Arts + Public Life provides platforms for artists and access to arts programming through artist residencies, arts education, creative entrepreneurship, and artist-led programs and events.

Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Artists-in-Residence Program

In partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture (CSRPC), Arts + Public Life (APL) supports individual local artists whose work examines themes relevant to South Side communities and engages issues of race and ethnicity. Artists who participate in the program have demonstrated a history of rooting their practice in community engagement. The ten-month paid residency program provides space, materials and stipends, eliminating barriers to participation. During this program, artists have access to rehearsal, performance and exhibition space at the Arts Incubator and Green Line Performing Arts Center in Washington Park, and access to the academic and research resources of the University.

Learn more, and meet the 2019-20 Artists-In-Residence: Delano Dunn | Ben LaMar Gay | Anna Martine Whitehead


Past APL/CSRPC Artists-in-Residence:


Performance Residency

Arts + Public Life’s Green Line Performing Arts Center supports performance-based artistic practices. As a venue on Chicago’s South Side, Green Line Performing Arts Center builds upon Arts + Public Life’s existing partnerships with local artists and arts organizations, develops new creative relationships, and offers: Performance related residencies for companies and directors; Education: training, master classes, and workshops; Theater, performance, and film-based programming; and Rehearsal and performance space. Arts + Public Life offers two performance residency tracks at the Green Line Performing Arts Center. Track One is designed for companies-theatre ensembles and performance collectives. Track Two is designed for directors, individuals with experience and strong desire for a career in theatre directing. The Performance Residency Program is intended to workshop and develop small scale productions. It is expected that participants of both residency tracks will provide: one workshop, master class or training program to the public free of charge rooted in their practice.

Learn more, and meet the Fall/Winter 2019-20 Company-In-Residence:
Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble (FATE):



pin301 E Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60637

Wed-Fri 12:00pm-6:00pm
Extended hours during events