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BOLT Residency

BOLT Residency

2015 BOLT Residency Alumni Exhibition. Featured artists pictured: Sarah & Joseph Belknap, Joseph G. Cruz, Kathleen Fimreite Trumbull, Christopher Ottinger, Eric Wall, Stacia Yeapanis.
2015 BOLT Residency Alumni Exhibition. Featured artists pictured: Sarah & Joseph Belknap, Joseph G. Cruz, Kathleen Fimreite Trumbull, Christopher Ottinger, Eric Wall, Stacia Yeapanis.

BOLT Residency is a highly competitive, juried, one-year artist studio residency program.

The Artist-in-Residence program offers emerging and established artists a platform for the investigation, experimentation, and development of ideas regarding contemporary artistic practice while living and working in the city of Chicago. The program's mission is to help artists advance their career in an environment that allows for expansive thinking and opportunities to engage with their co-residents in a group setting, as well as with influential artists, curators, and educators through individual studio visits.

BOLT Residency provides six (6) professional open-plan studios and a 400-square-foot gallery space for a solo exhibition. The program is non-residential: no room/board is offered.

News

Application for BOLT Residency 2018-2019 is closed. Please check back in January 2019 for new information.

View complete program description and guidelines.

Application NOW CLOSED

The esteemed jurors for the 2018-2019 session of BOLT Residency are:

Alberto Aguilar: Artist & Educator
Kristin Korolowicz: Writer & Independent Curator
Edra Soto: Artist, Curator & Educator

 

Application deadline was Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM. We regret that incomplete or late applications could not be considered.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Events

BOLT Residency
Emilo Rojas performing “Memorial to an Unbuild Monument and/or A Litany of Reduction” at EXPO Chicago 2017

The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's Monuments

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 2018, 6-9pm

"The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's Monuments" is a solo exhibition by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Emilio Rojas.

Bolt Residents