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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to announce that a group of recent Pew Fellows will take sojourns outside of the Philadelphia area next year for residencies that will push their artistic practice and expand their horizons. These Fellows will soon find themselves in new surroundings—creative communities that nurture artistic expression and exploration, located in California, Alberta, and under the big sky of Wyoming—thanks to a new residency partnership between Pew...

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its most recent round of grants, awarding $22.5 Million to 863 organizations and individual fellows nationwide. More than $1.6 Million will support creative residency programs – artist communities, colonies, and residencies that provide artists of any discipline with dedicated time and space for the development of new work.

The NEA’s letter to the field in 2009 recognized “the critical role that Artist Communities play in American...

November 08, 2011

In a ceremony at the White House, PlatteForum was recognized as a winner of the 2011 National Arts & Humanities Award for Youth Programs. PlatteForum is a center for creation, collaboration, and connection; the organization includes an artist residency program, learning labs, and ArtLab, serving visiting artists, youth, and the community.

In the scientific world, the laboratory is a place for inquiry, experimentation, and discovery. And that's also the case at PlatteForum, an...

October 01, 2011

The Alliance of Artists Communities - the national association of artist residency programs - celebrates its 20th anniversary with a return to Chicago this month, including a national conference, an exhibition of Midwestern artists of color, an award honoring Lois Weisberg, and a celebration of the artists, alternative art spaces, and cultural workers that make up Chicago's vibrant arts scene.

The Alliance of Artists Communities was founded in 1991, through a special initiative by The...

September 20, 2011

The MacArthur Foundation announced today its 2011 Fellows, who each receive a $500,000 "no strings attached" award. Of the 22 Fellows, 8 are artists, including:

  • Jad Abumrad, creator of "Radiolab" and composer
  •  Jeanne Gang, architect 
  • Francisco Núñez, composer and conductor 
  • Dafnis Prieto, composer and percussionist 
  • Kay Ryan, poet A. E. Stallings, poet and translator 
  • Ubaldo Vitali, silversmith and conservator...