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.


November 4, 2021
We are participating in this year's program to share learnings from the McKnight Artists Residencies consortium - a unique partnership between the McKnight Foundation, 16 artist residency program partner sites and and Mcknight artist fellows.

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?