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Ryan Bourque, 2014

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August 30, 2017

Celebrate High Concept Labs’ Fall Open House at Hairpin Arts Center
The bustling performance art party will include works-in-progress showings, films, installations, and music by artists from the organization’s past and present

August 18, 2017

High Concept Labs releases 2016 Annual Report
A summary of the dancers, filmmakers, musicians, sound, and multimedia artists supported in 2016, as well as the myriad of events hosted in the spirit of the HCL mission

August 1, 2017

High Concept Labs announces new Sponsored Artists for Fall 2017
Eight artists and ensembles to develop and share new work with the public

May 5, 2017

Applications Open For Fall 2017 Sponsored Artist Program at High Concept Labs
Seven to ten individuals or ensembles will receive support from August 15 through December 15, 2017

April 26, 2017

High Concept Labs announces partnership with 3Arts
New collaboration connects artists supported through 3AP (3Arts Projects) to HCL’s Sponsored Artist Program

March 8, 2017

Unfurl your petals and let loose at High Concept Labs’ Spring Open House
Twice-yearly celebration of current and past Sponsored Artists on April 29th

February 22, 2017

Announcing High Concept Labs’ Spring 2017 Sponsored Artists
Eight artists and ensembles to develop and share new work

February 1, 2017

High Concept Labs announces new Appointments, Promotions, and Board Members
New appointments of Board and Staff strengthen the organization’s development and artistic planning

December 1, 2016

High Concept Labs seeks new Marketing + Communications Manager
New hire will join fast-growing arts incubator in Pilsen, Chicago

November 17, 2016

High Concept Labs expands board and staff
New members of Board and Development Staff broaden the organization’s expertise

October 18, 2016

Applications open for Spring 2017 Sponsored Artist Program at High Concept Labs
Ten individuals or ensembles will receive support from March 1 through June 30, 2017

October 13, 2016

Party with the people at the High Concept Labs 2016 Fall Open House
Biannual art party celebrates the work of the organization’s Sponsored Artists

August 11, 2016

Announcing High Concept Labs’ Fall 2016 Sponsored Artists
Ten artists and ensembles to develop and share new work with the public

August 8, 2016

High Concept Labs to receive funding from National Endowment for the Arts
Flagship Sponsored Artist Program honored with $10,000 in operating funds

May 31, 2016

Applications open for fall 2016 Sponsored Artist Program at High Concept Labs
Ten individuals or ensembles will receive support from September 1 through December 31, 2016

May 3, 2016

Celebrate spring with the High Concept Labs 2016 Open House
Biannual art party celebrates the work of the organization’s Sponsored Artists

April 29, 2016

Symposium to debate the merits of poetry and literature
Annual Cultural Conversation is sponsored by High Concept Labs, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, and The Point Magazine

March 15, 2016

Queer Artists Mentorship Program Launches in Chicago
Pilot program funded by High Concept Labs

March 8, 2016

Announcing High Concept Labs’ Spring 2016 Sponsored Artists
Eleven artists and ensembles to develop and share new work with the public

February 17, 2016

An Evening of Black Endurance at Center on Halsted
‘Endurance Tests’ is presented by High Concept Labs and is part of the Limelight Series

January 4, 2016

“Rights Lab” to premiere at High Concept Labs this January
Civil rights web series by Scrappers Film Group and Truthout.org premieres January 16, 2016

December 1, 2015

Call for artists for spring 2016 Sponsorship
High Concept Labs accepting applications now through January 10, 2016

July 22, 2015

High Concept Labs appoints Steven Wang as first Executive Director
Appointment comes as organization celebrates the 5th Anniversary of its flagship Sponsored Artist Program

June 24, 2015

HCL Institutional Incubation recipient THE ERA’s Lab Sessions called “Best way to footwork in an art gallery during off-hours” by the Chicago Reader

May 7, 2015

Call for artists for fall 2015 Sponsorship at High Concept Labs
High Concept Labs now accepting applications through June 15, 2015

May 7, 2015

Call for artists for fall 2015 themed sponsorship: Move / Remove // Place / Displace
Artist Sponsorship by High Concept Labs, the Borderbend Arts Collective, and Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery

May 7, 2015

Call for artists for fall 2015 themed sponsorship in collaboration with IN>TIME16 Performance Festival
Performance Festival will showcase work in the Winter of 2016

April 13, 2015

Architect and composer to preview world premiere with Chicago opera company
Opera Cabal to present “HKGraft” preview and discussion on April 25, 2015, in partnership with High Concept Labs and hosted by Mana Contemporary Chicago

April 8, 2015

High Concept Labs and Chicago Dancemakers Forum partner on a public event about dramaturgy and contemporary dancemaking
“Cultural Conversations: Dance + Dramaturgy” to take place at Mana Contemporary Chicago on May 9 2015

March 11, 2015

High Concept Labs chosen to participate in Chicago Community Trust SMART Growth program
The Chicago Community Trust honors HCL with organizational development, grant support

February 19, 2015

Announcing High Concept Labs’ spring 2015 Sponsored Artists
Celebrating five years of HCL’s Sponsored Artist Program and inauguration of its 2015 honorees