About the Residency Program


Situated within the community of the Hyde Park Art Center, the Jackman Goldwasser Residency provides a platform for international, national, and local practitioners each year to take creative risks within their practice and expand their professional networks while living and working in Chicago.

Residency aims to:

  • Stimulate Chicago’s cultural community by infusing the city with a range of artists and cultural producers, who are encouraged to engage with the community;
  • Support the process of creating new work at all stages from research to making;
  • Demystify professional art practices by actively inviting the public to participate in programs and engage with working artists;
  • Investigate the role of art making, practice, and presentation within a dynamic, urban environment;
  • Expand the dialogue between Chicago and the rest of the world through exhibition, cross-cultural exchange, and conversation surrounding international contemporary art practices.


Ten years ago, Deone Jackman was a leader in developing a bold vision of a new home for Hyde Park Art Center. The Art Center would be a place where artists of all levels–and from around the world–would gather, create, and forge a community. With the Jackman Goldwasser Residency, another layer of this vision is realized.

Deone Jackman’s insight, tenacity, and generosity made it possible for the Art Center to launch this ambitious program. With her support, we are able to bring visiting artists from around the world every year, support a year long residency for a Chicago based artist, and continue to collaborate with other institutions to grow our program and the opportunities we provide.


The Residency is curated based on an artist’s ideas and interest to think critically about their practice and its relationship to notions of site, community, geography, and a demonstrated commitment to dismantling inequities through their work. International and national residencies range from six to eight weeks, while Chicago artists may be in residence for up to a year, depending on the artist’s needs and project scope. Artists are provided studio space at the Art Center, supportive resources, and connection to the city’s artists, institutions, and cultural communities. 


The ten studios that house our various residencies are located on the 2nd floor of the Center in the The Gudia Family Creative Wing. Our studio spaces are one part of a larger opportunity that comes from being in residence at the Center. Not only are artists given a blank space, with west facing windows to bring in natural light and keep an eye on the ever changing weather but they also have access to staff, classes & the artists lounge at the Center.

The Chicago Studio

The largest studio in our block is home to the artist selected for our year long residency that culminates in an exhibition in Gallery 1 at the Center. Often, the artists in residence for this year make large scale installation work that takeover both their studio upstairs and the gallery below.

Visiting Artist Studio

Visiting Artists enjoy a private studio at the Art Center during the duration of their residency. The studio is a space for visiting artists to think, develop projects and ideas, meet community members, host guests, and more.

The Blackstone Apartment

Designed by renowned craftsman Edgar Miller, the Blackstone artist apartment sits tucked in the center for the bustling Hyde Park neighborhood just a quick walk to the Art Center. Miller’s famous stained glass, wood detailing and intricate brick work are visible in this structure which is the home away from home for our visiting artists during their residencies.