The 2017-18 deadline for HATCH Projects has passed. Please check back in July 2018 for updated guidelines and application form. Information remains on this page for reference only.
HATCH Projects is a yearlong, juried incubator for contemporary Chicago artists and curators that strives to support an ecology of curatorial and artistic practice. HATCH fosters shared experimentation, exchange, and creativity to produce ground-breaking exhibitions and programs.
Artist Residents are divided into groups of six to work with one Curator Resident. Selected artists will participate in a 3-person exhibition curated by the group’s assigned Curator Resident. Halfway through the year, Artist Residents can decide to continue with their Curator Resident or work with another one in the program for their 6-person exhibition. Each Artist Resident receives professional development through dynamic exhibitions, one-on-one studio visits, public programs, and community building to develop a sustainable creative practice. Through this unique hands-on experience and professional development program, Artist Residents develop valuable insight and experience in contemporary exhibition making.
Please note that artists currently participating in the FIELD/WORK Residency are not eligible to apply to HATCH Projects for the upcoming session. Conversely, HATCH Residents cannot apply to the FIELD/WORK Residency until their program has concluded.
HATCH Projects Artist Residency Applications are closed. Please check back in July 2018 for updates.
HATCH Projects application guidelines and online application for:
- Curatorial Residency application opened on July 7, 2017 and closed on August 4, 2017.
- Artist Residency application opened on September 1, 2017 and closed on September 29, 2017.
HATCH Projects 2017-2018 Mentor Curators:
Romi Crawford, Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies and Liberal Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Janet Dees, Curator, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
Grace Deveney, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Megha Ralapati, Residency & Special Projects Manager, Hyde Park Art Center
HATCH PROJECTS 2017-2018 CURATORIAL RESIDENTS: