Chicago Art Department’s Studio Residency 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) CAD also accepts applications from small organizations who do not have a footprint anywhere else.