This one-year juried residency program for emerging and mid-career Chicago artists offers onsite studio space and monthly visits by influential artists and art professionals.
This juried program for emerging and mid-career Chicago visual artists and curators offers the opportunity to produce collaborative exhibitions, while encouraging experimentation and the building of ongoing professional relationships.
“I am truly thankful to have been given the opportunity to exhibit at EXPO, I hope to continue to stay in touch. It is bittersweet moment knowing that EXPO was the culmination of my BOLT residency. I wish I could be a resident of CAC continuously, the amount of support that you all provide is truly integral in cultivating my artistic career, I am humbled and thankful.”
“BOLT allowed me to look at my career from various viewpoints up-close and far away, short-term and long-term. I definitely began to see my career as something much bigger and broader than I had before.”
“During my time at CAC, I went from a graduate student with a few group shows on my resume to an artist with five solo shows, gallery representation, and a Special Project (Seep) seen by 30,000 people at EXPO CHICAGO in 2014. All a direct result of my time at Chicago Artists' Coalition (through my shows there and BOLT studio visits).”
“HATCH Projects gave me a valuable opportunity to work with artists outside of my immediate creative community. As a curator, I now have access to a group of artists who will do amazing work in the city and elsewhere. In addition to building my professional community, HATCH challenged what I already knew and expanded my capacity to generate thoughtful ideas and exciting exhibitions.”
Find the best fit
The Chicago Artists Coalition supports emerging talent in the Chicago art community through two different residency programs. Choose the right program for developing your artistic career in Chicago.
- For visual artists
- Provides onsite studio space
- One solo show
- Year-long residency
- For visual artists and curators
- Offers low-residency program (with no onsite studio space)
- Two group shows for artists
- Three organized exhibitions for curators
- Year-long program
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