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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 closed. Please check back in January 2019 for new information.

View complete program description and guidelines.

Application NOW CLOSED

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 was Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM. We regret that incomplete or late applications could not be considered.

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

Events

BOLT Residency
Cathy Hsiao, "Proxy two | 野生", 2018, Concrete, plaster, brazilwood, indigo, turmeric, chamomile tea, sharpie, silicone grip ties, 18 x 6 x 1 in. Collection of D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem
Happening Now+

Preview 8

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 6-9 pm

CAC presents "Preview 8" with Danny Giles, Erin Hayden, Cathy Hsiao, Mev Luna, SaraNoa Mark, and Devin T. Mays, and curated by Jared Quinton. "Preview 8" will coincide with Open Studio Night.

BOLT Residency
Cathy Hsiao,  "M ㄅ V ㄍ M ㄍ ㄇ ㄒ  II : Architecture of Consolation," 2019

M ㄅ V ㄍ M ㄍ ㄇ ㄒ II : Architecture of Consolation

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 5:00pm
*NEW RECEPTION HOURS* Opening: Friday, January 4, 5-8 PM

"M ㄅ V ㄍ M ㄍ ㄇ ㄒ  II : Architecture of Consolation" is a solo exhibition by BOLT Resident, Cathy Hsiao.

Bolt Residents