Tatana Kellner Artist Residency – Call For Artists


Tatana Kellner Artist Residency – Call For Artists

Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for the Tatana Kellner Artist Residency: Mapping Our Lives in These Dystopian Times, a six day intensive and inspiring studio experience.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

Take a cue from the residency location in Scotland, spend the week mapping new work in response to the immediate environment. Inspiration will be both the natural and the social world surrounding us. Through a series of guided exercises, examine the path taken by artists navigating in the contemporary world. Combine printmaking, drawing, photography, text, and collage techniques. Students will create a series of individual but related works or a one-of-a-kind artist’s book. Basic bookbinding concepts and binding techniques will be covered.

Tatana Kellner, WSW’s founding Artistic Director, has been printing, assembling images, and making artists’ books for over 35 years. Susan Fateh, our international program coordinator, has found excellent studios at the Findhorn Foundation. Stay in lovely guesthouses a short walk from the spacious studios. Findhorn is an intentional eco-community, one of the first in the world and was a model for the Omega Institute.

Work in Findhorn’s Moray Art Centre which features bright, airy, and spacious studios. Each student will have a large work table for spreading out as they work. Lunch will be served in the lounge area of the Art Centre. Vegan, vegetarian, and/or gluten free dinners will be served in a private dining room within the Findhorn campus.

About Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history. Their mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace which encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists; provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers; and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

Women’s Studio Workshop maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. Studios are housed in an historic building located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained. Artists can take workshops, rent the studios, or schedule private instruction. Women-identified visual artists may apply for artist residencies.

For more information, contact info@wsworkshop.org.

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LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists


LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists

The LUX Center for the Arts Residency in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications. One position is available in metals, fibers, painting, drawing, or mixed media.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2017

The start date is August 1st. Residencies are normally one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Summer residences are also available.

LUX Center for the Arts Residency benefits:

  • All residents receive free studio space, 24-hour access, and use of equipment in the studio area.
  • Residents have priority for paid, on-site teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults.
  • Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, ceramics, or metalsmithing have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus. Classes are held at the LUX.
  • All residents are offered general representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency.
  • Residents who have a year or longer residency are offered an exhibition at the conclusion of their residency.
  • Access to ceramics materials and firings at no cost.
  • The opportunity to buy other materials from the LUX at cost.

About the LUX Center for the Arts

LUX Center for the Arts is a non-profit which brings art to the community. Their mission is to enhance the lives of a diverse public through art education. They provide learning opportunities in contemporary art and fine craft through hands-on art classes, residency programs, interactive exhibitions, historical displays, and community outreach.

LUX fills a gap in art education in schools, serves disadvantaged youth, and provides outreach to the community. Students of all ages and skill levels work in professional quality studios to learn about art by making it through guided experimentation and looking at it in the galleries. LUX follows national standards for art education. They provide tools and materials for creating paintings, weavings, photography, prints, and ceramics. They host a professional artist-in-residence program.

As a tool for teaching the public about art and as a source of revenue, LUX provides educational exhibitions in galleries that specialize in contemporary art and fine craft media (prints, photos, clay, glass, wood, fiber, and metal). The galleries and the historical displays provide a venue for tourism and economic development.

Gladys M. Lux donated the building for the Lux Center. She left her unique collections of 1,700 dolls, 500 prints, and antique paper weights. LUX gives the public insight into these objects, the collector, and their historical significance.

For more information, contact katelyn@luxcenter.org.

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Film For Artists Residency – Call For Artists


Film For Artists Residency – Call For Artists

Artscape Gibraltar Point announces a call for artists for the Film For Artists Residency. Program dates: 19 – 26 June 2017. Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones, Eva Kolcze, and Terra Jean Long.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

Price: $750 + HST

The Film For Artists residency, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film enthusiasts alike, will focus on artisanal film techniques while engaging with the specific geography of the Toronto Islands.

Spend a week on beautiful Hanlan’s Point investigating the compelling materiality of celluloid film. Explore various hand-processing techniques on Super 8mm and 16mm film including the creative and aesthetic potential of film in conjunction with notions of site specificity and psychogeography.

Embrace experimentation, chance, and accident in your process. Think of the filmmaking process as a cycle not separate from the natural, ecological cycles that encompass lives and practices. An alternative to traditional filmmaking instruction, forego the rules in favour of integrating cycles of experimentation, growth, and decay.

