Arts + Culture
The 14Y Theater’s mission focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative.
Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists as the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive cultural experience for all.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS
Be a part of our artistic community and programming!
Calling all dreamers, creators, doers, and culture-makers.
At the 14Y Theater, we mean it when we say, “You belong here!”
We are seeking a variety of programs, performances, productions, and artists to be a part of our 14Y Theater seasons spanning January 2024 through June 2025. We’ll be curating a lineup of creative disciplines and genres, including but not limited to, theater, dance, music, puppetry, multimedia, performance art, visual, culinary, literary, cultural arts, or any combination thereof.
Applications are now open. Learn more and apply:
- 2024 Dance Residency | Application closes on October 15 at 11:59 PM
- 2024–2025 Theater Season | Application closes on October 31 at 11:59 PM
Coming soon: Applications for our 2024 Visual Art Gallery Showings
For additional project and program opportunities with 14Y Arts + Culture:
- LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture (NY) 2024 Fellowship | Application closes on October 15 at 11:59 PM
- Non-curated Theater Rentals, click here
- For site specific, works-in-progress, workshops, or non-performative projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For those interested in being a performer or activity leader at one of our upcoming 14Y After Dark events, please email@example.com
About the 14Y Theater
The 14Y Theater honors the edgy, diverse and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village. Each year, we curate a provocative season of theater, dance, music and film from independent New York artists in dialogue with our residency program, LABA: A Laboratory for New Jewish Culture.
The 14Y Theater supports the creation of new art and culture by supporting artists in our community, specifically by providing the space, time and resources needed to create new work. The 14th Street Y endeavors to be true incubators of artists and hopefully reduce the financial strain NYC independent artists feel in producing their work.
Since our 2015-2016 Season, the 14Y Theater has hosted more than 250 unique in-person and virtual events, and welcomed nearly 35,000 audience members.
2024 LABA NY Fellowship
Applications are open for the 2024 LABA NY fellowship focused on the theme of NIGHT.
Applications close on Sunday October 15 Learn More
2024 Dance Residency
We’re selecting two choreographers/dance collectives to be Artists in Residence for January–February 2024.
Application closes October 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Learn More
Our theater is a creative safe space for all, and the summer season is full of funny, diverse, and imaginative work for all ages.Current & Upcoming Performances
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture
A fellowship program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study.Learn More
Past Arts + Culture Seasons
Explore past seasons including recordings of developing work and talkbacks with LABA alumni, artists in residency, and local artists who used our empty theater to share their art.Learn More