The International Museum of Surgical Science to offer Artist Stipends in 2024 Season for Chicago & Illinois-based Artists
|Michelle Rinard (she/her)|
Manager of Exhibitions and Development
Chicago, IL (September 7, 2023)—The International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS) is pleased to announce its financial support for artists in the 2024 season, thanks to a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, through the Chicago Arts Recovery Program. The International Museum of Surgical Science supports a commitment to contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and programs that use the frame of contemporary artistic practice to examine new perspectives in medical and surgical science and our relationship to the body.
The Museum currently seeks applications for the 2024 season for exhibition proposals, the Spring 2024 Artist in Resident, and for artistic performances.
We believe in the power of the arts to build community, inspire social change, and bring fresh perspectives to difficult and complex issues—including issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, and sexual orientation. IMSS seeks applications that address these issues.
Individual artists or artist groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a Chicago or Illinois-based resident.
The International Museum of Surgical Science does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
This project is supported, in whole or in part, by federal assistance listing number, 21.027 awarded to the International Museum of Surgical Science by the US Treasury through the American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in the amount of $125,000.00, representing 83% of total project funding.
Deadline for Exhibition Proposals: September 30, 2023
Deadline for Artist in Residence Applications: October 15, 2023
Deadline for Performance Proposals: Ongoing
About the Museum: The International Museum of Surgical Science, a Division of the International College of Surgeons, was founded in 1954 by Dr. Max Thorek. The Museum is committed to enriching lives by enhancing an appreciation and understanding of the history, development, and advances in surgery and related subjects in health and medicine. The Museum is located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and is housed in a historic lake-shore mansion designed in the early 20th century by Howard Van Doren Shaw.
About the Contemporary Arts Program: The International Museum of Surgical Science supports a commitment to contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and programs that use the frame of contemporary artistic practice to examine new perspectives in medical-surgical science and our relationship to the body. The Museum’s Contemporary Arts Initiative includes rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as an ongoing Artist in Residence program.
Hours and Admission: The exhibition will be open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., except for most major holidays. Admission rates are $20 for adults and $15 for students, educators, military members, and seniors with ID.
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This project is partially supported by a Chicago Arts Recovery Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
The International Museum of Surgical Science acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.