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Office Hours: Written Statement Review
May 21, 2019 from 5:30 - 8:00pm | This edition of Office Hours provides an opportunity for artists to meet individually with Chicago-based arts writers and editors to access feedback on written materials like artist statements and project proposals.

One-on-one written statement reviews last 30 minutes and provide a platform to access practical, professional advice on the written materials that are critical for working artists’ careers, including:

  • Artist Statements
  • Project Descriptions
  • Application Materials
  • And more!

Participants will be asked to submit a single piece of professional writing for advance review before the event.

Please note that space is very limited & advance registration is required. Office Hours appointments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be able to indicate your reviewer preference following the registration process. Participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment.

Learning Objectives

  • Insightful, professional perspective on the written work that supports your creative practice.
  • How to craft foundational language that can be adapted for different audiences.
  • Advice on implementing a review process of all materials in preparation for applications, exhibitions, and other artist opportunities.

Office Hours Consultants

Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor. He is a currently a HATCH Projects Curatorial Resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition and Art Editor of Newcity. Formerly, he was Assistant Curator at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. His writing has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Newcity.

Irma Nuñez is a Chicago-based editor and writer born to Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles. She has announced the news for Radio Thailand, edited fiction in translation for the Japanese Literature Publishing Project, and been a member of staff at The Nation (Bangkok), The Japan Times (Tokyo), and the Chicago Reader. She is currently at the University of Chicago Press and a regular contributor to The Japan Times.

Julia Klein has exhibited her work in Philadelphia, Detroit, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Chicago, Hammond (IN), and Giverny, France. Most recently, she created set design for Carla Harryman’s "Gardener of Stars, an opera” at Lightbox in Detroit. Klein received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Sculpture from the Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of Art. Since 2009, she has run Soberscove Press, a small nonprofit publishing company that produces art books. Soberscove’s latest book, On the Rock: The Acropolis Interviews, by Allyson Vieira was released in Feb 2019.

Maggie Taft is an independent scholar and founding director of the Haddon Avenue Writing Institute, a community-based writing center for teenage girls. Before establishing the Institute, she earned a PhD in art history from the University of Chicago, where her dissertation "Making Danish Modern, 1945–1960" received the 2015 Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities. From 2014–16 she served as Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Washington University in St. Louis. Taft's writing and reviews have appeared in many magazines and journals including Artforum, The Point, Texte Zur Kunste, Design and Culture, and The Journal of Design History. She is coeditor of Art in Chicago: From the Fire to Now (University of Chicago Press, 2018), the first single volume history of art in Chicago from the nineteenth century through the present day. Her book The Chieftain and the Chair: Danish Design in Postwar America is under contract with the University of Chicago Press.

Sabrina Greig is the Arts Learning Program Officer at the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation. At the intersection of social activism and Art History, her curatorial practice uses exhibition spaces to showcase experiences unique to Diasporic communities on the margins.


2130 W. Fulton Street (look for our dedicated entrance at 2132 W. Fulton Street!)


$30 General Public, CAC Artist Members, and BOLT, FIELD/WORK, HATCH, and LAUNCH Residents

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