W.A.R.P. is a month-long residency program designed to give artists working in diverse media access to studio space and to encourage collaboration between visiting artists and the artists of Envision Unlimited. A fundamental mission of The Weaving Mill is to strengthen the relationship between the artists of Envision Unlimited’s studio program and artists in the wider Chicago arts community. As part of this residency, visiting artists are asked to design workshops and/or collaborative projects with the Envision Arts Studio.

Visiting artists will receive a $300 stipend, a studio space in which to develop a body of work, and documentation and promotion of the original artwork that results from the month in residence. Residents will have the opportunity to show this work in an Open Studio at TWM at the end of their residency as well as in a W.A.R.P. gallery show in the winter/spring of 2018.

  • One month duration (July, August, or September)
  • $300 stipend
  • 15' x 15' studio space (not private) with WiFi access, desk, and nearby mess sink
  • Equipment access: double bed knitting machine, 36" 8 harness floor loom, sergers, industrial sewing machines, fabric cutting table, heat press, drill press, misc small woodworking equipment [NOTE: While this equipment is available for residents to use, there will be no instruction offered: i.e. floor loom is available to those who ALREADY know how to use it]
  • Building access: Monday-Friday 8-4, evenings and weekends as needed
  • 16 program hours with Envision clients over the course of one month, facilitated by TWM
  • Documentation and photography of residency and work




STUDIO WORK // 250 words

What are you hoping to gain from this studio-based residency? Tell us how you propose to use your month in residence. How does your proposed project fit into the larger context of your work? Please address the visual and conceptual motivations for your practice.

WORKSHOPS // 250 words

How do you plan to engage with the Envision Arts Studio? This engagement could take the form of a collaborative project, a series of skill-based workshops, a site-specific installation, etc. What are you hoping the Envision artists will gain from this project/workshops and how does this work relate to your own practice?


Please send your responses to the above questions, CV, and link to portfolio website or 5-10 images of work to by May 1 2017.