About A.R.T./New York

Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York assists over 400 member theatres companies so they may realize their artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. Over the years, A.R.T./New York has earned a reputation as a leader in providing progressive services to our membersfrom shared office and rehearsal spaces, to the nation's only revolving loan fund for real estate, to technical assistance programs for emerging theatres—which have made our organization an expert in the needs of the New York City nonprofit theatre community.

A Note About Coronavirus

In light of concerns of COVID-19 spreading in New York City, A.R.T./New York will be moving all of its programming online through the first week of April. This includes workshops, roundtables, and other in-person meetings. If you have already signed up for any of these upcoming events, you will receive information on how to attend online. A.R.T./New York Staff will also be working remotely during this time, and will be available via email and phone during our normal office hours. We prioritize the health and safety of our community, and we will keep you up to date with any more developments surrounding the coronavirus.

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York is conducting a survey to collect the initial financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and associated programmatic changes. If you are a nonprofit theatre company, fiscally sponsored project, independent producer, etc., please consider filling it out with whatever information you may currently know. As the City and State respond to the COVID-19 virus, A.R.T./New York wants to understand the effects on our Membership so that we can best advocate for possible emergency funding.

Thank you, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


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A.R.T./New York Alternative Programming: Online Performances, Classes, & Events »
A.R.T./New York is compiling all of the ways the nonprofit theatre community is still cultivating connection and sharing art online. Browse our catalog of online and alternative programming here, including but not limited to: Live-streamed and Pre-recorded Performances, Classes, and more!

Header photo: Unplugged, by Girl Be Heard. Photo by Sonic Highlark.

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A.R.T./New York helps New York City theatres finance their creative goals through grant programs, strategic cash flow loans, and ongoing advocacy efforts to defend arts funding at the state and city level.

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Training & Education

What is a Form 990? What goes into a killer press release? A.R.T./New York helps theatre companies hone their skills by providing educational workshops, one-on-one consultations, and a library of resources.

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A.R.T./New York provides subsidized office and rehearsal spaces in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces in Hell's Kitchen at the A.R.T./New York Theatres.

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A.R.T/New York helps connect theatre companies to the people they need to make your work happen: colleagues, employees, volunteers, audience, vendors, advisors, and more.

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Support Us

When you support A.R.T./New York, you play a leading role in NewYork City's vibrant nonprofit theatre community! Your contribution directly affects tens of thousands of artists and 400+ theatre companies by providing important industry resources that enable them to thrive.

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A.R.T./New York maintains a vast library of resources to support the growth and development of its member theatres, including, but not limitedto: a theatre toolkit, an intern database, and research and reports. Become a member to access all that we have to offer!

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