The Film for Artists residency will host free public screenings, talks, and tours in order to foster interest in the Toronto Islands as a creative site. Encourage participants and public audiences to consider Toronto’s unique history, landscape, and topography.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is excited to announce that 2017’s residency will explore the Toronto Islands through the lens of plant life, animated by the work of several local artists who use plants in their practices in innovative and dynamic ways. Explore organic film processing, using plants and household materials to develop film, alongside the traditional chemistry used in hand-processing.

Artscape Gibraltar Point will teach:

  • Basic camera theory and how to use the Super 8mm and Bolex 16mm cameras
  • How to hand process black and white 16mm and Super 8mm film
  • Decay techniques using bleach, soil, oil, and salt
  • Painting, drawing, and scratching on film

Film For Artists Residency will include:

  • A bedroom and shared studio spaces
  • Hands-on instruction supplemented by walking tours, talks, film screenings, and engagement with relevant literature
  • Black and white film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies
  • Super 8 and Bolex cameras. Supplies are limited and residents are encouraged to bring your own

Participants are encouraged to share their own films, or films that inspire them, in several informal screenings.

About Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point is a secluded community cultural hub nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. The island is a fifteen minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city. They host artist residencies, provide studio rentals, and welcome individuals and groups year-round. Their lodge features bright studios, private accommodations, a vibrant communal kitchen, large yards, and a beach overlooking Lake Ontario.

Artscape Gibraltar Point opened in 1999. Over the years, they have hosted over 1,000 artists who have taken advantage of the facility’s quiet and natural setting to focus on their practices and projects. Artists participate in short-term residencies and long-term studio rentals.

For more information, contact alochhead@artscape.ca.

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Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists


Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock are pleased to announce the call for artists for their Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The residency celebrates one of Northern Nevada’s icons, the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. This project is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management in partnership with Friends of Black Rock-High Rock.

The artist-in-residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands. It will engage and inform an audience through public programs by participants and provide time for artists to pursue their work.

The Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 is open to artists working in any field who are over 18 years of age and United States residents and meet the application criteria. Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in May or June 2017. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert NCA.

Application proposals should reflect the artist’s unique perspective of cultural and natural resources. Winning proposals will promote public appreciation of the landscape, raise awareness of its unique and fragile nature, and inspire conduct that helps to preserve its resources. A panel of jurors will judge the applicant pool. Selected applicants will be notified no later than April 21.

Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 artist benefits

Artwork will be featured in an exhibition in the summer or fall of 2017. Artists will receive a $350 stipend from Friends of Black Rock-High Rock for developing their work. One work of art, produced as part of the artist-in-residence programs across BLM, will be selected for wider distribution. Artists will also have an intimate experience with the landscape and have time dedicated to working on their craft without distractions or interruptions. The remoteness of the area allows for artists to disconnect for hours or days if they desire.

About Friends of Black Rock-High Rock

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock is in remote Gerlach, Nevada. They are on the edge of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. The 1.2 million acre National Conservation Area is home to a unique landscape full of natural, cultural, historical, and ecological wonders.

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock stewards this landscape to preserve, protect, educate, and inspire the diverse users groups that visit the area. The multi-faceted organization has a depth and breadth of knowledge of the area. Programs are as unique and varied as the landscape. They are able to provide artists with a close and intimate relationship with the landscape.

For more information, contact m.myers@blackrockdesert.org.

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Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship – Call For Artists


Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship – Call For Artists

Halcyon announces a call for artists for the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship, a nine-month program established to provide emerging artists with time and space to explore new ideas and ambitious projects in an environment of independent learning, study, and collaboration.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 4 May 2017

The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists who desire to develop projects (at any stage) that promote meaningful social impact. It is for those who wish to follow the path of leadership in the field of socially-engaged art. Halcyon accepts six national or international fellows and two DC-resident fellows in each year of the program.

Fellowship dates: October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

Fellows accepted into the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship will have access to the following:

  • Dedicated studio to concentrate on independent learning and creative practice
  • Competitive financial scholarship to support living and material costs
  • Nine months of offsite residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only)
  • Curriculum of classes that provides skills training in negotiating, marketing, and fundraising
  • Mentorship and critique from an experienced arts professional in the Fellow’s field
  • Workshops and lectures with a broad content of art topics in the public realm from urban planning and policy to design thinking and social justice
  • Mentorship with DC high school students to provide guidance, instruction, and inspiration to the next generation
  • Opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs, and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC.

