In the Summerof 2015 Links Hall supported an annual Performance Scholarship to ACRE to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts and foster new opportunities for performing artists to work intensively on the development and research of new works. The awarded recipient headlined an “ACRE evening” at Links Hall and receive a modest stipend for that evening’s performance.

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

The Links Hall ACRE Residency Scholarship is part of Links’ Scaffolding Project, underwritten by The Boeing Company