ArtsPool began in 2010 as a project of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York). The framework for the company was proposed in Collective Insourcing: A Systemic Approach to Arts Management (2011), a concept paper written by Guy Yarden and Sarah Maxfield. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund and The New York Community Trust, ArtsPool’s business plan was completed in August 2013. Since then, with additional support from The Scherman Foundation Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Trust, and renewed support from The New York Community Trust, ArtsPool’s structure and services have been built out, and it launched as an independent company in January 2015.