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Arts + Public Life provides platforms for artists and access to arts programming through artist residencies, arts education, cultural entrepreneurship, and arts-led programs and events.
In partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, Arts + Public Life supports individual artists through the Artists-in-Residence program by advancing the opportunities available to artists who are underrepresented in the Chicago and national arts scenes. 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 in Washington Park and access to the academic and research resources of the University.
2019/2020 Artist-in-Residence Open Call for Applications
Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture at the University of Chicago invite applications for their joint 2019/2020 Artist-in-Residence Program (Nov 4, 2019–Aug 31, 2020).
Application open: Monday, June 24, 2019
Application deadline: Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:59PM CST
Apply via the UChicago Arts SlideRoom:
About the program
Artists applying for the program should have a demonstrated history of rooting their practice in community engagement. The Artist-in-Residence program is typified by active immersion in public-facing aspects of Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture. During the ten months, artists are often present leading public workshops, programs, artists talks, and hosting studio visits, dinners, screenings, and/or readings. The artist residency is for individual Chicago-based artists with a preference given to artistic practices that:
- Examine themes relevant to South Side communities both on and off University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus
- Encourage open, ongoing, and active community participation
- Explores dimensions of ethnicity and race--expansive cultural implications and routine individual experiences
- Privilege research methodologies as an integral part of the creative process
- Deepen understandings of race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as their interconnections and implications
Artists will receive:
- Access to library at the University of Chicago
- $1,000 monthly stipend
- Studio space at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park
- Budget for materials
- Access to university faculty and staff
- Support for a final exhibition or culminating program at the Arts Incubator in the summer of 2020
- Studio visits--organized and infromal
What you need to apply:
- Curriculum vitae or résumé
- Completed online application
- Work samples
- List of three professional references with contact information
- Apply via the UChicago Arts SlideRoom page at uchicago.slideroom.com.
- Applications must be submitted through the UChicago Arts SlideRoom page by the deadline specified above.
- To submit a proposal, create a SlideRoom account, click on “2019/2020 APL/CSRPC Artist-in-Residence Program,” and complete the application.
- Supporting materials (photography, music, video, etc.) should be uploaded along with the application in your SlideRoom submission.
- Please note that only those applications submitted through SlideRoom will be considered for the residency.
The University of Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and does not discriminate against members of protected classes under the law.
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About the Program
The residency program gives preference to artists whose work examines themes relevant to South Side communities and engages issues of race and ethnicity. Across a diverse range of disciplines, each cohort of artists explores dimensions of race-expansive cultural implications and routine individual experiences. Whether through painting, installation, performance, textiles or photography, the residencies contribute to deepening understandings of race and its intersections with class, gender, sexuality, and nationality.
Artists applying for the program have a demonstrated history of rooting their practice in community engagement. The Artist-in-Residence program is typified by active immersion in public-facing aspects of APL, rather than a “retreat from” traditional studio practice. During the ten months, artists are present at the Arts Incubator. They lead public workshops, programs and artists talks, and host studio visits, host dinners, screenings and readings.
Arts + Public Life offers three distinct residency programs: Artist-in-Residence, Crossing Boundaries Prize, and the Curatorial Collective. In 2019, APL will add a fourth: a theater and performing arts residency as part of the new Green Line Performing Arts Center.
32 Chicago-based artists have been hosted annually since 2011. Artists have included photographer Cecil McDonald, sound artist Ayana Contreras, dance collaborative Honey Pot Performance, multidisciplinary artist Krista Franklin, and studio artist Brittney Leeanne Williams.