What is Location One?

Location One is an independent, non-profit center for artistic experimentation and advanced thinking about the arts. We provide a home for serious discussion of the arts and social awareness, offering residential fellowships in the visual arts, performance, and writing.

We offer intensive curatorial expertise, technical guidance and creative resources, tailored to each fellow’s needs. We encourage participants to create new work and to exhibit or perform their work in our three exhibition spaces (in New York’s SoHo district). We invite them to share their thinking with the intellectual and artistic community in New York and – digitally – everywhere else.

Location One has forged an extensive network in political, academic and cultural communities in New York and abroad. Program participants have come from 33 countries so far in a network that extends throughout Asia, western and eastern Europe and Latin America. It is an ever-expanding network of people who care about artists and how they grow; who think that arts and creative expression matter deeply to the development of human culture. They understand the importance of creating new perceptions and critical thinking as technology and globalization transform our world.

Artists and thinkers take for granted the fluid boundaries of knowledge in the twenty-first century. They are the vanguard of human thought. They shape the models for the way we experience the contemporary world and images of its future. We at Location One have worked for 13 years to foster experimental art and critical dialogue between the people of the United States and the international community. The insight and vision of our fellows gives us hope for the future.