Jun 15th 2017

Make your art happen

@ High Concept Labs

2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Thursday, June 15th, from 9AM - 11:58PM

Get the critical support you need to make your art work. Rehearse, perform, write, document, share, teach, and develop as a Sponsored Artist at High Concept Labs in Pilsen. Receive custom support—at no cost—to help you focus on creativity, community, and transformation. Apply now.

Thu June 8th, 6-6:30pm
Password: hclsap

Fall 2017 Sponsored Artist Season:
August 15 – December 15, 2017

Application dates:
May 1 – June 15, 2017 (by 11:59 PM)
$15 Application Fee

Drop-in Q&A Session:
Sunday, May 21st
Open Hours 11AM – 2PM
Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608

High Concept Labs (HCL) announces a call for artists and collectives to take part in its Sponsored Artist Program during HCL’s Fall 2017 Season, August 15 through December 15, 2017. HCL is an arts service organization dedicated to supporting working artists and engaging the Chicago community with arts and culture. HCL fulfills its mission through the Sponsored Artist Program. TheFall 2017 Sponsored Artist Application is due by 11:59 PM on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 highconceptlabs.org/apply.

HCL’s Sponsored Artist Program is designed to promote the growth of artists and their work through the donation of customizable, no-cost support services including:

Rehearsal, workshop, and performance space
Administrative and production assistance
Communications and design support
Audience development and media outreach
Artistic consultation
Photo and video documentation
Strategic networking for partnerships, funding, and creative collaborators
Teaching and workshop opportunities
Participation in HCL Artist Critique sessions, and more

Up to ten artists and ensembles are selected for the program twice a year for a period of four months. Each season is curated to represent emerging and established artists from a range of artistic disciplines.

Successful applicants will be emerging or established artists or collectives with a history of successful work (need not be in same discipline as application project) and with clear goals for their Sponsorship. Accepted artists will be chosen to represent an array of artistic practices and will be chosen by HCL’s Staff and Artistic Advisory Council.


High Concept Labs (HCL) supports artists and facilitates dialogue between artists, audiences, and staff. This increases access and transparency to the artistic process and fosters transformational experiences in an environment of experimentation and discovery. highconceptlabs.org

HCL is supported in part by the generosity of The National Endowment for the Arts, The Chicago Community Trust, The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Chicago Dancemakers Forum, The Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation, N.A., The Norwottock Charitable Trust, The Samuel J. Baskin Charitable Trust, Mana Contemporary Chicago, and individual donors.

website: highconceptlabs.org
calendar of events: highconceptlabs.org/calendar
facebook: facebook.com/highconceptlabs

HCL is based at Mana Contemporary Chicago in the Pilsen neighborhood, at 2233 S. Throop St. Chicago, Illinois 60608.

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