Fluxx Productions, which celebrated its 1st anniversary in their current community art space, as well as its 10 years of producing Boys R Us, a "gender performance troupe", is a sparklingly unique gem of Tucson arts and culture. The Southwest LGBT Film & Art Society, focused on bringing Tucson the best in LGBT films, held its inaugural six-day film festival in February. The two organizations will work closely on a number of other film related programs in 2012 and 2013. Dante Celeiro will continue as the Executive Director of Fluxx Productions, and Joe Sprague will continue as Festival Director of Out in the Desert. Additionally, Sprague will also step into the role of Development Director for Fluxx Productions.
"As for Out in the Desert, very little will change, other than the festival moving from February to January. The same Steering Committee will be overseeing the festival operations with me," said Festival Director Joe Sprague.
"With both organizations having a very close mission of working with the Queer Art Community, we felt the best approach was to collaborate in order to accomplish our joint goal of having a Queer Performing Arts Center here in Tucson," said Fluxx Executive Director Dante Celeiro.
"I am very excited about all the possibilities that this Strategic Partnership will bring, not only to Tucson, but Arizona and the Southwest. I'm also very excited to work with Dante to bring a Queer Performing Arts Center to Tucson," said Sprague. "With Joe now working at Fluxx Productions full time as our Development Director along side myself, we are excited to say we're looking forward to launching a number of new events, classes, and most importantly, a capital campaign in the fall to make the dream of a Queer Performing Arts Center a reality." said Celeiro.