About Halcyon

Halcyon seeks and celebrates creativity in all forms. They galvanize creative individuals aspiring to promote social good. They bring together diverse groups of change-makers in art and social enterprise and provide a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. Halcyon offers an ecosystem of advocacy that encourages socially engaged creatives to freely experiment, sometimes fail, learn, and advance their talents and visions. In doing so, they foster new pathways to knowledge and resources and help innovators transform their inspiration into impact.

For more information, contact arts@halcyonhouse.org.

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2017 FAAM Support Program – Call For Artists


2017 FAAM Support Program – Call For Artists

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) is now accepting applications from Asian artists and researchers/curators of Asian art. The 2017 FAAM Support Program is a non-funded residency program. It provides working space and professional support for art-making and research in Fukuoka.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

Residency Period and Duration

  • June to July 2017 (30-60 days)
  • September to November 2017 (30-90 days)
  • Mid-January to March 2018 (30-70 days)

One or two artists and/or researchers/curators per available 2017 FAAM Support Program residency slot.

  • Artist must be based in and holds a nationality of designated Asian countries or regions.
  • Researcher / curator must research modern and contemporary Asian art. Open to all nationalities.
  • Applicant must have sufficient proficiency in Japanese or English to communicate with the people and to carry out their proposed project.
  • Applicant must be in good health and should not require any special medical attention.

*FAAM does not cover any expenses for the residency in Fukuoka (e.g. travel, accommodation, food, or art/research materials)

Chosen 2017 FAAM Support Program artists and researchers/curators will be benefit by receiving the following:

  • Studio/research space: Open studio (223 sq.) and research office (33 sq.)
  • Guidance on art-making and research activities
  • Referral to a collaborator, assistant, interpreter, and attendant
  • Access to the FAAM collection, related materials, and publications
  • Guidance on research trip
  • Accommodation arrangement
  • Guidance on living in Fukuoka
  • Support for presenting the result of the residency
  • Display of the artworks created during the residency
  • Presentation of research results

About Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Due to its geographical and historical characteristics, Fukuoka City has served as a gateway to continental Asian culture since ancient times. Today it has assumed a new role, that of a key interactive city for Asia. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum opened in 1999 as a part of the city’s progressive strategy for interaction with different Asian cultures.

The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum is the only museum in the world that systematically collects and exhibits Asian modern and contemporary art. The works in the collection of the museum are not imitation of Western art or repetitions of traditional works. Instead, they seek to overcome the existing framework of art, being made by artists living in contemporary Asia. These artists attempt to acutely express their message in and about this changing world of Asia. FAAM’s exhibitions of Asian modern and contemporary art are rich in depth and quality and wide in scope. They present the originality and charm of Asian art in a way that cannot be experienced in any other museum in the world.

The museum has also been functioning as a place for people to become familiar with Asian arts and culture through the artistic creations and researches of the invitees of the Residence Program. It is an interactive museum – the place of meeting, understanding each other, and creating together.

For more information, contact faam_e@faam.ajibi.jp.

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PlatteForum’s Artist Residency – Call For Artists


PlatteForum’s Artist Residency – Call For Artists

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program supports contemporary artists as they work. The goal is to strengthen individual practice through collaboration and community engagement.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 3 Apr 2017

Residencies are designed to celebrate creativity and foster and challenge artists to incorporate social practice or narrative into their process. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expansive thinking about what art is and can be.

While artists share their creative process and work with youth, PlatteForum gives guidance and ongoing support throughout each artist residency and beyond. Such support generates dialogue with the larger community about the role of the artist in society. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residencies engage this community in the creation of new work where artists, youth, and the public collaborate.

Preference will be given to artists whose work addresses the larger questions in our world today such as race, class, social, and ecological issues. In doing this, PlatteForum hopes to provoke dialogue that helps shape our public narratives and cultural conversations. Residency Schedule: September 2017 – August 2018.

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency benefits:

  • Six-to-eight-week residency. A weekly stipend ($250).
  • Share ideas with and demonstrate process to a diverse group of youth in structured workshops. Approximately 4-6 hours per week and supported by staff.
  • The contemporary facility is over 4,000 square feet with dedicated open studio (2,000 square feet) and surrounded by staff offices, kitchen, and restrooms.
  • Out-of-town artists will receive guest housing provided by members of the PlatteForum community.
  • Computer, wireless internet, and wireless printers are available throughout the facility.

Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only five slots awarded each year. Each residency gives the artist the time, space, and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists. There are four available slots in PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program each season.

A strong theme of PlatteForum’s Artist Residency is strengthening individual practice through collaboration. Resident artists dedicate 4-6 hours each week to work with a small group of underserved youth, K-12, in intensive workshops. In collaboration with PlatteForum staff, the Artist in Residence will concept, organize, and facilitate a series of youth workshops. Each residency culminates in a public reception where the work and ideas of the creative resident and youth are presented through a performance, exhibition, or artist talk, or seminar. This depends on the kind of work created by the artist resident and the youth.

For more information, contact rvaughan@platteforum.org.

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Resident Artist Program 2017 – Call For Artists


North Street Collective, located in the heart of Mendocino County, California, announces an open call for applications to the Resident Artist Program 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Mar 2017

The Resident Artist Program 2017 provides artists with the time, space, and inspiration to explore ideas and pro­duce work. Time spent at North Street allows artists to con­nect with Willits and Men­do­cino County while allow­ing them free­dom to accom­plish what they wish. North Street Collective accepts applications from individual artists or duos of any discipline to create, advance, or complete work in a self-guided and self-motivated way. They especially encourage partnerships of artists and scientists or artists and community activists who seek to work together in new ways. They are looking for people who are entrepreneurial by nature and who will also contribute to the growth and spirit of this new effort.

Resident Artist Program 2017 benefits

North Street Collective pro­vides hous­ing and work­space dur­ing the Resident Artist Program 2017. Res­i­dents are respon­si­ble for liv­ing expenses such as food, sup­plies, and travel to and from North Street Collective. All artists receive a weekly stipend of $300 to cover food, mate­ri­als, and trans­porta­tion to and from North Street.

Res­i­dents pur­sue their prac­tice and develop their cre­ative tech­niques in a rural, north­ern Cal­i­forn­ian set­ting. There are infor­mal, quirky places around North Street Collective to dis­play work and small areas for per­for­mances or other gatherings.

There are no pub­li­ca­tion, exhi­bi­tion, or per­for­mance require­ments for appli­ca­tion. The residency offers:

  • rel­a­tive seclu­sion,
  • inti­macy with a small town,
  • a mod­est house with some fruit trees and open space,
  • focus with­out pres­sure, and
  • inter­ac­tion with a few good souls.

Artists are asked to share your process but there is no require­ment for fin­ish­ing or pro­duc­ing a cer­tain amount of material.

About North Street Collective

North Street Collective Residents are artists who come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines or are working experimentally across several disciplines. In keeping with Mendocino’s unique heritage and sense of place, artists from Native American backgrounds, Mexican artists, and artists whose work is connected to ecology have special priority for residencies. North Street Collective celebrates artists working with wood or other materials from the local natural environment; artists working with railroad-related themes; and those with a social practice related to this region of the world, including water, food system, and social justice. They encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible ranges of perspectives and demographics.

North Street Collective is a place to decen­tral­ize and dein­sti­tu­tion­al­ize art prac­tice. They love to see how ideas develop, grow, and some­times even fail. They are a test space for new ideas and a social space for inter­ac­tion. Through their work, they help artists build sus­tain­able prac­tices. They fos­ter work that appeals to a vari­ety of audi­ences, and offer joy, com­fort, inspi­ra­tion, and interaction.

The guid­ing principles:

  • Place: con­nect to and seek to draw inspi­ra­tion from the attrib­utes of this spe­cial place
  • Hope: approach work with a sense of pos­si­bil­ity and aspiration
  • Inter­con­nect­ed­ness: rec­og­nize and cel­e­brate con­nec­tion with each other and with the world around us
  • Action: believe in the impor­tance of tak­ing steps for­ward even if those are not sure where they might lead
  • Con­tin­u­ous feed­back: seek to lis­ten, under­stand, and improve

For more information, contact info@northstreetcollective.org.

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Spring 2017 Residency Beijing China – Call for Artists


Red Gate Residency announces a call for artists for the March and April Spring 2017 Residency Beijing China.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 17 Feb 2017

Due to a vacancy on short notice, Red Gate is happy to accept applications for a one- or two-month residencies in March-April 2017. Spring is a wonderful time to be in Beijing. The weather is mild, the rush of summer tourism has yet to hit, and there are many major art events in the region.

