Calling all artists in need of affordable workspace and community! Autotelic has a handful of studios available starting July 1st, ranging from $225-$350/mo. If you've ever considered getting one of those big artist studios and tried to organize splitting it with 2-3 artist friends, look no further. We've already done the hard part, we were just waiting on YOU.
Our new studio location in West Logan Square (previously a community church) features a full woodshop, 17+ artists, 24/7 access and wifi. We organize tons of community events, exhibitions, fundraisers and workshops that are low-cost and easy to access. We started as a group that was interested in supporting artists at the early stages in their careers, and we strive to keep that attitude alive as we expand into this new, larger facility. See more details at www.autotelicstudios.org or reach out to us with questions at MAKE@autotelicstudios.org. See you at the studios!
"Autotelic NFP announced last month the addition of a new, multilevel art studio complex opening in Logan Square July 1, 2015. The complex, Autotelic West at 3551 W. Diversey Ave., will retrofit creative work spaces and wood shop facilities into a standard Chicago 2-flat, once a storefront church and three-bedroom apartment. Autotelic West boasts five private studios, five desk/writer spaces, seven communal studios and a 780 ft2 wood shop facility in a separate rear building, in addition to the eleven studio spaces at their current location, Autotelic North, at 1856 N. Richmond St. Prices for workspace range from $100-450 depending on size and style, and all artists working in the studio network gain access to free workshops, tools and equipment training, and a variety of educational programs and community initiatives.
Local artists interested in workspace are encouraged to send a letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry are reviewed on a rolling basis by a small committee of studio artists and members, and artists of all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to inquire. For more specific information about each studio facility and how to submit a letter of inquiry, visit www.autotelicstudios.org/studios.
Artists that do not require personal studio spaces but are in need of wood shop facilities and access to tools and equipment can purchase an Access Membership for $150/year + $70/month. Access Members receive regular access to tools, equipment training, free monthly workshops, and project consultation among other perks and privileges. To learn more about Access Membership, visit www.autotelicstudios.org/memberships.
Autotelic Studios was founded in 2010 as a multifaceted artist venue and workspace, and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2014. Autotelic NFP is committed to providing affordable workspace, facilities and training to artists interested in creating within a communitycentric environment. Through partnerships and collaborative projects, Autotelic strives to act as an advocate, incubator and resource for artists that thrive within a tightknit community of makers.