BAU AIR is the residency program of BAU. Under this title we offer customized four-week residencies for independent makers in the performing arts, with a focus on artistic research, depth, and experimentation. Makers from the broad field of dance and performance are given time and space during the residency to explore new ways of working, delve deeper into themes, and/or establish collaborations in the research phase of a new project. BAU provides a fee, studio space, production support, and artistic coaching. Each residency concludes with a public presentation that is open to the audience. This insight into the resident's work ranges from a performance to a conversation about the content of the work.

BAU AIR offers two types of residencies:

The Basic Residency
Once a year, BAU calls for three basic residencies for a proven performing arts talent. Through the open call and the use of ambassadors who are in networks other than BAU's, we expand our field of vision and reach creators who are not immediately on our radar. From the Open Call applications, an annually rotating selection committee selects three residencies.

Curated residencies
In addition to the basic residencies, BAU organizes two to three residencies each year, lasting at least four weeks, in collaboration with cultural partners. We curate these co-residencies to respond to current topics that require further research and new perspectives. This collaboration increases the maker's development opportunities, (future) presentation possibilities, visibility and network.

The first upcoming co-residency is in collaboration with The Grey Space in the Middle. This project and presentation space in The Hague promotes innovation and crossovers in various art disciplines, including visual arts, digital culture, science, technology, philosophy and music.

Aftermovie BAU AIR 2023 
Francisca Khamis Giacoman, Michele Rizzo, Amparo González Sola and Esther Mugambi. 

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Aftermovie BAU AIR 2022
Reza Mirabi, Artun Alaska Arasli, Egle Budvytyte, Tchelet Pearl Weisstub

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Aftermovie pilot BAU AIR² 2020
Astrit Ismaili, Vera Tussing

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