Spudnik Press Cooperative is excited to announce and welcome our 2019 cohort of studio fellows: Zakia Rowlett, Hope Wang, Sean Mac, and Ally Hembree! Our Studio Fellowship program provides emerging Chicago-based artists with comprehensive professional opportunities and the technical and artistic support needed to build a successful career in the arts. Joining us for the May 1 – December 31, 2019 term, Zakia, Hope, Sean, and Ally will take over for our outgoing fellows, Atlan Arceo-Witzl, Lisa Armstrong, Lya Finston, and Vidisha Aggarwal.The fellows play an integral role in the Spudnik Press community, as they monitor the studio during weekly Open Studio session, assist with classes, youth workshops, special projects and activate the space with programming toward the end of their fellowship. Additionally, during the 8-month program, the cohort receives full studio access to develop self-directed projects and participates in a comprehensive professional development seminar. As expressed by the 2019 cohort of fellows, they very much look forward to the opportunity to meet the many members of our community and be part of a supportive network of artists.