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Education

Chicago Artists Coalition’s Education strategy is designed to address the vital skillsets and resources that empower artists and arts professionals to nurture and sustain dynamic creative careers. 

CAC's appoach to education is rooted in two primary programs: FIELD/WORK and LAUNCH Invitational Residency.

FIELD/WORK is a year-round program that includes:
  • FIELD/WORK Public Programs, featuring workshops and panel conversations, individual consultations, and peer learning exchanges that provide artists of all disciplines and career stages with the educational skills and community needed for creative and professional success
  • FIELD/WORK Residency, a 6-month program designed for artists wanting a deeper engagement in vital issues in artists’ professional development, critical feedback, and support in designing a pathway to progress with individual career goals.

LAUNCH Invitational Residency is a nomination-based professional development program organized every June for artists emerging from Chicago area undergraduate schools. Offered to a limited number of promising students identified by faculty, the four-day-long experience creates a rigorous environment within which artists learn career-building skills from both professionals and peers.