At Lillstreet Art Center there are a variety of opportunities for both the artists inside and outside of our community.
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 2013-14 residencies will be available January 1, 2013, and must be submitted by May 10, 2013.
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.
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 to Best In Show ($500) and Honorable Mention ($150) artists. Photo documentation will be provided to all participating artists. To apply, visit our slideroom application.
Studio spaces are available for a variety of types of artists. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and filled as spaces become available.