Brooklyn Arts Exchange 2020 Space Grant

Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Brooklyn, NY 11215


Feb 24, 2020


Jan 16, 2020


No exceptions

Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2020

Please read through this page and then click SUBMIT at the bottom to apply.

The SPACE GRANT PROGRAM of BAX | BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE is designed to give NYC based dance, theater, and performance artists the opportunity to create new work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory. BAX is actively seeking artists who can demonstrate a need for use of BAX space and the ability to work effectively.

There are two (2) separate Space Grant program periods—Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. Applicants must choose only one (1).

Summer Space Grant (June 29-August 21, 2020, 8 week residency). 3 artists/groups. 50 hours of free developmental rehearsal space per artist/group. $350 stipend. Informal Show & Share Tuesday August 11, 2020 from 7-9pm. **(Evenings and Weekend space available only.)

Fall Space Grant (September 8-December 18, 2020, 15 week residency). 3 artists/groups. 100 hours of free rehearsal space. $500 stipend. Informal Show & Share Saturday November 7, 2020 from 2-4pm. Performance Showcase on Friday and Saturday December 4 and 5, 2020 at 8pm.



Creators of dance, experimental theater, performance, or any combination thereof, residing in any of the five NYC boroughs.
Former Upstart Program and Needing It participants.
Former BAX Space Grant Artists who have received previous space grants must wait three years before reapplying. For example, if you received a grant in 2017 (or earlier) you may re-apply in 2020.

Not Eligible:

Non-residents of New York City
Students enrolled in a degree granting program at the time of application or who will be enrolled in a degree granting program at the time of the space grant
Applicants under the age of 18 years old at the time of application.

Artists may apply to ONLY ONE Space Grant Program period—Summer or Fall. Please choose the time period that best suits suit your needs and proceed accordingly.

Rehearsal times for the Summer Space Grant period are limited to weekday evenings and all weekend (no weekdays during business hours) due to summer BAX programming.

Both Summer and Fall Space Grant periods include a mandatory, informal Show & Share between Space Grant cohort members for peer-review and reflection.
The Fall Space Grant period includes a mandatory public performance showcase at the end of the program period, Friday and Saturday December 4 and 5, 2020 at 8pm. There is no public performance showcase for the Summer Space Grant period. If you are not able to commit to the Fall Space Grant Performance Showcase, the Summer Space Grant would be a better fit for you.

There is limited prop storage at our rehearsal venues. No large set pieces may be constructed or stored at BAX. If you have questions about this or any other points regarding this application, please email with the subject line “SPACE GRANT APPLICATION”