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With more than 600 pages of newly compiled information, The URRG offers the essential tools needed for artists’ residencies to function at a highly professional level. This publication provides introductory topical essays, how-to overviews, and dozens of standard and sample documents on nonprofit management in general and artists’ residency programs specifically. While the guide will be...

Mind the Gap
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Think there aren't many residency programs for dance? Think again! There are over 160 residency programs in the U.S. and Canada open to dancemakers, and dozens more around the world. In early 2010 in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alliance of Artists Communities set out to examine the landscape of artist residencies for dancemakers: how does the field of artist...

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This report explores the question of how an organization whose core mission is to protect artists from external demands so that they can accomplish their basic work can at the same time be a full participant in a local community. Often the greatest obstacle to meeting this challenge is finding other models for success, in a field where a one-size-fits-all philosophy falls woefully short of...

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What is the nature of human creativity, and how do we foster pure research and innovation in all sectors of our society and culture?

Organized by the Alliance of Artists Communities and hosted by Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, the “American Creativity At Risk” symposium explored these questions, taking artists’ communities as a model and a metaphor. The...

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What role will artists, scientists, thinkers and visionary citizens play in building the communities of the future? Organized by the Alliance of Artists Communities and hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the “Future of Creativity” symposium brought together some of the nation’s leading thinkers to present a range of models of innovative, sustainable communities. Symposium...

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[Artists’ communities] will succeed in this new century not by battling against the old dichotomy of isolation vs. obligation, but by being citizens of the world, leaders in the next great crusade for the arts.” - Michael Wilkerson, consultant and writer for Artists’ Communities at Work: Lessons Learned

The first in the “Lessons Learned” series addresses three critical issues...

Surviving to Thriving: Sustaining Artist Residencies
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Over 2010-2011, the Alliance of Artists Communities set out to explore the question, "What is organizational sustainability, and how might it apply to artist residencies?" With generous support from The Kresge Foundation, we conducted research into the capacity, challenges, and successful practices of artist residency centers. The resulting report – "Surviving to Thriving: Sustaining...