The LATITUDE Residency program brings 8-10 artists into the lab annually to develop and produce their projects free of charge while receiving guidance, training and support from staff and volunteers. Artists gain access to the LATITUDE community through their day-to-day interactions, studio visits, and staff supported development of a piece of free public programming. In return, artists are asked to be active as both resources and mentors to the LATITUDE community, sharing their insights and creative methods.
The goal of the residency program is to further LATITUDE's mission of promoting creative collaboration between our users and the wider art and photographic communities.
LATITUDE holds an open (and free!) call for residency applicants once per year. The next call will open August 1st, 2018, to select residents for 2019.
CURRENT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
LATITUDE is excited to welcome Amina Ross as the April Artist In Residence!
Amina Ross is an interdisciplinary creator and educator. They work across mediums, shaping spaces that honor darkness and love through language, light based video installations, sculpture, and curatorial engagements. Amina studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited work at venues throughout Chicago and New York. Ross has spoken on panels and taught workshops at a wide range of events and venues including Wayne State University, the College Arts Association Conference, the Alphawood Foundation, and Theaster Gates’ Black Artist Retreat. Amina was a part of Chicago Artist Coalition’s BOLT Residency in 2015-2016. They co-run a black and femme centering space in the Little Village, Chicago, called F4F and are co-lead artist of Teen Creative Agency at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Amina is a founder of 3rd Language (2011-2015), queer arts collective. Additionally Amina runs the popular workshop and participatory performance series “Beauty Breaks”
Amina recently curated ECLIPSING, a multi-media celebration of darkness which included a performance festival at Links Hall and a group exhibition at the Arts Incubator.
Check out Amina Ross' Q&A with LATITUDE to get to know them and their work.