Application

EMERGENYC is open to activists, artists, performers who live in or can easily commute to New York City during the program. Applicants must have prior experience in various performance genres and/or activist practices. Ages vary from year to year, ranging from 18 to mid-thirties, but on average most participants in the program tend to be in their mid to upper 20s. Workshops are conducted in English.

How to Apply

Please send the following materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..*Please note that the deadline to apply to EmergeNYC 2016 has passed. Applications are no longer open.

  1. Completed application form You must fill out and send the application in full—please see the document download for details. *Please note that the deadline to apply to EmergeNYC 2016 has passed. Applications are no longer open.icon EmergeNYC 2016 Application Form (Deadline Extended) (58.86 kB)
  2. A biographical statement (maximum 500 words) This short statement tells us about who you are, where you are from, your performance background and your current projects.
  3. A statement of purpose (maximum 750 words) This describes the reasons you want to participate in EMERGENYC. Please also describe the specific issues you would want to address through the program and any preliminary ideas about the communities where you would ground this work.
  4. Your resume or CV
  5. Two work samples (See Application Form for details)
  6. Two letters of recommendation, which your recommenders must send directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  7. OPTIONAL: A paragraph explaining your request for financial aid to cover the $1000 tuition
  8. Be as detailed as possible to help us understand the circumstances of your need.

Conflicts and attendance

Any conflicts applicants have with the EMERGENYC schedule (see below for general outline, and the Schedule of Events for exact dates) should be made explicit in their application. Please note: Accepted participants with more than two absences, whether excused or not, may not be guaranteed a slot in the workshop performance at La MaMa on June 27th.

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Application Guidelines

Application Form

Application Timeline

Finalists will come in for interviews the weeks of February 22rd and February 29thSelected participants will be notified by March 7thRegistration payment will be due March 16thAnd program activities will begin on Saturday, April 9th

Deadline to submit applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. was Monday, February 15th @ 5 pm (EST)The application process is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for EmergeNYC 2016.Finalists will come in for interviews the weeks of February 22rd and February 29thSelected participants will be notified by March 7thRegistration payment will be due March 16thAnd program activities will begin on Saturday, April 9th