ARTADIA AWARDS 2012 CHICAGO APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE
ARTADIA AWARDS 2012 CHICAGO
WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT EXPO CHICAGO!

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications for the Artadia Awards 2012 Chicago from all visual artists living and working in Cook County, IL. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected in the fall of 2012 through Artadia’s two-tiered jury process. This is Artadia’s sixth awards cycle in Chicago.

Application deadline: August 20, 2012 at 11:59pm (CST).

Artadia is pleased to partner with EXPO CHICAGO for this awards cycle: Simultaneous to the second round, works by the Finalists will be on view at the Artadia booth at EXPO CHICAGO September 19–23, 2012 including a press conference announcing the Artadia Awardees 2012 Chicago.

For eligibility requirements and to access the Web-based application, please visit www.artadia.org

Artadia’s mission is to encourage innovative practice and meaningful dialogue across the United States by providing visual artists in specific communities with unrestricted awards and a national network of support. Founded in 1997, Artadia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Artadia Awards are determined through a jury process that employs nationally prominent curators, artists, and arts professionals. Since its founding, Artadia has awarded over $2 million to more than 225 artists in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2009, Artadia launched a New York residency program for Artadia Awardees at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn. Most recently, Artadia inaugurated a national publications and Exhibitions Exchange program offering Awardees crucial exposure on a national level.

Lead funding for the Chicago Artadia Awards is generously provided by Larry and Marilyn Fields. Additional support provided by Sally and Jon Kovler, Artadia’s National Council members Barbara Fosco, Jack and Sandra Guthman, and Anne Van Wart and Mike Keable; as well donations by Karen and Steve Berkowitz, Eszter Borvendeg and Mark Wight, Curt Conklin, Dirk Denison, Brian Herbstritt, Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis, Pamela and Art Sanders, and Linda Warren.

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