CAC Announces MAKER Grant Recipients

CACOtherPeoplesPixels, and the Coney Family are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2018 MAKER Grant, an award opportunity for three Chicago-based contemporary visual artists who demonstrate a commitment to a socially conscious, progressive and sustainable artist practice and career development.

MAKER Grant Program’s unrestricted awards of one at $5,000 (Coney Family Fund Award) and two at $3,000 (OtherPeoplesPixels Award) are intended to recognize exceptional emerging or established artists working in Chicago, and support the advancement of their artistic careers.

Thank you to the esteemed leading arts professionals who served as jurors this year.

2018 Jury
Christopher Audain, Program Officer, Alphawood Foundation
Elizabeth Corr, Manager of Art Partnerships, National Resources Defense Council
Nikki Patin, Community Arts Engagement Manager, Arts + Public Life, University of Chicago
Lorelei Stewart, Director, Gallery 400, School of Art & Art History, College of Architecture, Design & the Arts, University of Illinois-Chicago

This grant is generously funded by the Coney Family and portion of proceeds from the Chicago Artists Coalition’s annual fundraiser, WORK IN PROGRESS, as well as a benevolent matching contribution from OtherPeoplesPixels.

Find out more about the recipients at the link below.