Twice a month, selected participants meet to work on, discuss, and refine their artistic processes through a practice-based research model, whereby fundamental questions are investigated and examined through discussion and creation of new work.


Through Salon, artists are also called to examine fundamental philosophies and pragmatic living as elements of the artist’s practice.


The rules:

  • Be an artist.

  • Be an intellectual.

  • Be both with an open heart.


About  "salon" a space for practice-based research and idea exchange

Potluck philosophy

We believe art thrives best when the artists who make it are well supported. In an age of massive digital content, online social networking, and express production, we value a return to face-to-face community as a means of fostering art creation. That's why we've structred Salon, our two-part artists' series, as an artists' potluck. Each month, participants meet for two three-hour sessions; the first is an in-home focused discussion over a potluck meal and the second is an in-studio 'potluck' where artists bring ideas and process into an experimental space for practical artist research. 


HOW it works


Week one: idea exchange

Salon members meet to discuss selected research topics, and explore philosophies in areas such as ethics, performance, artistic process, existentialism, social justice, science, etc. as applicable to artistic practice. This process is led by a designated “salonierre" who guides discussion and document group investigation.

Week two: practice-based research

From the discussions and questions that arise during week one, artists generate practice-based research exercises to explore these ideas through practical application such as studies or experiments in music, text, movement, sound, visual art, dance, creation, imaging, etc. A salonierre will guide the flow of practice and document the artistic process for future research.


Open Salon

Every few session cycles, Centrifuge Arts welcomes the public to an Open Salon. We invite you to bring your ideas, your process, and your friends! 


Interested in joining us? Drop us a line at info@centrifugearts.com!


Centrifuge Arts offers internship positions for high school and college students that provide nurturing opportunities to those interested in producing, marketing, and arts administration. To apply, send your resume along with a brief cover letter explaining what interests you about collaborative theater to info@centrifugearts.com.





Centrifuge Arts proudly hosts the inaugural Story Incubator: a state-of-the-art Writer's Laboratory


Story Incubator laboratory runs from November 1, 2015 through January 1, 2016. As Artists-in-Residence, participants will conduct site visits relevant to their work, meet weekly with the Story Incubator peer writers' group, and have one-on-one reviews with Artistic Director Simone Tetrault to workshop and craft pieces in progress throughout the 8 week period. Story Incubator  will culminate in a night of staged readings with Centrifuge Arts.


Applications for the workshop 2015 are now closed. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates on artist opportunities!



About  "story incubator" a new space for theater in the making

We would like to extend a special thank you to our incredible supporters! Our work has been made possible in part by space grants from 92Y Harkness Dance Center, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and a development grant from the SciArt Center of New York.

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