The Old American Can Factory is an historic, six-building, 130,000 sq ft industrial complex on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn that houses a curated community of more than 300 artisans, visual/performing artists, poets/writers, filmmakers, architects/designers, publishers, non-profit organizations and others working in the creative industries.
The (OA) Can Factory was built in phases between c. 1879 and 1910. In 1996, XØ Projects Inc (XØp) took over management of the complex and curating its tenants, and in 2003 began the physical re-development of all its buildings to serve the cultural community.
From 1996 through 2012, XØp produced &/or presented hundreds of site-specific performances, exhibitions and cultural events in and around The (OA) Can Factory, often in partnership with other organizations, to audiences totaling more than 100,000 persons.
In 2013, XØp began a comprehensive visioning and planning process to grow the complex and build more than 200,000 sq ft to accommodate new programming and expanded facilities. The new complex will be known as INDUSTRIANA®GC at The (OA) Can Factory.
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For information about XØ Projects Inc, go to XOPROJECTS.COM