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Open Call: Saunter Trek Escort Parade… (S.T.E.P…. )

Flux Factory and the Queens Museum are happy to invite proposals for Saunter Trek Escort Parade… (S.T.E.P…. ) one of Flux Factory’s 2018 Major Exhibitions; curated by Christina Freeman, Emireth Herrera, & Moira Williams.

September 6-26, 2018 at Flux Factory

November 2018 at the Queens Museum 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 22, 2018

S.T.E.P Solicitud en Español 


… (S.T.E.P…. ) embraces the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can open conversations about visibility, perception, time, labor, economics, exploration, mapping, colonialism, migration, the environment, health and the connections between all of these.

S.T.E.P… welcomes proposals that approach walking from all perspectives and people: walking as protest, to take up space, to be visible, walking as choreography, walking as marching band, as Hip Hop, as Carnival, intervention, parade, pilgrimage, funerary, liberation, labor, humor. Walking as performance, ways to queer walking, Afro-Futuristic walking, rights to roam, walking theater, playful ways of wandering, critical ways of wandering, meditation, walking in orthopedics, as mobilization, disruption, to engage, to sense, group walks, solitary walks, private walks, nature walks, durational walks, relays, Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality walks, walking with drones, for health, sleepwalking, walking with animals, loitering, audio walks, anti-tours, walking trails: historical, campaign or comets, walking with objects, walking as architecture, walking on buildings, in drag. Unwalking history, gender, hate, pollution, class. Walking hidden landscapes, dreams, with spirits or in space. Drifts, night walks following the moon walks.

S.T.E.P… celebrates, accepts and respects the many ways and bodies we walk our human and non-human pace.
S.T.E.P… seeks to be an overlapping convergence and entanglement of walking, walk based works and programing, mobilizing throughout New York. Walking based and related proposals of any kind including all two and three dimensional artworks, installations, video, performance, workshops, panels, etc., are all encouraged to apply. S.T.E.P… is open to all people of all abilities.

S.T.E.P… lives outside of the commercial arena of the art world, supporting alternative concepts, methodologies and ways of mobility, especially representing people of all abilities and underrepresented people.

All artists will receive S.T.E.P. stipends
Resources for the proposals are below, including gallery dimensions and timeline.

Please send all inquiries to:

Exhibition Dates: September 6-26, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 22, 2018


Deadline for submissions: Monday, January 22, 2018

Notification of acceptance status: Monday, April 16, 2018

Flux Factory Installation: Monday, September 3, 2018

Opening reception at Flux Factory: Friday September 6, 2018

Flux ThursdayThursday September 13, 2018 (performance/talks)

Deinstall: Sunday September 29, 2018

Queens Museum install: last week of October 2018 (TBD)
Queens Museum exhibition: November 2018
Queens Museum deinstall: early December 2018 (TBD)
*different works will be selected for each location, you are welcome to propose site specific walks*


This exhibition is a Flux Factory Major Exhibition made possible in part by in-kind support from Materials for the Arts; the New York State Regional Economic Development Council; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Consider donating to Flux Factory’s quarterly Major Exhibition program, which compensates artists to produce free public events – visit for details.

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