Book Arts Residency

Reading Residency

Our Book Arts Residencies are immersive, self-guided programs offered in 1-week, 2-week, and 4-week options. Residencies include 24/7 access to studio, equipment, and stocked resources, as well as on-site support from the Candor Arts team.

Housing accommodation is provided for out-of-town residents at an additional price, available at the 1-week and 2-week options. 4-week residencies are available only to Chicago-based artists.

The Reading Residency is a juried program designed specifically for agents of social change to dedicate a full weekend to themselves: to reading and self-care.

The Winner of each residency receives free housing and amenities on site, in addition to a small stipend for food and reading material. Applicants that receive an Honorable Mention will have a book of their choice purchased and shipped to them as a gift.

Since 2017, there has been one Reading Residency per year.