Daniel Carlton

2014/16 Teaching Artist In Residence

Daniel Carlton is a theater artist and educator working at the intersection of performance, research and civic practice. He is interested in the ways that collaboration, improvisation and reflection can open new pathways, integrate new perspectives and shine light on hidden barriers to progress on crucial dialogues. An award-winning performer, he has appeared on professional stages in over 35 states and four countries. His work as a playwright and director has helped share real life stories about the impacts of free trade and migration on communities at home and abroad. As an educator, he has created and facilitated arts and project-based curriculum for schools and cultural institutions around the world. He is unbelievably excited to be supporting the growth and  development of the youth, the resident artists and the programs of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange.



The Teaching Artist in Residence Program (TAIR) includes 1. The creation of an original work with student artists (may also include professional artists) and 2. To develop one’s own teaching artist practice through interaction with established BAX programs.

The TAIR will explore his/her discipline through regular interaction with students, teachers and community members and through a variety of components that may include professional development workshops, classes, lectures and discussions, rehearsals, performances, community events, and a final performance. We are interested in partnering with the TAIR in strategies that engage students and community members in understanding the role of the artist in contemporary society and specifically in NYC, as a unique place for arts educators, cultural institutions and students to collaborate with one another.

While the TAIR’s activities may not mirror the other artists in residence, the TAIR will be part of the 2014-15 AIR peer group and as such participate in group meetings approximately every six weeks throughout the year for three hours each. AIR’s share their success and challenges. BAX is a place for artists to engage in “real talk” as opposed to “getting the gig”, to speak honestly about their struggles and by doing so achieve artistic maturity.

The residency includes (but is not limited to)

  • 100 hours of free rehearsal space (this includes work developing the required performance)
  • A $1,000 stipend plus additional stipends for teaching, leading workshops etc.
  • Participation in BAX’s Professional Development Initiative
  • Participation in one or more of the following BAX Education programs:

-Serve as a guest artist with our teen performing workshops/classes/special events & festivals
-Public school residencies

  • One-on-one mentorship with BAX Education Director and Executive/Artistic Director, group AIR meetings (with other Dance/Theater AIR)
  • Production, outreach and marketing support to complete a project utilizing student performers. Project can combine professionals and students or students only.


The Teaching Artist in Residence Grant from BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is funded, in part, from generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation.