​ Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition


Dear Friend,

This past year, we celebrated 20 years of holding space for the arts in the ever-evolving Bronx and blazing a path of justice and equity through art that’s empowering to women, people of color and the LGBTQ community. This year alone:

  • We increased our total artist fees from $90,000 to $150,000 through our artists-in-residence programs and annual festivals.
  • We served hundreds of Bronx children at BAAD! and at our local public elementary school through AATT Academy, our dance education program for 6 to 9 year old boys and girls.
  • We established new national dance partnerships with funders and arts presenters to amplify artists of color and provide rich opportunities for touring
  • We expanded the Bronx’s first-ever transgender performance series, TransVisionaries, presenting transgender and gender non-conforming artists in South Bronx restaurants.
  • We deepened our capacity to serve audiences and artists by hiring two new staff members: our Development Associate, Defne Çelikoyar, and Programming Associate, Gerard Minaya.  

The New York Times describes our work as tenacious art that “sprouts like grass through concrete in the Bronx.” It is with that verve and your support that BAAD! has persisted for the last 20 years, and will turn 21 on December 11, 2019.

Thank you for being on this journey and for being by our side. Help us launch 20 more years of being BAAD by donating as generously as you can. We can’t be BAAD! without you!