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 during an Open Studio at TWM at the end of their residency.
One month duration (July, August, or September)
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