The Reignite Residency is a performing arts residency that works to alleviate the barriers and challenges of caregivers in the arts, with a special emphasis on those returning to the field. Intended for women, trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and BIPOC individuals, this residency serves people who need a hand reemerging into the theatrical performing arts field. The first residency of its kind, the 14th Street Y is bringing its decades of experience cultivating and platforming artists to give those returning to their fields all the resources necessary to reignite their work.
The Residency is intended to create a supportive environment and an accessible entry point back into art by providing time, rehearsal space, technical, front of house, marketing and administrative support, and a stipend for the artist. This stipend is given to ensure that the artists can focus on themselves, their own care, and their work: it is vital to the execution of this program. Residents will also have a stage manager that will partner with the cohort to manage their rehearsals, meetings, and general project support to alleviate the additional burden of planning and administrative needs from the artist.
Funded by New York City, NY (October 2023)