July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 Application is due in the office (not postmarked) Friday, May 7, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
Notification will be on or before June 1, 2010
(Please note we will call a select group of artists in for interviews the week of May 24). Artists applying for the 2010- 11 Artist in Residence Program are ineligible to apply for the 2010 – 2011 Space Grant Program. 2010-2011 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (AIR) proposals will be considered in DANCE. Two awards will be made to dance artists for the July 2010-June 2011 period. Selected Dance AIRs will join two Theater AIRs also in their first year of residency and two research fellows. Please note that the residency includes premiere performance of work created at BAX. Selected artists are provided with a base for development over a one year period (with a possible extension of another full year). BAX will consider original work only, not the re-staging of existing work, and we are deeply invested in developing original voices and work that explores new ground.
BAX is a multi-faceted performing arts center, recognized citywide and nationally for its dedication to supporting the development of emerging artists and providing a home for groundbreaking dance and theatre. BAX’s programs, such as its artist residencies, are constructed to offer all the support necessary to allow for the in-depth investigation of artistic voice and intent. Over the eighteen years in which BAX has developed and refined its work with performing artists, the organization has garnered a strong reputation among artists as a place where they can take risks, succeed or fail, and have their work produced in a nurturing environment that promotes learning and growth. In addition to its artist residency programs, BAX offers a wide range of services, including an annual presenting season, on-site educational programs in theater and dance for youth age 3-18, and in-school education programs at five Brooklyn public schools.
The artist in residence program serves the artist in the creation of new work while engaging him/her in a give-and-take about life, work and livelihood. The residency best suits an artist in the process of discovery, transition and/or is in a transformative stage of development. It is essential that the AIR be self-directed and be willing to engage in a dialogue with BAX. While there are many services BAX is able to provide, no residency can meet all the needs of an artist. Hence, BAX will do its best to direct and advise artists in the search for additional support and services throughout this residency.
BAX has provided an artistic home for new theatrical ideas and experimental artists whose themes or ways of working might not have found an alternative home base. Some of the individuals and groups who have benefited from residencies at BAX include: Faye Driscoll, Shannon Hummel, Nami Yamamoto, luciana achugar, George Emilio Sanchez, Judith Sloan, Young Jean Lee and Victoria Libertore. To become more familiar with our programming you can also visit us at www.bax.org.
Selected artists will have the opportunity to establish an artistic home. This home includes:
Building a dynamic relationship with both the Executive Director and the Press & Marketing Director that includes work/livelihood issues, goal setting, accessing resources, to name a few.
Being a participatory member of a peer group
Technical support for presenting and long-range planning for your projects at BAX and beyond.
A shared production (with other AIR) in our season, usually in January
A full production of residency work in our AIR Festival between April – May (usually 3-4 evenings).
An opportunity to curate in year two.
Stipend of $1000
Please note that due to audience development considerations we request that the work you develop not be presented elsewhere in the NYC area for two months before or after your BAX performances. Exceptions to this can only be made in consultation with the Executive Director.
An opportunity to apply for a second year of residency
Artists will be selected through application and interview. The following criteria will be evaluated:
Discipline: 2010-11 applications will be accepted in Dance & Theater. This is the Dance application.
We will consider original work only and are deeply invested in developing original voices and work that explores new ground. We will consider original work only not the re-staging of existing work.The application should be made by the creator – BAX will not consider Artistic Directors of repertory companies. We are seeking artists who are interested in expanding the boundaries of the genre and resident artists who are able to articulate their need for studio based developmental rehearsals.
This residency is available to New York City residents in any of our five boroughs.
A commitment to premiering new works or works-in-progress at BAX. Please note that AIR premieres are in Spring 2010. First Weekends works-in-progress showings take place throughout the season October – June.
AIR will be required to attend a group luncheon/orientation in June 2010, be available for an intake interview in June/July 2010, and participate in 6-8 AIR meetings throughout the residency year beginning in July 2010.
Please fill out the enclosed application and send with a SASE for your DVD if you would like us to return it. You may also pick up your materials in person no later than June 30. After June 30, any unclaimed materials will be recycled.
If you have any questions, please e-mail ArtistServices@bax.org or call (718) 832-0018.
Please mail your application to:
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Attn: Artist in Residence Program
421 Fifth Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 We will not accept faxed or emailed applications. Applications are due in the office (not postmarked) by Friday May 7, 2010 by 5:00 p.m.
Your Name Position Company (if applicable) Address Phone Fax E-mail Website Contact Person (if different from above) Phone Are you a NYC resident? How long? Do you have any current AIR or Space grants elsewhere? If yes, where?
1. ARTISTIC STATEMENT (USE THIS PAGE OR ATTACH UP TO ONE PAGE)
Please tell us who you are as an artist and articulate why you chose to apply for this residency at this time.
2. DESCRIBE HOW THIS RESIDENCY WILL BE TRANSFORMATIVE FOR YOU OR THE TRANSITION YOU SEEK (1/2 PAGE)
3. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: (1/2 PAGE)
How will you use the residency? What will you develop? Be as specific as possible.
4. TIMETABLE FOR THE PROJECT (1/2 page)
Be as specific as you can be. Please note any other performances and commitments you have for this project and note that BAX requires that you not present this work two months before or after your BAX commitment.
5. WORK SAMPLE
DVD ONLY. Please format in chapters. One chapter should be the 5 minute excerpt you wish panel to view; another chapter should be the FULL WORK it is excerpted from. Please make sure this sample is demonstrative of the caliber of work you are proposing. Include title, year created, venue produced/presented in, funding credits.
People who are familiar with you and your work. Include name, affiliation/title, address, phone number and email address.
You may include three pieces of additional information. One copy each of a review, press release, program, etc.). You do not need to make 6 copies of each piece of additional information. This will be passed around to the panel
9. PLEASE MAKE 6 COPIES OF THE FULL APPLICATION WITH ANSWERS TO ALL QUESTIONS INCLUDING THE APPLICATION PAGE. ONE COPY IS SUFFICIENT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (#8)
We will not accept faxed or emailed applications. Applications are due in the office (not postmarked) by Friday May 7, 2010 by 5:00 p.m.
Notification will be on or before June 1, 2010.
(Please note we will call a select group of artists in for in-person interviews the week of May 24)
APPLICATIONS THAT ARE INCOMPLETE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.