ACRE's admissions panel changes yearly and is comprised of a jury of established artists, educators, curators, writers, and organizers from Chicago and elsewhere in addition to a selection of ACRE alumni.
Jury members are asked to evaluate work samples and the written portion of the application. Scoring is based on the quality of work, the potential for growth, and appropriateness based on the facilities and environment our program offers. Application review is non-blind and conducted online using an in-house application system similar to SlideRoom as well as a final in-person round.
Each year ACRE works with a committee to review the admissions process and select a new jury. Jurors may only serve on ACRE's admissions panel once within a period of 3 years.
Admissions panelists receive a small stipend of $100 for their time. Each application is reviewed by 5-8 panelist in each of our 3 rounds of review.
Notification of acceptance are typically issued in early February. Applicants awarded a residency must notify ACRE of intent to attend within two weeks of their admissions notifications, at which point artists on the waitlist will be awarded open spots.
Many thanks to all our generous panelists who give their time and expertise to this process.
- 2022 Admissions Panelists
Darryl DeAngelo Terrell
Tamara Becerra Valdez
Yae Jee Min
Christopher Sonny Martinez
Hyun Jung Jun
Janelle Ayana Miller
Juan Molina Hernández
Ginger Shulick Porcella
Marta Rodriguez Maleck
Fidencio Martinez Perez