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LabWorks Application

In an effort to diversify the field of performing arts for young audiences and the productions seen on stages across the nation, New Victory® LabWorks supports artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the creation of original work for kids and families. We commit to welcoming and uplifting BIPOC artists who identify as LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC artists who identify as disabled. As an artistic home for artists of all disciplines, New Victory LabWorks explores, devises and reimagines what theater for families can be.

Applications are currently closed. Applications for the 2022-23 New Victory LabWorks program will open in winter.

Once all applications are reviewed, a select group of applicants will be contacted to participate in an interview with members of the New Victory Artistic Programming staff. All applicants will receive notification of final decisions. No phone calls, please.

Program Requirements

  • Artist(s) must have a primary residence in NYC and be available to participate between August 2021 and July 2022.
  • Artist(s) must identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color.
  • Artist(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Artist’s work must be intended for family audiences (artist does not need prior experience in creating work suitable for families).
  • Proposed project(s) must be in development, but may be at any point during development, including initial concept.
  • Pending the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, Artist(s) must be able to attend monthly meetings in Manhattan.
  • Artist(s) must be interested in actively participating in all aspects of the New Victory LabWorks program, including professional development, monthly meetings with the 2021-22 LabWorks cohort, peer-based exchange and peer and/or audience feedback.

For more information on New Victory LabWorks, please read our FAQs. 

Application Instructions

If you are interested, you can review the application questions and required materials before applying.

Please complete the application and include support materials via a Dropbox link. If you have physical materials to submit, please let us know by emailing

Applications are currently closed. Applications for the 2022-23 New Victory LabWorks program will open in winter.
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