ACA PRESENTS | 2023 Emerging Program Institute

Registration for the 2023 EPI is NOW OPEN!
ACA Staff
September 13, 2023

Join Artist Communities Alliance for our 2023 Emerging Programs Institute, an annual training program that supports people and organizations in the early stages of creating a residency program. 

Wednesday, October 18 + 19, 2023 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm ET 
Wednesday, October 25 + 26, 2023 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm ET 


This four-day intensive includes faculty-led sessions, artist presentations, interactive exercises and ​networking opportunities​ to provide attendees with the strategies, tools and networks to develop and strengthen all elements of their program utilizing ACA’s Five Pillars of Healthy Residency Framework: Identity, Program Design, Operations, Resource Development, and Stewardship 

This year's program will help participants: 

  • Activate tangible resources to develop, launch, and expand the initial stages of their residency program.  

  • Learn artist-centered practices for building effective programs, 

  • Use inclusive, practical frameworks to identify and understand barriers 

  • Connect with colleagues across the field;  

  • Leave with actionable next steps to accomplish organizational goals. 


Wednesday, October 18 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET | The Residency Field + Nonprofit Models

Spotlight Artist: Ayako Kato


Lisa Funderburke, President + CEO, Artist Communities Alliance

Overview of Residency Field and ACA

Thaddeus Squire, Chief Commons Steward, Social Impact Commons

Nonprofit Organization Structures


Thursday, October 19 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET | Structural Frameworks + Equitable Recruitment

Spotlight Artist: Eric Garcia


Brea Heidelberg, ISO Arts Consulting

Operational Equity

Chiwoniso Kaitano, Executive Director, MacDowell

Craig Peterson, President and CEO, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Bruce Rodgers, Founding Director, Hermitage

Brandi Turner, Co-Director, Sipp Culture

Panel Discussion


Wednesday, October 25 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET | Resource Development

Spotlight Artist: Juliane Shibata


Chyla Graham, CNRG Accounting Advisory

Financial Operations and Infrastructures

Brandon Gryde, Director, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works and Artist Communities, National Endowment for the Arts

Katryna Carter, Grants Management Specialist, Multidisciplinary Arts Division, National Endowment for the Arts

Beth Bienvenu, Accessibility Director, National Endowment for the Arts

Grants + Accessibility


Thursday, October 26 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET | Operational Strategies

Spotlight Artist: Wes Holloway


Faythe Levine, Hauser & Wirth Institute Archivist, Women's Studio Workshop

Frameworks to Operationalize Plans

Candice Hemphill, Operations Manager, ACA

Operational Excellence


Register for ACA's Emerging Program Institute (EPI)

Registration + Rates

All registrations are for the full four-day series. 

ACA Member Programs


1 Attendee: $500

2-Person Package: $750 (2 tickets)

1 Attendee: $600

2-Person Package: $750 (2 tickets)








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