Exploring Residencies

ACA is an international association of artist residencies. We support the people who power the field of artist residencies, the organizations and programs that provide time, space and resources for artists to advance their creative practice. Artists and artist residencies are at the center of our work.

Exploring Residencies was developed and launched in 2021 to artists, residency staff, arts leaders, arts advocates, foundations, and arts administrators.

ACA offers this virtual program to individuals and organizations. ACA will partner with you as a host and tailor our presentation + resources to meet the needs of your audience and your budget.

We look forward to working with you to extend our expertise to your community.

Past Partners:

  • Artist At Work, Maine College of Art & Design
  • Rasmuson Foundation
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • RISD Career Services

Rates for Exploring Residencies start at $600*. Flexible rates are available to organizations that are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led/founded; disability-led/founded. If you would like further information on these rates, please email programs@artistcommunities.org. 

*ACA members receive special discounts and pricing. Consider becoming a member today.