Become a Friend of Flux and receive our first ever Postcard Zine
Fully tax-deductible support on the levels of $100, $250, $500 or $1000 will make you a Friend of Flux, with overflowing thankfulness, perks & opportunities such as curator tours, studio visits, friends-only gifts and more. Or donate any fully tax-deductible amount you like. All 2016 Friends of Flux will receive our first ever Post-card Zine, created by Fluxers who sent us post-cards from all around the world containing their art & writings.
Tremendous thanks to our 2016 Friends of Flux:
The Flamingo Circle
Scott Hirst, Morgan Meis, Jake Pratt, Azra Raza
Howard Goldberg, Jean Barberis, Jason “Phunquey” Brown, Melanie Cohn, Liz Dunn
Francis Greenburger, Nat Roe, Aaron Rubin
Gabriel Aherne, Kristina Boden, Christopher Day, Margaret Flanagan, Alexander Frantzen, Cathy Germain, Jonathan Ginns, Liliana Gutierrez, Larissa Hayden, Helen Ho, Ariana Jaffe, Shibber Khan, Joe Kruft, Jeff Landgrebe, Matt Levy, Joanne Lim, Joanna Lopez, Nathaniel Lovett, Robert McCallum, Sunita Prasad, Monica Prasad Hayes, Jane Pratt, Laura Raicovich, John Salis, Rebecca Sandler, Sally Szwed, Sarah Weitlauf
Our thanks also go out to those organizations who have supported our programs, including the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Community Trust, the Trust for Mutual Understanding,the Hyde and Watson Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Flux is a slice of old-school NYC. Like the 1960s’ “Flux Houses” in downtown Manhattan, our multidisciplinary family is prolific, socially engaged and scrappy. Our nearly 50 artists-in-residence of 2015 produced just as many public events this year including group exhibitions, concerts, potlucks, panels, and the unclassifiable. We commissioned dozens of new artworks (just Strobe Network itself included over 75 video artists), and we provided $30,000 for artistic work, in addition to providing the low-cost facilities and support that premise creativity. We’ve also co-founded the Windmill Community Garden this year, a new greenspace for LIC, in tandem with our neighbors the Growing Up Green Charter School & The Dutch Kills Civic Association. Even before crunching all these numbers, we knew that Flux does more with less, and it’s all because we are a community that cares deeply about the singular civic role Flux performs.
Groups like Flux are an endangered species in today’s NYC, and the truth is that we’ve narrowly avoided displacement. The day before Thanksgiving, Flux Factory signed a 5 year lease extension to remain in the Alfred Mainzer Greeting Card Factory. We love LIC and we’re thrilled to serve our neighborhood longterm. This stability was hard-won and our real work toward permanent sustainability is just beginning. We are setting a fundraising goal of $25,000 by 2017, and now is your first chance to join a revamped Friends of Flux program we’ll soon roll out in full force. We aim to take Flux to a higher level, and we need your support to get there.
Your support helps Flux provide affordable facilities to emerging artists, and to pay artists to produce our free public programs.