BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a community based performing arts center dedicated to developing artists of all ages, from children to professionals. The organization offers community access to arts and culture, supporting the creation of new work by emerging artists, engaging diverse audiences and providing arts education to low-income youth and families. BAX has intentionally constructed an environment where children study and professional artists create under the same roof. Students are mentored by professional directors and choreographers. The organization’s distinct focus on developmental process makes it a nurturing incubator for experimental dance and theater artists and an important advocate for under-represented voices in the New York City performing arts community.
Arts Education Programming:
BAX’s public school programs serve over 2,000 students, integrating theater and dance into language, social studies, geography and other curriculum while providing professional development to public school teachers. Residencies are designed to match each school’s unique needs and accommodate any age group, size or curriculum requirements. Public School arts-in-education programs take place at The Brooklyn New School (BNS), The Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies (BCS), P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence, P.S. 154 The Windsor School, P.S. 39 Henry Bristow School, and P.S. 58 The Carroll School. BAX also provides creative movement and drama programs at pre-schools and day care centers, including at Beansprouts Nursery School and Brooklyn Free Space.
Supports For English Language Learners
BAX bilingual teaching artists facilitate theater/dance programming that engage English Language Learners, make creative literacy connections, and build confidence in public speaking.