Deadline Extended to 11:59PM CST, April 17th, 2013.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2013 RESIDENCY ARE NOW AVAILABLE.
click on the link above to start your application.
Applications are due by 11:59PM CST, April 15, 2013.
$25 Application Fee due upon completion of application
Our admissions panel comprises an impartial jury of established artists, critics and curators from Chicago and elsewhere. Jury members are asked to evaluate work samples and the written portion of the application. Scoring is based on quality of work, potential for growth, and feasibility of project proposed based on the facilities we offer.
Notification of acceptance will be issued in early May. Applicants awarded a residency must notify ACRE of intent to attend by May 15th, at which point artists on the wait list will be awarded the slots of those who do not confirm intent to attend….
TUITION BREAKDOWN (*rates subject to change)
- 1 session (12 days), $600
- 2 sessions (26 days), $1200
Residency tuition is split into two payments due May 25th and June 25th. Upon request, tuition can be broken up into more payments to help residents afford their stays.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND WORK STUDY
ACRE is excited to be able to offer a number of scholarships and work studies each year.
Full and half-tuition scholarships will be announced as scholarship-specific fundraising is enacted and as business and private sponsors solidify their support.
Along with scholarships, several work study positions are available for each session. Applicants awarded work study will receive a 50% discount on their stay in exchange for help with chores such as food preparation, dish-washing, cleaning, and trash duty, not to exceed 10 hours of work each week.
If you intend to apply for these work study or scholarship options, you must fill in the financial need section of the application.
Scholarships and work studies will be awarded based on both merit as determined by our admissions process and need as determined by an admissions committee review of financial need statements.
Applications are due by Midnight CST, April 15, 2013
The following browsers, if they are not very old versions, are compatible with the application:
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You can save your work and come back before final submission of your application by clicking save at the bottom of the page. Bookmark your application page to come back to it or use your email address to re-enter your application at apply.acreresidency.org
If a field does not apply to you, leave it blank.
Make sure to include ANY and ALL dietary or medical concerns
Indicate which sessions you can attend by dragging the boxes into your order of preference. We can not guarantee you will receive your first choice. If there is a session that you absolutely can not attend, please make a note in the field at the bottom of the application. 26 day Sessions are limited and awarded to international applicants first.
You will not be considered for financial aid unless you check one or both of the boxes, complete the written portion (which pops up if you check a box) of the financial aid section, and exhibit serious financial need. Financial aid opportunities are limited and are awarded based on merit and need.
You may apply with another applicant or applicants as a collaborative project. Please enter a name for your collaborative group- it can be as simple as “your name + your collaborator’s name.” Please use a name that is consistent with the name your collaborator(s) use.
If applying as a collaborative group, only one person in the group needs to complete the rest of the application. We encourage you to include work samples that reflect your collaboration. However, if you do not have work samples from your collaboration and will be submitting individual work samples, your application will be stronger if each member includes their own work samples in their individual applications.
You must complete the written section regarding the project you will be working on at ACRE. There is a maximum of 250 words. Please avoid biographical information. You are not required to enact the exact project proposed once accepted, however it is encouraged.
You are limited to 20 files and 5 minutes of time based work. You can submit images, text, audio, and video in any combination.
File formats should be as follows:
Images: JPEG or GIF
video: H.264 codec, max bit rate 4.0 Mbit/s, max 720p in MOV or MP4 container.
To upload your files, click “Choose files.” You can upload up to 20 files at a time.
Captions and information: If you would like to include title and/or any other information or explanation with your portfolio samples, you may. Click on the file name and enter the information in the text box. 50 words max per caption. In order to keep the admissions process completely blind, please do not include names of artists or venues, etc.
You can determine the order in which your samples are viewed by dragging the file boxes into your preferred order.
You must upload your portfolio samples here, our admissions panel will not review websites or links in lieu of uploaded portfolio samples. If you are having trouble uploading portfolio samples, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is where you should let us know if you would like to make special requests regarding your sleeping accommodations, including requests to share a single-bed apartment with another applicant or any other special needs or information we should know.
Hit “continue” at the bottom of the page to review your application.
You can click on “edit” at the bottom of the page to fix any errors or you can submit your application at this time.
You can also bookmark this page and return to edit your application at a later time by clicking save. You can also reach your application by entering your email address at apply.acreresidency.org.
Submit and pay:
Once you are ready to submit your application, you will be directed to Paypal where you can pay the $25 application fee via credit/debit card. Once you’ve completed the payment, please wait until you’ve been returned to ACRE’s site to ensure your application is properly submitted. You will receive a confirmation email from us as well as Paypal. If we find any error or missing information, we will contact you before the April 15th deadline.
If you have any questions or concerns, or submitted your application in error, please contact us at email@example.com