Open Call Artists to apply to LEIMAY’s NEW fully subsidized 6-month Fellowship Program


LEIMAY’s New Subsidized Fellowship nurtures a half-year long creative and research process for 4 artists. It provides an arena for artistic exploration, professional development, and public outreach to a local community of movement-based artists with an interdisciplinary practice who seek a space to create and share their work in a supportive environment of fellow artists.

The LEIMAY Subsidized Fellowship provides artists with space to work alongside a community of peers who support each other through artistic feedback and an ongoing discussion about the value of process and practice as a means of nurturing collaboration and the advancement of craft within multiple fields. In addition, the Subsidized Fellowship provides artists with an opportunity to engage with communities outside of artistic circles or those of regular theater/gallery goers through the presentation of the Fellow’s work at one of the New York Restoration Project’s community gardens within the city’s five boroughs.


The LEIMAY Subsidized Fellowship lasts for 6 months. 1 Cycle will be offered in 2019: May-October. 4 Artists will be selected for this 6-month Cycle.

Important Dates for each cycle:

      • September 9: Peer Showing
      • September 28, 29 or October 5: OUTSIGHT Performance at a Community Garden
      • November 26: Peer Showing

The final deadline for the online application: February 27, midnight, EST.


  • Up to 60 hours of fully subsidized studio time during a 6-month period (Subsidized Fellows do not incur in any membership costs and will book their own hours through our online booking system.)
  • A stipend of $100 for the presentation of new work at the OUTSIGHT series.
  • Opportunity to present an outdoor public performance in one of the OUTSIGHT presentations in a community garden co-presented by LEIMAY and the New York Restoration Project.
  • Opportunities to participate in peer showings to engage in conversation around your work with other fellows and LEIMAY Artistic Directors.
  • Access to Material for the Arts supplies.
  • The inclusion of subsidized fellow activities in LEIMAY’s email newsletter and online publication/network (conectom).
  • Discounts for performances presented by LEIMAY at other venues and to LEIMAY LUDUS Classes, Labs, and Intensives.


  • Eligible artists must be dancers, choreographers, or other movement-based artists with a body of work that engages with other disciplines outside of their movement-based practices.
  • Must have presented your work professionally and outside of a school environment for at least five years (*At least 3 different works)
  • Half of the Subsidized Fellowship slots are reserved for artists of color working in any medium.
  • Present work in at least ONE of the peer showings and be present for BOTH both peer showing dates during the Fellowship cycle.
  • Show a finished short piece (duration to be determined) in a community garden as part of LEIMAY’s OUTSIGHT presenting series, a presenting partnership between LEIMAY and New York Restoration Project.
  • Submit one process article to conectom (LEIMAY’s online publication)


LEIMAY is a multidimensional entity lead by the artist duo: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. As an arts organization its mission is to stimulate dialogue between the visual and live arts; develop LEIMAY’s LUDUS; offer studio and performing space for emerging and established artists; and develop and tour new and existing individual and collaborative creations by its artistic directors, as well as their work with the LEIMAY Ensemble. LEIMAY endeavors take place at its home, CAVE, located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn as well as at other venues in New York, the Americas, and beyond.

In addition of touring, exhibiting, producing, and developing Moriya and Garnica’s artistic work, and the LEIMAY Ensemble work LEIMAY runs the following programs: 1) LUDUS, a training program and teaching residency. 2) OUTSIGHT a presenting series. 3) STUDIO SPACES & FELLOWSHIP a low-cost hourly rental facility and an inexpensive and  fully subsidized permanent studio & resource share. 4) conectom, a free online artist and audience network and online publication. Past programs included SOAK (‘12-’18) the NY Butoh Festival (’03-’09) the CAVE gallery (’96-’06). Vietnamese Artist-in-Residence Program (‘04-05’). Butoh Workshops (’01-’07).NY Butoh Kan Training Initiative / NY Butoh Kan Teaching Residency (’08 -’11).


LEIMAY’s Studio at CAVE is a 750 square foot (19ft X 40ft) white space with sprung wood floor and 16 ft ceilings with skylights to bring in natural light and is equipped with a stereo system, folding chairs, and a table, a dressing area, and an adjacent restroom. The space is heated during the winter and has fans for the summer. Chosen artists will be responsible for self-management and keeping the studio clean.


OUTSIGHT is a performance series presented by LEIMAY in partnership with the New York Restoration Project. It features public performances by local artists working in movement-based practices curated by LEIMAY and set within one of NYRP’s community gardens. Founded by Bette Midler in 1995, NYRP preserves and protects gardens and other green spaces in New York City. It partners with local communities, public agencies, and the private sector to acquire, create, maintain, and program public open spaces. They own and manage 52 community gardens throughout the five boroughs and believe that “clean, green neighborhoods are fundamental to our quality of life and that every community in New York City deserves an oasis of natural beauty.”

Previous LEIMAY presenting programs include the New York Butoh Festival, the SOAK presenting series and the 10[year gallery program at CAVE.


Please fill out and submit the application form by February 27, 2019.

The application requires that you submit a CV/resume and 3 work samples that best illustrate your work.

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