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About collaborate:create

collaborate:create is a residency that brings artists together across disciplines to create new works in three weeks that center on one socially relevant theme. The process culminates in a one night only public exhibition. c:c is a project of Forward Flux Productions.

collaborate:create exhibitions feature a programmed evening of new works installed throughout the entire venue, and a salon-meets-museum pARTy atmosphere where audiences can engage with art and artists for a unique "what is art" experience.



collaborate:create started in NYC in 2013. It has had 4 cycles in residence at Theaterlab in Manhattan. In 2015, the program expanded to Seattle, bringing artists and audiences in the Pacific North West the opportunity to engage with this unique program.


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Next Exhibition

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One Night Only Public Exhibition

May 6th, 7pm-10pm at Fremont Abbey, Seattle

Forward Flux Productions presents a one night only public exhibition on Wednesday, May 6th from 7-10pm at Fremont Abbey, marking the completion of an artists’ residency called collaborate:create. In addition to new works, the exhibition highlights the artists’ creative processes as a platform to foster the artist-audience relationship. Works range from dance performances to multimedia installations, all exploring the timely theme of Gentrification. This exhibition is the fifth cycle of collaborate:create, and the first in Seattle (other cycles have taken place in New York City).

Featured Artists

A diverse collection of artists will be selected to participate in this 21 day residency - the full roster will be announced in early April. If you are an artist looking to apply, please visit our ARTIST INFO PAGE.


Tickets will go on sale starting March 6th.



c:c Exists to...

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Give artists a forum to provoke dialogue and share perspectives on current issues.


Foster a community of collaborative artists who believe in taking charge of the creation process.


Push the boundaries of artistic expression by experimentation, forward thinking, and innovation.

Past Exhibitions

You May Not Belong

March 16th, 2014 - Theaterlab, NYC

Forward Flux Productions presented a one night only exhibition titled "You May Not Belong" marking the culmination of our fourth collaborate:create residency. All art on display was created in 3 weeks by 9 artists investigating themes of citizenship.
It featured a dance party, live performances, multi-media presentations, and a wedding.

Click the title below to see artist lists and photos from our past Exhibitions:
You May Not Belong / Degrees of Privacy / The Power of Belief / The Power of Silence

Info for Artists


Apply to be a residency artist!

Forward Flux Productions is now accepting applications for the 5th cycle of collaborate:create, to take place in Seattle. collaborate:create is a 3-week residency program that brings artists together across disciplines to create new works focused on one socially relevant theme. The process culminates in a one night only public exhibition that highlights the artists’ creative process. This program started in NYC (4 cycles complete in residence at Theaterlab in Manhattan), and is now expanding to Seattle.

This cycle will focus on gentrification and its' current social relevance and local impact. The program is free for artists who are selected, and provides approximately 40hrs of work space to create new works that relate to the theme.

Deadline to apply: March 22nd, 10pm.

Artists CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply.