"The residency is hyperlocal and international in one breath."
(Resident Class of 2013)
The Jackman Goldwasser Residency grows international and local networks by inviting artists and curators from around the world for residencies alongside Chicago-based artists, who all work on site in studios located at the Center.
The residency supports Chicago-based artists in a variety of ways – from providing a vibrant home and community for an art practice, to developing an ambitious solo exhibition, to navigating being an educator and artist, to creating space for experimentation.The rotating spaces in our studio block supports artists of varying practices and backgrounds.
Founded with the intention to expand the dialogue between Chicago and the rest of the world, the residency invites visiting artists and curators from around the globe to become part of our community. These eight week residencies emphasize cross-cultural exchange and authentic dialogue and conversation surrounding international contemporary art practices.
In addition to connecting residents to the diverse range of resources, archives, libraries, artists and other practitioners in Chicago, the program builds relationships with like-minded arts organizations and resident programs around the world to expand our understanding of contemporary practice and create transformative opportunities for artists.
In 2018, Damon Locks inaugurates our new Public-Engaged Residency. Locks will locate his multi-layered, interdisciplinary practice, which combines printmaking, drawing, education, music composition, performance, and dance to the Art Center, where his studio will be a public facing hub allowing our community to interact with and participate in some of his ongoing projects.