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: 2019-20
Tier 4, Associate & Independent Producers
Annual budget under $100,000
$3,000/wk
Tier 3 Members
Annual budget between $100,000 & $499,999
$3,450/wk
Tier 2 Members
Annual budget between $500,000 & $999,999
$3,900/wk
Non-Subsidized $4,600/wk

Mezzanine Theatre: 2019-20
Tier 4, Associate & Independent Producers
Annual budget under $100,000
$4,250/wk
Tier 3 Members
Annual budget between $100,000 & $499,999
$5,325/wk
Tier 2 Members
Annual budget between $500,000 & $999,999
$6,050/wk
Non-Subsidized $7,100/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 
Hope Chavez at [email protected] 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 inquiries about non-subsidized theatre rentals, 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. 

Below are the available tour dates for 2019. More tours will be added periodically Click on a link below to reserve a spot. 

 

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 Hope Chavez at [email protected]Please review the guidelines for this process in our Grant Guidelines 

   

Available Dates

Dates currently available for rentals from subsidy fund applicants are on the calendar below. Please review these dates in advance of applying. 
 

 Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019



-



Available




No Availability


Available
Oct 28 - 31 for
Subsidy Only



Available



No Availability

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020


Available
prior to Jan 20


No Availability


No Availability


Available for 
Subsidy Only


Available for 
Subsidy Only


Available for 
Subsidy Only

 

 Mezzanine Theatre

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

-

Available
August 13 - Sept 16
(5 weeks)

No Availability

Available
November 26 - end of December

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

Available

Available
Feb 1 - 17

No Availability

No Availability

No Availability

Available

 

These dates will be updated periodically as bookings are confirmed. Last updated 7/10/2019. 

For questions about the Rental Subsidy Fund guidelines and eligibility, contact Hope Chavez at [email protected].

For questions about the facilities, rental packages, and available dates, please contact Kendra Ramthun 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