The Alliance's Grantmaking programs and Funding Partnerships have leveraged more than $2 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...Read more
We serve artists - visual artists, writers, composers, dancemakers, filmmakers, and artists of any discipline - by providing resources that connect artists with residency programs and by advocating for greater support for artists and the creation of new work.
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Whether standing on a soapbox or shouting from the rooftops, advocating on behalf of artists' communities and individual artists is at the core of the Alliance's work!
Current legislative areas of focus include:
Increased funding for NEA and NEH
Affordable healthcare for individuals and small...Read more
The Alliance of Artists Communities hosts events and trainings each year - bringing together residency leaders, funders + artists from across the world. Members can attend events at a discount, propose content and vote at the annual town meeting. Programs currently offered are listed below:...Read more
Research is the foundation for our advocacy work, our member services and new program development. From "Best Practices At A Glance" reports, to case studies, to in-depth investigations of our field, the Alliance seeks to create resources that will document, support and advocate for the field....Read more
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...Read more