Chicago Art Department’s Resident Artist Program is a subsidized initiative that aims to support 12-month growth opportunities for artists. As part of the application process, artists are asked to identify goals for their practice, strategies for intention and engagement, and plans for exhibitions and public events. At the end of each term, Resident Artists revisit goals to identify areas of growth while defining next steps for their practice.

Requirements for Resident Artists
1) To develop new works through 12 months of studio practice.
2) To show new works in exhibitions, and interact with a public audience.
3) To participate in monthly meetings and critical discussions.
4) As of 2016 CAD shifted to also accept applications from small organizations who do not have a footprint anywhere else.

Resident Artists 2020-2021

Chuck Przybyl
Sebastian Bruno-Harris
Edyta Stepien
Kent Henderson
Galina Schevchenko
Dud Lawson
Valerie Xanos
Sam Schwindt
Marianne Bernstein
Free Write Arts & Literacy
Violet Luczak
Macus Alonso
Oscar Lopez Flores
Arif Smith
Jane Georges
Lisa Jenske
Damon Locks
Amanda Williams
Silvia Gonzalez