Alliance of Artists Communities
- Rhode Island
The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists' residencies — a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work. Believing that the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress, our mission is to advocate for and support artist residencies, in order to advance the endeavors of artists.
The Alliance of Artists Communities provides services to more than 400 organizational and individual members. Based in Providence, RI, the Alliance conducts research and publishes reports about artist residencies, conducts an annual conference and other professional development convenings throughout the year, manages several grantmaking programs, offers a variety of consulting services, develops online and print informational tools about the field, and advocates on behalf of artist residencies and artists. Founded in 1991, the Alliance maintains a staff of 4-6 employees on-site and a national Board of Trustees.