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ENVISION Grant application is closed. Check back in early 2021 for information.

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

ENVISION Grant application will reopen in May 2021. Information on this page is for reference only.

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 1 – May 31: Application cycle open
  • September 25: Awards Ceremony, and public announcement of recipients - postponed, new date to be determined

2020 Jury

Jonathan Kinkley, Executive Director of VGA Gallery

Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts, the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

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