A.R.T./New York provides a variety of financial resources to help theatres realize their creative potential.

Individuals attend our workshops in the 2017 fiscal year.

1.5 million
Dollars in loans distributed in the 2017 fiscal year.


Fully subsidized rehearsal space hours granted in the 2017 fiscal year.


Dollars in grants awarded in the 2017 fiscal year.


Artists used our rehearsal studios in fiscal year 2017.


Students attended the 2017 Internship Fair.

Creative Space GrantS

The A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is designed to provide theatre companies with real estate opportunities to help them meet their creative needs. The grant provides A.R.T./New York member theatre companies with 25-75 fully subsidized hours of rental space at A.R.T./New York’s Spaces @ 520 in Manhattan, and the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Applicants may request space to meet any need that enables them to better create their work, including but not limited to rehearsals, auditions (no open calls), meeting space, or any combination of the above. Bookings may be made in bulk for multiple hours per day over the course of a few weeks (in the case of rehearsals), or spread out over the entire grant period. Revenue-generating activities (such as fundraisers or workshops that charge participants to attend) and publicly advertised performances will NOT be supported through this grant. Applicants cannot apply subsidized hours to any bookings that they made prior to receiving their grant notification.

Rental space is available to grantees based on availability. While recipients may request specific studios at either or both of A.R.T./New York’s facilities, A.R.T./New York cannot guarantee that it will be able to accommodate requests exactly as submitted.


Grantees can find information on crediting policies and language here.

Creative Space Grant recipient Project Y Theatre Company's production of  ' The 'Connected' // Photo by Hunter Canning


The application for the FY18 Creative Space Grant Cycle 2 closed Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5pm. 

FY18 Cycle 2 is a grant for space for January - June of 2018.

Creative Space Grants are made twice annually, with applications due in November (for January - June) and May (for July - December) of each year.



Please review all information before applying. Including the space guidelines below.



(Click here to download these guidelines)

Grantees will coordinate space bookings with A.R.T./New York’s facilities staff. The following booking options and guidelines will be applicable to grantees upon receipt of their grant.

Creative Space Grant Hours may not be used for:
Creative Space Grant Hours are intended for:
  • Revenue generating events, such as performances, galas, or fundraising events
  • Publicly advertised events intended for audiences, such as performances, or large readings
  • Parties


  • Rehearsals
  • Auditions (no open calls)
  • Meetings

Creative Space Grant Hours are subject to the following restrictions:

  • Grant hours may be used for bookings at either South Oxford Space or Spaces @ 520. However, grant hours may not be used for bookings at Spaces @ 520 after 6pm Monday through Wednesday or for bookings at either South Oxford Space or Spaces @ 520 before 6pm on Saturday
  • Hours cannot be transferred to other companies or individuals.
  • Grant hours cannot be retroactively applied to reservations already made with A.R.T./New York.
  • Unused hours cannot be carried over to the next grant cycle
  • Grantees may request any of the studio and meeting rooms at its two shared space facilities. While A.R.T./New York will try to accommodate all requests, rooms are subject to availability.
  • Due to the layout of the facilities, certain noise and capacity restrictions might apply. A.R.T./New York reserves the right to restrict space use, especially for rehearsals and events that involve dance, excessive noise or occupancy, or the use of musical instruments in excess of the pianos provided
  • Storage space is very limited, cannot be guaranteed, and incurs a cost which is not subsidized by the grant.
When booking space, grantees must:
  • Clearly state that hours are to be applied to their grant award when making their reservation.
  • Indicate their intended use of the space honestly and accurately when making their reservation.
  • Confirm with facilities staff prior to booking that the desired studio can accommodate special needs, including but not limited to: loud noise, music, and sound equipment.
  • Provide advance notice to facilities staff for bookings that will involve unusually large groups, or other special circumstances.
Cancellations, no-shows, and unbooked hours
  • Grantees wishing to cancel a reservation must do so at least three days in advance, or those hours will be forfeit.
  • All hours unused by the end of the grant period will be forfeit.
  • Excessive late cancellations, no-shows, unbooked hours, and rule violations could affect eligibility for future grant cycles.


For facility information visit For more information about this program, please contact Programs Coordinator Corinne Woods, at or (212) 244-6667 ext. 241.


Grant crediting guidelines and language »

Space Guidelines »

FY18 Creative Space Grant Cycle 1 Reporting »

FY18 Creative Space Grant Cycle 2 Reporting »


The Creative Space Grant is made possible by generous leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



The following 64 companies received a total of 2,950 hours of rehearsal space for use in A.R.T./New York studios at Spaces@520 and the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space between January to June.

American Opera Projects
Blessed Unrest
Broken Box Mime Theater
Buran Theatre
Classics in Color: An INclusive Theatre Company
Clubbed Thumb
CO/LAB Theater Group
Colt Coeur Theater Company
Concrete Temple Theatre
Co-Op Theatre East
Dramatic Question Theatre
DreamStreet Theatre Company
En Garde Arts
Ensemble Studio Theatre
EPIC Players
Fault Line Theatre
Fresh Ground Pepper
Girl Be Heard
Hedgepig Ensemble
Honest Accomplice Theatre
Houses on the Moon Theater Company
Keen Company
Leviathan Lab, Inc.
Life Jacket Theatre Company
Live Source Theatre Group
Lyra Theater
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF)
New Georges
New York City Children's Theater
New York Deaf Theatre, Ltd.



New York Musical Festival 

New York Neo-Futurists
New York Theatre Barn
Noor Theatre
Page 73 Productions
Parity Productions
Partial Comfort Productions
Pipeline Theatre Company
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Scandinavian American Theater Company
Sinking Ship Productions
Spellbound Theatre
Stable Cable Lab Co.
The Amoralists Theatre Company
The Assembly Theater Project
The Bushwick Starr
The Civilians
The Movement Theatre Company
The Play Company
The Playwrights Realm
The Shadow Box Theatre
The Tank
Theater Breaking Through Barriers Corp.
Theatre 167
Transport Group Theatre Company
viBe Theater Experience
Woodshed Collective
Working Theater






















Header: 2017 Nancy Quinn Fund, Creative Space Grant, Creative Opportunity Fund, and Rental Subsidy Fund recipient Broken Box Mime Theater's prduction of SEE REVERSE //  Photo: Bjorn Bolinder @findthelightphotography