2017 Space Grant Application

DUE Friday,  March 17, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.

Notification April 25, 2017

 

IMPORTANT ELIGIBILITY 

  • Dance, Performance, Theater
  • Artists from all 5 NYC boroughs are eligible to apply
  • May NOT APPLY TO the 2017-18 Artist in Residence Program
  • May apply to only 1 Space Grant Program- Summer or Fall
  • Summer Space Grant Program: June 1- August 18
  • Fall Space Grant Program: September 5– December 2; Performances Friday, December 1 –Saturday, December 2 2017

(Link to application can be found at the bottom of page)

The SPACE GRANT PROGRAM of BAX | BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE is designed to give New York City 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.

BAX offers two different types of Space Grants. Grant #1 (Summer) is a work period, Grant #2 (Fall) includes a performance component. Both Space Grants include 100 hours of free rehearsal space. Summer space grantees will participate in a show & tell Tuesday August 8  7-9 p.m. showing 5-10 minutes of work developed and participating in a conversation with other space grantees, Executive Director Marya Warshaw and BAX staff. Fall Space Grantees will have an interim showing Saturday November 4 from 2-4 p.m.

Grant #1 Summer Space Grant – Work Period only (June 1-August 18, 2017).

This is a work period only and has no performance attached to it. The rehearsal hours for this grant take place between June 1 and August 18, 2017 on weekday evenings or weekends only. It is ideal for the artist who already has a performance commitment for Fall 2017 and cannot abide by the exclusionary period BAX requires for presentation (see Fall grant period) OR 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 & tell Tuesday August 8, 2017 7-9 p.m. showing 5 – 10 minutes of work developed and participating in a conversation with other space grantees, Executive Director Marya Warshaw and BAX staff.

Grant #2  (Fall Space Grant) – Work Period followed by a showcase performance (September 5 -December 2, 2017)

The Space Grant performance showcase is scheduled for Friday & Saturday, December 1-2, 2017. It allows the artist an opportunity to perform the work (or an excerpt) developed during the space grant in front of an audience at the conclusion of the rehearsal process in a showcase format with 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 4 from 2-4 p.m.

Three artists will be selected each grant period. Summer grants and fall 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.

We are actively seeking artists who can demonstrate need for our 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 2013/2014 (or earlier) you may reapply in 2017.

BAX is interested in original voices and is deeply invested in work that explores new ground. We will consider only projects of original work, not re-staging of work. Applicants must be New York City residents. In the case of a collective, most members must be New York City residents and have a New York City base. The application should be made by the choreographer, playwright or creator of the work with the exception of a company that develops work of more than one artist and has an Artistic Director; in that case the Artistic Director may make the application. Please note, BAX does not provide producing services (i.e. playwrights must seek their own directors, actors etc.) To view a list of artists whose work has been developed in recent seasons, visit our website at www.bax.org.

If you have any questions, please call (718) 832-0018 or e-mail ArtistServices@bax.org
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