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Debt+ Open Call

Debt Positive

Coming June 2016

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Artists, creative practitioners, researchers, and educators are invited to submit proposals for objects, experiences, workshops, performances, or actions that repurpose debt in its broadest interpretation. Debt might be the fundamental basis of human relations, but today it is also tricky business. Individuals shun it, but organizations seek to go into debt in order to grow. Debt seems to drive the economy yet appears abstracted to absurdity. Most people in the US share debt, yet debt is borne out privately. How do we put our finger on the debt, which is everywhere powerful and nowhere seen?

Debt Positive beckons artists and alchemists to re-envision debt, sublimate it, or provide entrance points and possibilities for eliminating wasteful implementations of debt. The national debt, student debt, climate debt, nutritional (or microbial) debt, and even the everyday debts arising out of daily lived experience are all fair game for transformation and repurposing.

Debt Positive is one of Flux Factory’s 2016 major exhibitions and will be co-curated by Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich.


Submission deadline: Tuesday March 1st, 11:59 pm

Notification of acceptance: Tuesday March 15th

Debt Positive exhibition and workshops: June 3rd – 24th


Submission Guidelines

Please email submissions in pdf format to and include the following:

For Artworks:

  • Description of proposed work (max 500 words)

  • Artist Statement or bio (max 200 words)

  • CV

  • Work samples: up to 10 examples of past works (images submitted as a single PDF or videos as links)

  • Image list including brief descriptions of the work (max 50 words)

For Workshops:

  • Description of workshop (max 500 words) please include ideal length and number of workshop sessions

  • List of workshop materials (if any)

  • Statement or bio (max 200 words)

  • CV

*note: if applying as a group you may upload multiple bio’s and cv’s as a single PDF

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