Ars Nova discovers the most talented emerging artists in NYC and gives them the customized, long-term support necessary to create and develop their art and build successful professional lives — all while keeping ticket prices low so we can engage diverse, young audiences in this bold new work.

New York City’s thriving theater, comedy and music scenes are why so many of us choose to live here, and why young artists from all over the world come here to create, meet collaborators and take their shot at building the career of their dreams. Ars Nova has become a launchpad for hundreds of those artists who have found a creative home and community here. But, the economics of starting as an artist in New York City have become exponentially harder. That’s why we launched the Fair Pay Initiative.

The Fair Pay Initiative is Ars Nova’s commitment to raise compensation for artists and the staff who support them over the course of the next three years to a living, not minimum, wage.

A gift from you today creates the artists and audiences of tomorrow and makes Fair Pay possible. Whether it’s $10 or $10,000, every gift makes a difference! 

Give A Little, Get A LOT.

We have several different levels of giving. Pick your fave and become our fave! 

$10,000+ – Super Nova Visionary

If you want to be a game-changer.

  • Donors making gifts of $10,000 or more are recognized as visionary leaders in our community and benefits of giving at this level are tailored to the individual donors. Opportunities include the chance to sponsor one Ars Nova series program, invitations to first rehearsals, meet and greets with our artists and much more.
  • Please call Development Director, Mac Ingram, at 212-489-9800 x131 for more information
  • Click HERE to become a Super Nova Visionary!

$5,000 – Super Nova Innovator [All but $1,000 is tax-deductible]

If you want to become a member of the Ars Nova family.

  • Everything below plus…
  • An invitation for 2 to a dinner with Ars Nova’s Artistic Director and Ars Nova Artists
  • 2 tix to an Ars Nova Off-Broadway Opening Night + party passes
  • Click HERE to become a Super Nova Innovator!

$2,500 – Super Nova Champion [All but $800 is tax-deductible]

If you want to get a behind the scenes look at how Ars Nova art happens.

  • Everything below plus…
  • An additional pair of tix to every show
  • An additional pair of passes to Ars Nova’s exclusive Super Nova events
  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes events at Ars Nova including private readings, dress rehearsals, etc.
  • Click HERE to become a Super Nova Champion!

$1,000 – Super Nova Advocate [All but $400 is tax-deductible]

If you want to party hardy with Ars Nova.

  • Everything below plus…
  • Invitation to all exclusive Super Nova cocktail parties in the Ars Nova Loft
  • Invitations to VIP pre-or-post-show dinners with Ars Nova artists and fellow Super Novas
  • Click HERE to become a Super Nova Advocate!

$500 – Super Nova Collaborator [All but $250 is tax-deductible]

If you want free tix and the best seats in the house.

  • Never hear “SOLD OUT” again! We’ll always hold a seat for you.
  • Reserved VIP seating
  • 2 tix to all Ars Nova shows
  • 2 complimentary Bars Nova drinks at every show 
  • Half-priced Buddy Tix to each of Ars Nova’s Off-Broadway shows
  • Private ticket booking through your Super Nova Concierge
  • Click HERE to become a Super Nova Collaborator!

Give What you Can

  • Not finding the right donation amount for you? Not to worry! Just enter your own gift amount here. We’ll happily put every dollar to work – our artists need pizza as much as they need pensions!

Questions? Call Development Director Mac Ingram at 212-489-9800 ext. 131 or email


Ars Nova is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.