LATITUDE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. LATITUDE maintains a community digital lab with high-end scanning and printing equipment, operates an artist in residence program, and organizes regular education & arts programming. LATITUDE welcomes all members of the public to make use of the lab and attend our events!
Our location, hours, and contact info can be found here.
LATITUDE depends on donations, grants, and program service revenue (i.e. lab income). Please consider supporting us with a tax-deductible donation so that we can continue to support Chicago's community of makers and thinkers!
To learn more, or to discuss the possibility of an equipment or other type of in-kind donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW WE RUN
LATITUDE is operated by a small staff and a number of volunteer Lab Assistants who receive ongoing lab access and training. The lab is an educational and arts production facility for hundreds of artists per year, and our related programming (e.g. talks, workshops, and panel discussions) attracts many more. We are proudly supported by the Illinois Arts Council, the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Weinberg/Newton Family Foundation, and to have previously had our program supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the residency program partially supported by the David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation.
LATITUDE’s mission is twofold: first, to provide affordable access to high end digital equipment and a production space for the creation of artwork, while offering artists and photographers technical assistance with this production; and second, to organize a diverse range of social, academic, and professional programming dedicated to the arts, including artists’ talks, workshops, reading and critique groups, print swaps, and an ongoing artist in residence program.