2018 Space Grant Application

APPLICATION CLOSED

DUE: Wednesday, February 28 by 11:59pm. No exceptions

Applicants will be notified on or before Monday, April 2

 

The SPACE GRANT PROGRAM of BAX | BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE is designed to give NYC based dance, theater and performance artists the opportunity to create new work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory. 2018 space grantees will be offered at least one advisory session with Marya Warshaw, Executive/Artistic Director, and/or an assigned BAX artist advisor.  Advisory sessions may include discussions about future engagements, fundraising, artistic practice or other topics as suggested by individual artists & advisors.

BAX is actively seeking artists who can demonstrate a need for use of BAX space and the ability to work effectively. Artists who have received previous space grants must wait three years before reapplying.  For example, if you received a grant in 2014/2015 (or earlier) you may reapply in 2018.

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

PLEASE NOTE:  

 

  • For NYC residents in all 5 boroughs
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of two information sessions:
  • Applicants MAY NOT APPLY to the 2018-19 Artist in Residence Program
  • Applicants may apply to ONLY ONE Space Grant Program, Either Summer or Fall
  • Summer Grant Work Period: June 1-August 17, 2018
  • Fall Grant Work Period: September 4-December 1, 2018 | Showcase, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018.

 

THE SPACE GRANT PROGRAM:

BAX offers two different types of Space Grants. Grant #1 (Summer) is a work period, Grant #2 (Fall) is a work period with a performance component. Both Space Grants include 100 hours of free rehearsal space. Summer Space Grantees will participate in a Show & Share Tuesday, August 7 from 7-9 pm to share 5-10 minutes of work developed and participate in conversation with other space grantees, Marya Warshaw, BAX staff, and artist advisors. Fall Space Grantees will have an interim Show & Share Saturday, November 3 from 2-4pm and a showcase weekend Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018

 

Grant #1 Summer Space Grant – Work Period only (June 1-August 17)

The Summer Space Grant includes 100 free rehearsal hours to be used between June 1-August 17, 2018 on weekday evenings or weekends only. It is ideal for an artist who already has a performance commitment for Fall 2018 and cannot abide by the exclusionary period BAX requires for the Fall Space Grant. It is also most ideal for an artist who is embarking on a research period for an upcoming work and does not wish to present. Summer Space Grantees will participate in a Show & Share Tuesday, August 7 from 7-9 pm to share 5-10 minutes of work developed during the residency and participate in conversation with other space grantees, Marya Warshaw, BAX staff, and artist advisors.

Grant #2  Fall Space Grant – Work Period (September 4-December 1) including a Showcase Weekend

In addition to 100 free rehearsal hours, the Fall Space Grant includes a two-night performance showcase Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018. It gives artists an opportunity to perform the work (or an excerpt) developed during the space grant in front of an audience. This two-night showcase format includes a post-performance discussion. A performance stipend is provided in addition to the awarded rehearsal space.  Fall Space Grantees will have an interim showing Saturday, November 3 from 2-4pm to share 5-10 minutes of work developed and participate in conversation with other space grantees, Marya Warshaw, BAX staff, and artist advisors.

 

At least three artists will be selected for each grant period. Summer and Fall Space Grants include 100 hours of free rehearsal space to be used in any of our four rehearsal spaces located in the BAX BUILDING at 421 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope. For studio specs and amenities, please visit http://thebuilding.bax.org.

Note: There is limited to NO prop storage at our rehearsal venues.

 

ABOUT BAX:

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.

 


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