Artist in Residence

June 18th- 21st, 2018


Launch invitational residency is a professional service/professional development program for students in the Chicagoland area. The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is sponsoring three students – Willie Burton, Madeline Schoonover, and Alanna Huck-Scarry to attend the program in 2018. The company empowers students to identify and pursue the next steps in their professional practice by introducing them to the tools, resources, and networks that will help them achieve their goals.


Launch’s pedagogical model focuses on practical skill-building, creative activities, collaborative brainstorming, and one-on-one consultations. At this critical point in their lives, the residency allows artists a chance to access tactical advice, devote time to strategic thinking about the future, and engage with established, rising, and innovative thinkers in the field.

Topics are informed in part by nominee applications and may include:

  • Understanding your “Why” & The Arts Ecosystem
  • Artists Business Models and Career Path Options
  • Goal Setting and Strategic Planning
  • Writing and marketing for Artists
  • Financial and Legal Literacy
  • Sustaining a creative practice and building community
  • Self-Care and Wellness Practices


Nominated students may complete the LAUNCH application at by April 10, 2018.


Contact Penny Duff, CAC Director of Education at


February 16 – Sponsorship Confirmation Due from schools
March 1 – Slideroom Application opens for Nominees
March 20 – Applicant info due from schools
April 10 – Applications due at 11:59 pm
May 1 – Application Decisions to Nominees + Schools
June 1 – Tuition Due from Schools
june 12 – Orientation
June 18-21 – Launch Invitational Residency