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 Rental Subsidy Fund ensures 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 ensures that our weekly rental rates remain affordable and that our rental fees are far below the true cost of operating the theatres, supporting the staff, and providing renters state-of-the-art equipment. Our goal is for the theatres to be  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 will receive a determination by December 31).

Subsidized rates are determined by each member's tier:

Tiered Subsidy Rates:

Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre: 2019 - June 28, 2020 June 29, 2020 - August 30, 2020* August 31, 2020 - June 2021
Tier 4, Associate & Independent Producers
Annual budget under $100,000
$3,000/wk  $2,600/wk  $3,100/wk
Tier 3 Members
Annual budget between $100,000 & $499,999
$3,450/wk $3,100/wk  $3,575/wk 
Tier 2 Members
Annual budget between $500,000 & $999,999
$3,900/wk $3,575/wk  $4,100/wk 
Tier 1 Members & Non-Subsidized $4,600/wk $4,750/wk  $4,750/wk 

Mezzanine Theatre: 2019 - June 28, 2020 June 29, 2020 - August 30, 2020* August 31, 2020 - June 2021
Tier 4, Associate & Independent Producers
Annual budget under $100,000
$4,250/wk $3,700/wk $4,400/wk
Tier 3 Members
Annual budget between $100,000 & $499,999
$5,325/wk $4,800/wk $5,500/wk
Tier 2 Members
Annual budget between $500,000 & $999,999
$6,050/wk $5,500/wk $6,250/wk
Tier 1 Members & Non-Subsidized $7,100/wk $7,350/wk $7,350/wk

*Additional 10% subsidy for non-peak rental times

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 Sim Yan Ying "YY" 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 Tier 1 and non-subsidized rental inquiries, 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 2020. More tours will be added periodically. Click on a link below to reserve a spot. 

Monday, May 11, 2020 // 5:00pm
Monday, June 8, 2020 // 5:00pm
Monday, July 13, 2020 // 5:00pm


Narrative Statement Review

Applicants who wish to receive comments on a draft of their narrative before submitting their application may send a draft as a PDF attachment to grants@art-newyork.orgPlease 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

January
2020

February
2020

March
2020

April
2020

May
2020

June
2020


Available
Jan 3 - 19


No Availability


No Availability


Available
April 20 - 26


Available
May 18 - 24


No Availability


July
2020


August
2020


September
2020


October
2020


November
2020


December
2020


Available


Available for 
Subsidy Only


Available for 
Subsidy Only 


Available for 
Subsidy Only


Available for 
Subsidy Only


Available for 
Subsidy Only


January
2021


February
2021


March
2021


April
2021


May
2021


June
2021


Available for 

Subsidy Only


Available for 
Subsidy Only


Available for 

Subsidy Only 


Available for 

Subsidy Only


Available for 

Subsidy Only


Available for 

Subsidy Only

 

 Mezzanine Theatre

January
2020

February
2020

March
2020

April
2020

May
2020

June
2020


No Availability


No Availability


No Availability


No Availability


No Availability

Available
starting June 9
through July 27


July
2020


August
2020


September
2020


October
2020


November
2020


December
2020


 Available
through July 27


No Availability


No Availability


Available for 
Subsidy Only


Available for 
Subsidy Only


Available for 
Subsidy Only


January
2021


February
2021


March
2021


April
2021


May
2021


June
2021


Available through Feb 15
(6+ weeks)


No Availability


TBD


Available for 

Subsidy Only


Available for 

Subsidy Only

 

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we are working on rescheduling many of our previous bookings. Calendar reflects availability as of April 2, 2020. When applying, please indicate a range of dates that work would for your production. Your flexibility is appreciated!

These dates will be updated periodically as bookings are confirmed. Last updated 4/02/2020. 

For questions about the Rental Subsidy Fund guidelines and eligibility, contact Sim Yan Ying "YY" 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


Panelists for the Rental Subsidy Fund

Adriana Rossetto (she/her)
Director of Development, The Private Theatre

Chongren Fan (he/him)
Artistic Director, Yangtze Repertory Theatre

Kate August (they/them)
Associate Technical Director and Facilities Manager, Performance Space New York

Robert Serrell (he/him)
Executive Director, The Barrow Group

Sarah Hanlon (she/her)
Associate Producer, Ma-Yi Theater Company