5710 In Color Program

UChicago students are invited to apply for submission of original artwork (drawings, paintings, photography, graphic design, and textual arts) with themes relevant to the mission and vision of the Center for Identity + Inclusion (CI+I). Winning artwork will be displayed at CI+I, and featured artists will receive a one-time stipend for their participation. Submissions can include traditional or non-traditional approaches in any style or genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.).


The Center for Identity + Inclusion creates intentionally diverse and inclusive communities, serving as a bridge builder by engaging students and members of the University community of all backgrounds to ensure personal, academic, and professional growth and success. Submissions must directly relate to the vision of our Center or one of our three offices: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), LGBTQ Student Life, and/or Student Support Services (SSS).

  • OMSA strives to foster intercultural engagement and raise the critical consciousness of students and the broader UChicago community, particularly as it relates to the lived experiences of varied racial and ethnic communities.
  • LGBTQ Student Life strives to create an inclusive and safe community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and allies at UChicago by providing educational opportunities and serving as the hub for queer student life at the University.
  • SSS utilizes a holistic approach to create an environment in which low-income, first generation, and/or undocumented students can thrive and succeed on campus by providing services that strengthen self-efficacy, resilience, and a sense of belonging.


Currently enrolled University of Chicago college, graduate or professional students are invited to apply.

Review & Selection

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed by a panel of CI+I students and staff. . Priority will be given to new applicants. 


Students whose artwork is chosen for display will be awarded a cash prize for their participation.


Applications can be submitted online beginning March 1, 2023. For more information email us at inclusion@uchicago.edu .