Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment
Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment
Chicago Artists Coalition's residency offers artists and curators unique opportunities to develop their practices, collaborate, and exchange ideas

How the CAC Residency works

5 Curatorial Residents are selected first by a small group of application readers. Different application readers narrow the artist candidates down to a smaller group of 30-40. This smaller group is presented to the 5 curators. Curatorial Residents and CAC staff then select 15 artists and divide them into groups of 3 to work with one Curatorial Resident. Selected artists will participate in a 3-person exhibition organized by their Curatorial Resident. Each Artist Resident receives professional development through dynamic exhibitions, one-on-one studio visits with their curator, public programs, and community building to develop a sustainable creative practice.

Through this unique hands-on experience and professional development program, Artist and Curatorial Residents develop valuable insight and experience in contemporary exhibition-making.

CAC Residency at-a-glance

  • 20 residents total: 15 Artists + 5 Curators
  • 5 resident "pods" comprised of 3 artists + 1 curator each
  • Each pod participates in one 3-person exhibition led by a single curator

The BOLT and HATCH residency programs ran 2011-2024. In 2024, both residencies combined to be known as "CAC Residents" including past features of both BOLT and HATCH programs.

If you have any questions or concerns contact: contact[@]chicagoartistscoalition[.org]

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