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Saint Louis — Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — Today Fabricatorz Foundation’s O.N.G. invented a new model for how to fund artists called a “break-in”. O.N.G., pronounced Only Next Generation, announced that the upcoming O.N.G.2 on Saturday, April 27 is the first application of the “break-in” model for connecting artists with patrons and funding through grants selected on the night of the event.

O.N.G. Released the following “break-in” specification:

O.N.G.2 is the first BREAK-IN, a model whereby people must break into the space for collaboration for a One Night Gathering. There are three ways to BREAK-IN to the O.N.G.2 art economy:

🖼️ I am an Artist: Donate Art.

  • Bring Artwork.
  • Get Access.
  • Receive Grant.
  • RSVP.

🎟 I want an Experience: Buy Ticket.

  • Buy Access.
  • Experience Music
  • Experience Artwork.
  • $10 (online) (OR) $12 (door).

💵 I am a Patron: Fund Grants.

  • Support Artists.
  • Decide Grantees.
  • Get Art.
  • $314+ (online/on-site)


  • 09.00pm DOORS Open + Artwork Placement Begins
  • 09.00pm T.J.MAXXX (debut sets by Tj Hughes & Real Boy Eternity)
  • 10.00pm Failed Shape (debut performance)
  • 10.45pm DJ Taye (Teklife/Chicago)
  • 11.00pm Artwork Placement ENDS (artwork entry ends)
  • 12.45am GRRL (NTS/Durham)
  • 12.45am Biota DJ Crew - Ekse/Namatamago/Jake Leech (STL)


Bringing Artwork?

  • What type of Artwork? Any type you may justify, including broadly Music and performance. But note, live performance must be done during the event and music will be playing.
  • Bring your artwork to the door for review by art critics from either 1-6pm during Breakerpsace at Biota or at the door from 9pm until 11 pm.
  • Ranked grant payouts from the pool will be decided by the Patrons and announced at midnight.
  • Art Critique at entry by Lee Kratzer, Sarah Myers, Jon Phillips.
  • Upon acceptance, you will receive a ticket for entry and then may work with a curator on placing your artwork in the space for review by patrons.
  • If your artwork is denied, you may rework your artwork or concept up to two more times (OR) you may buy a ticket (OR) become a patron.
  • Artists are encouraged to come to Breakerspace on-site at Biota in Laclede’s Landing from 1-6 PM in order to work on projects alongside experience designers Tj Hughes, Ann Johnshon, Maxwell Foley, Justin Enoch, Jon Phillips, Barry Threw and Tyler Mathews.

Artist Grants

  • The first donor and patron for the O.N.G.2 Artist Grant Pool is Barry Threw.
  • Each time someone becomes a patron or donates a specific dollar amount for the Grant Pool, the amount in USD of the Grant Pool on the main page of increases.
  • You may donate here:
  • The donors and patrons who attend O.N.G.2 decide how much is paid out to each artist, and every participating artist receives some payout.

For More Information

  • Friday, April 27, 2019
  • Biota, Laclede’s Landing, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Optional On-site Breakerspace Art Making 1 PM - 6 PM
  • O.N.G.2 BREAK-IN Main Event 9 PM - 2 AM
  • BUY Tickets online discounted (OR) at the door with Card.

About O.N.G.

O.N.G. is a One Night Gathering. Only in Saint Louis. Only Experienced Once. Only New Music. Only New Art. Designed for the Night. Always Last Minute. Always Realtime. Only Next Generation.

About Fabricatorz Foundation

Fabricatorz Foundation is a St. Louis based non-profit supporting creative technologists and emerging cultural practitioners with community-focused initiatives that drive innovation through art, technology, and culture. The Foundation is made up of a team who have led projects for Fortune 500 companies, A-list international artists, top museums, galleries, and educational institutions around the world.

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