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September 06, 2014

The Millay Colony for the Arts has taken a dramatic step to increase access to its programs by...

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September 01, 2014


This month for the sixth time in history Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY)...

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August 21, 2014

Experimental residencies have a long heritage in the South, going back to Black Mountain...

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Advocacy

Whether standing on a soapbox or shouting from the rooftops, advocating on behalf of artists' communities and individual artists is at the core of the Alliance's work!

Current legislative areas of focus include:

  • Increased funding for NEA and NEH
  • Affordable healthcare for individuals and small businesses 
  • Investment in international cultural exchange 
  • Fair market value deductions for artists who donate their work.

Past advocacy initiatives have included:  

  • Advocacy National Endowment for the Arts: The Alliance's advocacy work on behalf of the field led the NEA to create a new funding category for artists' communities in November 2009. 
  • Previously, the Alliance worked with the NEA to create a separate selection panel for residencies in the multidisciplinary category, resulting in a 48% increase in NEA funding to residencies.
  •  "Be Our Guest," a series of public programs on residencies, serving artists from around the country.
Interested in advocating for artist residencies?  Stop by our Advocacy Toolbox library to get the resources you need.