The Jackman Goldwasser Residency

The Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center catalyzes networks by connecting global artists to the unique resources and opportunities offered by Chicago, deepening the engagement between local and international contemporary art practices.

Situated within the community of the Hyde Park Art Center, The Jackman Goldwasser Residency provides a platform for five international, national, and local artists each year to take creative risks within their practice and expand their professional networks while living and working in Chicago. Launched in Fall of 2012, the Jackman Goldwasser Residency aims to:

  • Stimulate Chicago’s cultural community by infusing a range of artists and cultural producers into the city who are encouraged to engage with the community;
  • Support the process of creating new work at all stages from research to making;
  • Demystify professional art practices by actively inviting a diverse public to participate in residency programs and engage with working artists;
  • Investigate the role of art making, practice, and presentation within a dynamic, urban environment;
  • Expand the dialogue between Chicago and the rest of the world through exhibition, cross-cultural exchange, and conversation surrounding international contemporary art practices.

The Jackman Goldwasser Residency facilitates relationships between visiting artists and the wealth of cultural institutions around the city, forges connection to the Art Center’s students, faculty, exhibiting artists and diverse publics. We invite and encourage artists to engage with the city with the hope of expanding their own practices and enriching the context for making in Chicago.

At this time, residencies are curated with selection based on the quality of artists' work and the impact this residency will have on their practice. International and national residencies range from six to eight weeks, while local artists may be in residence for up to a year, depending on the artist’s needs and project scope. Artists are provided studio space at the Art Center, accommodation, supportive resources, and connection to the city's artists, institutions, and cultural communities. Residencies are by invitation at this time.

About Deone Jackman

Ribbon Cutting Deone TalkingNearly ten years ago, Deone was a leader in developing a bold vision of a new home for Hyde Park Art Center. The Art Center would be a place where artists of all levels--and from around the world--would gather, create, and forge a community. With the Jackman Goldwasser Residency, another layer of this vision is realized.

Deone Jackman's insight, tenacity, and generosity made it possible for the Art Center to launch this ambitious program. The Jackman Goldwasser Residency embodies Deone's love of artists, her commitment to Chicago, and her steadfast leadership.

For questions about the residency program, please contact our Residency & Special Projects Manager Megha Ralapati at, or call 773-324-5520 x1001.