for Artists

  • Solo exhibition program - April-October of each year. Each artist receives a modest stipend of $200 to participate in one group show and present a one month solo show with opportunities to be curated into other group shows around Chicago. All media and artistic backgrounds are welcome, artists are encouraged to respond to the space, take risks and try new things. Application deadline: February 15. Please email 5-10 images of your work, a resume or bio and a plan for the space to info@ignitionprojects.org. 
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  • Window exhibition program - April - October of each year. Each artist receives a modest stipend of $150 to present a one month solo show in the Ignition window space. All media and artistic backgrounds welcome, some content restrictions. please note that this space gets a significant amount of direct sunlight so may damage certain materials, but is visible to the public 24 hours per day. Application deadline: February 15. Please email 5-10 images of your work, a resume or bio and a plan for the space to info@ignitionprojects.org.
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  • Outdoor sculpture court - May-October of each year. Each artist receives a modest stipend of $200 to present an outdoor sculpture or installation for one month. Application deadline: February 15. Please email 5-10 images of your work, a resume or bio and a plan for the space to info@ignitionprojects.org.

Please note: for all deadlines, you may be programmed 1 year or more in the future or into a different space than your original application. You may submit separate applications for different spaces. All spaces are juried by a panel of artists (some who have previously shown at Ignition), arts administrators and Humboldt Park community members.

The gallery space is available for rent when not being used (December - February). Please contact us for more info.