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.

ACA Welcomes Five New Board Members

March 28, 2023
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The new members of ACA's Board of Trustees were selected for their demonstrated commitment to serving artists and advancing the role artists and creativity play in society.

ACA PRESENTS | 2023 Equitable Capacity Workshop Series

March 27, 2023
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This year's ECW series focuses on growth + improvement within your organization related to staff + artist wellbeing. We dive into topics surrounding how arts organizations can better support staff members whose communities are systematically excluded from full rights, privileges and opportunities in society, learning how to build mental health resiliency and preparedness into our residency programs and more.

ACA PRESENTS | Performing Arts Residencies

March 21, 2023
This #ResidenciesConnect session will focus on topics unique to programs that support dance, theater and other performing arts practices. ACA is increasing its support for performing arts residencies and finding new resource streams. As we grow this membership area, we want to hear from you about how to best support your needs!

FIELD NOTES | Safety Is Not a Performance

March 13, 2023
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Questions about physical and psychological safety come up so often in my conversations with artists, administrators, funders and partners that it has become core to my job to think about how we can create safer creative environments for all.