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Year Round Support


Residents are offered the opportunity to participate in a curated exhibition opportunity. These shows are held at ACRE’s gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago or at one of ACRE’s partner galleries in Chicago and elsewhere. Exhibitions at ACRE Projects are curated by one of our curatororial fellows. These promising emerging curators provide a range of support including studio visits, assistance with show text, and exhibition design.

ACRE’s partner galleries, respected alternative spaces in Chicago and across the country, invite dozens of residents each year to show with them. The list of partner galleries grows and changes each year. In the past they have included such spaces as Roxaboxen, Devening Projects, Slow Gallery, New Capital, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Roots + Culture, Heaven Gallery, Johalla Projects, Plaines Project, ADDS DONNA, Filmfront, and LVL3. Partner galleries choose artists they would like to work with from their ACRE applications and determine the date and length of the show. Once the partner galleries have chosen the artists they want to work with, they will communicate directly with the artist in regards to planning the show. ACRE handles the show’s publicity, and the residents handle the install.

In addition to exhibitions in Chicago, residents have the opportunity to join ACRE at various art fairs and other special projects as they arise.

Residents will get user-friendly web space to upload work samples, information, writing or other work onto ACRE’s online flatfile. This is a space that ACRE uses to direct curators and critics to, and one that residents can use either experimentally or as a website proper.



ACRE’s volunteer staff is dedicated to making the residency and following year of affiliation a rewarding and unforgettable experience for everyone!