Current Exhibition:

The Long Term

Sep 21–Nov 20, 2018

Curated by 
Damon Locks and Sarah Ross

Opening reception: Friday, Sep 21 | 6:00-8:00 pm

The Long Term is a body of work that includes: a portfolio of risographic prints made by 15 Chicago artists; an 11 minute hand-drawn animation made by artists at Stateville prison; a series of video interviews with people impacted by long term sentencing; an audio installation with formerly incarcerated people about carceral policy; a series of miniaturized “survival kits” for the long term, made by artists surviving long term sentencing and a series of works on paper. 

By Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project
Sponsored by Arts + Public Life 

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Call For Exhibition Proposals

Arts + Public Life is accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions to feature in the Arts Incubator Gallery during the 2019 exhibition season.

Application open: Monday, June 25, 2018
Application due: Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:59pm CST

We invite Chicago-based artists, curators, and creative thinkers to propose fresh and original ideas that feature exceptional artists, designers, and thinkers, challenge contemporary curatorial practice, and consider the unique audience of Arts + Public Life–which includes, but is not limited to, artists and residents of the Washington Park area, students and faculty of University of Chicago, and the wider Chicago arts community.

Proposals should also seek to push beyond the traditional use of the gallery space through experimentation with ideas, technology, mediums, exhibition design, and audience engagement.

This call for proposals is open to artists, curators, designers, and innovators without preference to those with a high amount of curatorial experience. Recipients will receive marketing and production support as well as a $3,000 exhibition budget. Applications will be considered for multiple exhibition opportunities in 2019.

Applications must be submitted online through Slideroom at

Questions? Contact Nikki Patin at

The exhibitions program at the Arts Incubator offers a platform for Chicago-based artists to thoughtfully engage with the global, contemporary art world in a localized environment. The unique positioning of this program acts as a catalyst for collaboration and exchange, creating a dynamic and critical space.

Exhibitions are realized throughout the entirety of the building and the surrounding Washington Park area, fusing temporal, public space with the dedicated interior. This coupling is echoed with the public programming efforts, as we introduce the work of national artists to the local conversation.


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