The LEIMAY Incubator Program is a self-directed opportunity offered to a local community of movement based artists, providing access to studio space for artistic exploration, creative development, and regular practice.

This cohort welcomes those seeking an intensive schedule in the studio during 6-weeks this Autumn.


  • Up to 60 hours of regular studio use between October 1st – November 10th according to the mutually agreed upon schedule set at the time of acceptance to the program.
  • Amplification of activities during Incubator-time in LEIMAY social media channels & newsletters.
  • A platform to exchange practices and ideas with peers.

Five Incubators will be selected.


Application is open for individual dancers, choreographers, performance artists, actors, directors working solo or with a group of up to 3 regular collaborators.

  •  Priority will be given to BIPOC artists.
  • A limited number of slots are reserved for artists living in District 33.


  • Participants of the program must be dancers, choreographers, or other movement-based, early to mid-career artists with documentation of creative practice.
  • Must live in the NYC Metropolitan Area.
  • A mutually agreed upon schedule of all hours will be set prior to the program’s commencement and will remain throughout the program.
  • No more than 4 bodies are allowed in the studio per single session.
  • Participants will be responsible for self-management and keeping the studio clean.
  • Mandatory attendance of one group Meet and greet, and one Closing and sharing studio practice session meeting.
  • *Optional* Sit for one artist & creative practice-centered interview for LEIMAY documentation & community spotlights, and will be available for your use.

Participants must follow all studio protocols, including daily sign-in of each individual in the studio, post-session clean-up, as well as those included in our standard studio usage agreements found here.


Access to CAVE: (1) step into the entrance, (1) step to the hallways, & (1) step into the studio space.
To request any accommodation, please contact LEIMAY Associate Brandon Perdomo: 

Please contact Brandon Perdomo:

In Person Event

Event Dates Range

October 1, 2024 - November 10, 2024

Event Dates

    • Important Dates:
      — Application open: May 15th
      — Deadline to apply: June 9th
      — Program interviews: June 10th & 11th
      — Final Cohort Selection: June 12th

      — Cohort On-boarding Meeting: September 23rd, 5pm - 8pm
      — Cohort Wrap-up Meeting: November 10th, 6pm - 9pm
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