Up to 60 hours of regular studio use 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 60 hours (in 2 to 4 hour-blocks) will be set prior to the program’s commencement and will remain throughout the program 
  • Participants will be responsible for self-management and keeping the studio clean.
  • Mandatory attendance of one group Meet and greet, a shared studio practice session, 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.

Please contact Jenna Taus:

In Person Event

Event Dates Range

October 3, 2023 - November 9, 2023

Event Dates

    • Deadline to apply: October 31st
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    • Application open: October 3rd, 2023
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    • Applicants will be notified of interview on: November 2nd 2023

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    • Program interviews: November 6th & 7th 2023

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    • Final Cohort Selection: November 9th 2023
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    • Important Dates:

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    • Incubator Spring Cohort: January 15th - April 15th, 2024
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    • Meet and greet meeting: Monday, January 15th, 6pm-8pm
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    • Shared studio practice session: Monday, February 19th, 6pm-8pm
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    • Closing and sharing studio practice session: Monday, April 8th, 6pm - 8pm
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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 Operations & Programs Associate Jenna Taus :




Due to the ongoing pandemic, we must adhere to the following guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID exposure. We acknowledge that some of these guidelines create issues of access, however due to the physical conditions of our studio and our limited resources, we have established the following protocols: 

  • Proof of vaccination status for yourself and all collaborating artists who will be present in the studio.
  • All collaborators (3 MAX) must be pre-approved by LEIMAY admin, and must remain the same collaborators throughout the period of the program. 4 bodies MAX in the studio at any given time.

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.