Thank you for thinking of us, and of the artists we are helping go places…
We went quiet for a while on this website, but we got some GREAT stuff taken care of during this past summer and autumn! We’ve 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 as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, for these purposes. Our Inbound programs continue to welcome those from beyond Chicago (and yes, that includes those who do not live in the USA).
We brought two new board members on to our team, Eileen Madden and Stephen DeSantis, and are in the midst of wooing a third.
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 $3,000-US!!
Check out the guest blog post that Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil did for us, after their residency with CHIPRC in May/June 2016! https://www.transitresidency.org/TRANSITresidency/transit-news/guest-blog-post-chris-gooch-sarah-mcneil/ 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).
GET READY FOR OUR THIRD INBOUND PROGRAM WITH CHIPRC! It will run May 28-June 11, 2017 (once again ending the weekend of CAKE). Our call for applications should be released some time in January 2017, with deadline likely at the end of February. (If you are applying to table at CAKE, you can also tick the box on their application to be notified when our call is opened!)
GET READY FOR OUR NEXT OUTBOUND PROGRAM WITH HAMILTON WOOD TYPE & PRINTING MUSEUM! It will run for two weeks in the summer (between June 1 and August 31, 2017). Our call for applications should go out some time in January/February, with a late-February deadline.
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!
April 30th, 2016 was our first Edible Books event, Mastering the Art of Book Cooking*! It was fun!! It was food!!! For the delicious details of our fundraiser (i.e. Facebook photos) click here. Our next Edible Books event is planned for April 1st, 2017! More info to come soon.
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!!