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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Kasia Houlihan

Art & Advocacy Residency: Spring 2021 *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

Weinberg/Newton Gallery invites applicants for the inaugural Art & Advocacy Residency.

Applicants should be in direct dialogue with social justice issues that are especially pressing at this very moment such as anti-racism and racial inequity.

With 2,200 SF made available as work space for an artist to realize an artwork in Spring 2021, the residency will take place over 12 weeks from April 1–June 24, 2021. The resident artist or artist collaborative will be further supported through a $7,500 stipend.

To apply, please visit to review application requirements and submit your completed application by December 31, 2020 11:59PM CST. Selected artist or artist collaborative will be announced January 2021.

Basic Information:

  1. Dates: April 1–June 24, 2021
  2. Location: Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 688 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, 60642

Resident Resources:

  1. 2,200 SF of workspace
  2. 215 SF screening room
  3. Work tables and chairs
  4. Audio/visual equipment
  5. Wi-Fi
  6. Stipend
  7. Public facing project production cost
  8. Note: The gallery does not provide housing.

Application Eligibility:

  1. Chicago-based artist or artist collective
  2. Need for work space
  3. Interest in sharing in-progress work with audiences
  4. Working in direct dialogue with pressing social justice issues such as anti-racism
  5. Work that is invested in collaboration and/or public dialogue

Participation Requirements:

  1. The artist is expected to actively use their workspace and will be present for a minimum of 15 hours a week
  2. The artist will present a public facing project funded by WNG. The budget for this project will be mutually agreed upon. The public facing project can utilize the gallery’s virtual platforms, courtyard, and storefront windows. The artist will propose a sketch of the project within their application and are expected to mount the project at any time during the 12 week residency.
  3. Residency will be part of a series of programming planned for Spring 2021, the artist will contribute to 1 programmed event of their choosing/interest during the duration of the residency. The artist will also have the opportunity to conceive of their own programming as part of their residency and will receive gallery support in the planning and execution.
  4. The artist will work with WNG staff to create an online presence to share select activities and works in progress.

Participation Restrictions:

  1. The artist cannot be participating in another residency or professional development program at the same time.
  2. The artist cannot be enrolled in an academic program at the same time.

If you have general inquiries about the program or application guidelines, please email

Deadline: 12.30.2020
Name: Kasia Houlihan
Address: 688 N Milwaukee Ave
Phone: 3125295090