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January 09, 2019

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December 20, 2018

The Alliance of Artists Communities consortium programs and regranting partnerships have...

December 20, 2018

Check out the following grant opportunities specifically suited for artist residency programs:...

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Grantmaking + Funding Partnerships

The Alliance's Grantmaking programs and Funding Partnerships have leveraged more than $4 Million to artists and artist residency programs since 2003. Providing direct support to artists and artist residency programs is a vital part of the Alliance's work. 

Creative Access Residency Awards | A program funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation providing visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injuries with the invaluable opportunity of a funded residency. The program - in partnership with the Vermont Studio Center and the Alliance of Artists Communities - includes 12 residency stays at four host sites. [more information at]

Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund | This partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation provides up to three $25,000 artist fellowships for Rhode Islanders each year, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle. [more information at]
Pew Fellowship Consortium of Residencies | This partnership with Pew Fellowships in the Arts provides residencies to selected Pew Fellows at participating residency sites throughout North America. [more information at]
3Arts Residency Fellowships | This partnership with 3Arts provides residencies to selected 3Arts Awardees at participating residency sites throughout the US and France. [more information at]
The Ford Family Foundation Residency Fellowships | This partnership with The Ford Family Foundation provides residencies to Oregon visual artists at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. [more information at]
Rockefeller Foundation Artists as Change Agents: Beyond Bellagio | This grantmaking initiative, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, provided funding for recent visual arts alumni of the Bellagio Center residency program to advance work initiated at Bellagio that addresses social and global issues of contemporary relevance. [more information at]
New Voices of Modern Arab Literature | The Alliance of Artists Communities partnered with Beirut39 in supporting a new generation of Arab writers by offering residencies to 39 writers under the age of 39 in host sites throughout the world, in 2011-2013. [more information at]
Midwestern Voices and Visions | This program funded seven residency programs in the Midwest and awards under-served, under-recognized artists of color in the Midwest with residencies and grants. This program was supported by The Joyce Foundation. [more information at]
Visions from the New California | This program annually funded six residency programs in California and awarded under-served, under-recognized diverse visual artists in California with residencies and grants. Supported by The James Irvine Foundation, this program ran from 2003 to 2013. [more information at]
Beyond Katrina | This partnership with The Ford Foundation supported residency programs in New Orleans, by funding efforts to build capacity and community post-Hurricane Katrina. This program concluded in 2009.
Creative Renewal | This partnership with The James Irvine Foundation provided emergency relief residencies at six California residency programs to Gulf Coasts Artists. This program concluded in 2006. [read our Creative Renewal publication]
A partnership with The Ford Foundation supported the Alliance in its international participation and funded residencies around the world for artists of the 2006 Dakar Biennial. This program concluded in 2006.