Become a Friend of Flux and receive our first ever Postcard Zine
Your fully tax-deductible support 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 2017 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. And a brand new limited edition T-Shirt by Flux Artist-in-Residence, Jevijoe Vitug.
Tremendous thanks to our 2017 Friends of Flux:
The Flamingo Circle
The James Conlon & Solomon Fund, Azra Raza, Liz Dunn, Jake Pratt, Helen Ho and Laguardia Community College, Michael Conlon, Morgan Meis, Sallie Sanders, Scott Hirst
Alexis Goldberg, Howard Golberg, Jean Barberis, Jason “Phunquey” Brown, Melanie Cohn, Marta Castaing, Ashley Chavis, Elizabeth Colleton, Candice Niu, Daniel Oertel, Hunter O’Hanian, Jason Pratt, Eneida Rivas.
Francis Greenburger, Nat Roe, Aaron Rubin, Janine Antoni, Jean Bensadoun, Julia Clark, Benedict Clouette, Jean Cooney, Meryl Cooper, Jason Eppink, Fairway, Jennie Lamensdorf, Corinne Novella, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Ms. Rebecca Sandler, Roddy Schrock, Katelyn Seabury, Paula Segal, Sally Szwed, Marlisa Wise.
Vanessa Meis, Gabriel Aherne, Kevin Adamson-Jackes, Christopher Day, Margaret Flanagan, Alexander Frantzen, Cathy Germain, Jonathan Ginns, Liliana Gutierrez, Larissa Hayden, Ariana Jaffe, Joe Kruft, Jeff Landgrebe, Matt Levy, Joanne Lim, Joanna Lopez, Nathaniel Lovett, Robert McCallum, Monica Prasad Hayes, Jane Pratt, Laura Raicovich, John Salis, Sarah Weitlauf, Bill Arning, Andreas Brosjo, Sebastien Sanz De Santamaria, Jesse Gammage, Rebecca Lay, Marie Leugermann, Deborah Fisher, Deborah Lowry, Derran Moss, Cynthia Pringle, Dave Rogers, Marcie Saganov, Ellen Schneiderman, Janis Suess, Scott Tinkham, Sarah Watson.
Our thanks also go out to those organizations who have supported our programs, including the New York Community Trust, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, the New York State Regional Economic Development Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Legislature.
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.