Flux Projects supports artists in creating innovative temporary public art throughout Atlanta. The highlight of our year is FLUX, a one-night event modeled on other international celebrations such as Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. FLUX fills the streets and empty spaces of the Castleberry Hill Arts District with large and small-scale projections, performances, dance, music, light and sound installations, and other forms of multimedia works and public interactions. The event will return to Castleberry on Saturday, October 6, from 8:00 p.m. until midnight.
Flux Projects is now accepting proposals for FLUX 2012. In general, we are interested in works that are artistically compelling both aesthetically and conceptually, creative in their approach to public space and human interaction, and that address a broad audience. We are also interested in projects that involve community participation or address social concerns. We have a strong preference for projects that run continuously throughout the evening, though we will consider shorter projects if they bring something compelling to the event. We are looking for pivotal works with high impact as well as smaller works that activate the street atmosphere.
Any artist, artist team, creative collaborative, or curator (referred to collectively as Applicants from here forward) may submit projects. Individual applicants or at least one team member must be 18 years of age.
Proposed projects can focus on any form of visual art or performance, broadly conceived, including sound installations. Projects should be appropriate to a one-night event. However, if permission is granted by property owners, the projects can extend beyond FLUX.
Flux Projects will make the final selection and secure permission for sites, but Applicants who have a site in mind should note this in their submissions.
Flux Projects will award commissions from $100 to $30,000 with no fixed number of projects designated. Applicants requesting $10,000 or more should have experience working in the public realm. Decisions will be based upon the quality and viability of submitted projects. Applicants should be mindful that more projects will be funded in the $2,500 to $10,000 range than in the $15,000 to $30,000 range.
The budget is all-inclusive per project, covering design, materials, construction and/or fabrication, transportation, delivery, site preparation, lighting (if applicable), equipment, insurance, consultant fees, installation and de-installation, travel (if applicable) and other costs associated with the project (including Artist and/or Curator fees). If the proposed budget exceeds the amount requested from Flux Projects, Applicants must detail how the overage will be funded.
- Artistic merit
- Accessibility to a public audience
- Appropriateness for the event
- Feasibility of construction
- Public safety/welfare
Submissions are being accepted through CaFÉ. Applicants must abide by the word limits to the application questions. Applications that do not observe these will not be reviewed for consideration.
Apply online through CaFÉ.