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DUAF is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Creative Ammo Inc. receives support as part of the Coalition Theaters of Color, a New York City Council initiative to support the operations and programming of theaters and cultural organizations primarily in communities of color.

Our Theater program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

As a member of the New York City Coalition of Theaters of Color, DUAF received financial assistance from the New York Community Trust’s NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, re-granted by the National Black Theatre.

Arcos Communications is a Founding Sponsor of DUAF.

The Actors' Equity Foundation

awarded our theatre program a grant in 2021.

DUAF received a direct support/emergency relief grant in response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the  Indie Theater Fund.

Radeberger Pilsner

Our Supporters provide fundraising opportunities, product donations and financial and promotional support.

Our Official Media Sponsors provide print and online advertising and promotions.


ShortsTV is our broadcast partner that provides guaranteed broadcast/distribution deals for our award-winning films. ShortsTV in the New York area is carried as part of the DirecTV’s HD Extra Pack and on other networks across the United States.

Creative Ammo Inc. is a member of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and received a general operating grant in 2017 from the Nancy Quinn Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York)

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Our playwrights visit the Material for the Arts warehouse and obtain free supplies, props and set items for their plays.

Our Official Hotel is The Tuscany located in East Midtown Manhattan, NYC.

DUAF is an Arts Partner with Arts Connection and supports its High 5 Tickets to the Arts program for teens.

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