T./New York Theatres, Broadway World (January 18)

Billy Porter, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and More Cut Ribbon on A.R.T./New York Theatres, TheaterMania (January 18)

Billy Porter Daphne Rubin-Vega and New York Officials Welcome A.R.T./New York To Their New Spaces, Times Square Chronicles (January 18)



Two 'State-Of-The-Art' Theaters Opening in Hell's Kitchen This MonthDNA Info
(November 28) 

A.R.T./New York Sets 2017 Season at New Performance Spaces, Broadway World (November 10)

Small theater companies find new performance space on far West Side, Crain's New York Business (November 6)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Mamie Gummer Lends Her Voice to the A.R.T./New York CampaignTheaterMania (September 29)

A.R.T./New York Makes Room (and Some Rent) for Small CompaniesAmerican Theatre (September 12)

21 Theatre Companies Earn Space in New NYC Theatres, Stage Directions (September 7)

Odds & Ends: Watch a Sneak Peek of Mandy Gonzalez at the Richard Rodgers, Streisand Hits Number One & MoreBroadway.com (September 6)

A.R.T./New York to Open Two State-of-the-Art Performance Spaces This Fall, Broadway World (September 6)

A.R.T./New York Will Open Two Theatres Off-Broadway, Playbill (September 6)

New Space for Nonprofit Theater, The Wall Street Journal (September 6)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York Honors Jessie Mueller, Andy Truschinski & More at Spring Gala, Broadway World (April 13) 

Waitress Star Jessie Mueller and Andy Truschinski to Be Honored by A.R.T./New York, TheaterMania (March 29)
2015 International: Brooklyn—New York's other theatre district, The Stage UK (November 12)
2014 Red Bull Theater to Honor Olympia Dukakis, Juliet Rylance and ART/New York with Matador Awards, Broadway World (April 30)

Spotlight shines on city theater project, Real Estate Weekly (December 17)

Arts Alliance Gets Boost for Theaters, The Wall Street Journal (March 18)
2012 Plot Twists: The Drama of Rising Rent, The Wall Street Journal (May 28)
2011 Groups Advocating for the Arts Feel the Pinch, The New York Times (August 8)
2010 Small Theaters with Big Ideas, The Wall Street Journal (June 11)
2006 A.R.T/New York Awards $67,500 in Design Grants to NYC Theaters, TheaterMania (December 7)
2003 SPRING THEATER: STATE OF THE ART; Fabulous? Certainly. An Invalid? Maybe Not.
The New York Times (February 23)
2002 Broadway Returns $1 Million in Aid, The New York Times (March 26)
2001 Off Broadway Finds Ways to Keep Shows Open, The New York Times (October 4)
2000 When Rent Becomes the Show Stopper; Arts groups, with specialized space demands are being squeezed by real estate costs, The New York Times (April 30)

Commercial Real Estate; Brooklyn Offices for Theater Groups, The New York Times
(March 1)
1992 Recession Affecting Theaters Of Broadway, The New York Times (February 3)