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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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  • Use your Program Director: NEA Program Directors are very open to
    getting calls from prospective applicants. They can help you craft your
    proposal to better fit NEA guidelines and are generally strong supporters of
    the field. The directors of Artist Communities, Visual Arts and
    Literature have met with the Alliance and are well aware of what the...
February 2009

Jono Smith, VP of Marketing at Network for Good, created this presentation for the Alliance's 2009 Emerging Program Institute. Not just for start-up residencies, this presentation covers web know-how for any nonprofit. "This presentation was so valuable to me. It offered a comprehensive overview of internet possibilities and pitfalls. Thanks for including it!"

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This presentation gives an overview of the field of artists' communities, including statistics and images of programs large and small, urban and rural, US-based and international. The PDF has been used and adapted for conferences, presentations to the boards of artists’ communities, and for the Alliance's "Be Our Guest" series of public information sessions on residencies.

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Do you struggle to situate your residency within a larger institution? Are you better known for other programs besides your residency? Is your identity tied to an individual? Examine how to clarify your residency program’s identity, build on your organization’s outside ties, and set yourself apart.

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