Our admissions panel is comprised of an impartial jury of established artists, critics and curators from Chicago and elsewhere in addition to a selection of ACRE alumni and staff members.
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.
Notification of acceptance will be issued by mid-April. Applicants awarded a residency must notify ACRE of intent to attend by early-May, 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!
2018 Admissions Panel
Asha Veal Brisebois
Alejandro Jimenez Flores
Rafael Vargas Bernard