ASI is excited to announce that we will be bringing representatives from the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) to Buffalo on Monday, October 7 to discuss their Creative Opportunity Fund grant application process. The fund, which awards between $2,000 and $6,000 in New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) regrants to theaters and theatre artists, is entering its fourth year with this cycle’s categories including Opportunity to Create and Opportunity to Grow. Applications are due in early November.


    • When: Monday, October 7; 5:30 PM
    • Where: Alleyway Theatre (1 Curtain Up Alley)
    • Info session by NYSCA-A.R.T./New York
    • Free and open to the public
    • Register; advance registration is mandatory
    • Facebook event

This info session will be hosted by A.R.T./New York’s staff, who will walk applicants through every step of the application process and then open up for a robust Q&A. Those interested in attending the info session are strongly encouraged to read through the application and guidelines before attending.

More on the Creative Opportunity Fund

The NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund is a statewide theater regrant program that provides grants of $2,000 to $6,000 to support either organizational growth or the development of new work for the professional theater in New York State. This grant addresses small professional theaters or independently producing artists with budgets of $500,000 or under. A.R.T./New York regrants NYSCA funds, and all applicants and grantees will interact with A.R.T./New York as their grant-maker.

About A.R.T./New York

Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York assists over 380 member theaters in managing their theater companies effectively so that they may realize their rich 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 its members — from shared office and rehearsal spaces to the nation’s only revolving loan fund for real estate and technical assistance programs for emerging theaters — which have made the organization an expert in the needs of the New York City nonprofit theater community.