Open Call: 2013 Educational Programs

Flux Factory seeks ideas for educational programming, and we’d like to hear from you!


Jaime Iglehart teaches a video-making workshop

Perhaps you’re an organizer with a great idea for a unique series of talks? Maybe you’d love to share the joy of canning pickles with the world? You might be a film editing genius who wants to show others the ins and outs of Pro Tools. We’re seeking proposals to join the ranks of previous Flux Factory educational initiatives.

Over the past year and a half, Flux public programs have included: The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides?, Flux Death Match, Domestic Revolution, Summer School, and Back to School. These are just a few examples of Flux’s themed initiatives that provide discussion-based and/or hands-on learning to our audience. And like everything else at Flux Factory, our educational programming can be a collaborative result.

Specifically, we are seeking:

1. Ideas for multi-week educational initiatives.

Please send your program or workshop series concept, along with a detailed list of potential participants/workshop leaders, essential resources/materials required to pull it off, a realistic budget, and a timeline for implementation. Be sure to include supporting info to describe your concept and need for this kind of program.

2. Ideas for single workshops that make use of Flux’s resources (wood shop, communal kitchen, rooftop, co-working office, gallery space) and be offered for a low cost or free.

Send your workshop idea, basic lesson plan, min/max number of students, budget, materials, and scheduling preference. Please keep in mind the following perquisites for teaching: an appropriate base of knowledge in your field of instruction; tremendous enthusiasm for your topic; and an ability to communicate your knowledge to a group of students, and support their learning. We may be able to piece together a cohesive workshop series based on individuals’ contributions.

Send your materials no later than MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2013 to education[at]fluxfactory[dot]org. Applicants will be notified by the beginning of March. Flux will provide production and marketing assistance, strategic meetings, access to Materials for the Arts, and a small honorarium.

Here’s an example proposal based on our recent Domestic Revolution series:

Domestic Revolution is an interactive workshop series focused on different areas of domestic life: food, sewing/mending, bike maintenance & repair, and power tools. This series considers how everything we do can be a full expression of our most highly-capable selves, making the world exactly as we would like to see it and making ourselves the super-people to enable it.

Workshops are free of charge, except for material fees, which vary ($5 – $9). Reservations through brown paper tickets is required, as space is limited.

Session One:

Thursday, October 25th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Food: Protein Bar Deconstructed with Nora Lidgus & Raina Dimmitt
Materials fee: $9
Reserve your space for Food here.
This workshop breaks down something we do every day – eat. As a follow-up to the Food Part I class, our chefs will teach you how to make a portable snack that keeps you healthy and full in your busy daily life. BYOTupperware so you can take hom your foodstuffs!

Materials:
Groceries ($100)
Two blenders (one for each instructor)
Utensils (spoons, forks, and chopping knives)
Mixing bowls

Location:
Flux Factory kitchen

Number of Attendees:
6 – 12 maximum


Flux Death Match

Flux Factory’s educational programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by 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 and the New York State Legislature.