collaborate:create is a program that brings artists together across disciplines to create new works in 21 days 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. Cycle 5 & Cycle 6 are running spring 2015 in Seattle and NYC, respectively.
One Night Only Public Exhibition
May 6th, 7pm-10pm at Fremont Abbey, Seattle
Forward Flux Productions with Parley and Nate Omdal 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. 20 artists have worked across disciplines to create new works in 21 days that investigate gentrification. Engage with art and artists to make your voice heard!
The exhibition has a pARTy atmosphere with a full evening of new works including dance, film, visual art, 10min plays, performative and multimedia installations, music, and more all exploring the changing face of Seattle's neighborhoods. There will be opportunities to meet the artists, and engage in conversation with your fellow neighbors at the show. 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).
The diverse group of Seattle based artists working on this cycle of collaborate:create include six playwrights from Parley playwright group, and three musicians that make up the Nate Omdal Trio. The full list includes: Benjamin Benne, Sheri Brown, Grace Carmack, Caitlin Coey, Rachel Delmar, Kyle Doran, Ryan Fields, Amber Hughes, Barry Johnson, Elise Koncsek, Cade MaGee, Sue McNally, Angel O'Leary, Nate Omdal, Sydney M Pertl, Anthony Phillips, James Price, Ashley Rang, Cara Romanik, and Emma Watt.
Watch as Forward Flux Artistic Director Wesley Fruge, artist Barry Johnson and Parley playwright Sue McNally talk about the upcoming exhibition and collaborate:create process on New Day Northwest.
One Night Only Public Exhibition
May 17th, 7pm-10pm at Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn NYC
Forward Flux Productions presents a one night only public exhibition on Sunday, May 17th from 7-10pm at Center for Performance Research, 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 sixth cycle of collaborate:create.
A diverse collection of artists will be selected to participate in this 21 day residency - the full roster will be announced in April. If you are an artist looking to apply, please visit our NYC ARTIST INFO PAGE.
Center for Performance Research (CPR)
361 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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 the 4th cycle of the collaborate:create artist program. All art on display was created in 21 days by 9 artists investigating themes of citizenship.
It featured a dance party, live performances, multi-media presentations, and a wedding.
Applications for 5th & 6th cycle now closed
Thank you for your interest, but unfortunately the application process for the 5th and 6th cycles collaborate:create is now closed. collaborate:create is a 21-day 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 (the first 4 cycles were in residence at Theaterlab in Manhattan), and is now expanding to Seattle to operate on both coasts. Selected artists will also have the opportunity to collaborate with artists across the country (NYC & Seattle artists will work together on some projects). Please keep your eye on this space for future residency announcements.
Both the Seattle & NYC cycles will focus on gentrification and its' current social relevance and local impact. The program is free for artists who are selected, and provides access to free work space to create new art that relate to the theme, and your work will be shown/performed in a one night only show. The Seattle show will be at Fremont Abbey in Fremont on May 6th. The NYC show will be at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn on May 17th.