The Bridge Program

SUMMER 2022

MONDAYS + FRIDAY AFTERNOONS 330pm-530pm
Two (2) seminars per week x 5 weeks
Friday July 8th – Monday August 8th
Program Curator: Jory Drew

APPLICATION DEADLINE
E.O.D. SUNDAY MAY 29th, 2022

BRIDGE PROGRAM IS AN OPEN ARTS PROGRAM!
MEANING ARTISTS CHOOSE A TUITION AMOUNT TO CONTRIBUTE!

 

 

Summer 2022 BRIDGE PROGRAM APPLICATION IS HERE!

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.

As an Open Arts Program, there is no minimum required tuition to participate in Bridge Program. Artists who are accepted into this program can contribute what they can. Your contributions help support program costs such as facilitators, visitors, supplies, and space. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can to this creative community!

Summer 2022 Bridge Program will meet in-person, and if needed will move online for individual sessions. The program will meet on Mondays and Fridays from 330-530pm,pm, starting on Friday July 8th and going for 5 weeks, finishing on Monday August 8th. The public/showcase component for this program will be determined by the group and our program curators. The following is the schedule for Summer 2022 Bridge Program, tentatively scheduled to meet in-person, at HPAC with online sessions to be determined by the program curator and Bridge artists. All seminars will meet from 330pm-530pm.

Friday July 8th
Monday July 11th
Friday July 15th
Monday July 18th
Friday July 22nd
Monday July 25th
Friday July 29th
Monday August 1st
Friday August 5th
Monday August 8th

SUMMER 2022 BRIDGE PROGRAM WILL BE LED BY PROGRAM CURATOR JORY DREW

Jory Drew (He/They) is an artist, educator, and cultural organizer. Their work explores the social constructions of race, gender, and love and the effect these structures have on our lives. Using painting, sculpture, and photography Drew demarcates the formations, patterns, and systems that have caused them and others social, political, and economic insecurity. Over the last ten years in Chicago, IL, they have worked to shape spaces and communities that promote personal accountability, empathy, and radical intimacy for the purpose of black liberation.

Most recently, Jory Drew has exhibited locally in Chicago, IL at The Hyde Park Art Center, Goldfinch Gallery, Mana Contemporary, and Roots and Culture. As an educator, Drew is currently a co-lead artist for the Teen Creative Agency at the MCA Chicago. You may also recognize them as a member of 3rd-Language, the queer arts collective and publication, a co-founder of F4F, a domestic venue in Little Village (Chicago), and co-organize Beauty Breaks, an intergenerational beauty and wellness workshop series for Black people along the spectrum of femininity. Drew, is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has participated in the Black Arts Consortium x Hyde Park Art Center Artist Residency (Chicago, IL), the Open Kitchen Residency (Milwaukee, WI), ACRE (Steuben, WI/Chicago), and Hot Box Residency (Austin, TX). He is a proud recipient of a 3Arts’ Make a Wave Grant (2021), a Chicago Artists Coalition SPARK Grant (2021), and a DCASE IAP Grant (2020). They are also a co-curator of An Epithet, a multimedia exhibition featuring artists who use playful strategies of resistance to create sacred monuments and excavate structures of domination, exhibited at Co-Prosperity (Chicago, IL) in 2021.

Suggested tuition for Bridge Program is $305 and as an Open Arts Program, artists who are accepted into Bridge Program will be able to choose an amount to contribute toward the costs of the Bridge Program. Please contact Director of Education Mike Nourse at mnourse@hydeparkart.org with any questions.

To learn about Bridge Program alumni and past facilitators, click here.

Professional Pathways is supported by the Kanter Family Foundation.