Attention all Scientist Artists / Artist Scientists: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Flux Factory, an artist collective and artist-run center in NYC along with the New York City Based artistic network The Metric System, is currently accepting proposals for the collaborative based art show Science Fair!

Science Fair will be a collaborative effort that examines science based projects and concepts through the lens of art. Artists will be encouraged to create their own Science Fair “booths” and experiments to be on display at the Fair. It is our hope to discover the potential for science as a breeding ground for art: a way to inform and inspire art as a springboard for creative thought.

The Fair will showcase several projects including a room of kinetic/robotic sculptures, a gallery-space-as-fish tank, an artist-run weather station, and homemade hot air balloons. Science Fair will also feature workshops and panel discussions with scientists, artists, and other professionals.

We invite you to apply with your best Hypotheses, Inventions, and Experiments.

Interested parties should submit:

-One paragraph explaining your project and its requirements (electrical, etc). 300 words maximum. Please title your document in this format: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_LETTER.DOC or .RTF

-Documentation of previous work: Maximum 2 page PDF document or 5 JPEG images (72 dpi only)
Images should be titled: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_IMAGE#
Or 5 minutes of video. Please do send movie files. Instead, include a link to your work online in the proposal paragraph.

-Resumé or bio, maximum 2 pages. Titled LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_BIO.DOC or .RTF

The deadline is Monday, April 12th.  Please put “Science Fair Proposal” as the subject of your email. And for goodness’ sake, put your name and email on everything.

Submissions should be sent to sciencefair@fluxfactory.org. If you have any questions, please send an email with “Science Fair Question” as the subject line.

Do not send original material. Nothing will be mailed back to you.

We’re looking forward to your proposals!!!