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OUR 2018 INBOUND PROGRAM WITH CHIPRC and CAKE will run May 20-June 3, 2018. Calls for applications are now open. Click here for the info. CAKE runs June 2 & 3 this year, and selected AiR will get to present and table there, in addition to using CHIPRC as their studio (and a place to teach) for two weeks prior; Transit awards recipient $1000 stipend. Applications due by Friday March 16th, 5pm CST!
OUR 2017 INBOUND PROGRAM WITH CHIPRC ran May 28-June 11, once again ending the weekend of Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), and Montreal-based illustrator Célia Marquis was our Artist-in-Residence. Her guest blog post is finally live — check it out HERE!
For more information about this residency program, go HERE! Information about the 2018 program will not be available until mid-to-late February. Meanwhile, feel free to also check out the guest blog post that Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil did for us in 2016, after their residency with CHIPRC in May-June 2016!
See you at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018! It’s at Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted, Chicago) again, from 11am-6pm both days. And it’s FREE to attend!
Exhibitor applications are now being accepted by CAKE until November 30th 2017. For more details, check out CAKE’s info about it. And remember to tick the box on the application (step 7 of 8), so you are notified when TRANSIT’s residency call for entries is out. Our selected AiR gets a free 1/2 table at CAKE.
OUR 2017 OUTBOUND PROGRAM WITH HAMILTON WOOD TYPE & PRINTING MUSEUM ran for two weeks in July, and designer/printer Ben Blount was our Artist-in-Residence. His guest blog post is HERE. For more details about the residency program, you can find out more HERE until we post the next call for entries.
And 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!
Our Board continues to evolve: while we are sad to see Stephen DeSantis relocate to the Northwest, we wish him all the best on his new adventures! And Andrea Avery is now Andrea Worthey, having gotten married last summer and has more excitement coming. We are also thrilled to have two newer board members join us, Bonny Smith and Bill Bietsch! We can’t wait to see where we go from here!
Just a reminder, we revised our by-laws and mission statement (Fall 2016), to open our Outbound residencies up to artists living in the Midwest (no longer just in Cook County) — the Midwest is defined by us as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Our Inbound programs continue to welcome those from beyond Chicago (and yes, that includes those who do not live in the USA).
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!!