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BOLT

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

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.

News

Application for BOLT 2019-2020 opens on Friday, January 25, 2019.

View complete program description and guidelines.

Application NOW OPEN

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.

Events

BOLT
Temporarily Removed, 2019

Temporarily Removed

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
Opening reception: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5 - 8 pm

The collection of sands that have been selected chronicles what remains of the world from the long erosions that have taken place, and that sandy residue is both the ultimate substa