NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund

(A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program) 



The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) are thrilled to announce the 108 recipients of the 2022 NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program). Through this regrant program, $340,000 was distributed via flexible, general operating support grants to small theatres across New York State. Over the past two years, the coronavirus pandemic has had an outsized impact on the performing arts community, who have pivoted to new forms and methods of engaging with their artists and audiences. We hope this funding can support theatres in capacity building and stabilization as theatres continue the ongoing work of recovery.

Recipients of the Creative Opportunity Fund were determined by a panel of theatre-makers from New York City and across the state. Nominations for panelists were solicited from the community, and 20 panelists met virtually to score and allocate funding for the 145 applicants. 

A.R.T./New York is thrilled to partner for the fifth year with the New York State Council on the Arts to continue to build and strengthen the theatrical field statewide. 

“A.R.T./New York’s thoughtful, targeted, and focused approach to make impactful investments in nonprofit theatres drives the development of New York’s theatrical sector,” said NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus. “The performing arts were one of the hardest hit areas of the creative sector, and we are thrilled to work with A.R.T./New York to ensure that these vital dollars reach theatres statewide. On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, congratulations to all 108 awardees!” 


2022 Creative Opportunity Fund Recipients

#HealMeToo Productions
Access Theater
Act Now Foundation- New Voices in Theater
Amaterasu Za
Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop
Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York
Brave New World Repertory Theatre
Broken Box Mime Theater
Brooklyn Youth Company
Byzantine Choral Project
Civic Ensemble
Conch Shell Productions
Deadhorse Productions
Delaware Valley Opera
Dirty Laundry Theatre
Divaria Productions
EastLine Theatre
Et Alia Theater
Exquisite Corpse Company
Farm Arts Collective
FELT THEATER Inc. (The Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater Inc.)
General Mischief Dance Theatre
Grand Pistachio
Greenwood Lake Theater
Group Dot BR
Gung Ho Projects
Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre
Hit The Lights! Theater Co.
Hook & Eye Theater
Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory (The Lab)
Hypokrit Productions
Infinite Variety Productions
Journalists Theatre Co
JV Squad presents Theater in Quarantine Kairos Italy Theater
Katharine Pettit Creative - KPC
KNOW Theatre
Kyoung's Pacific Beat
La Troupe Makandal
Latinx Playwrights Circle
Lilypad Puppet Theatre Inc.
Little Lord
LubDub Theatre Co
Maaa Theater
Mass Transit Street Theater Inc
Moxie Arts NY
Naked Angels Theater Company
National Queer Theater
North Coast Hip Hop Improv
North Fork Community Theatre

Northeast Stage
NorthEast Theatre Ensemble
Notch Theatre Company
NWM Bombs & Blooms Historical Musical Theater Project
NYLaughs Inc.One Whale's Tale
Oye Group
Patty Cake Theatre
Poetic Theater Productions
Project Y Theatre
Quick Silver Theater Company
Raíces Theatre Company
Remote Theater Project (RTP)
Ring of Keys Coalition
Ripple Effect Artists
Rooted Theater Company
Safe Harbors NYC
Sea Dog Theater
SheNYC Arts
Smith Street Stage
Spellbound Theatre
Stage Aurora NY
STEPS Theatre
Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble
Studio Theater in Exile
The Anthropologists
The Community Synagogue Theater Company
The Drunkard's Wife
the feath3r theory
The Hearth
The Muse Brooklyn
The Muse Project
The Neo-Political Cowgirls
The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS)
The Parsnip Ship
The Seeing Place Theater
The Theater at Woodshill
Theater in Asylum
Theatre Now New York
Titan Productions, Incorporated
Triphammer Arts Inc.
Troy Foundry Theatre
Turkish American Repertory Theater and Entertainment
Unique Theatre Company Inc.
USE: Underground Skills Exchange
Valatie Community Theatre
Voyage Theater Company
Walking on Water Productions (WoW)
Westchester Collaborative Theater
What Will the Neighbors Say?
Will Kempe's Players Cooperative
WOW Cafe Theater

2021 Creative Opportunity Fund Panelists

Omonike Akinyemi
Artistic Director, Image Quilt Dance Theater

Moe Angelos
Company Member, The Builders Association

Brian Beirne
Managing Director, 59E59 Theaters & The Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation

Sean Crawford
Executive Assistant/Office Manager, Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Katy Donnelly
Managing Director, The Parsnip Ship

Ashley Jones
Associate Artist, PUSH Physical Theatre

Meredith Lucio
Producing Director, The Assembly

Emily Lyon
Incoming Artistic Director, Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre

Mara McEwin
Artistic Director, Treehouse Shakers

Melissa Moschitto
Artistic Director, The Anthropologists

Nella Mupier
Director of Programs, Girl Be Heard

Katie Palmer
Co-Artistic Director, Theater in Asylum & Executive Director, Together in Dance

Vanessa Pereda
Education + Community Director at The Bushwick Starr

Steven Prestia
Grants for the Arts Assistant, Huntington Arts Council

Rosalba Rolon
Artistic Director, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (Pregones/PRTT)

Kori Rushton
Producing Artistic Director, IRT Theater

Kyra Sims
Senior Ensemble Member & Education Chair, New York Neo-Futurists

Sean Tecson
Freelance Director, Producer, and Theatre Arts Educator

Tony Williams II
Artistic Director, Astoria Performing Arts Center (A.P.A.C.)

Kristina Wong
Solo Theater Artist


This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.