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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 opens Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
EXTENDED: Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 2, 2017.

View complete program description and guidelines.

Application is NOW CLOSED

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
Ginger Krebs, "Eyelash Teratoma with Cocktail Wiener and Gober’s Knee," 2017,  Acrylic, hair, silicone, cocktail wiener, false eyelashes, wax, Dimensions variable

Minor Local Slumpage

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 6-9:30pm

"Minor Local Slumpage" is a solo show of new work by Ginger Krebs.

Bolt Residents