Parent Artist Space Grant Application



DUE: March 2, 2018
Applicants will be notified on or before March 19, 2018

Now in its 6TH year, BAX offers a special Parent Artist Space Grant to dance, theater, and performance artists. BAX is intimately familiar with the joys and the difficulties of raising a family while creating and producing work in New York City. The grant is designed to address some of the needs of artists who are trying to meet the challenges of being an artist and a parent to preschool age children.

To apply, click SUBMIT at the bottom of this page.


  • For NYC residents ONLY (all 5 boroughs)
  • Residency timeline: May 1 – August 15, 2018
  • Applicants will be notified on or before March 19, 2018
  • You may only apply to ONE space grant program during this cycle
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of two information sessions:


The 2018 Parent/Artist Space Grant will be awarded to a total of two artists who are parents of preschool age (0-4) children, and are trying to meet the challenges of being an artist and a parent. In addition to a supportive environment to work in, BAX will provide 50 hours of free rehearsal space and a $300 childcare stipend. Rehearsal hours can be used at any time of the day, seven days a week. Please note: May and June, space is available 7 days a week 9am-10:30pm. There is more availability Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. In July and August, BAX can only provide weekday evening and weekend space.  Rehearsal space will be available in any of our four rehearsal spaces located in the BAX BUILDING at 421 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Parent/Artists are also invited to join Summer and Fall Space Grantees in an informal summer showing Tuesday August 7 at 7:00 p.m.

BAX’s  Youth Education programming offers Playspace on Mondays and Fridays (9:30-11:30am) from October 30, 2017 through May 4, 2018. This offering is free of charge to awarded artists. Awarded artists may take advantage of this program with their child as soon as award notification is made.

If you have any questions, please call (718) 832-0018 or email


BAX is a multi-faceted performing arts center, recognized citywide and nationally for its dedication to supporting the development of emerging artists and providing a home for groundbreaking dance and theatre.  BAX’s programs, such as its artist residencies, are constructed to offer all the support necessary to encourage in-depth investigation of artistic voice and intent. For over the twenty five years BAX has developed and refined its work with performing artists. The organization has garnered a strong reputation as a place where artists can take risks, succeed, fail, or have their work produced in a nurturing environment that promotes learning and growth. In addition to its artist residency programs, BAX offers a wide range of services, including an annual presenting season, on-site educational programs in theater and dance for youth age 3-18, and in-school education programs at seven Brooklyn public schools.

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, an organization with a core commitment to social justice, welcomes students, families, faculty and artists. In keeping with BAX’s mission to encourage artistic risk-taking and stimulate dialogue among diverse constituencies we intentionally and purposefully support the voices of under-represented individuals and groups of all origins, ages, abilities, races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, and varied immigration status. All our constituents join an organization whose staff and Board are actively engaged in challenging the manifestations of whiteness, able-bodiedness and privilege as part of our ongoing anti-racist efforts and our other anti-oppression, pro-inclusion work.

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. We believe that this commitment enriches the AIR experience for all members and audiences.