The A.R.T./New York Theatres Rental Subsidy Fund

 

Pipeline Theater Company's production of Folk WanderingPipeline Theatre Company's production of Folk Wandering. Photo by Suzi Sadler. 

About the Rental Subsidy Fund

The purpose of the Rental Subsidy Fund is to ensure that the A.R.T./New York Theatres are affordable rental spaces for our members in the long term. With generous underwriting from the A.R.T./New York Board of Directors, foundations, and individual donors, the Rental Subsidy Fund will ensure that our weekly rental rates remain affordable, and our rental fees are far below the true cost of operating the theatres and providing the staff support and state-of-the-art equipment that our renters will receive. Our goal is for the theatres to be made available for the community in accordance with A.R.T./New York's values. 

 

Application

Members who meet the eligibility criteria may apply for the subsidy year-round for any available datesApplications are reviewed by a peer panel, which will meet monthly. The first panel meeting will be in October to review applications received by September 30th. Afterwards, all applications received by the end of a given month will receive a response by the end of the following month at the latest (i.e. an application received by November 29 with receive a determination by December 31).

Subsidized rates are determined by each member's tier:

Tiered Subsidy Rates:

Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre: 2019 - June 28, 2020 August 31, 2020 - June 2021
Tier 4 & Independent Producers
Annual budget under $100,000
$3,000/wk  $3,100/wk
Tier 3 Members
Annual budget between $100,000 & $499,999
$3,450/wk $3,575/wk 
Tier 2 Members
Annual budget between $500,000 & $999,999
$3,900/wk $4,100/wk 
Tier 1 Members & Non-Subsidized $4,600/wk $4,750/wk 

Mezzanine Theatre: 2019 - June 28, 2020 August 31, 2020 - June 2021
Tier 4, Associate & Independent Producers
Annual budget under $100,000
$4,250/wk $4,400/wk
Tier 3 Members
Annual budget between $100,000 & $499,999
$5,325/wk $5,500/wk
Tier 2 Members
Annual budget between $500,000 & $999,999
$6,050/wk $6,250/wk
Tier 1 Members & Non-Subsidized $7,100/wk $7,350/wk


Applicants who wish to reapply after an unsuccessful application for subsidy may only do so after receiving feedback on their application from A.R.T./New York staff. Please reach out to David E. Shane at [email protected]
.org to schedule a feedback call if you have not already done so. 

 

How to Apply

Before applying, please review all of the following information:

Guidelines, Eligibility, and Criteria »
Facilities and rental package information »
Theatres FAQ » 


For Tier 1 and non-subsidized rental inquiries, please email [email protected]


Application Assistance

Theatre Tours/Info Sessions

Tours of the A.R.T./New York Theatres are available for applicants to view the theatres and facilities and answer any questions they have about the Rental Subsidy Fund application. 

Upcoming Tours:

Tour dates for 2021 to be announced soon!

Narrative Statement Review

Applicants who wish to receive comments on a draft of their narrative before submitting their application may send a draft to Programs Manager David E. Shane at [email protected]Please review the guidelines for this process in our Grant Guidelines 

   

Available Dates

Dates that are currently available for long-term rentals are shown on the calendar below.  All rental subsidy applications will be asked to include your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice date ranges. For current New York State guidelines, please visit the NY Forward website.

 Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre


July
2021


August
2021


September
2021


October
2021


November
2021


December
2021


Available 
Subject To 
NYS Guidelines


Available 
Subject To 
NYS Guidelines


Available 
Subject To 
NYS Guidelines


No

Availability


No

Availability


Available 
December 
13-19


January
2022


February
2022


March
2022


April
2022


May
2022


June
2022


Available 
January 
3-9


No

Availability


Unavailable 
March 7
through 27th


No

Availability


No

Availability


Available 
Beginning 
June 27th

 

 Mezzanine Theatre


July
2021


August
2021


September
2021


October
2021


November
2021


December
2021


Available 
Subject To 
NYS Guidelines


Available 
Subject To 
NYS Guidelines


Unavailable 
September 
13-24th


Unavailable 
October 
4-22

 
Available

TBD

 
No

Availability


January
2022


February
2022


March
2022


April
2022


May
2022


June
2022


Available 
Through 
January 16th


No

Availability


No

Availability


No

Availability


Available 
May 
24-29


No

Availability

 

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we are working on rescheduling many of our previous bookings. Calendar reflects availability as of September 2, 2021. When applying, please indicate a range of dates that work would for your production. Your flexibility is appreciated!

These dates will be updated periodically as bookings are confirmed. Last updated 9/2/20201. 


For questions about the Rental Subsidy Fund guidelines and eligibility, contact David E. Shane at [email protected].

For questions about the facilities, rental packages, and available dates, please contact the Theatres staff at [email protected]

 

Past Recipients of the Rental Subsidy Fund

Amas Musical Theatre
The Associates Theater Ensemble
Flux Theatre Ensemble
Live Source Theatre Group
The Movement Theatre Company
Oberon Theatre Ensemble
Pipeline Theatre Company
The Play Company
Prospect Theater Company
Theater Breaking Through Barriers