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



Application details

The HATCH Artist Residency application is now closed.

Application details

The HATCH Curatorial Residency application is now open.

HATCH is a juried program for emerging and mid-career Chicago visual artists and curators. It offers the opportunity to produce collaborative exhibitions and strives to support an ecology of curatorial and artistic practice.

How the HATCH residency works

Once selected, we divide HATCH Artist Residents into groups of 4 to work with one Curatorial Resident. Selected artists will participate in a 2-person and group exhibition organized by their HATCH 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.

HATCH at-a-glance

  • 12 Artist Residents
  • 3 Curatorial Residents
  • Each artist participates in one 2-person exhibition and one group exhibition
  • Each curator organizes three exhibitions

Apply to HATCH

The HATCH Curatorial Residency Application for 2024-26 is now closed.

The HATCH Artist Residency Application for 2024-26 is now closed.

Candidates will be notified by the end of April for a July 1, 2024 residency start.

COVID-19 Safety Measures for HATCH Residents

CAC will continue to monitor COVID-19 infection rates and take appropriate precautions. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you stay home.

CAC will utilize air purifiers in the studios, galleries, and offices to adequately cover the square footage and will regularly replace filters. Hand sanitizer pump bottles and masks will be available for use, while supplies last. Residents may request that additional precautions be taken, including wearing masks while on-site at CAC.

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

Never miss a thing

Subscribe to our newsletter and get regular updates on news, events, grants, and the latest opportunities for artists

Support Chicago Artists

Make a gift to CAC today and join our growing community of supporters