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The Tank needs you as we move to a NEW 2 VENUE SPACE, doubling our vision of being a home for Emerging Artists all across NYC
The Tank needs you as we move to a NEW 2 VENUE SPACE, doubling our vision of being a home for Emerging Artists all across NYC
418 backers pledged $52,737 to help bring this project to life.

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We've Reached $50K ALL THANKS TO YOU!!! 

The love and generosity of nearly 400 Backers has helped us reach our goal with time to spare, we never doubted the strength of our Tank Family but we also never expected an outcome as exciting as this! 

With time still left on the clock we've announced a STRETCH GOAL OF $56K which will allow us to hire another staff member in 2018, a huge milestone for our organization and a victory for every one of the 2,000 thousand artists we support every year... 

If you haven't given yet, there's still time! If you want a better perk, there's time to increase! To all who've already given, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts Thank YOU <3 TEAM TANK 

The Tank needs YOU to help complete the move to our NEW SPACE with 2 PERFORMANCE VENUES, doubling our vision of being a home in Manhattan for Emerging Artists all across NYC!

After years of looking for a new home, we found two beautiful theaters available only 10 blocks south of our former space. Continuing to serve our artists that hail from all five boroughs while also doubling our total impact is unbelievably exciting. We moved quickly to seize the opportunity and make this incredible dream a reality. Now we need your support to help cover the additional costs of our move and continue expanding our operations.

Hottentotted, 2017
Hottentotted, 2017

 WHAT IS THE TANK? 

The Tank is a New York City arts presenter and producer, now with TWO PERFORMANCE VENUES in Manhattan. Our mission is to remove economic barriers from the creation of new work. We provide free rehearsal and performance space, and generally spend every waking minute of the day working to give our artists all we can. In our 14 year history, The Tank has supported the work of tens of thousands of emerging artists. From our new home, we will continue to be a place where new-to-the-city and experienced professionals can afford to do their most ambitious new work and leave with money in their pockets. 

We are on track to support the work of 2000 artists this year alone and offer 1000 performances by the summer of 2018! BUT we still need your support to make it all happen...

WHAT’S SO COOL ABOUT THE TANK+WHY YOU SHOULD DONATE

14 YEARS, WE'RE STILL HERE. We’re worth investing in because our resource-sharing model is strong, resilient, and necessary...plus it works. Lots of other NYC theaters serving emerging artists have closed as arts organizations continue to get hit hard by rising real estate costs. Dance and comedy in particular struggle to find performance venues that still support early career artists. Even Broadway shows can fail when they don’t have famous people in them. Our programmatic ethos of inclusivity has proven not only artistically vital, but also financially sound.

ACCESSIBILITY. The Tank lives its founding principle of radical inclusiveness. We regularly give shows to artists from our open submissions process and often work with artists we haven’t worked with before, or who might not have any existing connection to us. Artists can get their foot in the door just by sending us an email.

MAXIMIZED RESOURCES. We never want our theaters to be empty. After only three months of operating in our new space we've already run 70  performances EACH MONTH and had a steady stream of folks coming and going all day for rehearsals. Plus, we operate with a staff of 2.5 to have as much money going towards our artists and direct programming expenses as is humanly possible. 

ARTISTS FEES. No artist ever pays to play at The Tank. In addition to being provided with top-notch resources to realize their visions, every artist is offered the opportunity to be paid. We've frequently been told that the payout from The Tank marks an artist's first time being financially compensated for their work!

AWESOME SHOWS. The work is GOOD, y’all! We had four shows nominated for Drama Desk Awards in the past two years, and in the 2015-16 Season, we had four New York Times Critics’ Picks! Since founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Mike Daisey, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others...

With this move we are poised to experience historic growth and make a lasting change on New York City's artistic landscape. Help us continue to expand our vision for radical inclusion in the arts. Donate today to invest in a bright future for The Tank and the next generation of New York City's artists. Your contribution is Fully Tax Deductible and its impact will be long felt.

Ephemera Trilogy, 2017
Ephemera Trilogy, 2017

 

dance xyz nyc, 2016
dance xyz nyc, 2016

 

Puppet Playlist, 2017
Puppet Playlist, 2017

 

HOT TANK TOTE! Yours for $100 and up!
HOT TANK TOTE! Yours for $100 and up!

 

Risks and challenges

Our organization couldn't be leaner, or carry a more impressive history of efficient artistic output. For the past 14 years, we've made the most of every penny and have proven again and again that our model of resource-sharing is both financially sound and resilient. We're confident we will overcome all challenges associated with funding this campaign, bringing The Tank into a bigger and brighter future.

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    ...to the walls!

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    LIMITED OFFER Giving Tuesday T-Shirt

    GIVING TUESDAY SPECIAL! You'll receive a limited run Tank Tee, or Tank Tank AND your name will be featured on the wall of our bar as one of our New Space Founding Supporters! We'll let everyone online know how awesome you are too, of course!

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    A night out at The Tank!

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    Career Therapy!

    Thanks for the love! Now grab a chair and some kleenex. Rosalind or Meghan will call your parents and explain your career to them. Of course we'll throw in all the $25-$100 perks too.

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    ...it's like poetry!

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    Have a chair!

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    SERIES SPONSOR

    Your generosity will make a whole series of our work possible! Choose the series of your choice and we'll give you a big ole thank you at the top of every performance. We insist you enjoy all the perks from the $25-$100 levels.

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    BUYOUT THE TANK

    Bring as many friends to any single show as you’d like, free admission and a trip to the concession stand for all! You will also enjoy all the perks from the $25-$100 levels.

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    We will name a dressing room after you! Performers of the future will marvel at your kindness for years to come and we'll give you all the perks from the $25-$100 levels to enjoy in the present.

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    SEASON SPONSOR

    Above the title producing credit and/or special thank you in our pre-show house speech for every show in our spring season in the new space! We'll also shower you with all the perks from the $25-$100 levels. You will make an entire season of work possible, we'll do everything possible to thank you.

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