What We Do

Indie Theater Fund participating companies and venues contribute $0.05 from every ticket sold (a “nicket”)  to a pool of money for independent theater. Money collected for the Fund is divided into 1) an Urgency Fund, 2) a Forever Fund for the long term survival of the independent theater community, 3) a Community Resource (one grant that helps many) and 4) unrestricted funding with an emphasis on paying artists and operational funds. The Fund will aim to keep operating expenses very low.


The Indie Theater Fund protects, sustains and strengthens independent theater presented in the five boroughs of New York City. In addition to granting vital financial resources to theater companies and individual artists, we stimulate the growth of independent theater by seeding projects that support and develop the community as a whole.