Space Grants

Space Grants

The Space Grant program is designed to give choreographers, theater-makers, performance artists, and multidisciplinary artists the opportunity to create new work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory.

The Space Grant program is BAX’s oldest program for developing artists. It was initially created for dance artists and expanded to support theater and performance artists in the late 1990s. A significant number of Artists In Residence started their relationship with BAX as space grantees.

Space grants work to acknowledge that seasoned artists and newly emerging artists need uninterrupted space and time to try new ideas or to change directions. Again and again, in surveys of NYC’s performing artists, access to space is one of the most essential resources. We remain committed to space grants as a core provision of our Artist Programs offerings.

“Most importantly, I experienced BAX as a place where everyone is skilled and supported, and where the most important value is to create a vital, creative space.” – Jen Abrams

Space Grant recipients receive a stipend, free rehearsal space, and have the opportunity to share their work with other Space Grantees and BAX Artist Programs Staff in an in-progress showing and feedback session.

 

Residency Award Details

Summer & Fall Parent Space Grant Recipients Receive: 

  • $750 stipend.
  • $500 caregiver stipend.
  • 50 hours of free rehearsal space.
  • Support of the cohort.
  • Mentorship from BAX Artistic Advisors. 
  • Optional, Informal, studio share with the cohort, Artistic Advisors, and BAX staff. 

Fall Open Call Space Grantees Receive:

  • $750 stipend.
  • 100 hours of free rehearsal space.
  • Support of the cohort.
  • Mentorship from BAX Artistic Advisors.
  • Shared-bill, Works-in-progress showcase with technical and administrative production support at the end of the grant period.

BAX Space Details

  • BAX encourages disabled artists to apply. 
  • Please note that BAX currently offers space within 4 beautiful studios on the second and third floors at 421 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. At present, there is no elevator or ramp. 
  • Accommodations and alternate spaces will be provided as needed. 
  • BAX has a proud history and commitment to developing cohorts that are reflective of our mission and core commitments. In our curation and residencies, we take into account our field’s history of racism and discrimination, and take active steps to undo the effects of that history. For more info about BAX’s access measures and multi-faceted Disability Initiative please visit bax.org/accessibility and bax.org/artistprograms.
  • Note that all grantees and collaborators present in the space must be fully vaccinated in accordance with NYC’s vaccination requirements and must follow BAX’s COVID safety guidelines as outlined at bax.org/covid-updates.

Fall 2022 Space Grantees:

Kimiko Tanabe

Kimiko Tanabe

Symara Johnson

Symara Johnson

Kelsey Rondeau

Kelsey Rondeau

Spring 2022 Space Grantees:

Jovon Outlaw

Jovon Outlaw

Ambika Raina

Ambika Raina

Nehemoyia Young

Nehemoyia Young

Joy Havens

Joy Havens

2020/2021 Space Grantees:

Anh Vo

Anh Vo

Kristel Baldoz

Kristel Baldoz

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lily gold

Malcolm-x Betts

Malcolm-x Betts

Marla Nicole Robertson

Marla Nicole Robertson

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olaiya olayemi