Our admissions panel is comprised of an impartial jury of established artists, musicians, educators, thinkers, critics, curators, and makers of all kinds from Chicago and elsewhere in addition to a selection of ACRE alumni volunteers.
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 appropriateness based on the facilities and environment our program offers. Application review is non-blind and conducted online using an application system similar to SlideRoom developed by ACRE administrative staff as well as a final in-person round. Each year ACRE works with a committee to select a new jury, as jurors may only serve on ACRE's admissions panel once within a period of 3 years.
Notification of acceptance will be issued by late-April. Applicants awarded a residency must notify ACRE of intent to attend by May 7, at which point artists on the wait-list will be awarded open spots.
Special thank you to all our generous panelists who donate their time and expertise to this process!
2020 Admissions Panel
Ciera McKissick TBD
Dalina Aimée Perdomo Álvarez
Joseph Josué Mora
Shannon Herbert Waldman
Ting Yin Han
Yasmeen Nematt Alla