LET’S SAY IT UP FRONT!
This past year we’ve been delighted, moved and inspired by the performances of all our artists — from the tiniest tumblers to the most courageous and talented professional dance, theater and performance artists in NYC.
WITH YOUR HELP, we will make certain that next year and in the years to come, the programs BAX is most known for are here for YOU — extraordinary classes and workshops for student artists, residencies for performing artists who are making some of the most boundary pushing work in the country, subsidized rehearsal space for NYC artists, FREE public school residencies, festivals and special programs for teen artists, and so much more…
We think our building, classes, residencies, in school programs and public forums reflect an organization that is authentic, genuine and open-hearted. Did you know that in January 2017 BAX was the first cultural organization in NYC to become a member of the FIRST AMENDMENT SANCTUARY SPACES project? We pledge to protect, defend and support the First Amendment as a foundational element of a free and open society. We did this because we believe so strongly that we cannot do enough or advocate strongly enough to protect and expand on these rights.
While way too many to list here, through our CREATING SPACE program our studios have been alive with the creative work and the important voices of the fellows from DANCING WHILE BLACK, directed by Paloma McGregor and we continue to be inspired by the growth of THE BALLEZ, created by former faculty member and Space Grant Awardee Jules Skloot and former AIR Katy Pyle. And for the first time ever, faculty member Diane Tomasi and our Operations Manager Sara Roer curated an incredible evening called THE STRUGGLE IN US. BAX faculty, staff, and students created art pieces in response to the ‘ungrounding’ events that have been unfolding in our nation. The event was beautifully intersectional, intergenerational, interconnected and left so many of us energized and hopeful.
We know there are many requests for your support — but if you value what we do — this appeal is URGENT AND NECESSARY. We cannot do without your generous contributions, and we are counting on you to help us kickstart our 2017-18 season that is beginning in just a few short weeks.
So from all of our Board, Staff, and Faculty,
You can make a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation by selecting the appropriate donation frequency.
Thank you so much for your help.