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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.

FIELD NOTES | Pause. Record. Dialogue.

April 20, 2020
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"The only answer to fear is more understanding. And there is no understanding if there is no effort to look more deeply to see what is there in our heart and in the heart of the other person." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Seasonal Residency Programs | #ResidenciesConnect Recap

April 10, 2020
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Residency practitioners took part in the discussed the impact and implications of postponement/cancellation on their residency programs in a discussion moderated by Lisa Funderburke Hoffman, Executive Director of the Alliance of Artists Communities, featuring Paul Sacaridiz, the Executive Director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Prioritizing Staff and Artists Wellbeing | #ResidenciesConnect Recap

April 3, 2020
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Twenty residency practitioners took part in the discussion exploring how organizations can center staff and artists at a moment when the ground is shifting. The conversation was moderated by Lisa Funderburke Hoffman, Executive Director of Alliance of Artists Communities and featured Carl Atiya Swanson, of Springboard for the Arts.

COVID-19 Preparedness for Residencies Resources + Approaches

March 23, 2020
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We recognize that residencies operate in communal contexts, and we are considering how COVID-19 affects artist mobility and general program operations. We will continue to connect you with translatable resources to support you in your decision-making processes during this public health crisis.