About BAX’s 2024/2025 Artist in Residence Program

The AIR program was created in 1993 and has supported over 60 dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance artists since its inception. This residency provides New York City-based artists an opportunity to incubate their research inquiries, creative ideas, and artistic practices, while being part of a supportive artist cohort in which they receive both peer exchange and artist advisor mentorship. AIRs share BAX’s commitment to racial justice and cultural equity, and value incubating their work as a part of an inclusive, multigenerational, socially engaged community of learning.

For the 2024/2025 season, three artists receive 450 hours of free rehearsal space over an 18-month period (January 2024 to June 2025), an $8000 stipend, and advisory, marketing, and production support to develop their artistic practice. Artists receive mentorship from Artist Advisors Abigail Browde and nia love, as well as additional advising from BAX Artistic Director Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, and Senior Director of Programs and Production Lucia Scheckner. As with all of our residencies, BAX supports parent artists by offering free arts programming for their school-age children.

The residency includes the artist’s participation in three benchmark presentations that progress over the residency: two Open Studios (May 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 the artists’ research and practice.

Announcing our 2024/2025 Artists in Residence!

Ogemdi Ude

Ogemdi Ude

Artist in Residence (2024-2025)

Ogemdi Ude (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based dance and interdisciplinary artist, doula …

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Elisabeth Motley

Elisabeth Motley

Artist in Residence (2024-2025)

Elisabeth Motley (she/her) is a Disabled, neurodivergent, and Mad choreographer, scholar…

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Cheri Stokes

Cheri Stokes

Artist in Residence (2024-2025)

Cheri L. Stokes, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, received her M.F.A. in Choreography and …

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