Open Call

Open Call: Nobody's Fashion Week

Flux Factory

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Queens, United States


Nobody’s Fashion Week is a re-imagining of the fashion industry from the bottom up. We believe that change needs to happen in the fashion industry. The current industry is rooted in exclusivity, consumerism, hierarchy and unrealistic beauty ideals. We believe that Fashion is for everyone. Fashion is body politics, representation, sustainability, systems. Fashion is a medium that everybody participates in, whether they like it or not. We are seeking passionate artists, designers, educators and organizers that are redefining and exploring fashion beyond the conventions currently seen in the fashion industry. The Open Call prioritizes people based in New York City, but is open to applicants outside of NYC. Thanks to a generous grant from the DCLA, Disability Forward Fund, priority will also be given to disabled artists, or artists whose work addresses issues of disability and accessibility.

Number of Participants

We are looking for between 4-10 resident artists (approximately) for the Gallery Studio Residency portion of the exhibition. We do not yet have a limit for the number of workshops and other forms of participation (i.e. models, photographers, filmmakers, makeup artists). Please see our open call for ideas on other ways to participate:


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2020 - September 29, 2020


  • $300.00-700.00 stipend (one-time)


Co-Working, Installation Space, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Exhibition, Open Studios, Performances, Professional Development, Publication, Workshops


Activists, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Design, Digital Media, DJ / Nightlife, Documentary, Fiber Arts, Film, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Moving Image, Multimedia, Performance Art, Sculpture, Sound Art, Theatre, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology


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Program Description

There are many ways to participate in Nobody’s Fashion Week. Here are some examples, but feel free to propose new ideas! Gallery Studio Residency: 5 - 7 designers will have an allotted open, shared studio space in the Flux Factory Gallery during the month of September 2020, as part of Nobody’s Fashion Week. Artist will receive an honorarium ranging from $300-$700, commensurate with the scale of your proposal. Resident artists will have the opportunity to go to Materials for the Arts. Self-taught, DIY, and emerging designers without a studio space are highly encouraged to participate. Programming: We hope to offer an array of programming that is free and open to the public that span a range of topics, such as sustainability, worker rights, and self-expression. We are looking for proposals for lectures, practical workshops, panel discussions, and runway show ideas. All organizers will receive an honorarium of at least $100, pertaining to the duration and scale of the program.

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