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Announcing BAX's 2014-15 Artists In Residence & Space Grant recipients‏

Announcing BAX's 2014-15 Artists In Residence & Space Grant recipients‏


BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange


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


Monday, June 30, 2014 - 8:00pm

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Photo © The Dance Cartel, Summer Space Grant Recipient

BAX / Brooklyn Arts Exchange 
is proud to announce the

2014-15 Artists In Residence (AIR) and Space Grant recipients  


BAX is a fundamental resource for NYC dance and theater artists, providing critical urban residency support for the development of cutting edge new work.  Since 1998, when BAX received a Bessie Award "for building both a house and a home for the arts in Brooklyn," BAX's service to NYC artists has deepened and broadened. Thousands of NYC performing artists come through BAX's doors each year to rehearse, perform, teach, curate, take part in residencies and act as artist advisors. The organization's distinct focus on developmental process and individualized approach to working with each artist has made it a nurturing incubator with a proven record of success in supporting NYC dance and theater artists.  



BAX AIR is tailored to each artist's unique needs, process and artistic practice. Its structure develops peer support, collaborative problem-solving and constructive criticism. Each artist-in-residence receives 250 free hours of rehearsal space per year and an annual stipend. Artists have priority for BAX studios, and are asked to plan their space needs in three-month blocks. Throughout the residency, each artist has a monthly one-on-one consultation with Artistic Director Marya Warshaw, and group meetings with all six artists every six weeks. Group meeting topics include video documentation; developing relationships with producers; challenges of collaboration and co-directing; establishing a teaching practice; and finding life/work balance. All artists have opportunities to present works in progress and/or finished work at BAX with full production and marketing support from BAX. Following performances at BAX, BAX often assists artists in delivering their vision to a broader audience by co-producing their work in Manhattan venues, or establishing relationships with producers and funders that will allow them to move forward.


Recognizing that NYC is home to countless talented generative artists in dance & theater who are also gifted and dedicated teachers we seek to work with ONE artist in this pilot year (July 2014 - June 2015) who will create an original work with student artists (that may also include professional artists) and will develop their own teaching artist practice through interaction with established BAX educational programs. 


Daniel Carlton | Teaching Artist In Residence

Paloma McGregor | Dance  

Aurin Squire | Theater  



Melanie Jones | Theater

Erin Markey | Theater

Katy Pyle & The Ballez | Dance

Anna Sperber | Dance



Our Space Grant program is the oldest of our programs that support developing artists. It was initially created for dance artists and expanded to support theater and performance artists in the late 1990s. Space grants are often an artist's entry point into a deeper relationship with BAX. A significant number of our Artists In Residence started their relationship with BAX as space grantees and then claimed the organization as their artistic home. Space grants acknowledge that seasoned artists and newly emerging artists need uninterrupted space and time to try new ideas or to change directions. Again and again in surveys of NYC's performing artists, access to space is the most essential resource. We remain committed to space grants as the core provision of our Artist Services offerings. Artists are selected by application and reviewed by a panel of former space grantees, Artists In Residence, staff and guests.

BAX is offering three different types of Space Grants:

Summer Space Grant is ideal for the Brooklyn-based dance or theater artist who already has a performance commitment or an artist who is embarking on a research period for an upcoming work and does not wish to present. 


The Fall Space Grant allows Brooklyn-based dance and theater artists an opportunity to perform the work they have developed in front of an audience at the conclusion of the rehearsal process in a showcase format with a post- performance discussion.


Now in its third year, the Parent/Artist Space Grant has grown to include theater as well as dance artists. This program has been developed to address some of the needs of NYC artists trying to meet the challenges of being an artist and a parent to newborn through pre-school age children. 


Todd Shalom and Niegel Smith | Theater 
Amanda Villalobos | Theater 
Ani Taj / The Dance Cartel | Dance  


Rebecca Patek | Performance 
Shelley Senter | Dance 
Kirya Traber | Theater 
Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow and Sean McElroy) | Theater  


Alexandra Beller | Dance 
David Vining & Karen Grenke (Cagey Productions) | Theater  


Additional Information:

Biographical information about the artists and project descriptions are available by visiting artistservices.bax.org/artists-in-residence and artistservices.bax.org/space-grants.

For a list of former Artists In Residence, visit artistservices.bax.org/former-air.

For a list of former Space Grantees, visit artistservices.bax.org/space-grants/past.


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. 

BAX's Artist Services Programs are supported by 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, M&T Charitable Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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.

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