Sunday, June 08, 2008

Lillstreet Artist in Residence: 2008/09 Metalsmithing & Textiles

Deadline: July 20, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Lillstreet Art Center

2008/2009 Artist in Residence Program
Metalsmithing & Textiles
Chicago, IL
Residency Dates: October 1 – March 31, 2008

Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center prides itself on being a lively community of artists working in a non-competitive environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual.

Lillstreet Art Center supports the arts through an artist residency program, gallery, studio space, education and and outreach program. We are dedicated to bringing artists and audience together through our committment to promoting, supporting and encouraging the fine arts.

Lillstreet Artist in Residence Program: Click here for an application for 2008/09 residencies in Metalsmithing & Textiles [doc]

Residents must work on their own work in the department for 10/20 hours per week, while also being available to assist students. They will also perform other duties as assigned. In each department, the department head will be the supervisor and liaison between residents and Lillstreet.

Residency includes:
Semi-private studio in one of the department classrooms
24-hour access
Stipend for materials $100/$200 per month depending on department size
Free classes in any department
Opportunity to teach in Lillstreet adult program
Group Exhibition at end of residency with other resident artists

Residency does not include:
Housing or food
Travel costs
Purchasing of Equipment

Qualifications for Resident Artists
We select artists for the quality of their work and anticipation that the Lillstreet community and facilities can support its growth.

We expect resident artists to actively participate in our community and sustain its vitality and unique character: that is, sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for creative expression. Lillstreet faculty and artists have a long tradition of valuable interaction with students at all levels as well as colleagues. Lillstreet has evolved into a unique creative community because of this shared commitment. Lillstreet artists are accessible. We support the inquiries of our students no matter how basic the question is. Residents must be open and willing to share knowledge with a wide variety of students of all ages, backgrounds and levels of artistic ability.

Please email Mia Capodilupo, Director, with any questions about the residency program at No phone calls please!

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 North Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640