Artists in Residence (AIR)
The exceptional artists who participate in the AIR program at BAX are provided with an artistic home base for a one to two year period, offering them a tangible sense of permanence and place. BAX AIR is tailored to each artist’s unique needs, process and artistic practice. Its structure develops peer support, collaborative problem-solving and constructive criticism. Each 2021/22 Artist in Residence receives 300 free hours of rehearsal space per year and an annual stipend.
Artists in Residence have priority to BAX rehearsal space in any of its four studios and meet regularly for one-on-one consultations with Artistic Advisors Abigail Browde and nia love. Group meetings with all six artists occur every six weeks. Group meeting topics include video documentation; developing relationships with producers; challenges of collaboration and co-directing; establishing a teaching practice, and finding life/work balance.
All artists have opportunities to present works in progress and/or finished work at BAX with full production and marketing support from BAX. BAX is also invested in building our artist alumni relationships well beyond their BAX residencies, including through BAX partnerships with other residency programs, academic institutions and peer producing institutions.
Opportunities are also available to curate, teach in public schools, and work with BAX student artists.