The Alliance membership includes nearly 350 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 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.
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.