Think Tank


International Artist Residency 

The Alliance of Artists Communities

Mission The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artist 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, the Alliance's mission is to advocate for and support artist communities, to advance the endeavors of artists.

Overview The Alliance serves on behalf of its members, small and large, leveraging support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today’s artists.
We advocate:
1)on behalf of the field of artists' residencies and creative environments in general, to funders, policymakers, researchers, and the public
We provide:
1)a forum on support for today's artists
2)professional development opportunities to the field
3)research and benchmarking data
4)funding partnerships — bringing new financial resources to the field
We connect:
1)our members to each other through networking opportunities
2)artists, students, and others to information on artists' residencies
3)the field to other professionals in the arts, sciences and beyond