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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 to BOLT Residency 2016-17 is now closed. Please check back in January 2017 for more details.

View complete program description and guidelines.

Applications are NOW CLOSED for 2016-17.



BOLT Residency
David Bodhi Boylan, "Two Bricks on Bench," 2016, Brick and Mahogany, 8.5" x 16.5" x 4"
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David Bodhi Boylan

Seven Sculptures
Friday, October 7, 2016 to Thursday, October 27, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 6-9pm

"Seven Sculptures" is a solo exhibition with an architectural intervention and six sculptures by BOLT Resident David Bodhi Boylan.

BOLT Residency
Johana Moscoso, "Round and Round," 2016, Performative Installation

Round and Round

Friday, November 4, 2016 to Thursday, November 24, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-9pm

Round and Round is a solo exhibition by BOLT resident Johana Moscoso.

Bolt Residents