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October 16, 2017

Jean McLaughlin, long-time director of Penland School of Crafts, will retire in December 2017....

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September 11, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Alliance of Artists Communities is pleased to announce the...

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September 05, 2017

Over 100 artists, from as far away as France, England and Italy, have attended the Crosshatch...

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Consulting + Program Development

The Alliance membership includes nearly 400 artist residency programs. Whether large or small, emerging or established organizations, we strive to provide relevant, engaging resources to all residency programs. In addition to promoting the field through advocacy work, publications, and communications, we offer professional development and consulting services including:

Consulting Services: Site visits, program development, and assessment

The Alliance has developed assessment frameworks for the field to assist our members in developing healthy organizations. From our major research initiative on sustainability; to our recent work  the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chesterwood, S&R Foundation, the Rauschenberg Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Joan Mitchell Foundation. and the Manship Artists Residence & Studios; to informal advising to our members, we continue to work to create the tools the field needs to succeed. Read more about our consulting services.

Emerging Program Institute

This 2-day bootcamp combines best practices from the arts-and-cultural sector with specific, hands-on information about artists' residencies. If you are interested in or involved in launching a new residency program, you won't want to miss this spring intensive. Read more here