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ACRE

Non-member

The ACRE Residency Program takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performers, writers and curators, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices as well as take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. ACRE’s 12-day or 14-day residencies host 25-30 residents at a time. Additionally, visiting artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures, discussions, and workshops.

Set on 1,000 acres of wetland, hills, and farmland, the residency facilities include expansive communal work-spaces, a screen-printing studio, an outdoor wood shop, fibers studio, new ceramics studio, an art & tech facility, and a sound studio. Shared accommodations are furnished with bathrooms, kitchenettes, and porches. All meals are provided, and are prepared daily using ingredients grown in the surrounding area.

Over the subsequent year, ACRE endeavors to provide further opportunities for exposure and community building to its alumni. Each resident is offered an exhibition opportunity at ACRE’s 1,000 square foot gallery or one of a number of alternative exhibition spaces ACRE has partnered with in Chicago, and is given access to an online “flat file”, where they can develop customizable pages to present their work. These efforts complement other activities and programming designed to create the conditions for a thriving and enduring arts network.

Applications and more information can be found at www.acreresidency.org

Location

Steuben, Wisconsin: United States

ACRE’s residency takes place every Summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. The town of Steuben has a population of 131. The property, set on 1000 acres of wetland, hills, and farmland, is home to such wildlife as deer, bald eagle, heron, hawk, and rainbow trout, and is strewn with a vast network of rivers and springs. Supplies can be purchased in nearby towns such as Boscobel, Prairie Du Chien, Gays Mills and Eastman.

Contact Information

1345 W 19th St
Chicago, Illinois 60608
United States