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CAC Announces Move
Monday, January 22, 2018

The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is excited to announce that it will move to a new location at 2130-40 West Fulton Street in the dynamic Kinzie Industrial Corridor in spring 2018. The new location will occupy 6,286 sq. ft. of a 55,000 sq. ft. building, providing CAC with the option to grow its footprint over time. The 44-year-old, non-profit organization has been at its current location at 217 North Carpenter for the past seven years.

Chicago Artists Coalition and Terrain Exhibitions Announce Public Art Residency
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) and Terrain Exhibitions (Terrain) are pleased to announce the inaugural Terrain-HATCH Public Art Residency, which gives graduates of CAC’s HATCH Projects an opportunity to curate four exhibitions at Terrain. The exhibitions will run for five weeks each and will take place from February – July 2017.

Starving Artist 2016 Chicago Artists Coalition's Annual Benefit
Friday, March 11, 2016

Nobody will go hungry when Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC)’s Starving Artist benefit returns Thursday, April 14, 2016. More than 500 guests will be treated to decadent bites while immersed in a uniquely designed space at Venue One (1034 W. Randolph). This year’s silent auction, hosted online by Paddle 8, allows guests the chance to own work from more than 20 noted Chicago artists. All proceeds from the event support CAC, providing educational resources, exhibitions, opportunities and networks for Chicago artists of all disciplines. Tickets (starting at $50) are on sale now at

Chicago Artists Coalition & Hyde Park Art Center Collaborate On Citywide Teaching Artists Summit
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Chicago Artists Coalition and Hyde Park Art Center are pleased to present the 1st annual citywide Teaching Artists Summit. Taking place at the Art Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, the Teaching Artists Summit is a day-long convening bringing together teaching artists across the city for professional development and community-building around critical issues in teaching artistry today.

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Chicago Artists Coalition Announce Curatorial Fellowship Program & Exhibition
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (GDDF) and the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) are pleased to announce the inaugural Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Curatorial Fellowship, which gives graduates of CAC’s HATCH Projects an opportunity to curate an exhibition of artists affiliated with visual arts organizations in the Chicago metro area supported by GDDF.

Chicago Artists Coalition Joins the #ILGive and #GivingTuesday Movements with Matching Grant from The Coleman Foundation
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Chicago, IL - The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The Chicago Artists Coalition provides education and support to emerging artists, curators, educators and creative thinkers who make Chicago culturally vibrant.

End of Year BOLT and HATCH Exhibitions at CAC
Monday, October 27, 2014

CAC is pleased to present Suddenly Plastic, a HATCH Projects group exhibition featuring work by Lauren Carter, Andi Crist, Benjamin DeMott, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Lily Dithrich, and Edyta Stepien, co-curated by JGV/WAR; and PREVIEW4, a group exhibition featuring all 2014-15 BOLT Residency artists Marissa Lee Benedict, Houston Cofield, Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera, Myra Greene, Aram Han, Norman W. Long, Phil Peters, Erik L. Peterson, Sanaz Sohrabi, and Spencer Stucky, curated by Claire Valdez.

Upcoming October BOLT & HATCH Projects Exhibitions
Thursday, September 25, 2014

CAC is pleased to present Vagabunda, a solo exhibition featuring BOLT Resident Rashayla Marie Brown; and No-Fi, a group exhibition featuring new work by HATCH Projects Residents Lori Felker, Jesse Seay, and Sebura&Gartelmann, curated by Erin Toale.

Announcing New Executive Director
Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Board of Directors is proud to announce that Caroline Older will begin as CAC's new Executive Director on September 8, 2014.

New Film Content Added to CAR
Monday, August 11, 2014

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to announce the addition of film, video and moving image coverage on its professional development website for artists, Chicago Artists This is the first addition of a new creative discipline to the website since 2010.