We provide various residencies for students interested in the arts. One is in partnership with Chicago’s 3Arts. It offers four local fellowships for Deaf and disabled artists in partnership with Bodies of Work. These customized residencies are centered on professional development, the creation of new work, and advocating for disability arts, culture, and aesthetics on and off campus.
2022-2023 marks the inaugural year of the the Crip* x Bodies of Work Residency Exchange, funded by the Cripping the Arts presidential initiative at University of Illinois-Chicago and University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. This residency is currently by invitation only.
In 2022-2023, three fellows from Chicago and two from Urbana- Champaign will be participating in this year-long virtual residency exchange focused on "cripping" spaces and highlighting issues of accessibility through the creation of place-based crip narratives. The residency will also center on the creation of archival works depicting disability art and culture, as well as interacting with existing archival materials.