The Performance AIRspace Residency annually supports three New York City-based performing artists.

keiyaA and Johann Diedrick, 2023-2024 Performance AIRspace Residents. Image by Daqi Fang.

With support from The Jerome Foundation, a cohort of early career performing artists are annually invited to participate in our Performance AIRspace Residency. Performance AIRspace residents are provided with a monetary commission, premium access to studios and theaters for rehearsals towards the development of a live performance to be presented at Abrons Arts Center.

The application for the 2023-2024 Performance AIRspace Residency is now closed. Please keep in touch by signing up for our mailing list HERE.

2023-2024 Performance AIRspace Residents


Performing as keiyaA, Chicago native Chakeiya Richmond has become recognized for her unique, experimental approach to soul music. She's a producer, songwriter, and vocalist, with work is rooted in urgency, insurgence, memory, and reverence, using r&b, jazz, hip-hop, noise, and pop to create a sound all her own. 2020 brought the release of her debut album "Forever, Ya Girl", which received much critical acclaim and featured on many "best of" lists for that year. keiyaA lives and works in Queens, NY. Instagram: @keiyaa / Twitter @keiyaa_

Johann Diedrick

Johann Diedrick (he/him) is an artist, engineer, and educator who makes listening rooms for encountering new sonic possibilities off the grid. His performances, installations, and sculptures surface resonant histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back vibratory layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware/software.


Abrons Arts Center’s Performance AIRspace Residency is made possible with funds from The Jerome Foundation and NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs.