Parent/Artist Space Grant Application

The Parent/Artist space 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. As an organization well into its third decade, BAX is intimately familiar with the joys and the difficulties of raising a family and creating and producing work. Funding is provided, part by, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts. the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Sustainable Arts Foundation.

The 2015 Fall 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. One grant will be awarded to a choreographer and another to a Theater/Performance artist.  In addition to a supportive environment to work in, BAX will provide 50 hours of free rehearsal space to be used September-December 2015, and a $300 childcare stipend. Rehearsal hours can be used at any time of the day, seven days a week, but please note there is more available space Monday – Friday 9am -3pm.  Awarded rehearsal space will be used in any of our four rehearsal spaces located in the BAX BUILDING at 421 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Participants will be asked to work closely with BAX staff to document the effectiveness of the grant, keep a diary and provide feedback to the program.

As part of its Youth Education Programming, BAX offers a PlaySpace on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30 – 11:30am, offered free of charge to awarded artists. Awarded artists may take advantage of this program with your child or you may send your childcare provider.

Photo credit: Nami Yamamoto and daughter by BAXstaff; Robbinschilds (supplied by artist); Margaret Sunghe Paek by Matthew Young.

Application deadline: Friday, June 5 @ 5:00 PM

Artists will be notified on or before Friday, June 12, 2015.

If you have already applied for an AIR or Space Grant at BAX you ARE eligible to apply for this designation. If you have already been AWARDED a grant, you may NOT APPLY.

Chosen Parent/Artist Space Grantees are invited to a Meet and Greet on Monday, June 15 from 5-7pm with all 2015/16 Awarded Artists for the AIR and Summer/Fall Space Grants. Children are welcome.

Parent Artist Grantees will participate in a Show & Tell with other Fall Space Grantees on Saturday, November 7 from 2-4pm. This will include showing 5-10 minutes of work developed during the grant period and participating in a conversation with other space grantees, Executive Director Marya Warshaw, and BAX staff.


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 allow for the in-depth investigation of artistic voice and intent. In over 24 years BAX has developed and refined its work with performing artists, the organization has garnered a strong reputation among artists as a place where they can take risks, succeed or fail, and 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 five Brooklyn public schools.

If you have any questions, please e-mail