Residencies and Space Grants

BAX’s Artist in Residence (AIR) program provides up to 6 NYC dance, theater and performance artists with a stipend alongside up to two years of artistic, technical, and administrative support for the development of a new work. The residencies provide an opportunity for individual, artistic exploration within the supportive ecosystem of a cohort of other artists, and mentorship from Artistic Advisors Abigail Browde and nia love.

BAX also offers Space Grants to performing artists which include a stipend, support of a cohort, free rehearsal space, performance opportunities, mentorship and studio showings.

BAX provides a unique Parent/Artist Space Grant to several dance, theater, and performance artists each year as well as periodic Alumni Space Grants acknowledging artists who began their training as young students at BAX.

In the 2018/19 season BAX initiated the Disabled Artist Space Grant program, conceived by Disabled Artist, Perel, offered in partnership with Cora Dance, with additional support from Londs Reuter and funding from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs’ CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund. BAX has extended the Disabled Artist Space Grant into 2021 and continues to critically engage and commit to access and equity across all our residency programs. In 2021, BAX is collaborating again with Perel to provide one on one mentorship to artists participating in the program.

Other Space Grant arrangements are curated and developed in collaboration with community members, resident artists, and staff in order to continually exercise commitments to responsive artistic community action and engagement.