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Residency

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Flux Factory offers a unique Artist-in-Residence program that provides workspace for artists within a socially engaged and immersive environment. Flux Factory hosts over 40 artists annually from around the world, who share a labyrinthine building that houses 16 studios, 7 common workspaces, and a large public exhibition space.

The Flux Factory Residency grew organically out of a DIY artist’s collective founded in 1994 in an old spice factory in Brooklyn. Flux is now happily nestled in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York in the traditional territory of the Lenni Lenape.

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ABOUT FLUX FACTORY’S ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Residency

Flux Factory is a collective and artist-run residency program comprised of a changing community of creative collaborators, including (but not limited to) artists, filmmakers, curators, performers, community organizers, urban agriculturalists, educators, builders, game designers and musicians. As a community, we value communication, co-creation, accountability, experimentation, and the ongoing work of co-creating a creative and safe space.

We offer short & long-term residencies, work facilities, studio visits with New York arts professional, as well as direct exhibition and programmatic opportunities. Since introducing our formal residency program in 2009, hundreds of cultural producers from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Myanmar, Turkey, Italy, Germany, China, France, Denmark, Russia, Chile, Lebanon, South Korea, Taiwan, Peru, the Ukraine and more! Flux Factory’s history as a DIY family is deep in our DNA. Artists-in-Residence collaborate and learn from one another to realize new works, propose and produce public programming, and have input in the overall direction of the organization.

Duration

Our open call for the Residency Program is posted twice a year. Residencies are scheduled in three, six, nine or 12 month terms.

Opportunities to stay for a longer duration as a Community Resident can be discussed after a period of six months in the program. Community Residencies are scheduled in two year terms, to be renewed up to five years. Six studios are held for this purpose.

Programming

Artists-in-Residence are the originators of Flux Factory’s programming, including most of Flux Factory exhibitions and public programs. All residents are given time in the gallery to have a solo show, curate a group show, host a panel or forum or use it as extra studio space. Flux Factory provides a stipend to each Resident for their public presentation, or to research or produce new work. Each year we have four month-long exhibitions curated by current residents, alumni and other Fluxers.

Facilities

Each Flux Factory Resident will be assigned a studio space. Most artists will have a studio for individual use, however shared studios are possible. Flux Factory Artists-in-Residence are free to use all common facilities and resources. The building is equipped with a wood shop, silk screen studio, co-working office, library, kitchen, large deck, expansive gallery space, and audio visual equipment. Additionally, residents have access to city programs such as Materials for the Arts (two blocks away!), the Windmill Community Garden (across the street) and other opportunities such as our international programs and more.

Fluxhood

As a part of a community-run center for artists, Flux Factory residents are asked to take part in the creation and maintenance of its facilities and programming. On Monday nights, all residents and administrators are required to attend a weekly meeting so that we may foster a sense of community and discuss the evolving needs of the program.

Artists-in-Residence are asked to put in volunteer hours toward the maintenance of the space and a weekly chore. A constantly changing physical and social environment, Flux is always a work-in-progress, and there are many opportunities to leave one’s mark.

Criteria

The Flux Factory residency is tailored to American and international cultural producers of all stripes, social activists, academics, and anyone who’s creative, adventurous, and willing to come to New York City to create new bodies of work that are informed by their experience here. We are especially keen to have artists who have a socially collaborative art practice, and have experience working collectively.

Selection

Artists-in-Residence are selected through our Open Call application process. Applications are reviewed by Flux Factory administrators and current residents. Prospective Artists-in-Residence with standout applications will undergo an interview via Zoom or in-person at Flux Factory, if within a reasonable travel distance.

Cost

Monthly fees to participate in the Residency Program range from $725 to $1000. There is currently no individual financial support, however Flux Factory will write letters of invitation for grants and other funding opportunities, and share opportunities for additional resources when available.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


PARTNERSHIPS

We are pursuing relationships with funding organizations interested in sponsoring individual artists to partake in Flux Factory’s Artists-in-Residence program.  If you are a supporting organization interested in hosting artists at Flux Factory, please contact us.

RECENT RESIDENCY PARTNERS

ARoS Public
Art Quarter Budapest
Artiste En Residence
Governors Island Trust
New York Foundation for the Arts
Residency Unlimited
Taipei Cultural Center in New York
Trust for Mutual Understanding
UOB Art Academy
Ukrainian Institute

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