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The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international network of artists' communities, colonies, and residency programs.

As a collective voice for the field, there are things the Alliance can accomplish that no single residency program can do on its own: partnering with funders to provide grants to residencies in the US and abroad; bringing together national and international leaders to develop strategies for comprehensive support of today's artists; and providing consolidated information resources to artists on the wealth of residency opportunities available to them.

“I come away from an encounter with members and staff of the Alliance of Artists Communities reminded that my organization is not alone in its efforts to offer blessed sanctuary to the cultural flamekeepers among us. I carry a greater resolve that what we do matters. For this, the Alliance is essential.” - Suny Monk, former director, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

The Alliance includes more than 250 members - a diverse field of artists’ communities, residency programs, individuals, and institutions that support living artists in the creation of new work - from across the US and in more than a dozen countries worldwide, with budgets ranging from $8,000 to $4 million.

Become a member today!



Emerging Program

Program promotion: online profile, deadline announcements, listings in monthly e-newsletters, inclusion in publications, and other PR, with international distribution to artists, funders, the press, researchers, and others

Discounts on Consulting services

Research: free benchmarking data and other research specific to the field of artist residencies

Invitations to special events

Discounts on publications and registration to annual conferences, regional meetings, and institutes

Eligibility to receive grants from the Alliance

Fiscal sponsorship for start-ups and organizations outside the U.S.

Online posting of news, jobs, and blogs on the Alliance website

Participation in special issue groups (e.g., Urban Residencies, Art & Ecology, Residencies Abroad) and regional networks

Alliance Organizational Member
mailing list

Voting on issues of Alliance policy and governance

Member benefits in Fractured Atlas, including access to affordable health insurance, liability insurance, consultation on international visiting artist visas, member discounts on professional development programs, and more.

Free membership in the Arts Action Fund, engaging citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education.

Eligibility to participate in Hatchfund (formerly United States Artists Projects), investing in artists and illuminating the value of artists in the world.

Discounted rates at dozens of Club Quarters Hotels around the world (simply enter member code AAC when making a reservation)          
PRICING PER YEAR $500-5,000*
$125 $250 $500 $100

*Budget < $350,000 = $500/yr;
*Budget > $350,000 = budget x 0.00175 (not to exceed $5,000)
*If your residency program is part of a larger institution, you may calculate dues based on your residency program budget only.


Organizational Member:
An organization or program that has as a primary purpose the support of individuals in the development of new creative work [join|learn]

Cohort Member: An organization or program that is engaged with 3 or more other small residency programs in ongoing collaboration, AND that has a budget of <$150,000/ year  [join|learn]

Emerging Program Member: An organization, association or person(s) that is developing residency programming or other activities in support of the development of new work [join|learn]

Affiliate Member: Any other entity whose primary mission is inextricably linked to creativity and/or the support of artists [join|learn]

Individual Member: Any individual who support the Alliance’s work [join|learn]