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BFK Artist in Residence

Meet our Artist in Residence – Alex with Antix Theatrix!

Alex J Frantz got his start on the stage as Cuckoo Bird and Pirate at the young age of 7. Ever since, he has been actively involved in theater both onstage and off. He is a graduate of UW Oshkosh – Fox Cities Campus (formerly UW Fox Valley) where he got his Associates with an emphasis in Education and Theater. He served as a Director for Kidstage’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” in 2012. He continued his studies at Carnegie Mellon University, where he graduated with College and University Honors with a BFA in Directing Drama in 2016. After a brief stint in New York City, he returned to the Valley. He founded “Antix Theatrix” in January of 2021, an organization dedicated to creativity, community and collaboration. More can be found on Alex and Antix Theatrix on their website (

Upcoming Programs

September 25 – November 13 (Saturdays at 10am) – Star Camp

Alex will be hosting Star Camp – a seven week camp that will introduce families to the fundamentals of theater including writing, acting, and set-design. Kids and their adults will adapt a children’s book into a theatrical performance, which they will present in the final week of the camp.

This camp is free for members and $65 per person for non-members. The cost covers all 7 weeks of the camp, plus admission to the 9am – noon session on camp days. An adult is required to attend.

Registration required. Register here! 

Want to be the next BFK Artist in Residence?

The BFK’s Artist in Residence Program aims to engage professional artists in our multi-disciplinary arts programming (visual, sculptural, textile, writing, and music).
  • 8-week engagement
  • Host at least 8-hours of studio time, open to the public
  • Host 2 interactive programs: 1 designed for kids/families and one designed for local educators (that can be offered as professional development) (programs can be hosted in-person or virtually)
  • Opportunity to display, install, or perform work at the Building for Kids (in-person and/or virtually)
  • Opportunity to sell work to the Building for Kids to become a part of the museum’s permanent collection
  • Cost of supplies and materials needed for programs covered by the Building for Kids
  • Paid stipend of $1000
Artist’s time at the Building for Kids can be structured throughout the 8-week engagement to fit with other employment our outside engagements.

Interested artists can start the process by clicking here to complete an online form!

After completing the form, you will be contacted by Beth Vanderloop, Director of Programs & Community Engagement to discuss next steps.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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