Lost Labs

Announcing Lost Labs – a new experiment in accelerating creative potential.


At Lost Arts we're curious about those who are curious. And we're fascinated by the potential of curiosity intersecting with ambition. Lost Labs is an accelerant taking curiosity with applied ambition to explore the potential of curiosity.

Designed as a three–month program, our first launching January 2018, Lost Arts is inviting teams and individuals to push the boundaries of their ideas in product development, art practice, technology, architecture, and more. We are inviting anyone with ambition to prove themselves and a project to drive that desire, to apply. We're looking for Technologists, Designers, Architects, Artists, Writers and anyone with a tenacious creative spirit.


Time & Space

At the most basic level, Lost Labs provides participants time to focus on their projects and the space in which to explore. Our 25,000 square foot facility on Chicago's Goose Island is flexible and expansive.


The team within Lost Arts and our broad community of members and even larger network of experts and professionals from art to architecture, technology to design are provided and at the disposal of each Lost Labs participant. Our mentorship is designed to accelerate participants progress toward completion of their project.


Lost Arts has developed a reputation of diverse, honest, and inspiring programming. We bring that level of curation and selection to Lost Labs. Participants will have access to all events we produce, as well as exclusive programming designed around the needs of our cohort.


We are developing a long list of partnership with local, national and international organizations to further support the works of our lab participants.


To Apply

Applications are currently closed, but will be open by mid-November. We would encourage anyone interested in our Lost Labs program to sign up for our Newsletter, which you can find in the footer of each page of our site.