Artist in Residence Program

The Artist in Residence program is Magellan Development’s first-of-its-kind building amenity, designed to enhance residents’ lives with in-house performances, lessons and exhibits while also promoting an area’s rich arts culture. Magellan continues to encourage the artistic spirit of its residential community by welcoming musicians, chefs, graffitist and more.

In exchange for one year of rent-free living in a modern unit at one of Magellan’s properties, the selected artist will contribute art in various forms throughout the building by way of live performances, offering private or group lessons or hosting a variety of events where residents can hone their creative skills.

“We have always been a major advocate of the arts so we couldn’t be more thrilled to launch this never-before-seen program,” said David Carlins, President of Magellan Development Group. “Our brand promise is to invest in our communities in impactful ways to enrich the lives of our residents. We feel strongly that our Artist in Residence program will do exactly that.”

Now Searching For Our 3rd Annual Chicago Magellan In House Musician!

Live like a rock star year-long & rent-free at Aqua, managed by Magellan Property Management.

Winner Provides: 25-30 hours per month of performances  & creative programing in exchange for 1 year rent-free in an Aqua studio apartment.  Opportunity to start early June 2019.

How to enter: Post a one-minute demo video on Instagram & Facebook, using the hashtag #MagellanMusician & tag @MagellanMusician. All submission must be entered by Saturday, May 18th at 5pm. Magellan representatives will narrow down the submissions to a top 3 and a live competition will be held on May 29th at 6pm. Winner will be announced at the live event.

Musicians who make the top 3 will be notified by May 21st. Top contestants will be required to submit for a background check.

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