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The Alliance of Artists Communities was formed in 1991 to “nurture the process of creation… at a time when it is important to reaffirm the essential freedom that is necessary for all creative accomplishment.” Since then, the Alliance has grown to become the leading organization that advocates on behalf of residency programs with 450+ members in 20 countries. If you value artists, artists’ communities and have benefited from the work of the Alliance, you can help preserve our role as the strong collective voice of creative freedom.

 We ask that you add your voice, and help the Alliance continue to strengthen and expand the field as we:

  • Invest in the leaders of the residency field with professional development including the annual conference, emerging program institute and programs which support a diverse pipeline of emerging leadership.
  • Develop online toolkits highlighting best practices in key areas – including Accessibility, Environmental and Sustainable Practice, the Performing Arts and residencies in traditional and nontraditional contexts such as museums, parks, science centers and the public realm.
  • Connect individual artists to residency opportunities around the world – and the resources needed to take advantage of these opportunities
  • Advocate on behalf of residency programs to local and global funders, policymakers and the public to increase resources and visibility.

Residencies provide artists with time and space for critical research and development, to advance bold ideas and the creation of new work. They are vital components in a healthy creative ecosystem that – in conjunction with training, commissioning, and presentation platforms – support creative leaps and usher greater livability and prosperity into our world. Your support is critical to sustaining this ecosystem. We are grateful for your continued partnership with the Alliance!

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