Fluxington Mill

Islington Mill, a cultural collaborative organization in Salford (UK), will produce, commission, and collaborate on new works with Flux Factory during their residency this October.

2014 Not-So-Silent Open Call

Deadline for proposals: November 11th, 2013
We are excited to announce an OPEN CALL for our annual benefit! Flux Factory’s Not-So-Silent Auction has become one of the best art parties of the year, and we’re looking forward to making this one even more thrilling than the last. Tell us what you’re interested in doing!

Kitty City in New Learning Times

Our friends at Columbia University’s Teachers College produced a two-part video for New Learning Times about Kitty City! Check out the sweet cameo by Mr. Wilson, the cat.

Flux <3s Volunteers

Flux Factory is looking for sharp volunteers and interns who relish the thought of plugging into a creative community.

Jacobus Capone: The Hallucination in Common

Tuesday, August 20, moonrise until August 21, moonset
Location: Clock Tower Plaza Buildings East and West Balconies, at the corner of 41st Avenue and Northern Boulevard.

As the sun sets and the August full moon rises, Jacobus will accompany it as it traverses the night’s sky. Holding a mirror, the moons light will subtly be reflected out to Long Island City, the streets below and beyond.

Double Up

Your 100% tax-deductible donation–made between now and October 5th–will be doubled by our Trustees during the Flux Double Up matching gift campaign!

Hyperallergic — June 17, 2013

“What is the Economic Monster of Our Time?”
Read the original here.

Kitty City Recap

On June 1, Kitty City was inaugurated during a festive ribbon cutting ceremony involving 24 cats, 18 school-aged kids who helped build the city, and hundreds of visitors lined up to interact with the inhabitants. Kittens explored the thriving “meowtropolis” made entirely out of salvaged materials, finding places to leap, stretch, slumber and just be adorable in peace.

Hyperallergic — June 10, 2013

“Cats Take Over the Art World”
Read original here.

Untapped Cities — June 7, 2013

Kitty City: A World Designed For Cats by Flux Factory in NYC
Read original here.

The NY Observer — June 5, 2013

“Kitty City Takes Over Flux Factory”
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Make Zine — June 5th, 2013

“Kitty City, Craftastic Cat Metropolis”
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Catster — June 4, 2013

“I Roamed the Streets of Kitty City, NY’s Mini Metropolis for Cats”
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Gothamist: Photos Visiting Kitty City — June 2, 2013

“Photos: Visiting Kitty City, A Miniature Mecca For Adoptable Cats”
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Gothamist: Visit Kitty City — May 30, 2013

“Visit Kitty City, A Miniature City Created For Cats!”
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Materials For the Arts — May 28, 2013

“The Purr-fect City”
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Time Out NY — May 24, 2013

“Kitty City”
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Queens Courier — May 23, 2013

Kids learn lessons while building ‘Kitty City’ in LIC
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Tween Dweam Recap

Flux Factory celebrated the last of its teenage years with the Tween Dweam Social on April 27th, 2013. The gallery was transformed into the coolest basement dance party ever, decked out with everything a tween could possibly dweam of.

Double Trouble

Flux Factory welcomes its newest members to our Board of Directors, Jake Pratt and Jason David Brown.

DNAinfo.com New York: The Wonder Cabinet – March 20, 2013

“Flux Factory Artists Transform LIC Gallery Into ‘Cabinet of Curiosities”

In Words Drown I open call

Curator and writer Mille Højerslev Nielsen invites artists of all disciplines to participate in an exhibition that will explore themes related to the early carnival.

L Magazine – March 13, 2013

“Cooking with Cajones”
Read the original here.

A word from our Iron Chef Flux winner

A report from the blazing hot Flux kitchen, by our latest Iron Chef Flux winner, Aliya Bonar.

Huffpost Arts & Culture: Follow the $$$$ – February 8, 2013

“No Longer Empty’s Latest Exhibition Explores Finance From the Artist’s Perspective”

ART WORKS: Follow the $$$$ – Februrary 4, 2013

A Fight to the Death for Arts Funding?

Untapped New York: Follow the $$$$ – January 28, 2013

Final Death Match: “Arts Funding: Follow the $$$$”
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Open Call: 2013 Educational Programs

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.

Queens Chronicle: Phuc Le – January 10, 2013

Phuc Le Photgraphs Serenity – Portraits of Strangers and Loved Ones
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Queens Chronicle: Aliya Bonar – January 10, 2013

Flux Factory Artists in Residence Showcase Works
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A Thank You to Flux Factory’s Not-So-Silent Auction Sponsors

You should definitely come for the art, but all the treats our generous sponsors have donated will help make this an even more spirited evening.

Open Call: 2013 Exhibition Season

Flux Factory exhibitions expand the creative experience beyond the typical gallery setting and result in the creation of newly commissioned work. We are seeking proposals for our four thematic exhibitions in 2013: The Wonder Cabinet, Kitty City, Untitled (As of Yet), and Curatorial Carte Blanche.

2013 (Wo)(Men) of Flux Calendar

This year Flux wants to help you give the best gift ever: our very own 2013 (Wo)(Men) of Flux calendar. Each suggestive portrait showcases 13 different Fluxers’ roles. Sometimes silly and sometimes naughty, this calendar reveals one thing for certain: Fluxers are hot.

Flux receives its 2nd NEA grant!

Flux Factory is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Flux Factory is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support exhibitions organized through our Curator-in-Residence opportunity.

Paging Dr. Bertisch

Flux Factory is pleased to welcome its newest member to our Board of Directors, Hilary Bertisch.

Not-So-Silent Open Call

Flux Factory announces its open call for a range of artworks and activities to take place at our major fundraiser on the evening of December 19, 2012, at 79 Walker Street. Be a part of this lively event and help Flux continue to support artists in 2013!

Public Trust Curators’ Statement

This post will tell you a bit about the motivation behind organizing Public Trust.

Artist-in-Residence Rolling Applications

Flux Factory is pleased to launch its rolling application review!
In addition to our semi-annual calls for applications, we are also reviewing applications each month. Candidates now have more flexibility when sending their application and can submit it in at any time.
Flux Factory’s highly competitive and unique participatory residency program serves cultural producers from around the […]

Watermelon Mafia & the Battle for Mau Mau

Over twenty collectives, combines, artists, innovators, and adventures joined in a battle of epic proportions this weekend in the middle of Jamaica Bay. Flux Factory assembled a team of current and former residents, administrators, board members, and extended community members in an effort to build a seaworthy boat vessel to compete in the Second Annual Battle for Mau Mau Island, organized by Swimming Cities.

Bionic Garden video

Yabla.com, an online immersion site that teaches people foreign languages through video clips of cultural programming, recently conducted a brief interview at Flux Factory. Watch this clip to see Jean Barberis discuss the amazing rooftop and gallery installations at Flux Factory, as part of our summer 2012 exhibition, Bionic Garden.