Each year ACRE works with a board of Curatorial Fellows to produce exhibitions at our Chicago gallery, ACRE Projects, and partners with independent galleries and curatorial projects around Chicago to provide public programming, performance, and other exhibition opportunities to our residents following the residency program. Additionally, ACRE Projects provides space for year round programming opportunities to alumni volunteers and residents.
ACRE partners with a number of galleries and exhibition spaces whose organizers visit the residency each session during the summer to meet residents, participate in programming, and hold studio visits. In the year following each summer residency cycle ACRE works to create connections and potential opportunities for exhibitions and public programming at these partnering spaces. The list of partner galleries grows and changes each year. They have included Roxaboxen, Devening Projects, Slow Gallery, New Capital, The Franklin, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Heaven Gallery, Fernwey Gallery, Roman Susan, Filmfront, LVL3, Prairie, and Annas.
Residents will also receive user-friendly web space to upload work samples, information, writing or other work onto ACRE’s online Flat File. ACRE uses the Flat File to share resident portfolios and information with curators and critics interested in working with current and former ACRE residents. Residents are invited to use this space experimentally or as an opportunity to highlight works from their current portfolios.