Open Call

Exhibition Open Call: Din Din

Flux Factory

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Queens, United States


-Open to artists, ceramicists, woodworkers, metal-smiths, and other makers to literally set the tables in the restaurant for the food-based events. *Functional and dysfunctional work welcome*. The selected tableware and furniture will be exhibited the entire month and used for the meals and events unless otherwise requested. -Open to all media including film, video, sound, music, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, prints, paintings, etc. Selected artworks will be exhibited the entire month. -Open to experimental, conceptual, self-published, heirloom, interactive, in-progress, DIY zines and published cookbooks. The cookbook library will be exhibited all month and available for the public to read and scan recipes. -Open to both professional and amateur chefs, cooks, bakers, collectives, food educators, family members, artists, performers and writers. We are interested in proposals for meals, ‘menu’ items that can be served to guests during restaurant hours (edible & non-edible items).

Number of Participants

Each exhibition has unique requirements and needs, so please read the guidelines thoroughly and apply to the exhibition that best suits your work. Every participating artist, educator, cook, musician, designer, and so on, will be paid a stipend for their participation.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 01, 2020 - May 24, 2020




No meals


Chefs, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Social Practice


No languages listed

Program Description

Din Din is a May 2020 group exhibition and experimental diner, a social space with food-centric artworks and public events. Much like the abundance of offerings on a classic diner menu, this multi-theme program celebrates the many aspects and intricacies of food in relation to community, environment and the imagination. Meals and performances will be segmented into 3 thematic weeks: family and tradition; death and food cycles; and kitsch and Americana. This mind-map graphic (see full size here) is intended to help show some of the varying directions you might take these loose themes. We will prioritize inclusion of disabled artists, and invite proposals that link disability with program themes, or facilitate inclusive access for the public. Selected participants will receive a stipend and logistical support. Din Din is curated by Cayla Lockwood, Sarah Dahlinger and Nat Roe. Feel free to email us with any questions or comments at

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