2nd Floor Co-op is a one-year creative consortium, think-tank, work-share, and dream machine for select 2nd Floor Rear artist alumni.

2nd Floor Rear, an annual DIY festival of art in alternative spaces, is taking a break from its regular programming in 2018 and 2019. Instead, this platform will be available to past 2nd Floor Rear participants as a space for creative symbiosis and convivial exchange.

Through an application process, three 2nd Floor Rear alumni will be selected to participate in a year-long cooperative programming residency. The residency will last October 2018 to October 2019, with peak public-facing programming slated for the summer of 2019. Residents will work together to develop original projects.

The co-op will channel 2nd Floor Rear’s freewheeling curatorial philosophy and the residents’ artistic practices into a series of intimate creative gatherings. Throughout the year, residents will take turns providing artistic direction for these occasions for shared experience, each holding space for disciplinary irreverence, the personable-as-political, deliberate non-objectivity, and reciprocal weirdness in accord with the lead artist’s vision.

The deadline to apply has passed. Stay tuned for news about 2nd Floor Co-op programming.