The SPACE GRANT PROGRAM of BAX | Due March 1st
BAX | BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE
The SPACE GRANT PROGRAM of BAX | BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE is designed to give NYC 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. We are actively seeking artists who can demonstrate the need for our space and the ability to work effectively.
At least three artists will be selected for each grant period, each recipient will be offered:
- $500 stipend
- 100 hours of free rehearsal space in the BAX BUILDING at 421 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope. For studio specs and amenities, please visit http://thebuilding.bax.org.
- No less than one advisory session with BAX’s Artistic Director and/or other artistic/development advisors. Topics may include future engagements, fundraising, artistic practice or other topics as suggested by individual artists & advisors.
BAX offers two different types of Space Grants:
Grant #1 Summer Space Grant
Work Period only (June 1- August 16, 2019).
This is a work period only and has no performance attached to it.
The rehearsal hours for this grant take place between June 1 – August 16, 2019, on weekday evenings or weekends (with some limited day-time space available in June only).
It is ideal for the artist who already has a performance commitment for Fall 2019 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 upcoming work and does not wish to present.
Summer space grantees will participate in an informal Show & Share Tuesday, August 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm showing 5-10 minutes of work developed, and participating in a conversation with other space grantees, BAX’s Artistic Director, staff and artist advisors.
Grant #2 Fall Space Grant
Work Period (September 3 – December 7, 2019) culminating in a Showcase Performance
The Space Grant two-night performance showcase is scheduled for Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7, 2019. 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 two-night showcase format with a post-performance discussion.
In addition, Fall Space Grantees participate in an informal Show & Share Saturday, November 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm showing 5 -10 minutes of work developed, and participating in a conversation with other space grantees, BAX’s Artistic Director, staff and artist advisors.
Dance, Experimental Theater/Performance creators residing in all five NYC boroughs
Former Upstart Program, and Needing It participants.
Former BAX Space Grant Artists who have received previous space grants must wait three years before reapplying. For example, if you received a grant in 2015/2016 (or earlier) you may re-apply in 2019.
Artists applying for the 2019/20 Space Grant are ineligible to apply for the 2019-20 Artist in Residence Program, and vice versa. Please choose the program that best suits your work and your needs and proceed accordingly.
Non-residents of New York City
Artists may apply to ONLY ONE Space Grant Program – Summer or Fall. Please choose the time period that best suits suit your needs and proceed accordingly.
Note: there is limited to NO prop storage at our rehearsal venues.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 1 BY 11:59 PM
Notification on or before, Monday, April 1, 2019