Hatch Projects

HATCH Projects is a yearlong, juried incubator for contemporary Chicago artists and curators that strives to support an ecology of curatorial and artistic practice. HATCH fosters shared experimentation, exchange, and creativity to produce ground-breaking exhibitions and programs.

Artist Residents are divided into groups of 4 to work with one Curatorial Resident. Selected artists will participate in a duo and 4-person exhibition organized by their Curatorial Resident. Each Artist Resident receives professional development through dynamic exhibitions, one-on-one studio visits, public programs, and community building to develop a sustainable creative practice. Through this unique hands-on experience and professional development program, Artist Residents develop valuable insight and experience in contemporary exhibition-making.

*Please note that artists currently participating in the FIELD/WORK Residency are not eligible to apply to HATCH Projects for the upcoming session. Conversely, HATCH Residents cannot apply to the FIELD/WORK Residency until their program has concluded.*


HATCH Projects application guidelines and online application for:

Curatorial Residency application opens August 1, 2018 and closes August 30, 2018.

Artist Residency application opens September 4, 2018 and closes September 27, 2018.


Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions & Residency, Hyde Park Art Center
Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director, DePaul Art Museum
Edra Soto, Independent Curator and Artist