UP NEXT | Engaging + Selecting Artists and #ResidenciesConnect

ACA Staff
August 2, 2021

“Artists may not be applying because of barriers. How might we identify them?”

“We’ve been told our values and application process don’t align. We center equity as a value, but don’t know how to operationalize or live it.”


If your residency program is facing similar challenges with outreach efforts and application + selection processes, join the Alliance of Artists Communities (AAC) on Wednesday, August 11, from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT 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. 

This session is a hands-on workshop that will guide you through the steps necessary to:

Assess your current outreach and selection methods;
Identify the barriers to achieving your equity goals;
Engage diverse artist cohorts, and;
Develop and implement strategies to work with staff, selection panels, and partners to ensure a more equitable process.


There are only a few spots left in this session! Registration closes on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8pm EDT (unless tickets sell out sooner).

Tuition for each three-hour session is $175 for AAC members or $250 non-members (+ Eventbrite service fees)

Flexible rates available to organizations that are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) led or founded; disability-led or founded. If you would like further information on these rates, please email info@artistcommunities.org with 1. your organization name, 2. organization annual budget, 3. workshop you are interested in, 4. whether your organization is an AAC member, and 5. a note explaining why you are eligible.

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How are other programs handling new health guidelines? 

What changes to their planning and prep season are program making?

How is the field navigating limited artist mobility due to travel restrictions?


Join the Alliance of Artists Communities for the next #ResidenciesConnect session where you will have the chance to meet and talk shop with your peers in similar programs and/or contexts. Sign up here. 

We understand how unique your challenges can be since programs vary in size, structure and context. During these 75-minute sessions, we provide residency administrators and leadership with opportunities to connect and share.

You’ll dialogue in Zoom breakout rooms organized by residency program type:

Rural and remote programs
Seasonal and summer-only programs
BIPOC-led and/or founded programs
Dance and performance residencies
Programs embedded in universities
Programs embedded in museums
Programs embedded in foundations

Any and all staff of AAC member organizations may participate.

ACCESSIBILITY: All sessions are captioned using Zoom’s transcription software. AAC is committed to providing full access to all. Please send accessibility inquiries and requests to registration@artistcommunities.org one week in advance of the session.