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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 from 12PM-2PM


Each year at the A.R.T./New York Gala, artists and supporters from all across the Broadway and Off-Broadway community celebrate the importance of theatre, the impact of advocacy, and the success of the thousands of artists who rely on A.R.T./New York to make their dreams come true. 
This June, A.R.T./New York will host a reimagined community celebration saluting arts leaders whose work has changed our field for the better—  groundbreaking intimacy and cultural coordinator Ann James, and the team that has guided hundreds of theatre-makers to their success on their own terms,  ARTS Action Research, led by Nello McDaniel.


A black woman with short, blonde hair smiles broadly, wearing gold hoop earrings and a black top with gold accents, against a plain, black backdrop       A white man with short, white hair and glasses stands next to a white woman with brown hair pulled into a bun. Both are wearing dark suits and dress shirts, standing in front of a multi colored background with theatrical lighting


Prior to this live community gathering at Current at Chelsea Piers, A.R.T./New York will proudly host two distinct video premiers that salute our honorees and the artists they serve. These videos are designed to delight and inform EVERY member of our community with access available for as little as $10 and help us spread the love for Ann James and Arts Action Research while raising the essential funds to support the vital services A.R.T./New York provides.


May 6th

A brief documentary about conflict, perseverance, and growth premiers with exclusive access for donors of $10 or more. This piece tells the story of Arts Action Research from the perspective of the theatre makers they've touched over the past thirty years. Featuring Nello McDaniel and voices from HERE Arts, New Georges, The Movement Theatre Company, Peculiar Works, Woolly Mammoth, and more.

May 20th 

What is intimacy and cultural coordination? A snapshot of insight with praise for Ann James and excitement about the future of this vital, compassionate work teases a more robust conversation guests will enjoy during our community celebration on June 1st. Featuring Ann James, Taibi Magar, Moises Kaufmann and Stori Ayers.

June 1st from 12PM-2 PM

In the finale of our Gala Series, we'll host a flexible luncheon that will feature panels, performances, and testimony from artists who have worked directly with our honorees. New, member pricing and artist sponsorships have been introduced to ensure that all are able to celebrate our honorees and connect with folx from every corner of our A.R.T./New York community. 

The need for our services has only increased, and A.R.T./New York is playing an essential role in the recovery of the non profit theatre field and by extension the whole of New York City’s economy. Join us in celebrating the resilience of our field and help us raise funds to support the future of New York City's nonprofit theatres!



Send Your Love with a Program Ad!

Our team will follow up with you to customize your design.

Our digital program is available every night of this series and serves to credit all of the artists and supporters who made this extraordinary event possible.  By purchasing an ad you have the opportunity to send your love and support publicly, and will have the opportunity to have your name and message shared pre and post show each night!

Email Audrey Rush at [email protected] for more information

Our public pricing is $1,000 for full page ad and $500 for a half page, with a member company pricing of $250 for full pages $100 for half pages.

If you'd like to just send along a message, then we can create an image for your ad. OR- you can create any image you like with the following specs: 

  • Full page: 750 px (width) x 1250 px (height)
  • Half page: 750 px (width) x 625 px (height)
  • Minimum 72 dpi
  • RGB color
  • Accepted file formats: PDF/PNG/JPEG/EPS
  • File size: maximum 500 KB

Please make sure all type is outlined or rasterized and all images are embedded.

For payment- you can make the corresponding gift through our gala landing page with "Program Ad”  as your note/dedication. Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check payable to A.R.T./New York to  

Attn: Audrey Rush
520 8th Avenue 
Suite 319
New York, NY 10021

Just send us your image or text by May 20th- and if you'd like to embed any links to your site, then please do! This is going to be a live PDF and we would love to support your page!


For questions regarding program ads, tickets, or sponsorship, please contact Audrey Rush, Senior Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events, at [email protected] or (212) 244-6667 ext. 222.

Please note that ticket purchases carry a non-tax-deductible, Fair Market Value of $200 for goods received. 

Donor information is used by A.R.T./New York to acknowledge your donation and keep you up-to-date on our activities. Your information will never be shared without your permission.

Header:  Photo by Bond Street Theatre.