Printmaking is a historical art form that has long been a tool for self-expression and addressing social concerns. At Spudnik, we maintain the democratic roots of the artform with everyone from the print curious to nationally recognized printmakers can connect and thrive within our studios.
Our studio offers some of the most accessible printmaking resources in the city of Chicago and even across the country. From our ongoing Open Studio program to our 8-month Studio Fellowship, we provide an affordable, inclusive, and comprehensive support for artists at every step of their engagement with printmaking.
Despite the hurdles of 2020, we’ve continued to support our community:
We doubled our open studio hours to allow safe access to our facilities.
We resumed our Fellowship as a hybrid program, and expanded each cohort to now support six artists.
After months of planning, our studio is undergoing major renovations to (among other things) better allow social distancing.
Our organization embarked on a 3-month organizational culture project with Groundswell Alliance–a critical initial step in our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
Despite receiving tremendous support from our community (both individuals, foundations, and government grants), we are currently losing about $150 per day.
We project a $55,000 deficit in 2021, primarily due to in-person group classes remaining suspended.
What will your donation support?
You get to decide! Our end-of-year store allows you to choose where we’ll invest your donation and offers clarity on where our 2021 budget needs a boost.