Flux Factory’s Mission is to support and promote emerging artists through residencies, exhibitions, and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City. Programs Flux provides affordable space to 40 local and international emerging Artists-in-Residence annually through bi-annual open calls. This artist’s hive is an incubator for experimentation with collaborative processes showcased in Flux’s 1400 sq ft gallery, which hosts over 75 annual multidisciplinary events – all Flux events are free and artists are compensated for their work. Flux commissions new works from the general public through quarterly open calls in thematic group exhibitions.
A redeveloped industrial area along the East River in Queens, Long Island City is known for its gleaming high-rises with sweeping views of Manhattan. Innovative art galleries and performance spaces, as well as pockets of trendy bars and restaurants, appeal to local artists and young professionals. MoMA PS1 showcases cutting-edge art and hosts seasonal dance parties. Locals enjoy the quiet riverfront park.
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2013 Alumni - Flux II and Flux III
I attended Flux Factory both when I graduated undergrad (2008-09) and then returned a year or two after grad school (2014). It's a funky space and mainly self-directed with some scattered programming. However, this space really shaped who I am today and some of my greatest friendships began there. I wouldn't be where I am today without Flux Factory and this unique space that still exists in New York City while most warehouse arts spaces are dwindling next to high-end luxury skyscrapers. It's an acquired taste to attend, but one that will give you more after you have been there and have an impact on your practice. Definitely look out for their open calls and try to visit their exhibitions, attend their residency, and witness some of their programs around Long Island City.