In late 2015 LATITUDE developed the Fellowship Program to provide essential training for artists interested in arts administration. Three Lab Assistants interested in furthering their involvement in the organization worked closely with the Executive Director to distribute the administrative duties and advance the collective learning structure that is essential to the organization's mission. This program has been carrying forward successfully into 2017 and has proven to be a springboard for fellows into their future pursuits.  

The Fellowship Program consists of three complementary positions focused on education, programming, and communications. Fellows influence the organization's development and direction while receiving mentorship from staff and board members while working closely with the Executive Director. Fellows are encouraged to bring their personal interests to the position and take initiative to tailor their experience at LATITUDE. Fellows are required to maintain one full on-site shift a week, attend weekly staff meetings, and assist in events on and off site, approximating 15 hrs a week. And in exchange receive a $150/month honorarium, free membership and ink charges in the LATITUDE lab, and opportunities for continued technical and administrative education.


Communications Fellow ( 6 Month to 1 Year Position) 

The Communications Fellow develops and maintains the public presence of LATITUDE across all platforms. The position involves basic print and web design (Squarespace), event photography, social media, and email campaigns (Mailchimp). This fellow will work closely with the Programming Fellow to craft language and coordinate programming and residency announcements. The Communications Fellow is encouraged to develop their creativity and technical skill to produce content for LATITUDE. 

Education Fellow (1 Year Position) - Caitlin Peterson
The Education Fellow works as a bridge between the Fellowship and the Lab Director/Technician and Lab Assistant volunteers to coordinate education events, procedures and documents for both LATITUDE staff and the LATITUDE public. This individual should possess good organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and an interest in working collaboratively with the entire LATITUDE Team. The Education Fellow should have a strong technical background and an interest in developing their instructional and management skills. 

Programming Fellow (1 Year Position) - Gwen Cinelli

The Programming fellow works closely with the monthly Artists-in-Residence before, during and after their residency and is their primary point of contact. The Fellow will assist in the conception, planning and crafting of language for Resident events, LATITUDE workshops, and any additional curatorial opportunities. The Programming fellow participates in the selection of the next year of LATITUDE’s Artists-in-Residence. The Programming fellow should be interested in working closely with artists and developing professional communication and critical writing skills. 

If you are interested in potentially coming on board as a LATITUDE Fellow, please send a Resume and cover letter to applications@latitudechicago.org. 

Current students may be able to receive credit for their participation in the Fellowship program, please check with us or your institution for details!