THE INSPIRATION PROJECT

 

Ars Nova has grown exponentially since its founding in 2002. As we’ve grown, so too has the impact on our artists’ lives and careers. Over the next three years, we’re poised to lift off. We want to…

LAUNCH OUR ARTISTS through world premiere productions in a dedicated Off-Broadway theater big enough to fit their ambitions
DISCOVER & DEVELOP artists year-round at our revitalized hub for new talent in our 54th street home
STRENGTHEN OUR FOUNDATION with industry-leading initiatives for artists and the people who support them

Ars Nova discovers artists and shepherds them to a turning point, inspiring them to dream big and develop their unique voices, before launching them into the world. Now we are at a turning point, poised to capitalize on our early success and reach new heights.

We’re asking you to help us make it happen, and we invite you to do it in honor of someone who inspired you at your turning point. 

We’re calling it:


THE INSPIRATION PROJECT
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ARS NOVA AT GREENWICH HOUSE

In 2019, we will expand in the historic, 199-seat Greenwich House Theater in Manhattan’s West Village, giving us a new home for our Off-Broadway productions, and ensuring we can meet the ambitions of our artists and audience demand as the company continues to grow.

INSPIRATION PROJECT GOAL: $1,325,000

THE ARS NOVA HUB

Ars Nova will re-dedicate our 54th Street building solely to discovering and developing new talent. Through year-round programming, the Ars Nova Hub will be bustling with comedy, music and theater artists testing out new ideas in front of adventurous audiences.

INSPIRATION PROJECT GOAL: $1,370,000

FORWARD-THINKING, INDUSTRY-LEADING
SUSTAINABLE FOUNDATION

As we grow over the next three years, Ars Nova will continue our commitment to building a sustainable theater culture that integrates our core values of equity, diversity and inclusion, including:

The FAIR PAY INITIATIVE, an industry-leading call-to-action to ensure not just a minimum, but a living wage for Ars Nova’s artists and staff.

The EMERGING LEADERS GROUP, a paid administrative training program aimed at creating a more inclusive pipeline of arts leaders by breaking down the barriers created by unpaid internships.

Our TICKET SUBSIDY PROGRAM, which ensures that cost is not a barrier to building the next generation of audiences by keeping our average ticket price less than $20.

INSPIRATION PROJECT GOAL: $1,280,000

 

Project Total: $4M

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WHO FIRST BELIEVED IN YOU? WHO INSPIRED YOU?
WHO CHANGED THE COURSE OF YOUR LIFE?

Make a gift of any level to the Inspiration Project in honor of the person who inspired you at your turning point, and Ars Nova will thank them for you.

Leadership Gifts & Naming Opportunities Range from $250,000 to $1,000,000

CLICK HERE to make a gift today.

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Project Co-Chairs:

Jenny Steingart & Stephen Siderow

Jason Eagan | Founding Artistic Director               Renee Blinkwolt | Managing Director
Jenny Steingart | Founding Chair, Co-Founder   Alisa Lessing | Board Chair