The Bridge Program

SPRING 2021 BRIDGE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE BELOW!

Spring 2021 Bridge Program will meet online. The program will meet on Tuesdays from 6-8pm, starting on March 23rd and going for 10 weeks, finishing on May 25th. The public/showcase component for this program will be determined by the group and our program lead.

The Bridge Program¬†fosters generative dialogue among a select group of artists (10 artists max), in a seminar-style course designed to push your art practice into new realms. You’ll work in an intensive, small-group setting to refine project ideas, better articulate the central concerns of your practice, deepen the conceptual grounding of your work, and situate your practice within a wider art world context. You’ll participate in critiques, writing sessions, essay discussions, online readings, and peer to peer visits.

For 10 group meetings and individual visits, tuition is $285 for members and $305 for non members. However Hyde Park Art Center recognizes that this program might present a financial barrier for some at this time. If tuition presents a barrier for you, please contact Director of Education Mike Nourse at mnourse@hydeparkart.org.

SPRING 2020

SPRING 2021 BRIDGE PROGRAM
Tuesdays 6-8pm
March 23rd to May 25th, 2021
Facilitator: ERIN TOALE

APPLICATION DEADLINE
SUNDAY MARCH 14th, 2021

 

 

Tuition: $285/members $305/not-yet-members

Hyde Park Art Center recognizes that this program might present a financial barrier for some at this time. If tuition presents a barrier for you, please contact Director of Education Mike Nourse at mnourse@hydeparkart.org.

Learn about Bridge Program alumni and past facilitators.

About the Bridge Program Facilitator

SPRING BRIDGE PROGRAM WILL BE LED BY ERIN TOALE


Erin Toale (she/they) is a Chicago-based curator, educator, and artist. She earned Dual MAs in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, and a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in 2006. She has worked for a variety of nonprofits, galleries, and research centers including Rebuild Foundation, Social Impact of the Arts Project, Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Hyde Park Art Center. She participated in both the HATCH Projects Curatorial Residency at the Chicago Artists Coalition (2015), and the Center Program at the Hyde Park Art Center (2016). She is the Marketing Coordinator for Working in the Schools and serves on the Executive Board of Arts of Life. She spends her free time testing increasingly ambitious recipes, making quilts, working to dismantle systems of oppression, walking her dog Noodles, and tending to a growing number of indoor plants.

Photo by Christopher George, courtesy of SAIC