New Victory LabWorks Application

The application process is closed for the 2017-18 season. Applications were due March 10, 2017.


Instructions | Program Requirements | Materials

  • Prior to submitting an application, please review the PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS below.
  • Complete Parts I, II and III of the application (typed, 12 point font) and submit as one document in PDF format.
  • Attach any additional sample materials (that can't be included within the application) to the submission email. Physical copies of materials sent by mail will not be reviewed.
  • Submit the complete application by email ONLY to by 5pm, March 10, 2017. Applications received after this time will not be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Once all applications are reviewed, a select group of applicants will be contacted to participate in a phone interview with a member of the New Victory Artistic Programming staff. Final decisions will follow. Questions can be addressed to No phone calls please.





  • Artist(s) must be based in the NYC metro area and available to participate between July 2017 and June 2018.
  • Artist(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Artist(s) must apply with a concept for a specific project. The project must be intended for family audiences (artist does not need prior experience in creating work for young audiences).
  • Proposed project must not have received a full production or premiere, but may be in any phase of development, including initial concept.
  • Artist(s) must have secured the rights to use or incorporate any pre-existing material (if applicable) as part of the proposed project.
  • Artist(s) must be able to rehearse Monday through Saturday, within the hours of 10am to 6pm.
  • Artist(s) must be interested in actively participating in all aspects of the New Victory LabWorks program, including professional development, peer-based exchange and peer and/or audience feedback.

For further clarification on New Victory LabWorks, please read our FAQs.


General Information | Application Questions | Work Sample


As a cover page, list the Name of Artist(s)/Company, Name of Project, Artist(s) Website and Primary Contact Information (name, email, mailing address and telephone).

Please also include how you heard about New Victory LabWorks.


Please provide the following as part of your application:

  • Articulate your concept/vision for the proposed project and indicate the current state of its development. How would LabWorks benefit your project? (Please describe any previous development received, if applicable)
  • Describe your artistic mission, aesthetic and creative process. What type of work do you typically create?
  • Why are you interested in creating this work for family audiences? What is the specific target audience or age group you have in mind for this project?
  • Please give us a sense of your general availability within the program period (between July 2017 and June 2018).


Please provide the following as part of your application:
  • A script or any working documents related to the proposed project (if applicable or available)
  • Bios, CVs, and/or profiles of participating artists and project collaborators
  • Artistic sample that demonstrates artist or company aesthetic and type of performance specialty (current or previous work). May include:
    - video documentation (preferred format: YouTube or Vimeo link in Application PDF)
    - photo documentation (preferred format: Flickr link in Application PDF)
    - scripts (preferred format: PDF attachment)
    - design renderings (preferred format: PDF attachment)
    - music (preferred format: SoundCloud link in Application PDF)
All materials must be included in your email. Alternatively, you may choose to submit files through Dropbox (send link to WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PHYSICAL MATERIALS BY MAIL.

*Note: the work sample may be family-focused, but it doesn't have to be. We understand that not all of the work you create may be intended for young audiences and families. We encourage you to share work that you feel best represents your artistry.