Marian Hayes Artist Residency at Tuley Park Cultural Center

Submitted by starnikkie on Mon, 01/28/2019 - 6:47pm


Tuley Park Cultural Center is one of 15 parks which serve as hubs for arts and culture in their region. In Spring 2019, Tuley Park Cultural Center seeks to connect the Chesterfield and Chatham neighborhoods to individual visual artists who have a vested interest in neighborhood-based programming.

Our goal is to increase awareness of local artists and help to facilitate meaningful community engagement. Tuley Park Cultural Center, with support from the Re: Center initiative, will host its first cohort of artists to launch the Marian Hayes Artist Residency. Three visual artists will be selected to envision and facilitate a year of programming for park participants and the community surrounding Tuley Park Cultural Center.

The studio space previously hosted Gallery Sous Terrain established in 2009 by a collective of neighborhood artists, Marian Hayes, F.Payne and William Hurd. After hosting a Chicago Artist Month exhibition the group continued to work in the space, host programs and exhibitions and make creative connections at Tuley Park Cultural Center. As a pilot cohort, artists selected for this term will have the opportunity to help shape the residency in collaboration with park staff to honor and continue the legacy of this art space.


Resources Available:

  • 9 Months of free individual studio space, group workspace and program event space during park building operating hours: (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm and Sat 9am-5pm)
  • Opportunity to co-develop plans with resident cohort for ongoing and culminating events, professional development workshops and community programming.
  • Quarterly Works-in-Progress/Open House/Exhibition Opportunities
  • Access to Studio resources (such as kiln, slop sink, and other materials etc.)
  • Materials budget up to $750
  • $750 Artist Stipend


Program Details/Guidelines:

  • You must be a Chicago-based artist (residency within the city of Chicago)
  • Artists must be able to pass CPD required fingerprint background check Artists must complete orientation before residency begins
  • Artists must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and dedicate approx. 2-3 hours weekly to general studio maintenance
  • As part of the outcomes, artists must document their experience working in community space. These resources may be shared by the Chicago Park District in future residency materials



  • Submissions Open until February 28, 2019
  • Info Session/ Studio Open House: Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at Tuley Park (501 E. 90th Pl.) 
  • Final Selection: March 15
  • Artist Orientation: First week of April
  • Artist Residency: April 1, 2019-December 31, 2019
  • Artist in residency + coordinator meeting: Monthly while in residence
  • Program wrap up meeting: TBA


All applications must be recieved via the submittable platform by February, 28, 2019.  You will recieve a confirmation email if your application has been recieved.

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Nikki Jolly
Contact Address: 
United States