The Chicago Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living and working throughout Cook County, IL. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media, and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Artadia Awardees are selected through a two-tier jury process that combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading curators and artists. A preliminary panel will evaluate all online submissions and select five Finalists in June. A second panel will conduct studio visits with each Finalist, gaining a broader context for the artists’ work. Two Awardees will be selected from the Finalist pool to receive unrestricted Artadia Awards of $10,000. The Awardees will also be exhibited at the 2018 edition of EXPO Chicago. The 2018 Chicago Awardees will be announced at the end of June.

The Chicago Artadia Awards are:
– Open to anyone living in Cook County
– Free of application fees and project outline requirements
– Merit-based
– Unrestricted

Apply if you:
– Have lived in Chicago for at least two years
– Are not currently enrolled in an art-related degree program
– Would like to have your work seen by a panel of prominent curators

Application due
June 1, 2018
11:59 pm CDT