Chicago Art Department’s Residency Program aims to support growth opportunities for artists. As part of the application process, artists are asked to identify goals for their practice, strategies for community engagement,  and plans for exhibitions and events. At the end of each term, Resident Artists revisit goals to identify areas of growth while defining next steps for their practice – at CAD or elsewhere.

CAD has two (2) Types of Resident Artists:
1) Residents : Self-direct and pay subsidized fees of $275, for 12 months
2) Core Residents: Selected artists who are challenged to develop work inside of topics, with a set of requirements over the course of 8 months

Goals for Resident Artists


1) To create new steps towards growth
2) To complete new works
3) To share process, practice, and improve  

2018-19 Current Resident Applications are closed for 2018-19,
please email CAD General Manager Carris Adams with questions