Artists Programs

CSRPC’s long-standing artists-in-residence program evolved into an on-going collaboration with the University’s Arts + Public Life Initiative (APL). Since 2011, the CSRPC and APL have supported individual artists through the Artists-in-Residence program and interdisciplinary partnerships through the Crossing Boundaries Prize. These residency programs are open to Chicago-based artists and groups whose work explores issues of race, politics and culture. Both programs advance the opportunities available to artists who are underrepresented in the Chicago and national arts scenes.


Artists-in-Residence Program

Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, with support from the Joyce Foundation, annually award a 10-month, project-based residency. The residency is awarded to outstanding Chicago-based, non-matriculating artists nominated for consideration by a jury of their peers.

Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in various media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, performance, and music. Residents selected for the program will explore ways in which their work can impact campus, community, and city alike.

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The Artists-in-Residence program, managed by Arts + Public Life and the CSRPC, is supported in part by a grant from The Joyce Foundation. 

Crossing Boundaries Prize

Collaborative artists may apply for the Crossing Boundaries Prize, a financial award which provides support to unique project‐based collaborations that stretches the boundaries of their work as individuals. 

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The Crossing Boundaries Prize is supported by Arts + Public Life, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.