Residency for Chicago Artists

About the Programs:

The Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center connects artists deeply with their own practice in the context of our vibrant, multifaceted community. Each year, our program invites international, national, and Chicago artists and curators to complement their mode of production with increased attention towards reflection, reconnection, and research to spark new ideas and considerations of local and global art practices.

Radicle Studio Residency, Year-Long Residency for Chicago Artists

This year, the Art Center seeks to award three Radicle Studio artists with yearlong residencies. The radicle is the first part of a seedling to burst forth from a seed, rooting itself deeply into the earth. The goal of these residencies is to be rooted for a year at the Art Center through high-quality, free studio space for Chicago artists to make work and research new projects, access to the Art Center’s broad international network of artists and resources, connection with a dynamic public, and learn about and engage with the Art Center’s ongoing efforts to dismantle systemic racism in our field.

The program provides the following: 

  • A private locked studio at the Art Center (between 300 – 600 square feet) with 24 hour access
  • Staff support and professional development opportunities, including: studio visits with local and visiting curators and collectors, grant writing assistance, and exhibition opportunities
  • Opportunities to connect with other artists and members of the broader cultural community through formal and informal introductions
  • Participation in our monthly Center Sunday series, community gatherings, exhibition openings, and other Art Center events
  • One free class at the Art Center during the residency, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, textile, and others
  • A $1500 stipend

 

Flex Residency, Seasonal Residencies for Chicago Artists

The Art Center seeks to invite three Flex Studio Residents to participate in three month-long project-based residencies. Flex residents receive free studio space to make work and develop new projects. They receive access to the Art Center’s broad network of artists and resources, and connect with the Art Center’s staff and dynamic community.

The program provides the following: 

  • A private locked studio at the Art Center (between 300 – 600 square feet) with 24 hour access
  • Staff support and professional development opportunities, including: studio visits with local and visiting curators and collectors, grant writing assistance, and exhibition opportunities
  • Opportunities to connect with other artists and members of the broader cultural community through formal and informal introductions
  • Participation in our monthly Center Sunday series, community gatherings, exhibition openings, and other Art Center events.
  • A $300 transportation stipend

The Jackman Goldwasser 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. Also of consideration is artists’ need and the impact this residency will have on their career. The Residency supports both local and visiting artists and curators, and by linking practitioners from different communities, the program aims to galvanize an international network of artists, curators, academics, arts administrators, educators, practitioners, and researchers who we invite to consider themselves peers and colleagues participating in a conversation that transcends national, cultural, and political boundaries. Residencies begin January 15, 2022 and conclude December 15, 2022.

  • We are currently accepting applications for Residencies for Chicago artists to take place in 2022. The deadline to apply is: August 23 at 10:00pm.
  • Have questions about the program or application process? Join us for a webinar on Thursday, August 5 at 9:30am. For additional questions please email Mariela Acuña at macuna@hydeparkart.org.

Selection Criteria:

Chicago-based visual artists with preference toward:

  • ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists and/or artists whose practices work to expand equity and social justice in Chicago
  • Artists with a genuine need for studio space (ie, do not have one currently)
  • Artists at any career stage, with interest in non-traditional career trajectories or training
  • Artists eager for engagement with the Art Center community

 

Eligibility:

  • Chicago-based visual artist
  • Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-granting program during residency period
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old

 

Program Expectations:

  • Be present and using the studio during the duration of the residency
  • Present one public program with our support during a monthly Center Sundays
  • Participate in monthly open studios (8-10 per year) and hold weekly Studio hours, Covid restrictions permitting
  • Attend Community Dinners (3 per year), Covid restrictions permitting
  • Participate in virtual or in-person meetings and studio visits with students, visiting curators, international resident artists and curators, academics, other relevant Chicago-based practitioners

 

Selection Process:

Applications will be reviewed by a panel including Art Center staff, former residents and an outside art professional.

Key Dates:

  • July 13: Application opens
  • August 5: Virtual webinar, 9:30am.
  • August 23: Applications due by 10pm
  • Late September: First round of notifications*
  • Early October: Interviews on site, Second round of notifications*
  • November 5: Awardees notified
  • Early January: Radicle residents move in, in discussion with Art Center staff

Flex residencies will be scheduled throughout 2022.

*Artists will be notified if they do not advance to the next round.

Accessibility

At Hyde Park Art Center, we work together to meet each other’s access needs and we aim to be adaptable and receptive. The Jackman Goldwasser Residency provides private, wheelchair accessible studios within the Art Center’s building. Residency studios are outfitted with movable foldable tables, some shelving, and chairs. Residents are welcome to rearrange studio furniture to fit their needs. Residents may also borrow additional furniture from Art Center staff, when more comfortable furniture is available. All studios have heating and air conditioning. Unfortunately, residents cannot control the temperature of their individual studios. Studios have internet connection via an Ethernet cable. The Residency is family friendly. Residents and their families have access to their private studios 24/7. Service animals will be accommodated. All public spaces at the Art Center are wheelchair accessible.

If you have further questions about accessibility accommodations in the Residency program or during the application process please do not hesitate to contact Mariela Acuna at macuna@hydeparkart.org or Megha Ralapati at mralapati@hydeparkart.org.