Flux Factory

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Location: Long Island City, New York

Mission: Flux Factory is a non-profit art organization that supports and promotes emerging artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and collaborative opportunities. Flux Factory is guided by its passion to nurture the creative process, and knows that this process does not happen in a vacuum but rather through a network of peers and through resource-sharing. Flux Factory functions as an incubation and laboratory space for the creation of artworks that are in dialogue with the physical, social, and cultural spheres of New York City (though collaborations may start in New York and stretch far beyond).

The central guiding concept of Flux Factory is that innovative new works are created out of a rigorous commitment to collaborative processes. It is thus a forum that encourages participants to work with new collaborators, with unfamiliar media, and within a stimulating and unique social environment. As an artist-run organization, Flux Factory is a distinguished cultural component of its Queens neighborhood and the greater New York art world. Flux Factory produces four major and dozens of smaller exhibitions per year, runs a residency program, and presents monthly events that serve the artistic communities and general public of New York City.

The residency program offers opportunities to contribute to Flux Factory exhibitions and public programs. Flux Factory also encourages residents to submit proposals for solo and group exhibitions in its newly renovated gallery.

Cost: Cost, if any, varies for different opportunities. See residency call for more information

Number of Artists: Between 14-18 at any time

Accommodations:  Studio spaces provided on-site and living arrangements organized in New York City  

Length of Stay: Residency duration varies between three, six, nine, and twelve months, depending on availability

Demographic: American and international artists of varying media and practices. They welcome cultural producers of all stripes, social activists, academics, and anyone who is creative, adventurous, and willing to come to New York City and allow experiences here to influence new bodies of work. They are especially keen on artists who have a socially collaborative art practice.

Benefits: Flux Factory provides a community of artists and arts administrators, as well as useful facilities at our residents’ disposal: wood shop, silk screen studio, craft room, co-working office, expansive gallery space, audio visual equipment, weekly events, lectures, participate in the development of our annual programming activities, access to Materials for the Arts, and submit proposals for solo and group exhibitions

Deadline: August 15, 2013

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