Call for Artists
Comfort Station is now taking applications for exhibitions for our 2023 season! Deadline for applications has been extended to October 27th, 2022, at midnight. There is no application fee. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel including Comfort Station staff and invited artists and curators.
Through our selection process, we aim to create a year of exhibitions that reflect a diverse range of practices, showing work that integrates well with the space and context of our public building. Comfort Station operates with core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, therefore we are committed to providing a platform for BIPOC artists, women, LGBTQ+, trans/gender non-conforming, and disabled artists. We also strive to put these values into action by ensuring that this public call for exhibitions reaches as wide an audience as possible through targeted outreach and communications.
Monthly exhibitions are active during March - December. These shows coexist with our regular programming throughout the year.
- Each artist will receive a $400 stipend
- We accept solo and two person exhibitions, as well as group show proposals from artists and curators (please note our space is quite small!) You can submit images that are reflective of your current work and what you would show along with an artist statement, or a proposal for particular body of work that is conceptually and specifically produced for the context of our space.
- We love when people approach our space with big ideas. However, please keep in consideration that the objects must live in the space with upwards of 25+ programmed events each month (see images for reference here). Our programmers are diligently protective of the artwork at all events, but overly fragile work is generally not a great fit.
- Open to artists based in the Chicago area only
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:
Jordan Martins at firstname.lastname@example.org