2023 Call for Emerging BIPOC Artists @ Gallery 1701: Exhibits/Talks/Workshops
The Chicago Center for Arts and Technology (CHICAT) is looking for emerging BIPOC artists to exhibit their work at CHICAT’s Gallery 1701 and share their artistic vision and experience with our community. (We especially want to support artists who reside in our focus communities of North Lawndale, Little Village, and Pilsen.) Through exhibition of contemporary art, CHICAT seeks to enrich our community and support the professional growth of emerging artists.
CHICAT’s mission is to educate, empower, and elevate the talents of individuals, transforming lives and catalyzing equitable, inclusive spaces for individuals to learn, work, and grow. CHICAT pursues its mission by providing an enriching learning environment with access to emerging technologies, artist-led classes, and standards-based vocational training to support each person’s pathway.
By exhibiting contemporary local work of emerging artists, CHICAT strives to encourage creativity, ignite passion for careers in the arts, and promote beauty within and beyond our gallery walls. We strive to raise awareness of societal challenges that harmonize equity and bring forth educational opportunities to our community and neighbors through the voices of artists, students, educators, and partnering professionals.
Artist Opportunities: Artists selected by CHICAT to exhibit their work at Gallery 1701 will be offered the chance to:
• Exhibit their work for approximately 2-4 weeks in a gallery setting;
• Receive support installing the exhibit;
• Benefit from CHICAT’s marketing of their exhibit;
• Be featured at an exhibition reception; and
• Permitted access, by appointment, to studio and maker lab space to prepare for the exhibition.
Artist’s Obligations upon acceptance: CHICAT requires all artists whose work is selected for an Exhibition to:
• Provide images of ten to fifteen completed works of art for review and approval prior to scheduling the exhibition;
• Deliver a 2-hour Artist Talk to introduce yourself, describe your work, talk about your artistic journey, and answer questions from the community;
• Teach two 1-hour workshops for CHICAT students; and
• Sign an agreement, outlining the rights and responsibilities of CHICAT and the Artist in collaborating on the exhibition.
To apply, please complete the online application: CHICAT Jotform Application
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applications shall include within the Jotform Application: digital images of artwork proposed for the exhibition and two written statements of no more than 500 words each on the following topics:
1. Describe your proposed exhibition and explain how it would advance CHICAT’s mission, available here: https://chicat.org/about/who-we-are/.
2. Submit an artist statement that reflects your creative practices and ideas.
Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
For More Information:
Visit the CHICAT Site: www.chicat.org
Contact: Kristen Wykret, Gallery Manager
Address: 1701 W. 13th St
Phone: 312-733-1701; Ex. 4092