Thank you for thinking of us, and of the artists we are helping go places…
Our next Edible Books event, “Eat Your Words,” is planned for April 1st, 2017 at ChiPRC! JOIN US!! Start thinking of punny book-titles and tasty recipes now… All the details can be found HERE!
OUR THIRD INBOUND PROGRAM WITH CHIPRC will run May 28-June 11, 2017 (once again ending the weekend of CAKE). Our call for applications has been released and the application deadline has passed; applications were due Tuesday, February 28th. For more information about the residency, go HERE!
And check out the guest blog post that Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil did for us last year, after their residency with CHIPRC in May/June 2016! Chris and Sarah came all the way from Australia, collaborating on a Risograph-printed comic that they began making with Sarah’s risograph imprint, Room Press, and finished during their residency here. They had it ready in time for their table at Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE).
OUR NEXT OUTBOUND PROGRAM WITH HAMILTON WOOD TYPE & PRINTING MUSEUM will run for two weeks this the summer (between June 1 and August 31, 2017). Our call for applications is now passed, applications were due by Friday, March 3rd. For more details about the residency, go HERE!
If you are curious about what prior Transit HWT residencies have been like, check out Pamela Olson‘s Guest Blog entry from her December 2015 Outbound Residency at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, in Two Rivers! Or previous AiR Heather Buechler‘s Guest Blog entry!
Last fall (2016), we revised our by-laws and mission statement, to open our Outbound residencies up to artists living in the Midwest (no longer JUST in Cook County) — Midwest being defined by us as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, for now. Our Inbound programs continue to welcome those from beyond Chicago (and yes, that includes those who do not live in the USA).
We brought three new board members on to our team this year: Eileen Madden and Stephen DeSantis, earlier this year, and now Andrea Avery. We are thrilled to have the three of them join our team!
Our executive director got married! We’d like to thank those who gave a donation in the newlyweds’ honor; thanks to your generosity we brought in over $4,000-US!!
Our programming is dependent upon donations. Please consider going to our Donations Page — for instructions on how to donate via PayPal, or for “offline” donations if you’d rather pay by check. You can click the DONATE button to your right, too. Your contributions are tax-deductible (we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization) and go a long way! Thank you!!