Chicago Artists Coalition supports emerging and mid-career Chicago artists through our education programs that focus on professional development.

The 2019 LAUNCH Invitational Residency will take place June 26-28, 2019 at Chicago Artists Coalition.

Participating schools and organizations include Chicago State University, Columbia College, DePaul University, Marwen, North Park University, Northern Illinois University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago!

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LAUNCH 2019 Artist Co-Facilitators + Mentors

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to collaborate with the 2019 LAUNCH Invitational Residency Artist Co-Facilitators and Mentors, Yvette Mayorga and Luis Sahagun.

2019 Curriculum

Informed largely by the self-assessments that resident artists complete during the application process, the LAUNCH curriculum combines structured workshops and conversations, assigned readings, group activities, and focused individual work.

Monday - Designing a Vision for the Future + Making Connections

  • Values + Goals + Questions | Yvette Mayorga // Luis Sahagun // Kate Zeller
  • Artists Paths + Modes of Practice | William Estrada // Tempestt Hazel // Emily Winter
  • Connecting with an Audience | Dana Bassett

Tuesday - Compiling Tools + Building Community

  • Financial Literacy for Artists | Sarah Lombardi
  • Inside Scoop on Artist Opportunities | Kristin Abhalter // Paul Catanese // Stephanie Koch // Teresa Silva
  • Crafting a Winning Proposal + Artist Statement Best Practices | J. Gibran Villalobos

Wednesday - Reflections, Feedback + Developing a Plan for Your Practice

  • Strategies for Developing a Sustainable Creative Career | Erica Mott
  • Individual Reflections + Collective Thinking | Brandon Alvendia // Matt Austin // Amina Ross // Kate Siezputowski

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