Opportunities

ARTIST EDUCATORS

We are looking for artist educators to teach in our in-house Small Wonders programming, as well as our Community Moves programming in area organizations and public schools. We need visual artists, proficient in a variety of mediums and performing artists, with foci dance, music, and theater for young performers. 

 

To apply, please submit the following HERE:

• Resume/CV, with link to website if applicable

• Cover Letter

• Work samples (maximum of 3)

 

 

Questions can be sent HERE.

LATINO ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Side Street Studio Arts’ Latino Artist-in-Residence program fosters the work environment, mentorship, and self-promotion skills needed for an artist with an existing body of work to realize a project or idea as an exhibition, production, or complete piece. Artist residencies are focused on individualized attention and flexibility. Designed ad hoc for each individual, the 1-year residency includes a yearlong Side Street LAB membership, which includes full access to all LAB resources, including silk screen, printmaking, photography, and ceramics equipment; networking and exhibition opportunities provided by SSSA Membership, and a stipend for supplies and creative and exhibition support. The AIR will also receive individualized arts administration mentorship and support leading up to a culminating exhibition of their work at SSSA. This support may include marketing, grant writing, installation, creative professional development, and so on, according to their individual needs and interests. and making connections within Side Street’s extensive artist network.

To apply for the Latino Artist-in-Residency, please send the following materials to loc@sidestreetstudioarts.org with the subject line “Latino Artist-in-Residence Application”:

• YOUR NAME

• Resume/CV, with link to website if applicable

• Artist statement

• Brief statement (one page or less) describing your artistic practice, reasons for applying for the residency, and what you would like to achieve • Work samples:

*Visual Art: 8-12 digital files or links to works    *Performance/Media/Music: 10-minute sample work (link or DVD/CD)    *Written Word: 10 page sample work (link or hard copy)  

 

Applications should be emailed as PDF and digital files, or mailed in one package to:

Side Street Studio Arts

c/o LOC

PO BOX 1264

Elgin, IL

60121

 

For more questions please contact us at loc@sidestreetstudioarts.org  or phone - 847-429-2276

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

To apply for the Artist Residency, please send the following materials to

tanner@sidestreetstudioarts.org with the subject line "Artist-in-Residence Application":

 

• YOUR NAME

• Resume/CV, with link to website if applicable

• Artist statement

• Brief statement (one page or less) describing your artistic practice, reasons for applying for the residency, and what you would like to achieve • Work samples:

*Visual Art: 8-12 digital files or links to works    *Performance/Media/Music: 10-minute sample work (link or DVD/CD)    *Written Word: 10 page sample work (link or hard copy)  

 

Applications should be emailed as PDF and digital files, or mailed in one package to:

Side Street Studio Arts

PO BOX 1264

Elgin, IL

60121

Internships

ARTIST-INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (Fall 2019)

This ten-hour/week professional practice program is designed to find and explore different entrepreneurship and artistic methods. Interns create CVs, biographies, exhibit/production proposals, artist statements/personal narratives, and statements of purpose, learning the unique content and purposes of each. An exhibition or production will be created from an ongoing archive of the artist’s work. With the guidance of Side Street Studio Arts’ Directors, artists will explore best practices for managing, editing, and installing work.


Artist-Internships are open to artists of all mediums and are highly individualized to ensure that each artist grows in the skills necessary for their particular practice and future goals.

Arts Administration Interns

 

 

OPEN CALL!

 

 

The brand new Arts Administration Internship Program at Side Street Studio Arts will provide hands-on immersion in the daily operations of a growing arts organization in downtown Elgin. Interns will work closely with SSSA staff to have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences, including event production, arts education, non-profit business management, and much more. These positions are best suited for those interested in exploring arts education, gallery management, performance/exhibition production, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Interns will work both on and off-site for a minimum of 10 hours a week for 6 to 12 months,. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. A $500-$1000 stipend is provided, as well as additional opportunities to earn money through teaching and/or other arts exhibitions and performance opportunities. 

 

Interested individuals should email the following to erin@sidestreetstudioarts.org

  • cover letter;

  • resume;

  • references;

  • visual or performance work samples, if applicable; 

  • and teaching history, if applicable. 

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GALLERY 15 Ziegler Ct.
THEATER 15 1/2 Ziegler Ct.
 
LAB 11 & 13 S. Spring St.
Elgin, IL 60120
MAILING ADDRESS
PO Box 1264
Elgin, IL
60121

OPEN HOURS

Gallery 
Thurs/Fri 12pm-6pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-3pm
LAB
Saturdays 11-1pm,
First Fridays, or
by appointment

© 2019 Side Street Studio Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.