Westtown Artist Residency Project

W.A.R.P. is a month-long residency program designed to give artists working in diverse media access to studio space and to encourage collaboration between visiting artists and the artists of Envision Unlimited. Envision Unlimited is a social services agency that works with adults with developmental disabilities. A fundamental mission of The Weaving Mill is to strengthen relationships between the artists of Envision Unlimited’s studio program and artists in the wider Chicago arts community. As part of this residency, visiting artists are asked to design workshops and/or collaborative projects with the Envision Arts Studio. See past residents' work here.

The 2019 W.A.R.P. cycle will be open to applications from artist collaborations, with a specific focus on cross-disciplinary and experimental collaborations. Visiting artist pairs will receive a $400 stipend, a studio space in which to work, and the support and engagement of the Westtown Center community. Residents will have the opportunity to show their work in an Open Studio at TWM at the end of their residency.

  • One month duration (July or August)

  • $400 stipend

  • 15' x 15' studio space (not private) with WiFi access, desk, and nearby mess sink

  • Equipment access: double bed knitting machine, 36" 8 harness floor loom, sergers, industrial sewing machines, fabric cutting table, heat press [NOTE: While this equipment is available for residents to use, there will be no instruction offered: i.e. floor loom is available to those who already know how to use it]

  • Building access: 24 hour access

  • 12 program hours with Envision clients over the course of one month, with facilitation and support from TW

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Fixed
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Contact Information
Contact Email: 
Contact Address: 
Chicago  Illinois  60647
United States
Organization: 
Westtown Artist Residency Project | Chicago Artists Resource

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