BAX 2024/25 Artist in Residence Application

Eligibility:

  • You are an artist in dance/movement, theater, performance art, or another multidisciplinary performance practice. (BAX rehearsal studios are designed for embodied practices, and are not suited for visual artists who need space to create fine art works, filmmakers/digital media artists who need access to specialized equipment, musicians who need space for band rehearsals, etc.)  
  • You share BAX’s commitment to racial justice and cultural equity, and you value being in an inclusive, multigenerational, socially-engaged community of learning. 
  • You are interested in BAX as a process-oriented incubator, and you’re eager to share your work(s)-in-progress with your peers and with the public.
  • You’d thrive in a cohort-based experience with 2 other Artists in Residence, and you can commit to monthly in-person cohort meetings led by BAX’s Artistic Advisors.
  • You live in any of the five NYC boroughs. (Artists who live outside of NYC during the time of the residency are not eligible.) 
  • You are not a full-time student in a degree-granting program at a college, university, or institution of higher learning.
  • Note: If you’re a former BAX Artist in Residence who completed your residency in 2019 or earlier, you’re eligible to apply. Please contact artistprograms@bax.org to notify us of your application as additional information will be required.

BAX Artist Residency Details:

Three (3) performing artists will receive rehearsal space as well as advisory, marketing and production support to develop their artistic practice and work(s) as a BAX Artist in Residence over an 18-month period (January 2024 to June 2025). BAX will only consider proposals for projects-in-progress that have not already been staged, performed, or shared in their entirety. 

The residency includes the artist’s participation in three benchmark presentations that progress over the residency: two open studios (May 3/4, 2024 and November 2024) and a Work-In-Progress public performance/presentation (May 2025 with documentation & livestream option) at BAX. The Open Studios may range in forms, from an open rehearsal to a public workshop to a practice-based engagement — anything that will advance your research and practice as you develop your work.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to access and exercise the following during their 18-month residency:

  • Total artist stipend of $8,000.
  • 450 hours of free rehearsal space in any of our four studios during the residency period.
  • Use of BAX as a fiscal conduit/sponsor.
  • Building dynamic relationships of peer support and mentorship with BAX Artistic Advisors, nia love and Abby Browde, and other key staff members like Marlène Ramírez-Cancio (Artistic Director) and Lucia Scheckner (Senior Director of Programs & Production). This includes reflecting together upon work/livelihood issues; goal setting in professional artistic work; addressing obstacles (personal and systemic); accessing and receiving support in applying to resources like funding, grants, and other residencies; among others.
  • Being an active member of a cohort with other Artists in Residence, which will meet every month throughout the residency period for 2–3 hour in-person meetings with the Artistic Advisors (with flexibility for scheduling as and within the cohort), regular one-on-one check-ins with BAX’s Artistic Director, and periodic meetings to review BAX programming, community engagement, and presenting/production opportunities with BAX’s Senior Director of Programs & Production.
  • Accessing other artistic communities by way of BAX staff, intergenerational education programs and teaching artists, grantees, and artist networks (including AIR, Space Grant, and Practice Lab / EmergeNYC artists and alumni, among others).
  • Support for presenting and planning for your projects at BAX and beyond.
  • Production and administrative support for research and conception, readings, showings and workshops, rehearsals and productions.
  • Low-tech/no tech shared Open Studios among the AIR cohort with invited audiences and BAX staff (no public BAX marketing) in May 2024 and November 2024.
  • Public performance or practice of work to fit your unique process in May 2025 (with BAX production & marketing support.)

Due Date:

Applications open on Monday, September 25 and must be submitted no later than October 25, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET. BAX staff will be available to answer questions throughout the application period via artistprograms@bax.org until 4:00 pm ET on October 25.

Info Session:

BAX Staff will host an online information session for prospective Artist in Residence applicants. All interested applicants are encouraged to attend. Join us virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, October 10 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Captioning will be provided. 

Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcOiqpzgtG9Y5A3DCOBqkg7q5yxEZERlh#/registration

The information session will be recorded with captions included and made available on https://www.bax.org/artists-in-residence/  within the following week after the session. Please check out the online application page for more information, including an FAQ section. 

Application Accessibility:

Please note that you are welcome to answer the application's questions using text, voice, or video (except for the personal information fields, which do need to be typed in). For example, you may substitute a .mp3 audio file of yourself sharing your responses to questions about artistic practice rather than text-based answers.

Please direct any questions about the application or the residency to artistprograms@bax.org.

Important Dates for Applicants:

Please take note of these dates for the application period.

  • September 25, 2023: Applications open.
  • October 10, 2023: Public information session.
  • October 25, 2023: Applications due.
  • First part of the week of December 4, 2023: finalists interviewed. 
  • The week of  December 18, 2023: Artists in Residence are selected and all applicants are notified of their application status.
  • January 2024: First round of studio rehearsal requests are due.
  • January 18, 2024: Artist meet-and-greet and staff mixer (in-person.)
  • May 3rd-4th 2024: Open Studio/showing (invitation based; no marketing.)
  • November 2024: Open Studio/showing (invitation based; no marketing.)
  • May 2025: Works-in-progress presentation/performance (open to the public; marketing support.)
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