The Tank Could Use Your Help!

The Tank is a fantastic organization and without it our city would be noticeably less amazing. Despite the fact that they had to leave their theater space back in May, they have still been working hard to provide amazing events like the Bent Festival while working on securing a new space. They could use some help keeping NYC this awesome! See below, or donate to the tank:

The Next Tank – a Campaign to Support Emerging Artists

The Tank has been serving emerging artists for 8 years. The non-profit home for performing arts marked it’s 8th birthday by losing its home. After 2 ½ years and with rent being doubled, The Tank has vacated the 45th Street Theater. Fortunately, there is something to toast for this anniversary: The Tank has partnered with other non-profit theaters to ensure summer programming would continue uninterrupted.

In June, The Tank partnered with the Michael Chekov Theater Company ( to use the studio space at 354 West 45th Street as well as 319 Scholes in Brooklyn to host the 8th annual Bent Festival. In July and August, Tank programming will find a home with Tada! (, a well-loved children’s theater north of Madison Square Park. In tough economic times, many arts venues are forced to close. These partnerships ensure that The Tank will continue a dynamic schedule of theater, dance, puppetry, comedy, film, music and public affairs, and will continue its tradition of supporting artists, presenting affordable, accessible work, and serving as a hub of community discussions.

To ensure a smooth move, The Tank is currently raising $20,000 to pay partial rent, cover moving costs, storage, and office space. The money that comes in now secures Tank space for the summer and guarantees artists that their work will be seen. The Tank is accepting donations here:

More About The Tank

Founded in 2003, The Tank is a Manhattan based non-profit arts presenter. Curating across all disciplines, The Tank provides an artistic home to both new and established artists who are engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Combining free performance space, subsidized rehearsal space, discounted ticket prices and promotional support; the Tank brings quality programming to a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.