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BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange

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BAX Mission Statement

To provide a nurturing, year-round, performance, rehearsal and educational venue in Brooklyn that encourages artistic risk-taking and stimulates dialogue among diverse constituencies.

BAX was founded in 1991, as a small, pioneer arts organization on an industrial block in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. In 1998, BAX moved to lower Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn to accommodate a growing demand for services. By 2006, BAX had achieved most of its programmatic and infrastructure expansion goals and seized the opportunity to expand to a second floor and create THE BAX BUILDING. BAX currently has five full-time and four part-time employees, a roster of 24 teaching artists, four interns and volunteers.

BAX has purposefully constructed an environment where children study and professional artists create under the same roof. Students are mentored by professional artists and the citywide performing arts community engages diverse Brooklyn audiences at year-round performances in the Theater at BAX. Together they mutually inform each other?s developmental process which deepens everyone?s level of engagement. At BAX, the performing arts and arts education are an important way to connect and transform individuals and communities.

BAX is a place that connects people. It is a rigorous forum for ideas and creativity. A place for families, artists, students, and audiences ? a community asset. BAX provides advocacy and opportunities for emerging and mid level professional dance and theater artists to develop, grow, explore and present new work. BAX is also well known for its comprehensive youth programs that support young people, toddlers through teens, in their pursuit of creative skills and experiences in dance and theater.

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