2016 Artist Services Day

Artist Services Day

BAX is excited to host our third annual ARTIST SERVICES DAY
featuring an array of talks and workshops designed to support
working dance, theater, performance artists and their supporters.

All day Sunday, February 7, 2016 — FREE

Reservations are highly recommended.

 

Join us along with Paloma McGregor & Dancing While Black Fellows, Parent/Artists, ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity), the Helix Queer Performance Network, Donna Costello & BAX’s Education Department, and more for an unparalleled day of learning & sharing.

Concluding a full day of thought provoking and inspiring workshops is the panel “The Partnership — a conversation between institutions and artists.”

Be sure to stick around for the reception afterwards where we will be kicking off our 25th year serving arts and artists in progress.

Visit our Tumblr page [ here ] to see photos, notes and posts from last year’s Artist Services Day (February 15, 2015).

CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE (free) by reservation one week in advance for participating adults. Please email artistservices@bax.org.

Workshops are sponsored through the underwriting and generous contributions of the
Scott Klein Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

 

TIMEWORKSHOPS
11:00 –
12:30pm

DANCING WHILE BLACK FELLOWSHIP ROUNDTABLE


Digging into issues identified by this year's cohort of nine Dancing While Black Fellows.
Directed by BAX AIR Paloma McGregor and supported by the Surdna Foundation.

The DWB cohort includes: Brother(hood) Dance! (Orlando Hunter and Ricarrdo Valentine), Jonathan Gonzalez, Marguerite Hemmings, Sydnie L. Mosley, Candace Thompson, Shamar Watt and nyx zierhut.

Register in advance HERE.
11:00-
1:00pm

PARENT/ARTISTS CREATE


Led by Sarita Covington, Karen Grenke, Adrienne Westwood and Nami Yamamoto

Parent/Artists and children will create “The Town of Yes” where all ideas are worthy of exploration and are the “right” idea. What would it be like if children weren’t an interruption? What would it be like if families were integral to each and every part of society? In this workshop, we imagine these "what if’s"… becoming reality. The workshop will include time for initial framing/introductions, exploration and showing/sharing at the end. We will leave time for group reflection: What did you discover? What did you see or experience that you want to explore more?

Registration limited to 15 families (approx..)
Children of all ages welcome

Register in advance HERE.
11:30 –
12:30pm

LEARN ABOUT BAX AIR AND SPACE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES


A Q&A with BAX Founding & Executive Director Marya Warshaw.

Register in advance HERE.
1:00 –
3:00pm

APPETIZER WORKSHOP FOR ACRE (Artists Co-Creating Real Equity)


The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where is comes from, how is functions, why it persists and how it can be undone.

This workshop will serve as an introduction to or an “appetizer” for The People’s Institute 2.5 day training entitled UNDERSTANDING & UNDOING RACISM -- COMMUNITY ORGANIZING FOR ARTISTS.

It will focus on:
How can we add equity to arts funding?
How do our solidarity movements thrive or not?
How can we improve our community engagement & "audience development?”

Register in advance HERE.
1:00 –
3:00pm

BAX / ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OPEN STUDIOS


Join choreographer Ni’Ja Whitson and playwright/director Will Davis in the studio for a look into their work and creative process.

Register in advance HERE.
3:30 –
5:00pm
The Helix Queer Performance Network Presents:

WHAT DOES QUEER PERFORMANCE WANT (PART 2): A Long Table Conversation


A free-flowing conversation about queer performance, this town hall forum will give intersecting queer communities, artists and audiences a chance to engage with the issues facing us today. Utilizing Lois Weaver's Long Table format, everyone is welcome to participate, and no topic is off limits. Part 1 of this event, in December 2012, was one of the motivating factors behind founding The Helix Queer Performance Network.

Register in advance HERE.
3:00 –
5:00pm

Multiple Entry Points to Creative Collaborative Work


Facilitated by Donna Costello and BAX Youth Education

Celebrating and drawing from 25 years of BAX teaching and learning, this workshop will highlight three entry points – skill building, experiential activities, and personal inquiry – that facilitators can draw upon when creating collaborative performance work with young artists. Through three BAX program scenarios – studio program, seasonal program, and public school art residencies – participants will experience and discuss how these entry points can be harnessed and built upon to create original work. Additional key teaching and learning terms and tools, including BAX Best Practices, will be provided.

Register in advance HERE.
5:00 –
5:30pm

REPORT OUT


Two minute summary/share on each workshop. Everyone is welcome. We will look at themes that have emerged throughout the day.

Notes will be published at a later date.
5:30 –
7:00pm

THE PARTNERSHIP
Artists and Artistic Directors, Funders, Producers


Join us for a conversation on what makes an organization relevant and accessible to artists and communities.

What makes for a dynamic, fruitful partnership?
What constitutes a strong relationship between an artist and an organization?
Where do funders fit in?
What do artists know and what would serve them to understand about the institutions they interact with?

Confirmed Participants: luciana achugar, Will Davis, Levi Gonzalez, Taylor Mac,
Malcolm Jason Low, Craig Peterson, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Risa Shoup, Lauren Slone,
Maria Striar, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Shay Wafer, and Sacha Yanow.

Register in advance HERE.
7:00 pm

25TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION AND LAUNCH!!


After a full day of inspiring and provocative discussion and community, join us for an hour of fun and celebration as BAX kicks off its 25th year of arts and artists in progress.

PLEASE NOTE: BAX is located on the second and third floors and does not have an elevator. If you need assistance or have further questions regarding the BAX Building, please email artistservices@bax.org.