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UNCHARTED: Leading Beyond The Path

06.04.24 & 06.05.24

New York’s innovative theatre makers are consistently showing up for their communities and creating invigorating art - even when the way forward is unclear! That’s why A.R.T./New York is thrilled to host our 2024 Spring Summit: UNCHARTED, Leading Beyond The Path to encourage solution-sharing and strengthen relationships across New York’s non-profit theatre community, as we build our shared, prosperous and sustainable future. Building on the success of our recent Fall Forum, this two-day event will include panel discussions, workshops, mixers, roundtable conversations, and perhaps most importantly - joyful community events! You can sign up to attend whichever programs work for your schedule, but we do hope you’ll join us for as much of this gathering as possible. Join us as we explore tactical ways to not just remove the barriers in front of us, but to begin forging a brand new path!

SPRING SUMMIT SCHEDULE | View The Full Digital Brochure here >>


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A.R.T./New York is grateful for the generosity of our 2024 Spring Summit Sponsors: 


Presented by 

A.D. Hamingson & Associates

With thanks to our Friends

59E59 Theaters / The Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation



The Barrow Group

Capacity Interactive

Denham Wolf

Eisenkraft CPA

Fisher Dachs Associates


In order to create the most meaningful connections possible, we sincerely hope you will be able to join us in person. We are committed to providing the support necessary to make that possible. However, we recognize that in-person attendance may not be an option for everyone, so two key moments of the Spring Summit will also be live-streamed in partnership with Howlround and Transcend StreamingWhen registering, you’ll have the option to indicate that you would like to receive links to view the live stream.

For in-person attendance, masking is encouraged, but not required.

To streamline the registration process, there is only ONE registration form for all events.

On the registration form, you will be able to:

  • Choose which individual events you would like to attend,
  • Request additional accessibility accommodations,
  • Indicate whether you would like to receive links to view the live-streamed events, and
  • Tell us how we can best support you if you are a caregiver planning to attend.



The Champions of Transition: A Panel on Succession Planning, Leadership Changes, and Foundational Shifts, and The Advocators: Forging Paths to Better Pay! A Panel Discussion will both be live-streamed and will include ASL interpretation and live CART captioning for both virtual and in-person attendees. 

All portions of the Forum will include:

  • Live CART Captioning
  • Large print versions of any printed materials and
  • Identifiable staff for wayfinding support.

Additional accommodations for all programs are available upon request, including:

  • Support Service Provider (SSP)
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Visual Stories
  • Audio Description

We kindly ask that requests for additional accommodations are submitted by Tuesday, May 28, 2024. You may request accommodations directly on the registration form, or by contacting Ashley J. Hicks at [email protected]. We understand that this is not an exhaustive list, so if you have questions or if there is anything else we might be able to provide in order to make our programming accessible to you, we’d love to hear from you.

A.R.T./New York Spaces@520 is fully ADA compliant, including:

  • Elevator access to the floor.
  • The building floor is fully wheelchair accessible with no steps.
  • All office doors include braille on their signage.
  • One ADA-accessible bathroom.
  • A quiet/low sensory space.

The Spring Summit Closing Celebration will be held at The Barrow Group Arts Center (520 8th Avenue, 9th Floor). TBG Arts Center is fully ADA compliant, including: 

  • Elevator access to the floor.
  • The building floor is fully wheelchair accessible with no steps.
  • One ADA-accessible bathroom.
  • A quiet/low sensory space.


Caregiver support 

  • We realize that in-person attendance can be a larger lift for caregivers in our community. With that in mind, we are pleased to offer stipends to help offset the cost of hiring caregiver support. You can let us know on the registration form if you’d like to request one of these stipends, and we will email you to begin a conversation. These stipends are limited, but we will do our best to fulfill all requests. 

  • We know that theatre administration isn’t the most interesting topic for young people, but children are welcome to attend any portion of the Spring Summit alongside an adult. You can let us know on the registration form if any children will be attending with you, and we’ll reach out to see what kid-friendly activities (coloring books, crayons, etc.) we can have on hand. We’re happy to chat about what we could do to make the experience fun for everyone. On 6/4 and 6/5 in the Spaces@520 there are also convenient side rooms in each studio that could serve as a “homework office.” 

  • A dedicated lactation space is available at A.R.T./New York’s Spaces@520.

The A.R.T./New York Vendor Fair and Service Providers Mixer 


TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST |  at A.R.T./New York Spaces@520 // 520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018

At A.R.T./New York, we are proud to provide a number of vital services for our members - but we aren’t the only ones doing the important work to support our theatrical community. As they say, it takes a village! This is a fun, casual, in-person event to meet a wide variety of vendors and service providers who could become valuable partners in your work. Join us for the chance to meet with experts in: 

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and Press
  • Strategic Planning and Leadership Consulting
  • Financial Services
  • Fundraising and General Management
  • Disability Equity and Inclusion Practices

PLUS, you can mix & mingle with representatives from other Arts Service Organizations who offer a wide range of services such as:

  • Platforms to list your shows
  • Resources to make your work more equitable and inclusive
  • Access services
  • Funding opportunities
  • …and much, MUCH MORE!

Part happy hour, part vendor fair, this is a fun-filled way to mingle with other A.R.T./New York members and meet new potential partners who align with your personal, production, and/or organizational values and needs. Join us to raise a glass and toast to forging new connections that will put you on the path forward!

Do you want to introduce your organization to our membership? Reach out to Audrey Rush at [email protected] to purchase your table at the The A.R.T./New York Vendor Fair and Service Providers Mixer. Pricing begins at $500/table.


   Interested in Sponsoring A.R.T./New York? 

 Sponsoring the 2024 Spring Summit doesn’t just help us offer this programming completely free of charge to our members. An A.R.T./New York sponsorship increases your market visibility to our full membership of over 450 theater companies and the thousands of New Yorkers who work as artists, technicians, and administrators in these organizations across our City and State. From emerging producing collaboratives to pillars of the New York cultural landscape like Lincoln Center Theater,  Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, and Playwrights’ Horizons, your support lets each and every one of these organizations and creators know that you support their work. 

We want to connect your organization with our members and, in turn, connect our members with you and the services you provide. Visit our Sponsorship page or reach out to our Audrey Rush, Senior Manager of Development and Partnerships, at [email protected] to learn more about becoming a Sponsor today.

Devon Adams, Art Director/Graphic Design