Flux Factory began in 1994, in an old spice factory in Williamsburg, New York City. It was founded as an informal artist collective to create an alternative platform to the commercial gallery scene. About four years later, with a new stage built and twice as many members, the Flux Factory living room evolved into a site for art events and performances of all kinds. Flux became an official 501 (c)(3) nonprofit in 1999 and moved to 43rd Street in Long Island City, Queens in 2002.
Our new building located at 39-31 29th Street in Long Island City, is an 8000 square foot, 3-story converted greeting card factory two blocks north of Queens Plaza. At this site, Flux Factory now operates a professional multi-use facility where artists make new work and present exciting projects to a diverse audience.
Flux is unique in both greater New York City and around the world because of our ability to help artists who struggle to make their artwork in increasingly difficult economic circumstances. On an annual basis we provide studios for upwards of 30 artists, exhibition opportunities for over 150 artists, and we bring their work to an ever-expanding audience of viewers. In addition, each year we host over 50 events including open studios, monthly salons, workshops, show-and-tell sessions, lectures, film-screenings, and receptions.
As a laboratory for cross-disciplinary experimentation, we remain dynamic, responsive, and true to the ability of artists organizing for themselves. The development and expansion of our programs and the services we provide are the result of the constant balance between the needs of the participating individuals, the collective as a whole, and our surrounding community.
As a federally registered nonprofit organization our 990s are available upon request.