ANT FEST 2017 STARTS HERE!


Applications for our tenth annual ANT Fest, a month-long festival of All New Talent showcasing new work from New York’s most adventurous emerging artists, are now closed. 

ANT Fest 2017 runs from June 6 – 30.  ANT Fest line-up will be announced in May. To check out last year’s lineup, click here

Every June, Ars Nova throws open our doors to the next wave of pioneering, hybrid theater-makers and fills our stage with their most dynamic ideas. We’re on the prowl for artists with diverse viewpoints and impressive skills, who see the future of live entertainment and want the chance to try out their ideas on stage. As an artist-driven festival, ANT Fest brings together an eclectic network of creators who feed our artistic community all year long.

We’re interested in unique, innovative projects that span traditional genre boxes (theater, comedy, music, burlesque, drag, variety arts or anything else you can think of) in an exciting way to tell a story, make us laugh or showcase musicians with a vibrant new sound. This is the place to pitch that crazy show you’ve been dying for an excuse to make! We’re waiting for you.

A range of unique submissions will each be given a night to perform in Ars Nova’s intimate Off Broadway theater and the opportunity to be a part of artist-driven events throughout the festival. Women, artists of color and theater-makers with wide-ranging viewpoints are strongly encouraged to apply.

Artists chosen for the festival will be notified by March 21. We ask that all Lead Artists of shows applying hold the morning and afternoon of Saturday, April 1st for a photo shoot.