LABA is a Jewish house of study and culture laboratory which uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue, and study. The program began in New York City in 2007 at the 14th Street Y, and expanded to Buenos Aires in 2015. LABA has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and was named one of the most innovative Jewish organizations. The goal of LABA is to present Judaism’s rich literary and intellectual tradition in a free and creative setting, where they can spark new thought and culture.
Every year, LABA selects a group of 8-10 artist fellows, a mix of visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, actors, and more, to study classic Jewish texts in an open-minded and accessible setting. (Being Jewish is not required.) Fellows create work in response to this study which is shown at events held at the JCC and around the East Bay throughout the year. Fellows receive a study stipend as well as production support.
More here: https://labaeastbay.com/