For the past decade, Flux Factory has offered an informal, artist-run, and collective residency program comprised of a changing community of creative collaborators. Until recently, this operated organically and was self-organized. In July 2009 we initiated an expanded, professionalized, artist-run residency program.
Our new building offers accommodations for artists and are fully artist-run. We offer not only a welcoming community of artists with which to exchange ideas and learn, but also residencies, work facilities, and direct exhibition opportunities.
Currently ranges from 1 to 12 months depending on availability.
As Fluxers, artists are able to get involved in all of Flux Factory’s programming, including the Flux Factory exhibitions and public programs. In our new location we also have a project space gallery devoted to solo and group exhibitions by resident artists.
Flux Factory residents are free to use all facilities and resources, as well as access to other city programs such as Materials for the Arts (two blocks away!). In house facilities include a woodshop, tools, silk-screening facilities, and office space.
Flux Factory is a communally run center. All residents take part in the creation and maintenance of the Flux facilities and programming. That means doing weekly chores, putting in volunteer hours to home improvements, and attending weekly Monday night meetings. Our premises are new and we are renovating them with a large group of volunteers. Together, are continually arranging life at the new Flux building, so expect a changing environment, lots of learning together through experience, and many opportunities to leave your mark!
The Flux Factory residency is tailored to American and international artists of all mediums and practices. We also welcome 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.
Residents are selected by a jury comprised of our Advisory Committee, a group of specially invited artists, curators, intellectuals, administrators who serve in an advisory capacity, and current residents.
There is currently no individual financial support for a studio. We are in the process of developing partnerships with other arts institutions both locally and internationaly, towards supporting residencies at Flux Factory. Monthly fees for studios range from $500 to $750, in addition to utilities.
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.
Current Sponsor: Residency Unlimited
In line with its mission, Residency Unlimited is supporting Flux Factory’s international residency program, while equally providing highly personalized support to each resident artist.