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Bolt Residency

BOLT Residency

2015 Bolt Alumni Exhibition
2015 Bolt Alumni Exhibition

BOLT Residency is a highly competitive, juried, one-year artist studio residency program offering contemporary emerging artists the opportunity to engage the Chicago arts community and its public in critical dialogue about contemporary art.

The residency provides nine professional open-plan studios and a 500-square-foot, dedicated gallery space. BOLT takes a holistic approach to the development of residents’ artistic careers by providing studio work space, exhibition opportunities and support, professional development, and creative community.
BOLT is structured to provide artists with myriad resources and comprehensive support to create, build upon and sustain a long-term career in the arts.

The application for BOLT Residency 2017-18 will open on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

View complete program description and guidelines.

Application WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2017.

BOLT Residency 2017-2018 Jury:

Myra Greene, Associate Professor of Photography, Columbia College
Judy Ledgerwood, Alice Welsh Skilling Professor of Art, Northwestern University
Harold Mendez, 2017 Whitney Biennial Artist
Sabrina Raaf, Associate Professor of Art, University of Illinois at Chicago

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


BOLT Residency
Amanda Joy Calobrisi, Solitary Surveyor (detail), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 12 inches
Happening Now+

Cloud of the Ideal

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 6-9 pm

"Cloud of the Ideal" is a solo show of paintings by BOLT Resident, Amanda Joy Calobrisi.

BOLT Residency

Ee Bang In / Person From Outside

Friday, February 3, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6-9pm

"Ee Bang In / Person From Outside" is a solo exhibition featuring BOLT Resident Annette Hur’s most recent works.

Bolt Residents