Arts & Social Justice Residency

BAX x CDI: CUNY Dance Initiative x BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange

BAX and the CUNY Dance Initiative partner with Brooklyn College School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts to support a two-year arts & social justice oriented creative development residency with opportunities for teaching & public showings. 


The residency includes:

  • 25 hours studio space at BAX and 25+ hours studio space at Brooklyn College each year

  • Mentorship from BAX Artist Advisors

  • Free fiscal sponsorship via BAX throughout residency

  • Residency honorarium of $1250 each year

  • Teaching opportunities at Brooklyn College

  • Public engagement component, as appropriate for the selected artist/project

2023/2025 BAX x CDI Artist in Residence: Enya-Kalia Jordan

Enya-Kalia Jordan is a choreographer, researcher, scholar, teaching artist, and multiple award recipient from Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in Arts & Letters Dance from Buffalo State University and MFA from Temple University in choreography and performance. In 2023. she was named an “Artistic Visionary,” honored as Temple University’s 30 under 30 distinguished Alumna. In 2023, she successfully completed qualifying examinations and was awarded doctoral candidacy at Texas Woman’s University for her research on cultural embodiment and black feminist choreographic perspectives. In 2023, she was awarded doctoral candidacy and the 2022-2023 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Spouses Education Scholarship for high academic and leadership potential for her Ph.D. work and community activism.