Flux Factory and the DCLA Create NYC Disability Forward Fund are offering an inaugural Flux Factory Accessibility Fellowship, which provides a subsidized two month residency and artwork commission opportunity to one disabled artist during the Spring of 2019.
For the duration of two months, ideally April and May of 2019, Flux Factory will provide a studio, collective work space, and opportunities to collaborate with other Artists-in-Residence. The selected Fellow will develop their own work and enjoy studio visits with curators and critics, while engaging in rigorous dialogue with the nineteen other Artists-in-Residence at Flux Factory. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in our professional development initiatives and educational programming.
This opportunity is in conjunction with a Flux Factory Major Group Exhibition, Art and Accessibility (working title) curated by Lexy Ho-Tai which will run from May 10th to June 9th 2019. Art and Accessibility will include works and performances by disabled artists, an adaptive art education program, panel discussions and more. Flux Factory will be used as a space to celebrate and have critical conversations about inclusion and accessibility in the arts, through the lens of disability. The artist Fellow will be invited to produce a new work for this exhibition. Additional support includes a $400 commission stipend.
Unfortunately, only the ground floor of the Flux Factory is wheelchair accessible. This includes the gallery space, adjacent bathroom (without a shower) and ground floor studios. The two other floors, which include additional studios, bathrooms, kitchen space, as well as workshop and silkscreen studios are not wheelchair accessible. Therefore, dependent upon the selected applicant’s needs, the requirements of the Fellowship can adjust to the individual.