Exploring Residencies: ACA's Resources for Artists

Exploring Residencies: ACA's Resources for Artists

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Join ACA for this information session designed as an introduction to the world of artist residencies!

About this event

Are you an artist or arts administrator who has heard of artist residencies but aren’t sure what they are or how they can support an artist’s career? Are you interested in attending an artist residency, but don’t know what kinds of programs are out there?

Join ACA for this information session designed for artists looking for an introduction to the world of artist residencies as well as arts administrators who aspire to support artists by sharing resources such as residency opportunities.

During this session, we will share an overview of artist residencies, explain how programs vary and outline how a residency experience can support your career as an artist. We will also showcase the ways artists can use ACA as a resource to support all stages of the artist residency experience.

This session will include a presentation from ACA Staff, followed by a Q+A. Although this is a live event, all registrants will receive access to a recording of the session. If you are not able to attend the session at the scheduled time, we still encourage you to sign up!


Space for this session is limited. Registration closes on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 8pm EST (unless tickets sell out sooner). Register early!

ACA-member rates are available with a discount code, plus Eventbrite fees. If you are not currently a member, join or renew your membership in order to receive the discounted rate. If you are not sure of your organization’s status or whether your membership is current, please contact ACA’s Engagement Coordinator Miranda Macaulay Miller at mmiller [at] artistcommunities.org to confirm.

Non-member rates are $50, plus Eventbrite fees.


50% refund issued if canceling up to 2 weeks in advance of the workshop. No refund issued if canceling within 2 weeks of the workshop. Alternatively, you may instead transfer your paid registration to another member of your organization. Please email us at registration@artistcommunities.org to update your registration.


All workshops will be captioned using Zoom software and ASL interpreted. ACA is committed to providing full access to all. Please send accessibility and accommodation inquiries and requests to Quinn Casey at registration [at] artistcommunities.org.


Can I share my registration with my colleagues?

To show respect to the time and effort of ACA’s staff, who worked diligently to create this programming, please do not share or distribute this content beyond registered participants. One registration equals one virtual seat. We will remove participants from the session who do not follow this policy.

Will I have access to the recording?

Yes, a recording will be shared with all registered participants, whether or not you attend the live session.

How do I know if I am a current member of ACA?

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

Can I pay by check?

Because registration tracking and event links are processed through Eventbrite, attendees must register through this portal. Eventbrite accepts credit card payments as well as PayPal. If you need to pay through your organization’s bank account, check to see whether it is linked to PayPal.

What accessibility services will be provided for the session?

This session will be ASL interpreted and captioned using AI software. ACA is committed to providing full access to all. Please send accessibility inquiries and requests by Thursday, August 11 to Quinn Casey at registration [at] artistcommunities.org.

Will there be one-on-one consultation time for artists during the info session?

One-on-one consultation will not be available during this session. However, there will be designated time for Q+A. We encourage you to ask your specific questions during this time, but consider the relevance and significance of your question for other participants.

Will ACA staff discuss how to start a residency?

ACA staff will not discuss residency development during this session. If you are interested in starting a residency, we encourage you to attend ACA's Emerging Program Institute (EPI), an annual intensive that supports people and organizations in the early stages of creating a residency program. Learn more about Emerging Program Institute.

Will ACA staff discuss artist residency funding opportunities?

ACA staff will not discuss specific residency funding opportunities during this session. However, we encourage you to visit our Funding, Fees + Fellowships page to learn more about funding opportunities.

Does ACA provide scholarships or funding to attend residencies?

ACA does not provide direct scholarships or funding to artists to attend residencies. However, we regularly share resources and opportunities for finding scholarships and funding. Additionally, through our consortia and regranting programs, we have developed partnerships with funders that offer funding to residency programs and direct support to artists so they can attend residencies.

Can ACA staff help me get an artist residency?

ACA does not provide direct coaching or application services for artists applying for artist residencies. However, we help artists get residencies by maintaining the ACA Directory, a source for artists to find residency opportunities based on their interests and needs and developing resources to guide artists through different elements of the residency process, including finding a residency and affording a residency once you have been accepted.


Artist Communities Alliance (ACA) is the international service organization for artist residency programs and artist-centered organizations. ACA's mission is to advocate for and support artist residency programs as a means of advancing the endeavors of all artists. Founded in 1991, ACA currently has more than 250 members in 50 U.S. states and 20 countries, and works on behalf of 1,500 residency programs worldwide. Since 2004, ACA has provided more than $4 million in direct grant funding to artists and artist residency centers.

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