Support for artists is at the center of ACRE’s mission. The COVID-19 pandemic does not alter our commitment to providing resources and opportunities and uplifting their work. In these uncertain times, continued support for artists is critical to forging a path forward. Please consider investing in the visionary artists whose work will enliven and inspire the brighter days ahead. 

Annual Fund

A donation to ACRE’s Annual Fund directly supports and sustains our commitment to the promising emerging artists accepted into ACRE’s Residency Program each year. Help support growing improvements to our facilities, the visiting artist program, the exhibitions program, as well as general scholarships for emerging artists. Contribute to the Annual Fund to support our two core programs: residency and exhibitions.



Make a Gift

ACRE is inextricable from the community it supports. You can help us to fulfill our mission to support emerging artists by making a tax-deductible donation today or consider a monthly recurring donation. Donations to our general operations enables ACRE to stay responsive and flexible to the evolving needs of the artists who participate in our programs.




While ACRE’s long-term goal is to make the residency free for all that attend, we currently must charge a fee to our residents. Please consider setting up a one-time or annual scholarship fund or hosting an event to help support emerging artists.

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Annual Sponsorship

Annual sponsors invest in ACRE’s mission to support emerging and under-represented artists and sustain the life of each program area in meaningful ways. Sponsorships offer marketing and visibility among a growing creative community, unique experiences and VIP access, and other offerings that meet your goals.

Become an Annual Sponsor


Donor-Advised Fund

DAF Direct makes it easier to support your favorite charities by giving directly from your donor-advised fund.

Donor-advised fund donation


In-Kind Donations 

Generosity comes in many forms! Consider donating gently used equipment and supplies to support ACRE’s residency facilities and Chicago programming. Check out our "wishlist" or contact our Development Manager to learn more.   

In Kind Support


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ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. All donations made to ACRE are tax-deductible.