URTA | Artist Engagement


URTA offers the only non-profit contracting and paymaster service of its kind. We clear the way for hiring union guest artists at universities and other theatres. Standing relationships with Actors’ Equity Association, Society of Directors and Choreographers, and United Scenic Artists allow URTA to operate as “Employer of Record” and bring professionals to campus, when their engagement might otherwise be hopelessly impeded by university policy or state legislation. Our non-profit paymaster service serves theatres small and large, navigating payroll requirements, tax withholdings and reporting, pension and health contributions, workers compensation, and more.

Our service is open to member and non-member institutions, available in all fifty states, and processes over a million dollars in contracts annually.

URTA also maintains collectively bargained agreements with several theatrical unions, creating paths to employment for union artists in academic settings, and enriching both the training of students and experience of audiences.

If you’d like to learn more about our services, or to receive a quote for a particular project, contact us at info@urta.com.



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