We are no longer running our Person-in-residency program after vacating our space, the Orientation Center, at 2129 N. Rockwell St. in December 2009. See the Studio Chicago Blog here for Residency highlights and see the Past Residents page for an archive of activities.



General Information:

What is it and how it works?

The Institute for Community Understanding Between Art and The Everyday (InCUBATE) invites any persons of any discipline to do self-directed creative projects. We are looking for people who are interested in the discussion between art and the everyday; who want to do interdisciplinary research and work in tandem with the members of InCUBATE to create research tools and resources that will be available for public use. To apply, please email us a detailed description of a proposed project, a portfolio of past research and projects in whatever format you choose, and a cover letter/resume.

InCUBATE, 2129 Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60647

Or e-mail us.

Where is it? InCUBATE is located at

2129 N Rockwell St, Chicago, Illinois 60647, United States

- adjacent to the historic Congress Theater in the Logan Square neighborhood.

How much does it Cost?

Residencies are available for a minimum period of one month and maximum of three months at $250/mo. Residents will have their own bedroom including a desk and closet. The space will be shared with one of InCUBATE’s administrators who lives there full time. If you seriously can’t afford $250/mo, we would be willing to help you find mini-grants, alternative funding, etc

Facilities and Resources?

Our 900sq. foot space has two stories, an upper storefront level consists of a 300sq. foot gallery space equipped with a 14′ pull down projection screen, a communal living area, a half bathroom and a working kitchen. The lower level houses a small fabrication studio, a full bathroom and private bedroom. Residents will have the opportunity to use the space for the culmination of their projects. InCUBATE’s three administrators will be available to provide assistance by helping with project research and the facilitation of project related events. Mac and PC computers are available for use equipped with video editing software, Adobe Creative Suite, SPSS, and other useful programs. Free high-speed internet is also available. Residents will also have access to the Congress Theater for events.

Communal Space


Fabriction Studio / Computers



Congress Theater