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August 31, 2015

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Consulting + Program Development

The Alliance membership includes nearly 200 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 current work with Chesterwood, the Rauschenberg Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Center, and the McColl Center for Visual Art; 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 for new and re-developing residency programs was held in April 2011 at The Studios, Inc., in Kansas City, MO.  The Emerging Program Institute is the only event of its kind in the US, focusing on the needs of start-up artists residency programs.  For information on the 2013 Emerging Program institutes see our events page

Fiscal Sponsorship

Artist residency programs need funding to launch and to be sustained, but many individuals, foundations, corporations or government organizations restrict funding to U.S. tax-exempt organizations. The Alliance’s fiscal sponsorship program assists those artist residency programs that are just getting started, international residencies, and temporary entities that lack 501(c)(3) tax status recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, by providing an opportunity for these residency programs to solicit contributions from grant-makers and individual donors.

The Alliance offers a variety of professional development services to its members, and fiscal sponsorship is one more way that we can provide critical capacity-building support to artist residency programs.  Read more about this service to see if your program is eligible.