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ACRE Announces New Equity Scholarship

2018 January 24
by theacreproject

ACRE is thrilled at the opportunity  to create a donor scholarship opportunity for Artists of Color from the Southeast United States to attend the 2018 summer residency program.

Southeastern US Equity Scholarship

The newly established Southeastern US Equity Scholarship will enable artists of color residing in the Southeastern United States to attend the ACRE Residency free of charge. This includes food and lodging for the two-week residency period, as well as access to the myriad facilities and artist community enjoyed by ACRE Residents. Additionally this scholarship includes a travel stipend of $300.

A branch of ACRE’s Diversity Scholarship Fund, the Southeastern US Equity Scholarship supports our goal to engage partnerships that will support heterogeneity on all fronts at the residency and throughout our programming in the Chicago area.

To qualify for the Southeastern US Equity Scholarship, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Apply to the ACRE Residency Program by program deadline.
  • Must be an artist of color residing in the Southeastern United States.*
  • Indicate eligibility for the Equity Scholarship and complete the financial aid section on the ACRE application form.
  • Individual artists are eligible to receive this scholarship.
* For the intent of this scholarship, “Southeastern United States” includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.


About ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is an artist-run non-profit devoted to providing resources to emerging artists and nurturing a diverse community of cultural producers. ACRE’s programs support this generative community with materials, equipment, expertise, conscientiously produced food, and opportunities to exhibit and share work. ACRE’s annual summer residency in rural Wisconsin brings together emerging artists to live and work in a communal setting. A corresponding year-long program of exhibitions and events based in Chicago creates ongoing opportunities for idea exchange, feedback and growth. Programs such as ACRE Projects, ACRE Kitchen, and ACRE TV, provide additional venues for collaboration and experimentation.
ACRE aims to be a leader at advancing new means of support for emerging artists at critical junctures in their careers. ACRE eschews focus on traditional institutional success, instead prioritizing the unique, individually defined paths of artists.