EIN 58-2138525

Artist Communities Alliance

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Believing the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress, our mission is to advocate for and support artists' Communities, in order to advance the endeavors of artists.
Also known as...
Alliance of Artists' Communities
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Program areas at Artist Communities Alliance

Contracted and consulting services: aca partnerships with grantmakers (including pew fellowships in the arts and 3arts) provides residencies and fees to artists and residency hosts in the u.s., canada, and europe. Additionally, we consult directly with our member organizations with business planning and assessments.
Emerging program institute (epi): an annual training program hosted by aca, supports people and organizations in the early stages of creating a residency program. This three-day intensive includes faculty-led sessions, Artist presentations, interactive exercises and group discussions to provide attendees with the strategies, tools and networks to develop and strengthen all elements of their program utilizing acas five pillars of healthy residency framework: identity, design, operations, resources, and stewardship.
Annual conference: aca has historically hosted an annual conference to advance knowledge-sharing and exchange within the Artist residency field. Since 2009, this conference has brought together arts leaders, community organizers, funders, policymakers, educators and cross-sector partners from around the world to gather in various cities across the united states. The annual conference has been on hold since 2020. Aca continues to build its virtual programming to make similar opportunities available throughout the year.
Aca is an international network of Artist Communities and residency programs. Aca includes more than 400 members a diverse field of Artist Communities, residency programs, individuals and institutions that support living artists in the creation of new work in more than 20 countries worldwide and in all 50 u.s. states, with budgets ranging from 8,000 to 4 million. Aca members have access to a range of services and programs including knowledge sharing and advocacy.

Grants made by Artist Communities Alliance

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Wassaic ProjectResidency Award$7,500
Kala InstituteResidency Award$6,250

Who funds Artist Communities Alliance

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Andrew W. Mellon FoundationTo Support Services To the Field$525,000
The Rhode Island FoundationArtists Relief Fund$92,700
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsDiversity and Leadership Initiatives (Over 2 Years)$60,000
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at Artist Communities Alliance

Lisa Funderburke HoffmanExecutive Director$118,514
Edwige CharlotDirector of Community Learning
Flannery PattonDirector of Member Services
Elizabeth ChodosBoard Member$0
Sanjit SethiCo - Vice - Chair$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Artist Communities Alliance

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$189,891
Program services$590,184
Investment income and dividends$2,758
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$897
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$783,730

Form 990s for Artist Communities Alliance

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-09-24990View PDF
2019-122021-02-26990View PDF
2018-122019-11-22990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-03-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 15, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 3, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $60,000 from Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $525,000 from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
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Professional associationsBusiness and community development organizationsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanitiesBusiness and industry
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General information
PO Box 23212
Providence, RI 02903
Metro area
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
Providence County, RI
Website URL
(401) 351-4320
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
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