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Application is closed. Check back in early 2022 for new information.

The ENVISION Grant rewards two exceptional artists who are working in the field of digital and electronic art.

ENVISION Grant application opened on May 10, 2021 and deadline to apply was extended to June 14, 11:59pm. It is currently closed.

Launched in 2020, the new ENVISION Grant program is an unrestricted award opportunity for Chicago-based new media artists making time-based work in the fields of digital, electronic, computer, internet, virtual reality, and video-game art.

With the generous support of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, the ENVISION Grants offer unrestricted awards of $2,500 each to two artists. CAC is thrilled to announce that there will be three years of awards granted through ENVISION starting in the spring of 2020.


  • May 10 – May 31: Application cycle open
  • Early October: Public announcement of ENVISION Grant awardees


Paul Catanese, Director and Professor of Graduate Studies for the Art and Art History Department at Columbia College Chicago

jonCates, Associate Professor for the Film, Video, New Media and Animation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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