About the Curators-In-Residence program:

Links Hall’s Co-MISSION Curators-In-Residence program is an opportunity for independent, self-producing dance curators, producers, and social practice artists to present work for their communities, by their communities. Three individuals will be granted a budget by Links Hall to work with a venue or organization in their Chicago neighborhood to invite performing artists from their communities to present new or existing work. These same artists will also be presented at Links Hall. Curators-in-residence also have the option to organize community events to engage and collaborate with their neighbors in a more hands-on way.

Curatorial Residency Timeline:

Nov 18, 2022 — Open call for Curator applications

Dec 19, 2022 — Application closes

Dec 19-22, 2022 — Project Manager gathers materials for selection committee

Jan 3-27, 2023 Selection Committee reviews application materials

Jan 28, 2023 — Selection committee meets to discuss and select curators

Feb 6, 2023 — Applicants are notified of the decision

Feb 13, 2023 — Residency begins

Apr – May, 2023 — Curators present at community sites, schedule TBD

Apr 21-23, 2023 — Curators present at Links*

May 5-7, 2023 — Curators present at Links*

May 19-21, 2023 — Curators present at Links*

*dates subject to change

We are thrilled to be amongst the 13 grantees receiving the 2022 DCASE CityArts Program Grant to support the return of Links Hall’s curators-in-residence program and other artist-curated programs. Over 2022-2023, Co-MISSION Curatorial Residencies will provide funding, space, and support to Chicago curators of color to create performances, festivals, workshops, and community partnerships across Links Hall and community spaces. Watch this space for info and opportunities.

Congratulations to our fellow organizations amplifying DANCE in Chicago this year. To see a list of all awardees of the CityArts Program Grant, click here.