Registration for the 2022 Emerging Program Institute is NOW OPEN!

Register before August 16 to receive an early bird discount.
Miranda Macaulay Miller
August 5, 2022

Are you involved in launching or running a new artist residency program?

The 2022 Emerging Program Institute (EPI) is designed to help you create and sustain inclusive, just, joyful, and accessible artist residencies. 

Whether you have just started planning, or you want to assess how your new residency program is doing, this three-day, online training will set you up for success.

This year's training runs Thursday, October 13 from 12 - 2 PM EST; Wednesday, October 19 from 12 - 5 PM EST; and Thursday, October 20 from 12 - 5 PM EST. 

ABOUT EPI: This intensive includes faculty-led sessions, artist presentations, interactive exercises and group discussions 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, Operational Excellence, Resource Development, and Stewardship.

Topics explored during EPI sessions include:

  • Community engagement and relevance of place;
  • Resource-building to sustain residency programs;
  • Equity and access in artist outreach and selection; and
  • Business planning and ongoing assessment

Presenters and panelists include:

  • Jennifer Shropshire, Shropshire Nonprofit Consulting, LLC, Principal
  • Thaddeus Squire, Chief Commons Steward, Social Impact Commons
  • Brea M. Heidelberg, PhD, ISO Arts Consulting
  • Amanda Kik, Co-founder & Co-director, Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
  • Chyla Graham, CNRG Accounting Advisory, LLC
  • And more!

All registrants will receive recordings of the sessions and accompanying materials, including presentation slides and more.

 Register for Emerging Program Institute (EPI)

Registration + Rates

Register early! Space is limited. Registration closes Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8pm ET.

Flexible rates are available to organizations that are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led + founded; Deaf or disability-led + founded. If you meet these eligibility criteria, please complete this form BEFORE August 12th for Early Bird tickets and October 9th for regular sale tickets. An ACA staff member will contact you shortly after.

Early Bird Registration: August 2 - August 16

ACA Member Programs
1 Attendee: $425
2+ Attendees: $375 per person

1 Attendee: $525
2+ Attendees: $475 per person

Standard Registration: After August 16

ACA Member Programs
1 Attendee: $450
2+ Attendees: $400 per person

1 Attendee: $575
2+ Attendees: $525 per person

Register for Emerging Program Institute (EPI)

Are you interested in becoming an ACA member? Join or renew your membership in order to receive the discounted member rate.

If you are not sure of your organization’s status or whether your membership is current - drop us a line! Please write to members [at] to confirm.