Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is a non-profit organization that supports contemporary Chicago artists and curators by offering residency programs, exhibitions, professional development, and resources that enable them to live, work and thrive in the city.
In 1974, CAC began as a small group of artists advocating for rights, support, and visibility. Since then, the organization has evolved and grown to meet the needs of Chicago’s artists. CAC was the first to offer a residency with a curatorial component (HATCH) and one of the only residency programs (BOLT) with onsite studio space and a guarantee of a solo exhibition to its six residents. The organization continues to build on its 40 year history to launch the careers of emerging artists and curators while increasing awareness and appreciation for their work among collectors and arts audiences.