Chicago Artists Coalition

Chicago, IL   |  www.chicagoartistscoalition.org

Mission

CAC's programs reflect our commitment to empowering local artists through professional career training, exhibition and networking opportunities, and building a supportive patron base. Our philosophy is that by helping more artists sustain their practice here in Chicago, more will want to live and work here.

Ruling year info

1976

Principal Officer

Teresa Silva

Main address

2130 W Fulton St # B

Chicago, IL 60612 United States

EIN

51-0136854

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

CAC'S EDUCATION STRATEGY IS DESIGNED TO ADDRESS THE VITAL SKILL SETS AND RESOURCES THAT EMPOWER ARTISTS AND ARTS PROFESSIONALS TO NURTURE AND SUSTAIN DYNAMIC CREATIVE CAREERS. THE ORGANIZATION'S APPROACH TO EDUCATION BUILDING. BOLT OFFERS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR WORKING ARTISTS WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM'S IS ROOTED IN TWO PRIMARY PROGRAMS: FIELD/WORK AND LAUNCH INVITATIONAL RESIDENCY. FIELD/WORK IS A YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM THAT INCLUDES PUBLIC PORGRAMS AND A SIX MONTH RESIDENCY, FEATURING WORKSHOPS AND PANEL CONVERSATIONS, INDIVIDULA CONSULTATIONS AND CAREER STAGES WITH THE EDUCATIONAL SKILLS AND COMMUNITY NEEDED FOR CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS. LAUNCH INVITATIONAL RESIDENCY IS A NOMINATION-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ORGANIZED EVERY JUNE FOR ARTISTS EMERGING FROM CHICAGO AREA UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS. OFFERED TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF PROMISING STUDENTS IDENTIFIED BY FACULTY, THE FOUR-DAY-LONG EXPERIENCE CREATES A RIGOROUS ENVIRONMENT WITHIN WHICH ARTISTS LEARN CAREER-BUILDING SKILLS FROM BOTH PROFESSIONALS AND PEERS.

Expenses
$35,201
Revenue
$26,205

CAC'S BOLT RESIDENCY IS A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE, JURIED, ONE-YEAR ARTIST STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM. THE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM OFFERS EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS A PLATFORM FOR THE INVESTIGATION, EXPERIMENTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF IDEAS REGARDING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTIC PRACTICE WHILE LIVING AND WORKING IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. THE PROGRAM'S MISSION IS TO HELP ARTISTS ADVANCE THEIR CAREER IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWS FOR EXPANSIVE THINKING AND OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH THEIR CO-RESIDENTS IN A GROUP SETTING, AS WELL AS WITH INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS, CURATORS, AND EDUCATORS THROUGH INDIVIDUAL STUDIO VISITS. BOLT RESIDENCY PROVIDES SIX (6) PROFESSIONAL OPEN-PLAN STUDIOS AND A 400-SQUARE-FOOT GALLERY SPACE FOR A SOLO EXHIBITION. THE PROGRAM IS NONRESIDENTIAL: NO ROOM/BOARD IS OFFERED.

Expenses
$56,000
Revenue
$35,000

HATCH PROJECTS IS A YEARLONG, JURIED INCUBATOR FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AND CURATORS THAT STRIVE TO SUPPORT AN ECOLOGY OF CURATORIALAND ARTISTIC PRACTICE. HATCH FOSTERS SHARED EXPERIMENTATION, EXCHANGE, AND CREATIVITY TO PRODUCE GROUND-BREAKING EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS. ARTIST RESIDENTS ARE DIVIDED INTO GROUPS OF 4 TO WORK WITH ONE CURATORIAL RESIDENT. SELECTED ARTISTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN A DUO AND 4-PERSON EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY THEIR CURATORIAL RESIDENT. 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.

Expenses
$56,000
Revenue
$35,000

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