Space Grant

Space Grant

The Space Grant program is designed as a focused 3–4 month residency that gives dance, movement, theater, and multidisciplinary performance artists the opportunity to create new work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory. Space grants acknowledge that seasoned artists and newly emerging artists need uninterrupted space and time to try new ideas or to change directions. Again and again, in surveys of NYC’s performing artists, access to space is one of the most essential resources. We remain committed to space grants as a core provision of our Artist Programs offerings.

The Open Call Space Grant program is BAX’s oldest program for developing artists. It was initially created for dance artists and expanded to support theater and performance artists in the late 1990s. A significant number of Artists In Residence started their relationship with BAX as space grantees.

The Parent Artist Space Grant program is designed to address some of the needs of artists who are also parents. BAX is familiar with the joys and the difficulties of raising a family while creating and producing art, performance, and creative work in New York City.

“Most importantly, I experienced BAX as a place where everyone is skilled and supported, and where the most important value is to create a vital, creative space.” – Jen Abrams

Open Call Space Grant recipients receive a stipend, free rehearsal space, and have the opportunity to share their work with other Space Grantees and BAX Artist Programs Staff in an in-progress showing and feedback session.

Parent Artist Space Grant recipients receive a stipend, a child care stipend, and free rehearsal space. Additionally, Parent Artists’ children are eligible for free tuition for any youth class in dance, theater, and tumbling during their residency.

 

Residency Award Details

Open Call Space Grant

  • Open to dance, theater, and performing artists.
  • 2 grants were awarded in Fall 2023.

Open Call Space Grantees Receive:

  • $800 stipend.
  • 75 hours of free rehearsal space.
  • Participation in BAX Space Grant cohort.
  • Mentorship from BAX Artistic Advisors.
  • Optional, Informal, cohort share with invited guests and BAX staff (no tech). 

Parent Artist Space Grants

  • Open to dance, theater, and performing artists.
  • Specifically for artists who self-identify as primary caregivers/parents of children (0-14).
  • 2 grants were awarded in Fall 2023. 

Parent Grantees Receive: 

  • $800 stipend.
  • $500 caregiver stipend.
  • 75 hours of free rehearsal space.
  • Free tuition to BAX Arts Programming for their kid(s).
  • Participation in BAX Space Grant cohort.
  • Mentorship from BAX Artistic Advisors. 
  • Opportunities for engagement with broader NYC cultural network of parent artist grantees from Abrons Arts Center and Movement Research. 
  • Optional, Informal, cohort share with invited guests and BAX staff (no tech). 

Fall 2023 Open Call Space Grantees:

Cheri L. Stokes

Cheri L. Stokes

zavé martohardjono

zavé martohardjono

Fall 2023 Parent Artist Space Grantees:

Melike Konur

Melike Konur

Jenn Bokoch Gillett

Jenn Bokoch Gillett