William Estrada: Multiples & Multitudes
on view from July 22 – October 29, 2023.
Photography by Tom Van Eynde.

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Resident Artist Joseph Lefthand guides Center Day visitors through a meditation.

Artists Run Chicago Fund 4.0

This year, the Artists Run Chicago Fund (ARC Fund) seeks to award twenty-five $8,000 unrestricted grants to artists-run platforms in Chicago. 

Artist-run platforms who apply for the ARC Fund are also eligible to apply for the Art Design Chicago Project Grant for an additional $4000 for a distinct project (for example an exhibition, installation, publication, talk, activation, performance, etc) that examines aspects of Chicago’s art and design, past and present, and/or the city’s broader history. Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the awarded projects will be part of the foundation’s Art Design Chicago initiative, a citywide collaboration that highlights the city’s unique artistic heritage and creative communities. As part of the ADC initiative, Artist-run spaces will join a network of over 50 cultural organizations receiving increased national promotion in 2024 through the Terra Foundation. Fifteen $4000 project grants will be awarded through this cycle. 

Funds will be distributed January, 2024.

Radicle Residency Applications Now Open!

Installation view of "The Tokyo Show: Black & Brown Are Beautiful", June 30 until September 29, 2019, Courtesy
of Tom Van Eynde.

16-month Residency for Chicago Curators

The Radicle Curator Residency is a new initiative that advances curatorial voices and expertise within the Art Center’s exhibitions and residency programs and the field-at-large. As part of the Jackman Goldwasser Residency Program, this residency supports emergent to mid-career Chicago area-based curators by providing research and professional development opportunities over a sixteen-month period to develop an exhibition for the 2025 season at the Art Center.

The application is closed.

Chris Pappan in his studio during his Radicle Residency in 2019

Year-Long Residency for Chicago Artists

The Art Center seeks to award yearlong residencies to eight Radicle Studio artists (two cohorts of four artists) for residencies to take place in 2024 and 2025. These residencies are rooted for a year at the Art Center through free sunlit studio space for artists to make work and research new projects, gain access to the Art Center’s broad international network of professionals and resources, and connect with a dynamic public.

The application is closed.

Hyde Park Art Center expands its Publishing Program with the integration of longtime partner Green Lantern Press


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By developing socially adept programming that finds new ways to engage diverse audiences in the work of Chicago’s artists, the Art Center makes space for transparent interaction with art and the artistic process, inspiring creative exploration and encouraging exchange between audiences and artists.