Join our long-term affordable artist residency program

Join our long-term affordable artist residency program

Big Car’s Artist and Public Life Residency (APLR) program – which offers affordable housing to artists who support the community – seeks artists of all disciplines for a discounted, nicely renovated rental home near Tube Factory artspace and Garfield Park. APLR artists enjoy access to Big Car facilities and support from this artist-focused community.
More on the home:
  •  1 bedroom, 1 bath, new appliances (including washing and dryer), street side parking. $600 per month
How does it work?
  • As an exchange for deeply discounted rent cost, artists dedicate about 16 hours per month to work with the public in the community. These hours can include time
    on your own public-facing projects, related training and meetings, research, and time supporting our neighborhood, Big Car programs, and citywide efforts.
  • Artists share a detailed plan and goals for the upcoming year and beyond for their public work as part of APLR .
  • Resident artists share progress and plans.
  • Artists participate in group public engagement efforts on our block.
  • Artists have opportunities to participate in exhibition and collaboration opportunities. We encourage partnerships between resident artists, visiting artists, other local artists, and our staff artists.
  • Artists residents are communicative, collaborative, and considerate with our neighbors, Big Car staff, volunteers and partners.
  • Resident artists receive research, promotion, and training support from Big Car staff and others as they will represent our partnership in the community.
  • Resident artists have access to tools, resources and spaces on our campus.
We view the label of artists broadly to include all creatives, makers, visual artists, performers, culinary artists, writers, musicians, designers. Anyone who considers themselves an artist is eligible to apply. Click here to apply. (edited) 

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