2019 Scholarships Announced!


Update / 2.20.19

ACRE is pleased to announce the 2019 Residency Scholarship Opportunities

Parent-Artist Scholarship

ACRE is honored to receive funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation to provide two scholarships for artists who have children. This scholarshipincludes free attendance to the 2019 ACRE Residency program, along with a $1500 stipend intended for childcare expenses during the residency period. While ACRE unfortunately is not able to host anyone under the age of 18 on site, we are eager to offer other support for artists with children that may have difficulty getting away for a 2 week residency.

Southeastern US Equity Scholarship

This Equity Scholarship will enable artists of color residing in the Southeastern United States to attend the ACRE Residency free of charge. Additionally, this scholarship includes a travel stipend of $300. A branch of ACRE’s Diversity Scholarship Fund, the Equity Scholarshipsupports our goal to engage partnerships that will support heterogeneity on all fronts at the residency and throughout our programming in the Chicago area. 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Scholarship

ACRE has partnered with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) to create a scholarship opportunity to accepted residents who are also Master’s level graduates from SAIC. We are excited to work with SAIC to further support the careers of their alumni and provide free services to their artists. Eligibility for the SAIC Alumni Scholarship will be based on successful completion of an SAIC Graduate Program within 12 months of the start date of the summer residency (July 1 2019). Both traditional and Low Residency MFA candidates are eligible. *To qualify you must have completed an SAIC Graduate Program between July 2018-July 2019.

Marwen Alumni Scholarship

ACRE has partnered with Marwen to offer up to 2 scholarships for accepted residents who are also alumni of Marwen’s program. We are honored to take part in Marwen’s illustrious 30-year history of providing free visual arts classes to underserved Chicago youth by hosting the recipient of the Marwen Alumni Scholarship at the ACRE Residency. We believe providing an opportunity for Marwen alumni to attend ACRE’s residency free of charge will reinforce our common goal of providing support to young and emerging artists.

Virginia Aberle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established with the intent to celebrate the life and honor the memory of our dear volunteer, alumni, friend and collaborator, Virginia Anne Aberle. A pillar of the ACRE community, Virginia wholly embodied the values of collaboration and mutual support that we strive toward as an organization. Virginia’s Memorial Scholarship will provide the opportunity for an artist working with an expansive, community based practice to attend the residency program free of charge. 

Diversity Half Scholarship

ACRE offers 10 half-scholarships ($350 residency fee) to artists with diverse practices and backgrounds. ACRE strives to create an inclusive environment, welcoming and celebrating all media of art production with a focus in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as fostering the involvement of underrepresented communities at the residency. We believe that providing an opportunity for artists underrepresented at the residency to attend ACRE free of charge will reinforce our goal of providing support to young and emerging artists in an inclusive and welcoming environment.