Art & Advocacy Residency – Spring 2021, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago
Weinberg/Newton Gallery invites applicants for the inaugural Art & Advocacy Residency.
Applicants should be in direct dialogue with social justice issues that are especially pressing at this very moment such as anti-racism and racial inequity.
With 2,200 SF made available as work space for an artist to realize an artwork in Spring 2021, the residency will take place over 12 weeks from April 1–June 24, 2021. The resident artist or artist collaborative will be further supported through a $7,500 stipend.
To apply, please visit https://weinbergnewtongallery.submittable.com/submit to review application requirements and submit your completed application by December 13, 2020 11:59PM CST. Selected artist or artist collaborative will be announced early January 2021.
Dates: April 1–June 24, 2021
Location: Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 688 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, 60642
2,200 SF of workspace
215 SF screening room
Work tables and chairs
Public facing project production cost
Note: The gallery does not provide housing.
Chicago-based artist or artist collective
Need for work space
Interest in sharing in-progress work with audiences
Working in direct dialogue with pressing social justice issues such as anti-racism
Work that is invested in collaboration and/or public dialogue
The artist is expected to actively use their workspace and will be present for a minimum of 15 hours a week
The artist will present a public facing project funded by WNG. The budget for this project will be mutually agreed upon. The public facing project can utilize the gallery’s virtual platforms, courtyard, and storefront windows. The artist will propose a sketch of the project within their application and are expected to mount the project at any time during the 12 week residency.
Residency will be part of a series of programming planned for Spring 2021, the artist will contribute to 1 programmed event of their choosing/interest during the duration of the residency. The artist will also have the opportunity to conceive of their own programming as part of their residency and will receive gallery support in the planning and execution.
The artist will work with WNG staff to create an online presence to share select activities and works in progress.
The artist cannot be participating in another residency or professional development program at the same time.
The artist cannot be enrolled in an academic program at the same time.