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Thank you!

520 members in 50 U.S. states and 20 countries, from the Arctic Circle to Argentina

   263 graduates of our Emerging Program Institute

      147 site visits to residency programs

         32 conferences and regional convenings

            17 publications

               2 million dollars in grants to artists and organizations

                  1 billion high-fives, workshops, web pages, silly dances, and thank-you notes 

    25 YEARS!

On the dawn of our silver anniversary, I thank you for your camaraderie, partnership, and shared commitment to supporting artists. We couldn’t have done it without this extraordinary network!

There is so much more to come! We are helping more start-ups get launched. Issuing more best-practices guides. Providing more advocacy to funders. Facilitating more international exchanges. Advancing more direct support to artists. Offering more ways to connect and share and promote and learn. And definitely giving more high-fives. 

In our 25 years, the Alliance of Artists Communities has emerged as an international champion of creative freedom and support for artists as they take on today’s most critical themes. We believe this freedom – to challenge assumptions and to move boldly in new directions – is more important now than ever. As research-and-development labs for the arts, this is what residency programs offer artists.

The Alliance doesn’t just provide critical resources to the artist residency sector; we also offer a strong voice on behalf of today’s artists and inspiration to leaders around the world who believe that the cultivation of new art and ideas is necessary for achieving the best of what it means to be human. We do this work fiercely, joyfully, and enthusiastically. And we do it thanks to you!

I invite you to be part of the next 25 years, and hope you will make a contribution to the Alliance this year. We are so grateful for all you do, and delighted to share this celebration with you.

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What your gift supports

From the glamorous and compelling to the merely functional, but all essential:

$25 buys a book, magazine subscription, or other resource for our library, available to artists, researchers, and those creating new residency programs

$50 supports the materials for each "Be Our Guest" series of residency talks for artists

$100 provides a modest honorarium for an artist to speak at an Alliance conference or public event

$250 supports the Alliance as a National Co-Sponsor of Arts Advocacy Days, lobbying for greater arts support, funding, and policy-making

$500 provides a conference scholarship to an artist, student, or residency administrator who would otherwise not be able to attend

$1500 supports our green initiative - providing eco-friendly alternatives at Alliance events, such as reusable water bottles, compostable flatware, online handouts, and carbon offsets

$5000 provides the Alliance with a summer research intern, so we can continue to gather critical data on artists' communities and support for today's artists; or hires musicians, storytellers, dancers and others to present their work at Alliance events. 

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