Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Our unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work. On & off-stage, we value equity and inclusion and prioritize representation and diversity. Learn more about how to join the team below, and if you’d like to learn more about what we’re doing to promote fair wages, check out our Fair Pay Guidelines.
Ars Nova is looking for smart, motivated, young cultural leaders who are underrepresented in the theater field for our emerging leaders group. More than just an internship, this hands-on training program makes you an integral part of the day-to-day operations of our office and the discovery, development and launch of our artists. The emerging leaders group also provides professional development and networking opportunities that prepare you to launch your career in arts administration.
Please revisit the page in late spring for the FY24 ELG applications.
New work for the stage isn’t always created around a table. Ars Nova has a number of programs and performance series designed to provide opportunities for artists to see their work in front of an audience throughout the stages of a development process. More information is below, with links to submission details when applicable.
The Ars Nova artistic team is always out seeing new work. Please feel free to send us an invitation to your show at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about how to submit to ANT Fest, Showgasm and Play Group can be found below. Due to the volume of submissions we receive for these programs, it may take us up to six months to respond, so please bear with us. These programs are our best opportunity to get to know artists and projects, so we don’t accept unsolicited submissions outside of their application windows. Feel free to invite us to your work around town until the next application period opens!
An annual festival of All New Talent designed to showcase groundbreaking emerging artists from a range of disciplines.
Check out the ANT Fest webpage to be on the lookout for applications!
Our raucous variety show-meets-party with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate! We’re always on the lookout for new performers to showcase. Learn more by signing up for our mailing list.
Ars Nova CAMP residencies provide a dynamic group of comedy creators with peer support and artistic feedback as they work on developing a new comedic work in weekly meetings. Applications are accepted once a year. Visit the CAMP webpage to learn more.
Our efforts to keep Ars Nova an active artist hub go beyond the shows we produce. Join our initiatives to engage a thriving community of artists:
Play Group applications are accepted once a year! Click HERE to learn more!