Annual Fund

A donation to ACRE’s Annual Fund directly supports and sustains our commitment to the promising emerging artists accepted into ACRE’s Residency Program each year. Help support growing improvements to our facilities, the visiting artist program, the exhibitions program, as well as general scholarships for emerging artists. Contribute to the Annual Fund to support our two core programs: residency and exhibitions.



Annual Sponsorship

Annual sponsors invest in ACRE’s mission to support emerging and under-represented artists and sustain the life of each program area in meaningful ways. Sponsorships offer marketing and visibility among a growing creative community, unique experiences and VIP access, and other offerings that meet your goals.

Become an Annual Sponsor


Make a Gift

ACRE is inextricable from the community it supports. You can help us to fulfill our mission to support emerging artists by making a tax-deductible donation today or consider a monthly recurring donation. Donations to our general operations enables ACRE to stay responsive and flexible to the evolving needs of the brilliant artists who participate in our programs.

Donate Today!


In Kind Donations 

Generosity comes in many forms! Consider donating gently used equipment and supplies to support ACRE’s residency facilities and Chicago programming. Check out our "wishlist" or contact our Development Manager to learn more.   

In Kind Support



While ACRE’s long-term goal is to make the residency free for all that attend, we currently must charge a fee to our residents. Please consider setting up a one-time or annual scholarship fund or hosting an event to help support emerging artists.

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ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. All donations made to ACRE are tax-deductible.