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Artist Opportunities

At Lillstreet Art Center there are a variety of opportunities for both the artists inside and outside of our community.

Lillstreet Artist in Residence ProgramArtist in Residence

Artist residencies lasting for one year beginning in September are available in all of our departments: Ceramics, Glass, Digital Arts & Photography, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Painting & Drawing, Printmaking, Textiles & Fiber Arts, and Children's Art Education. Working accross media is both acceptable and encouraged. Applications for the 2015-16 residencies will be available January 15, 2015, and must be submitted by April 17, 2015.

Call for Entries - Exhibitions & Sales Gallery

In addition to being a place where artists can come to work, we offer opportunities for artists to display their work.  Find out what opportunities are available in our exhibitions space and sales gallery.

Rooftop Project Space

Artists are invited to install work onto four, 9-foot flag poles on top of Lillstreet’s rooftop deck. Flags as well as alternative installation proposals will be considered.  Work can be seen from the CTA Montrose Brown Line elevated tracks and Metra Train tracks, as well as Montrose and Ravenswood Avenues.  Installations rotate monthly, May through December and work is displayed indoors two weeks prior to install date. Cash prizes are awarded for Best In Show nd Honorable Mention. Photo documentation will be provided to all participating artists. To apply, visit our slideroom application.

Lillstreet Studios


Studio spaces are available for a variety of types of artists. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and filled as spaces become available.