Space for the artistic development of performing arts, research and presentation
BAU is a breeding ground for independent makers in the performing arts. Covering the full breadth of the field of dance, performance and crossovers with, for example, music, visual art and architecture. BAU initiates a varied program of activities including residencies, labs and work-in-progress presentations. With this we make the artistic development of performing artists accessible and visible to a wide audience.
After the successful pilot of the duo residency BAU AIR², we have developed a residency program called BAU AIR with several types of residencies for performing arts. BAU continues the BAU Lab in coproduction with festival WhyNot and organizes several GREENHOUSE activities through-out the year, as for instance the performance gathering COME TOGETHER and the creative incubator GARDENING.
For these activities BAU manages two studios in the Entrepotdok 4 building in Amsterdam. These studios are also available for rent with extra attractive rates for independent makers based in Amsterdam.
As a member of the Creative Coalition, BAU is committed to the interests of the independent performing arts field.
Artistic leader/curator: Eva Villanueva
Financial direction: Marten Oosthoek (interim)
Marketing/Communication: Iris Peters
Production: Marjolein Vogels
Board of directors BAU foundation
Nicole van Vessum / chairman, Director of Theatre Festival De Parade
Jeroen Fabius / secretary, Artistic director DAS Choreography/Academie voor Theater en Dans
Sanne Boersma / treasurer, Financial director Likeminds
BAU has an advisory team comprised of independent makers in the field of dance and performing arts. Through regular consultation we stay informed about current events in the performing arts and are connected to a large network in the cultural field.
RSIN tax number: 8556 95 687
Chamber of Commerce: 64505774
Statutory name: BAU Foundation
The purpose of the foundation is: to produce and present artistic activities and events. The foundation aims to promote the performing arts in Amsterdam and beyond, including everything that is directly or indirectly related or beneficial to this, in the broadest sense.
We endorse the Governance Code Culture
Remuneration policy according to the cao of Dutch dance.
The board is unremunerated.