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.

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. 

Meet the McKnight Artist Residencies Consortium Partner Programs

May 20, 2021
The Artist Communities Alliance (ACA) is excited to share our 2021-2022 residency partner programs for McKnight Artist Residencies. Sixteen artist residency organizations were selected to take part in this new consortium program created through a partnership between the McKnight Foundation and Artist Communities Alliance.

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?