BOLT 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 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.
Application for BOLT 2019-2020 opens on Friday, January 25, 2019.
The esteemed jurors for the BOLT 2019-2020 session are:
Felicia Mings, Coordinator, Andrew W. Mellon Academic Programs at Art Institute of Chicago
Roberto Sifuentes, Artist, Professor of Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Application deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM. We regret that incomplete or late applications cannot be considered.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.