WED – FRI: 11AM-5PM SAT: 12-4PM | or by advance appointment
WED – FRI: 11AM-5PM SAT: 12-4PM | or 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 closed.

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. Please read COVID-19 Update below (last updated 10/22/2022).

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 is now closed.

The HATCH Artist Residency Application is now closed.

COVID-19 Safety Measures for HATCH Residents

CAC will take the following precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19: in accordance with our building’s regulations, masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times, including but not limited to: CAC’s galleries, studios, offices, and multi-use space; and the building’s corridors, bathrooms, lobby, loading dock and outside the building near the entrances. Stand 6-feet apart from one another. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, it is unlawful by the city of Chicago to be in public. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that HATCH residents stay home:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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. However, it is the responsibility of the resident to bring a mask and they must use hand sanitizer upon entering the space.

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

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