The Art House Challenge: The Art House Challenge is a 1 week residency program challenging a group of theater makers to begin and end a new project in 1 week (7 days), culminating in a work-in-progress presentation.

      Art House Presents: Art House Presents is our presented event performance program. We offer our mainstage for theater companies, solo artists, musicians, improv and sketch comedy troupes, dance companies, stand ups, cabaret, burlesque, for one to three nights of performances. Previous artists include The Anthropologists, Reid Farrington & Sara Farrington, Christopher-Rashee Stevenson/Theatre of War, and Dominique Salerno. 

      The Nomad Program: The Art House Nomad Program is here to foster the next step in the life of your next theater piece. Providing fiscal support in addition to a box office split, The Nomad Program accepts pieces with a production history behind it, giving it a new home in Jersey City. We accept applications from artists all over the world for the opportunity to co-produce your work for a minimum of 3 weeks. 

      We provide all our artists with the following resources and support:

      • Free performance space
      • Access to free rehearsal space in the theater, subject to availability
      • Access to sound system, basic lighting, one projector, chairs, and tables
      • Artist fees in the form of a box office split
      • Technical support and front of house & box office staff
      • Ticketing set up and managed through Vendini
      • Promotional support including eblasts (10k + subscribers), press releases, Art House's website, and posts on social media channels

        We are particularly interested in work from artists living in or from Jersey City and Hudson County with social relevance that will challenge and entertain our audiences. We encourage submissions from artists of all ethnicities, projects that are female-led, artists with disabilities, and work from the LGBTQIA community.

        If you are interested in applying for The Art House Challenge, The Nomad Program or Art House Presents, please fill out the application below, noting which program you are interested in. For the longer narrative responses, we recommend you compose your response on in a Word doc, then copy/paste when you're ready!

        We are not currently accepting applications. We will update this page as soon as we have more information. If you have any questions, please email