Incubator is a self-directed opportunity offered to a local community of art makers that prioritizes BIPOC makers. We provide access to studio space for artistic exploration, creative development, and regular practice. Incubator artists receive up to 60 hours of regular studio use and amplification of their activities on LEIMAY social media channels and in newsletters. To date (in 2021-2022), Incubator has supported 22 individual artists and their collaborators, providing resources to aid in their creative development. LEIMAY plans to host 14 Incubator artists in FY23. The 2022 cohort includes: Tyrone Bevans, Justin Cabrillos, Fadl Fakhouri, Nadia Khayrallah, Tamara Leigh, Sylvain Souklaye, and Annie Wang.

Studio Subsidy

Studio Subsidy program supports the creative practice of artists by offering free rehearsal space to the larger community of dance, theater and performance makers. We provide fully subsidized studio usage. The studio is 15′ wide x 30′ deep (450 sq ft) with a 16′ high ceiling. CAVE is pillar-free and has a sprung Marley floor. There are skylights which let in the sunlight from above. A restroom is available for changing. The walls in the studio are white painted brick. The space is heated during the winter and fans are provided during summer. The studio is equipped with a sound system, a video projector for communal usage, wi-fi, a folding table, and 8 folding chairs. No additional fees are required for use of any of these items.  If you are interested in booking fully subsidized rehearsal space, please book here.


During the pandemic, LEIMAY’s leadership propelled the creation of the Cultural Solidarity Fund.  Together with a coalition of cultural institutions administered by the IndieSpace, the Cultural Solidarity Fund has been providing both solidarity and support to the arts community at a time when its very survival was in question.

The CSF has provided over $1M in $500 relief microgrants to NYC artists and cultural workers, supporting over 2010 art workers in need of funds to cover housing, food, medical expenses, and/or family care; and continues to raise funds to fund all its applicants,



conectom is a free artist/audience virtual network that maps the connections between time-based artists and their followers. conectom currently has almost 900 members and an active event listing calendar. We use conectom to carry out discussions related to LEIMAY activities, feature interviews with our resident artists, and to place our work at CAVE and LEIMAY within the greater context of NYC performing arts.


Fellowships provide an arena for artistic exploration, resource sharing, and professional development to a local community of dancers, choreographers, theater artists, interdisciplinary artists, and body-workers who seek a space to teach or to create their work in a supportive environment of fellow artists and direct creative support from LEIMAY Artistic Directors. This one-year fellowship can have two different or overlapping focuses: artistic process and/or teaching. LEIMAY offers in-studio peer-showings and resource sharing sessions to engage in conversation around the fellow’s work with other fellows and with LEIMAY’s Artistic Directors. We also exchange resources on methods for self-production, outreach, and community development. (Fellows focused on teaching don’t have to show work, however, they are expected to engage in the resource sharing aspect of the sessions).