CoMISSION Residencies

Offered Annually, September-December

Co-MISSION Residencies are awarded annually to four emerging artists. These artists are provided with three month studio residencies to continue the development of a project they are in the process of researching. These residency include modest monthly stipends, the support of the Art of Rehearsal Workshop series, paid mentorship, works in progress opportunities, and the opportunity to perform in the Co-MISSION Festival of New Works.

Please check the Call of Proposals page for updates on when our next round of applications will be.

Awarded Artists Receive:

  • Three months of rehearsal space in the Links Hall studios, 10hrs of rehearsal space per week during weekday mornings and afternoons exclusively. Evenings and weekend hours are dedicated to performance and workshop programs.
  • A stipend of $200 per month over the course of the residency
  • The Art of Rehearsal workshop series
  • Free access to performances and discussions at Links Hall
  • A work-in-progress showing at the halfway point of the residency.
  • Two fully produced performances during the Co-MISSION Festival of new works in Studio A. (Artists perform on a split bill and receive an equal share of ticket sales)
  • Professional Video documentation of their performance.
  • Professional development guidance in marketing and finance for artists with Links Hall’s Staff.
  • Half priced hourly rehearsal rentals for one year after the completion of there residency.
  • Discounts on Linkage Co-presentations for up to two years after the completion of the residency.


Since 2002 Links Hall has offered application based rehearsal residencies to help Chicago based movement artists in the research, development, and presentation of new perfomances. Prior to our 2017 creation of the Co-MISSION programs Links Hall offered LinkUP Residencies to help support artists in the creation of new works.

Through the Co-MISSION program, supported by Links Hall’sCommissioning Collective, Links Hall has been able to grow this number of artists/projects awarded annually from two in 2002 to twenty in 2017. Over the years we have also significantly expanded the resources available to the selected artists, however, the Co-MISSION Residency program remains a strong reflection of our original LinkUP Residency that supported over 12 years of Chicago based artistic innovation.

Co-MISSION and LinkUP Residencies have supported artists working in the fields of: dance, physical theater, puppetry, and performance art – but Links Hall is open to all artists who use movement as key element of their practice and need access to rehearsal space to further the creation of their work. Links Hall can not offer support to artist working in sound and music exclusively but is open to music/movement collaborations.