eXplore eXpand eXchange
Support Artists and Art Making at BAX!
BAX is BACK
We more committed than ever to creating a vibrant and vital arts eXchange for our community. We are reflecting on X as the conventional symbol of an unknown variable—the unknowability and emergence inherent to the creative process and radical, transformative exchange.
Because of you, artists young and old can explore and thrive. Together, we are building a stronger community.
Please join us in supporting artists as we look to a new year and honor the power of being together in time and space.
BAX AIR: Artists in Residence
For 30 years, BAX’s signature residency program has offered artists funding, community, rehearsal space, mentorship, production, and administrative support to develop creative practice and realize a defined, 1-2 year-long project. With guidance from Artistic Advisors Abigail Browde and nia love, BAX welcomes four new trailblazing artists, Andrea Ambam, Shenny de Los Angeles, Yo-Yo Lin, and Jessie Young. With this powerful cohort, we redouble our commitment to supporting artists at the intersection of arts, education, and social justice.
This programmatic platform bridges BAX Education and Artist programs, and its public learning initiatives. It is a creative laboratory for artist-led initiatives that promotes social justice and centers artistic inquiry, action, and community engagement. Facilitated predominantly by queer, disabled, and artists of color, the Practice Lab’s intensive, cohort-based experiences prioritize mentorship, collaboration, and collective learning. BAX is thrilled to welcome Marlène Ramírez-Cancio to BAX’s Senior Leadership team as the Director of Practice Lab and EmergeNYC, a vanguard program for artist-activists.
BAX is increasing the reach of our unique Arts in Education programs this year. Gender Expression Workshops began as a collaboration with PS 261 and BAX staff members Kelindah Schuster/ Theydy Bedbug, and Lucia Scheckner. Through improvisation, character and script development, multigenerational participants explore ways to express themselves and bridge differences, understandings, and communication about gender inclusion and identities.
Interrupting Bigotry is a long-time BAX offering, created by BAX teaching artist José Joaquín García in partnership with the Brooklyn New School/PS 146. This program uses poetry, song, dance, and drama activities grounded in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed framework. Students create original plays based on shared experiences about racial bias, personal identity, and culture to confront peer pressure and broader social inequities.