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2019/2020 Artist-in-Residence Open Call for Applications





Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture at the University of Chicago invite applications for their joint 2019/2020 Artist-in-Residence Program (Nov 4, 2019–Aug 31, 2020).

Application open: Monday, June 24, 2019
Application deadline: Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:59PM CST

About the program

Artists applying for the program should have a demonstrated history of rooting their practice in community engagement. The Artist-in-Residence program is typified by active immersion in public-facing aspects of Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture. During the ten months, artists are often present leading public workshops, programs, artists talks, and hosting  studio  visits, dinners, screenings, and/or readings. The artist residency is for individual Chicago-based artists with a preference given to artistic practices that:

  • Examine themes relevant to South Side communities both on and off University of Chicago’s  Hyde Park campus
  • Encourage open, ongoing, and active community participation 
  • Explores dimensions of ethnicity and race--expansive cultural implications and routine individual experiences 
  • Privilege research methodologies as an integral part of the creative process 
  • Deepen understandings of race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as their interconnections and implications

Artists will receive: 

  • Access to library at the University of Chicago
  • $1,000 monthly stipend
  • Studio space at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park
  • Budget for materials
  • Access to university faculty and staff
  • Support for a final exhibition or culminating program at the Arts Incubator in the summer of 2020
  • Studio visits--organized and infromal 

What you need to apply:

  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Completed online application 
  • Work samples 
  • List of three professional references with contact information


The University of Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and does not discriminate against members of protected classes under the law.


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