Stay up-to-date on the latest news in the artist residency field.

Artist Communities Alliance (ACA) News provides information about happenings at our organization and throughout the artist residency field. This includes announcements about upcoming ACA events, Advocacy Alerts that spotlight policy issues, funding opportunities for artists and arts organizations, and press releases.

In addition to this News page, ACA regularly sends newsletters that feature important news and happenings that are relevant to artists, artist residency staff and other arts administrators.

UP NEXT | Engaging + Selecting Artists and #ResidenciesConnect

August 2, 2021
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If your residency program is facing challenges with outreach efforts and application + selection processes, join the Alliance of Artists Communities (AAC) for Engaging + Selecting Artists. This is the next session of Strengthening Your Equitable Capacity, a virtual workshop series designed to support residency practitioners in their efforts to make their residencies places where artists and staff can thrive. 

NEW WORKSHOPS | Strengthening Your Equitable Capacity

May 24, 2021

The Alliance of Artists Communities offers connection, community, and exchange for people working in the residency field and larger arts sector. In lieu of our annual fall conference, we are excited to offer Strengthening Your Equitable Capacity — a new virtual workshop series designed for the leadership, board, and staff of artist residency programs. 

National Endowment for the Arts Rescue Act Funding + Webinar

March 14, 2021
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On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan with $135 million allocated for the Arts Endowment. This historic legislation represents a significant commitment to the arts and a recognition of the value of the arts and culture sector to the nation’s economy and recovery.

NEXT UP | Field-wide Conversation: "A Year Later"

March 11, 2021
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ACA will be hosting a special field-wide conversation reflecting on a year of unprecedented transition. We have invited leaders across the sector to talk about the decisions and experiences that shaped programs in 2020. What lessons were learned? What new working strategies emerged? How do we map the next steps?

National Endowment for the Arts Awards $27 Million for Arts Projects Nationwide

February 10, 2021
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Organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year 2020 funding. Overall, 1,073 grants totaling $27 million were awarded for programs 14 artistic disciplines in communities throughout the United States.

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2021 Guidelines

December 9, 2020
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Guidelines and application materials for Grants for Arts Projects funding are now available on the National Endowment for the Arts’ website. Grant applications previously submitted to the Art Works category will now be submitted to the Grants for Arts Projects category. The National Endowment for the Arts supports projects in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

#RESIDENCIESCONNECT | A Conversation About Repair

November 9, 2020
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This #ResidenciesConnect session launches a series of conversations in response to the central question: What does repair mean in the arts? We would love to have you “in the room” for this dynamic panel — our final #ResidenciesConnect session of 2020!