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2015 Upstart Festival applications are now online

2015 Upstart Festival applications are now online


BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange


BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange | 421 Fifth Avenue | Brooklyn | NY | 11215


Friday, October 17, 2014 - 5:00pm



BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
is excited to announce that the

The Upstart Festival ushers in fresh talent with an intriguing festival of performances and roundtable discussions. We seek dance, theater and performance works by artists who have no more than three years of experience showing their work in New York City. 

Work will be produced as part of a three-day showcase in the BAX theater, Friday, Saturday & Sunday February 6-8 2015, and curated by dance/video artist and former BAX Artist In Residence Jillian Peña and BAX Founding & Executive Director, Marya Warshaw.

> Application must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:00pm. Notifications will be on or before November 3, 2014.

> This application requires a 5 minute work sample uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube. We require that the sample be of the work you are submitting.

> Please note that the most successful applications include a work sample that is simple, clear & unedited. Rehearsal footage is preferable to footage shot from a long distance where the work and intent is less clear. Include title, year created, venue produced/presented in, and any funding credits.

> Applicants must have produced work in New York 3 years or less and must be based in New York City.

> While work sample is five minutes in length, the work performed may be up to 12 minutes.

> There will be a MANDATORY ROUNDTABLE on Monday, November 17, 2014
from 7-9 p.m.

> Performances are Friday-Sunday, February 6-8, 2015.

> Work will be selected for only ONE performance.

Application deadline:  Friday, October 17th, 5:00pm



Founded in 1991, BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange, is a community based performing arts center dedicated to developing artists of all ages, from children to professionals. The organization offers community access to arts and culture, supporting the creation of new work by emerging artists, engaging diverse audiences and providing arts education to youth and families. BAX has intentionally constructed an environment where children study and professional artists create under the same roof. Students are mentored by professional directors and choreographers. The organization's distinct focus on developmental process makes it a nurturing incubator for experimental dance and theater artists and is an important advocate for under-represented voices in the New York City performing arts community.

For more information about BAX and its programs please call 718-832-0018, email press@bax.org or visit us on the web at www.bax.org.

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange receives 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, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation.

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