Our Programs

Our Programs:

Theatre Row

Theatre Row is an Off-Broadway multi-theater complex in the heart of the Theater District that serves as an affordable home for performing artist organizations, and a lively, accessible venue for diverse audiences.

Located just two blocks from Times Square, Theatre Row offers theater rentals, rehearsal studio rentals, office space, ticketing and box office, as well as tech support to actors, producers, dancers, and musicians.  Theatre Row encourages its varied mix of nonprofit theater companies to share ideas and resources as they work in its intimate spaces.  Over 125,000 patrons come to Theatre Row each year. Visit the Theatre Row website for more information. 

Music and the Brain

Music and the Brain brings a music literacy curriculum, whole-class keyboard instruction, and ongoing professional development to schools in under-resourced communities. We empower music educators and ensure equity for all learners, helping students build skills to succeed academically and in life. 

By building on the school’s existing staff and schedule, Music and the Brain is an incredibly cost-effective model for delivering cognitive, social-emotional, and academic skills, tapping the potential of every student.  Schools provide the teacher – Music and the Brain provides the system, the training and the tools, which can be used for years and years to come. Visit the Music and the Brain website to learn more.

The American Playwriting Foundation

The American Playwriting Foundation administers and operates The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. The Relentless Award was established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater. Awards are also granted to new musicals in honor of prolific songwriter Adam Schlesinger. For more information, visit the American Playwriting Foundation website.

Community Renewal

Building for the Arts has been at the forefront of community renewal through creative placemaking since its founding nearly fifty years ago. The organization was founded in 1976 as 42nd Street Development Corporation with a vision to promote the revitalization of Hell’s Kitchen by transforming the neighborhood west of Port Authority into a vibrant, inclusive, and accessible performing arts hub for the community. Learn more about how we continue to promote community renewal through partnerships, office space rentals, residential housing, and commercial leases.

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