LATITUDE is currently holding its second annual call for OpenED Proposals for the 2019 calendar year! Proposals will be accepted until November 30th, 2018.

About OpenED: LATITUDE’s mission has always included a focus on shared education. In an effort to expand our educational opportunities, LATITUDE launched an open call for educational programming in 2017. From this open call, LATITUDE ran four pieces of public programming proposed by emerging local artists and scholars, and developed alongside LATITUDE staff. We are once again welcoming proposals for our 2019 calendar year!

WHO: Emerging artists/scholars that are seeking more experience in educational roles or those with proposals that may not fit into traditional academic environments. 

WHAT: Proposals for rigorous educational programming that utilize the lab facilities and/or flex space at LATITUDE and in some way engage in the fields of photography, visual art, or imaging. Examples of educational programming include but are not limited to: themed reading groups, technical workshops, artistic development workshops, & critique groups. Proposed programming can be in the form of one day workshops or multi-session courses and can include off-site visits, guest speakers, and outside collaborators. View our lab page to see the list of available equipment and facilities that can be utilized for your program.

WHEN: Submissions are due by 11:59 PM on November 30th, 2018. Select proposals will be contacted for an interview with the potential of being offered a programming slot in 2019.

WHERE: LATITUDE Chicago, 1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 207

2018 OpenED: Photobook Basics with Kioto Aoki

2018 OpenED: Photobook Basics with Kioto Aoki

2018 OpenED: From Print to Wall with Andi Crist

2018 OpenED: From Print to Wall with Andi Crist

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please read the following carefully:

Instructors agree to:

  • Teach the proposed program in its entirety.

  • Attend all scheduled class meetings at the assigned time and in the scheduled location.

  • Create a positive and conducive learning environment for students. Our student body is often a mix of different age ranges and experience levels. It is of the utmost importance to be welcoming to all students, no matter their background.  

  • Abide by all of the policies and procedures of LATITUDE, including but not limited to: Respect for LATITUDE’s equipment, space, staff, & volunteers; Proper use of equipment.

LATITUDE agrees to:

  •  Compensate the instructor based upon skill level and program duration, as well as additional factors.

  • Provide a fully functioning space for the program.

  • Provide staff support for the development and presentation of the program, as well as a teaching assistant for the duration of the program.

  • Promote the program on LATITUDE’s social media channels, including our newsletter, Facebook page, Instagram, etc.

Please note:

We gladly welcome applications from artists and educators based any/everywhere! Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel assistance or housing. Accepted applicants need to be prepared to fund their own travel and housing.

Please complete the form below to have your program considered for 2019.

If you have any further questions, please email

We look forward to reviewing your proposal!