To ensure that Gibney’s spaces are accessible for artists at all stages of their careers,
Making Space + provides flexible support for emerging artists in the Next Phase Space at Gibney 280 Broadway. Making Space + goes beyond providing artists with prime rehearsal space – Resident Artists will not be working in an isolated studio, but surrounded and supported by the Gibney staff, training programs, technology, equipment, and administrative resources.
Rooted in the spirit of collaboration and service that is central to the Gibney mission, Making Space + is not a one-size-fits-all program. It provides individually tailored residencies that allow each Resident Artist to select from a menu that includes rehearsal space, artist’s fees, technical assistance and other resources. This dynamic model will enable emerging artists to prioritize the types of support that they find most beneficial.
Through the generosity of Kathryn Karipides & David N. Brown, the inaugural Making Space + Resident Artist is Jasmine Hearn.
Jasmine Hearn, a native Houstonian, graduated from Point Park University. A Bronx based choreographer, performer, and dancer, she currently is a company member with David Dorfman Dance and a collaborator with filmmaker and visual artist, Alisha B. Wormsley. Jasmine is a part of the performance cast for TRANSMISSIONS, an exhibition by Nick Mauss at the Whitney Museum. A 2016 Gibney Dance Work Up 2.0 artist, she has worked and performed with several dance companies and artists, including Solange Knowles, Kate Watson Wallace, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Marjani Forte-Saunders, Jenn Meridian, Helen Simoneau Danse, and Lovie Olivia. Awarded a 2017 “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Performance as a part of the ensemble, Skeleton Architecture, Jasmine recently has been an artist in residence at The Camargo Foundation and is now a 2018 Dancing While Black Fellow.
Photo: Jasmine Hearn by Scott Shaw