High Concept Labs

High Concept Labs (HCL) is a unique arts incubator in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Performing and visual artists who are chosen through our competitive application process are given space in our large studio at Mana Contemporary and a host of in-kind services including mentoring, marketing and publicity, photo and video documentation, and administration. We have three programs: the flagship Sponsored Artist Program, which lasts four months and has no requirements for a final performance, which allows artists to focus on transformational new work; the Seasonal Intensives, which are 5-15 day installations in the space; and the Institutional Incubation program, which gives SAP alumni a year to complete a large-scale project.

We seek to transform the creative sector by providing an open pathway between artists and audiences, a space that embraces risk, and the support that enables artists to flourish.

2233 South Throop Street
Chicago  Illinois  60608
United States