Resources & Services



Surala Consulting is a boutique company specializing in strategic fundraising solutions. Founder/Director Sara Juli uses years of a proven and tested track record in fundraising to assist arts organizations and individual artists on the multiple avenues and nuances of fundraising including individual giving, grant-writing, donor cultivation, special events, Board of Directors training and more. 

Fran Kirmser, a two time Tony Award Winner, has worked for over fifteen years producing, promoting and fundraising for dance and theater. Through Fran Kirmser Productions, she has helped hundreds of performing artists and projects to stage, including Shen Wei Dance Arts at Lincoln Center Festival, Doug Varone and Dancers, Dance Brazil and Pascal Rioult Dance Theater at the Joyce Theater, Donna Uchizono at Dance Theater Workshop, Tiffany Mills Company at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Lucinda Childs at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Ellis Wood Dance at Symphony Space. Contact:
Edward McKeaney offers consulting in producing, fundraising and special events to individual performing artists and companies, with a special focus on theater.  He served as the Director of Development & External Relations for Elevator Repair Service Theater from 2011-2013, the General Manager of The Wooster Group from 2008-2011 and the Director of Special Events at BAM from 2005-2008. He's also been the Managing Producer for PearlDamour and Banana Bag & Bodice, and Director of Development at Abingdon Theatre Company. Before moving to New York, he spent many seasons at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV. Contact:

HAP'nings now inc. is an organic business coaching and consulting firm that works holistically to assist small arts organizations reach their maximum potential by helping them create and implement strategies in marketing, business planning, organization development, fund-raising and increasing earned income streams. Field Members receive 10% off services. 

Pele Bauch Dance Dramaturgy: Pele’s focus as a dance dramaturg is to help movement artists achieve their vision. She provides detailed comments and analysis which artists find helps them gain clarity on their work and see their choices. Rehearsals are then more fruitful and productive, saving valuable time and money. 15% discount for Field Members. 

OTOA Founder and Master Teacher, Gia Forakis, brings care, context, and compassion for a more productive and unified sense of self by offering tools for self-actualization and transformation in your creative, professional, and personal life. Forakis guides her clients to untangle obstacles, achieve goals, and reinvigorate a sense of purpose in the re-creation of their lives, creatively, cohesively, and comprehensively. Long or short term coaching. Discount plans available. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN ARTIST to benefit from OTOA CLP Private Coaching. All Sessions held on Skype or FaceTime. COST: $60 per hr. FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE. Or EMAIL: Gia4akis@gmail.comPlease write "OTOA-THE FIELD" in the Subject of your email.  VISIT:


C&S International Insurance Brokers, Inc. represents a vast spectrum of theatrical clientele from showcases, handled by its Event Insurance Division, to Broadway Shows and International Tours, theatres and all other types of venues used for public entertainment; rehearsal studios; and entertainment offices. 

The Arts Insurance Program division of Maury, Donnelly & Parr, Inc. has serviced and supported the insurance needs of the arts community since 2006. Through our carrier partners, we can offer many types of insurance products and craft a program specific to your needs as an artist. Arts organizations of all disciplines and genres are able to find comprehensive, aggressively priced insurance packages.



The Freelancers Union is a national organization that offers Dental, Health, Life and Retirement and insurance policies. Membership in Freelancers Union is free.

Under The Affordable Care Act, The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable.

Trauma can persist throughout life, embodied in every muscle and organ of our bodies. One-On-One Sessions in Core Energetics With Valerie Green can help you get in touch with difficult feelings you may be experiencing — perhaps fear, grief, anger, shame, or even joy, that maybe held underneath the surface, struggling to break free. Working with movement, touch, breath, and vocal expression through physical and emotional exercises; Ms. Green will help guide you in a safe space to authentically express yourself and create a path to move forward on to live in your full vitality and life force. Hour-long sessions convene in Green Space In LIC, Queens and/or virtually on Zoom. Sliding scale pricing is available.

The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts is a new medical care provider for New York City’s entertainment community. Operated in partnership with The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors and conveniently located in Times Square, The Friedman Health Center is the only health center in NYC solely focused on the particular health care needs of those who work in performing arts and entertainment. It offers primary and specialty care, expedited referrals within the Mount Sinai Health System, extended hours and continuity of care for those who experience regular changes in health insurance coverage. The Friedman accepts most insurance plans, with free and unbiased health insurance enrollment and counseling available on site. is a new way to book with top dentists at transparent, discounted pricing. Their mission is to help the millions of Americans struggling with healthcare costs get the dental care they want and need. They are beloved by the artistic community in Greater NY (as many lack dental insurance) and many of their users are dancers, actors, and filmmakers. Smylen is offering $50 credits to Members of The Field with coupon code [THEFIELD_50].

The William F. Ryan Community Health Network invites the dance community to register for services including primary and preventive care, routine dental, mental health, OB/GYN, and eye/vision services. Founded upon former congressman William F. Ryan's belief that "health care is a right, not a privilege," the William F. Ryan Community Health Network is a family of not-for-profit, federally qualified health centers, which delivers medical care to diverse and underserved communities. The William F. Ryan Community Health Network is: dedicated to its patients, culturally sensitive, community-oriented, and linguistically diverse. Its goal is to ensure that everyone receives the most comprehensive care possible.


The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) rents out their theater for self-produced performances as part of BAX’s Visitors Program. The Theater at BAX is a full equipped 70-seat, 650 square foot theater in THE BAX BUILDING. In addition to the use of the theater, Visitors Program rentals includes box office services, lighting and sound equipment, and Technical Director who can serve as lighting designer. For more info on rates/policies, visit: of The Field are eligible for a $100 discount with a 2 night run rental. Please contact Sara Roer, Operations Manager, at (718) 832-0018 or and mention The Field's newsletter. 

The Floor on Atlantic has a 400 square foot studio (for solo/duet choreographic rental or private training; $15-45/hour) and a 900 square foot studio (for dance rehearsals, informal showings and events; $20-$75/hour) located at 310 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn NY. They offer Artist Co-op Memberships to allow artists independent access to the space, greater scheduling accessibility and discounted rental rates; and their Workshop program allows teaching artists and choreographers to rent space at discounted rates, take advantage of The Floor's administrative and professional resources, and benefit from cross-channel marketing over single-day or multi-week intensives. Members of The Field are eligible for an 8% discount on services.

NEW 42ND STREET Studios is a premier rehearsal space and performing arts complex designed to mirror the energy on the street below, and through its expansive glass walls, reveal the creative process at work.They are extending rehearsal hours into the evening and making space available more than four weeks prior to requests. Subject to availability, grant-subsidized discount space rental rates are open to Members of The Field; contact for an affiliation letter. Request Form /
New Dance Alliance provides subsidized rehearsal space at 182 Duane Street. NDA's space holds 35 years of inspiration and is conveniently located in the heart of Tribeca. The space is 23 feet x 30 feet with sprung wood floor and linseed oil finish, mirrors, curtain covers for mirrors, low-flying trapeze point, natural light, Wi-Fi and audio and video equipment. The space is available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The rental rates are $8 per hour. You can view available slots on the Studio Calendar. There are cats on the premises. If you are allergic to cats - this is not the space for you. Sprung wood floor made possible through a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. The rehearsal space receives support from New York State Arts Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation.


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) believes that individual artists and arts organizations deserve access to dedicated legal representation and advocacy to ensure that their voices are heard and that their interests are protected. VLA also believes that the arts community should understand certain legal and business matters to protect themselves and their work. To achieve these goals, VLA serves the arts community through 3 program areas: Legal Services with MediateArt; Education; and Advocacy.  

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