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Open Call for Group Exhibition “Going Places, Doing Stuff: Newtown Creek Edition”

Tod Seelie’s “Swimming Cities”, part of Flux’s 2011 exhibition “Sea Worthy”.

Flux Factory is seeking artists and mariners for the inaugural project at our upcoming venue, “Flux IV,” a new artist-run site for creating and exhibiting unique new works and gathering community. Flux will activate the waterway and surrounding green space at the crux of the Newtown Creek and East River in Queens; Hunters Point South Park throughout the late Spring and Summer of 2022 with an event series of artworks, performances, and creative interventions. 

“Going Places, Doing Stuff: Newtown Creek Edition” is a nod to the beloved original 2008 Flux Factory series “Going Places, Doing Stuff” that brought buses full of participants to unknown locations and experiences designed by artists. This time around, we are taking things to the water! Seaworthy, a 2011 Flux exhibition, is another point of reference for comparison and inspiration.

We encourage artists to consider the site of the boat launch, river, and neighboring park as a jumping-off point for adventure and engagement. We are accepting proposals for performances, artworks, itineraries, nautical vessels, historical tours, workshops, and other shared experiences. If you are a boat owner, builder, or another type of nautical practitioner, we would be excited to hear from you and help pair you with an artist. Flux Factory will be announcing our list of community partners and local waterway experts for “Going Places, Doing Stuff: Newtown Creek Edition” in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

This exhibition is generously supported by the Joseph Robert Foundation, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

NEED TO KNOW: 
To apply, complete this form via Submittable by April 15 at noon.

RSVP to an info session for all interested applicants on Wednesday, March 23, at 6pm via Zoom. Questions can also be sent to: goingplaces@fluxfactory.org

All accepted applicants will receive a stipend corresponding to the project’s scope. Artist stipends will range from $200 – $700.

ACCESSIBILITY
Hunters Point South Park comprises grassy areas and paved walkways along the water. The paved walkways are wheelchair accessible. The park will have a public restroom and benches for public use. The nearest accessible train stations are 21st st G and Hunters Point 7, and the closest Ferry Station is Hunters Point South landing. For specific questions and requests regarding access, please contact Nat Roe at nat@ fluxfactory.org, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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