Happenings in Beijing:

  • Gallery Weekend (Beijing): March 17-19
  • “The New Normal: Art and China in 2017,” UCCA (Beijing): March 19-July 8
  • Art Central (Hong Kong): March 21-25
  • Art Basel (Hong Kong): March 23-25
  • “Enigma of Existence,” Red Gate Gallery (Beijing): April 1-16
  • Art Revolution Taipei (Taiwan): April 14-17
  • Art Beijing (Beijing): April 29-May

Red Gate Residency provides artists, curators, writers, and academics with the opportunity to live and work in China. Fully self-contained apartments and studios are available either in the heart of Beijing or within a Chinese artists’ community outside the fifth ring road.

Red Gate helps all participants connect with the contemporary art scene, meet local Chinese artists, and source art materials. They provide the necessary support and encouragement to help get the most out of the residency and make time productive and enjoyable. Residents are invited to all Red Gate Gallery events at the historic Ming Dynasty Watchtower.

The Spring 2017 Residency Beijing China is managed on a not-for-profit basis under the care of Red Gate Gallery. They do not receive outside funding. Most residents attend with the help of funding they have received from their countries. Participants pay a program fee which covers accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, Wi-Fi, a welcome dinner, the use of a mobile phone for the duration of the residency as well as a welcome packet containing maps, guide books, and a taxi guide. Residents cover the cost of food, public transportation, supplies, entertainment, and other incidentals.

Spring 2017 Residency Beijing China - Call for Artists

About Red Gate Residency

Red Gate Residency was founded in 1991 by Australian Brian Wallace. He first came to China in 1986 to study Chinese language at Renmin University in Beijing. He then went on to study art history from 1990–91 at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1988 he began organizing exhibitions for young Chinese artists which eventually led to the establishment of Red Gate Gallery at the Dongbianmen Watchtower. Since then, Red Gate has exhibited up to eight solo shows per year complimented by guest-curated exhibitions from China and overseas. The residency began in 2001 when Brian purchased a space to begin hosting international artists.

For more information, contact brian@redgategallery.com.

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Flux Factory Residencies – Call For Artists


Flux Factory is currently looking for cultural producers of all kinds to join the Flux community for 3, 6, 9, or 12 month Flux Factory residencies starting in the Summer or Fall of 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017

Flux Factory cultivates a spirit of openness and generosity through a unique collaborative and participatory approach to realizing its residency and public programs.  Each resident is responsible for their own funding, though Flux Factory can help with this process.

Flux Factory Residencies

Flux Factory residencies benefit from an immersive environment that encourages experimentation and peer to peer resource sharing. Residents work together to shape and realize Flux’s expansive programming. They propose and lead exhibitions and educational events. Flux Factory nurtures individual practices by offering professional development opportunities including one-on-one studio visits, group field trips, and monthly salons. Our labyrinthine building includes 16 studios, a gallery, silkscreen studio, wood shop, co-working office, communal kitchen, library, and rooftop garden.

About Flux Factory

Flux Factory is a 21 year old non-­profit arts organization, artist collective, and international residency program located in Long Island City, Queens, NYC. It is located one subway stop away from Manhattan. It is committed to building a sustainable community for diverse cultural producers including visual artists, builders, curators, community organizers, chefs, activists, musicians, and writers.

In August 1993, seven artists rented part of the second floor of a former spice factory next to the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The group came together as an informal artist collective to create an alternative platform to the commercial gallery scene.

Flux Factory was born out of the needs of emerging artists who come to New York City to take part in the cultural nexus. By 1998, Flux membership had doubled and the living room, with a new stage, evolved into a destination for art events and performances of all kinds. Supper parties and performances occur each Thursday, a tradition which continues with our monthly Flux Thursdays salon and potluck. Flux became an official 501 (c)(3) nonprofit in 1999.

In 2009, Flux Factory moved to its current location, an 8,000 square feet, three story, building in Long Island City. The new location provided an impetus to professionalize the residency program. Residents are now selected based on merits and their commitment to collectivism. Today Flux Factory hosts around 40 artists in residence per year. Flux commissions new work through quarterly exhibitions and residents produce public events at a prolific pace.

For more information, contact residency@fluxfactory.org.

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