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.
The application for the FY18 Creative Space Grant Cycle 1 will open on Monday, May 1, 2017 and close Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
FY18 Cycle 1 is a grant for space for July - December of 2017.
Creative Space Grants are made twice annually, with applications due in November (for January - June) and May (for July - December) of each year.
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