The Failure Support Group

Art projects fail a lot, particularly those that are participatory, public and/or social. They fail for different reasons and cause myriad revelations. Nevertheless, the structures that we use to talk about these works and contexts where they are presented often don’t leave room for discussing the failures plainly and objectively.

We’re interested in failure– in its relationship to creative production, artistic rhetoric and public presentation. We’re also interested in making work that does not fail as often by sharing our failures, and hearing yours through our Failure Archive and our Support Groups.


The Failure Support Group project is run by members of The Institute For Infinitely Small Things. This project is inspired by a Failure Support Group event produced by Platform2 in Boston in 2008.

To get more information,  browse/contribute to the archive of failure, inquire about hosting a Failure Support Group and more, visit OR