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2010 marks the inaugural year of ACRE's Artist Residency Program, a temporary creative community that develops into a lasting, evolving network.
2010 marks the inaugural year of ACRE's Artist Residency Program, a temporary creative community that develops into a lasting, evolving network.
45 backers pledged $3,468 to help bring this project to life.

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**We have reached our goal!! But that doesn't mean we can't continue to take donations. With a little more we will be able to purchase the cooking supplies and equipment to make the job of feeding 40+ people per day much easier.

Thanks to all have donated!!

WHO WE ARE:
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a non-profit based in Chicago devoted to developing new systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a regenerative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

Residency Program:
Our Kickstarter campaign is in effort to raise funds for our main program, ACRE’s annual summer residency program. The residency takes place in August in rural southwest Wisconsin. Application for ACRE’s residency program is open nationally to emerging and mid-career visual, performing, and sound artists. Residents have the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices and take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. Additionally, visiting artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures, discussions, and workshops. The residency will support up to 25-30 residents at a given time. Facilities provide for expansive communal work spaces, a screen-printing studio, an outdoor wood shop, and access to both digital and analog recording equipment. Accommodations are all recently built from salvaged timbers and furnished with individual bathrooms, kitchenettes, and decks. All meals are provided, and will be prepared daily using ingredients grown in the surrounding area, which is renowned for its organic and sustainable agriculture and dairy farms. Throughout the rest of the year we operate programming in Chicago designed to further support the artists who attend the residency.
For more information please visit ACREresidency.org

WHAT WE ARE RAISING FUNDS FOR:
The fees we charge residents cover about half the cost to us to run this program. Our goal for Kickstarter is to raise $3,000 to go specifically toward our food and kitchen budget. We have a team of experienced chefs creating menus for each meal, feeding 35-40 people at a time for a length of 36 days. In the coming weeks our staff will be visiting the area to meet with local producers and other contacts we have culled with connections to the local agriculture. Our hope is that with the money raised by Kickstarter we can make it so that all meals are prepared from scratch using organic, locally grown produce, dairy, meat and grains to not only provide healthy meals for our residents and staff but to also contribute to the sustainability of the local economy. Money earned through Kickstarter will go toward purchasing locally grown ingredients and kitchen equipment such as a food processor.


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REWARDS:

Item #1 available at the $10, $300 and $600 pledge level.

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    For a $7 donation you get a nifty ACRE BUTTON. Each button is unique and different, designed by the amazing and talented volunteer staff/artists of ACRE

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    For a $10 donation you get that nifty ACRE button PLUS an ACRE STICKER designed by Chicago artist Josh Minkus. Slap it on your bumper and be the envy of all your friends! (see image to the left)

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    For a $15 donation you get a fashionable and functional TOTE BAG featuring the design by Josh Minkus.

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    For a $25 donation you get a T SHIRT featuring a psychedelic design by Chicago artist Katy Keefe - katykeefe.com. (see image to the left)

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    For a $60 donation you get a handmade ARTIST BOOK of photographs by Chicago artist Scott Cowan - www.scottcowan.us. (see image to the left)

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    Another option for a $60 donation: you get a choice of one of two original SCREEN PRINTs by Chicago artist Aay Preston-Myint - dirtrainbow.net. (see image to the left)

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    For a $125 donation you get an original 11 x 14" PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT (edition of 15) by Caitlin Arnold - http://caitlinarnold.com. (see image to the left)

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    Another option for a $125 donation: you get an original 11 x 14" PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT (edition of 15) by Aron Gent - arongent.com. (see image to the left)

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    Another option for a $125 donation: you get an original 11 x 14" PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT (edition of 15) by Jason Lazarus - jasonlazarus.com. (see image to the left)

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    Another option for a $125 donation: you get an original 11 x 14" PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT (edition of 15) by Greg Stimac - www.gregstimac.com. (see image to the left)

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    For a $225 donation you get to choose TWO PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS by artists Caitlin Arnold, Aron Gent, Jason Lazarus or Greg Stimac.

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    For a $300 donation you get the super-awesome ACRE package:
    TWO PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS by above artists, ONE SCREEN PRINT by Aay Preston-Myint, BUTTON, STICKER, and a T SHIRT. Wow! That's quite a deal!

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    For a $600 donation you get the ultimate ACRE experience! TWO PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS, BUTTON, STICKER, and a T SHIRT. PLUS a weekend stay at the lodge in Steuben, Wisconsin during the 2010 Residency (2 nights lodging and food is included for July 30th, 31st or August 13th, 14th).

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