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BOLT Residency

BOLT Residency

2015 BOLT Residency Alumni Exhibition. Featured artists pictured: Sarah & Joseph Belknap, Joseph G. Cruz, Kathleen Fimreite Trumbull, Christopher Ottinger, Eric Wall, Stacia Yeapanis.
2015 BOLT Residency Alumni Exhibition. Featured artists pictured: Sarah & Joseph Belknap, Joseph G. Cruz, Kathleen Fimreite Trumbull, Christopher Ottinger, Eric Wall, Stacia Yeapanis.

BOLT Residency is a highly competitive, juried, one-year artist studio residency program.

The Artist-in-Residence program offers emerging and established artists a platform for the investigation, experimentation, and development of ideas regarding contemporary artistic practice while living and working in the city of Chicago. The program's mission is to help artists advance their career in an environment that allows for expansive thinking and opportunities to engage with their co-residents in a group setting, as well as with influential artists, curators, and educators through individual studio visits.

BOLT Residency provides six (6) professional open-plan studios and a 400-square-foot gallery space for a solo exhibition. The program is non-residential: no room/board is offered.

News

Application for BOLT Residency 2018-2019 is NOW OPEN!

View complete program description and guidelines.

Application OPENS FEBRUARY 15

The esteemed jurors for the 2018-2019 session of BOLT Residency are:

Alberto Aguilar: Artist & Educator
Kristin Korolowicz: Writer & Independent Curator
Edra Soto: Artist, Curator & Educator

 

Application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM. We regret that incomplete or late applications cannot be considered.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Events

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Image by Benjamin Larose

Dot your i's with Hearts

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, from 6-9 pm

"Dot your i's with Hearts" is a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Benjamin Larose.

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Brent Fogt, "Inbounded," 2017, installation detail

Do Something Else

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018 6:00 - 9:00 pm

"Do Something Else" is a solo exhibition of new works by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Brent Fogt.

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