AS220’s professional development program for arts administrators, Practice//Practice, will be holding the Spring 2018 edition of their residency program from May 2nd – 5th, at AS220’s campus in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. We are also pleased to announce that this year we are able to offer a Sustainable Arts Foundation Parent Fellowship that helps cover the costs of childcare and travel! Applications are due on February 15th. We encourage you to pass along this opportunity to anyone who you think might be interested, or APPLY TO THE PROGRAM yourself!

Check out what past Practitioners have to say about the program and see whole the list of past participants!

How do you start an arts organization in a town where every artist seems to be waiting for the next train to Boston or New York? How does a group of artists put down $800 to rent an illegal loft space and eventually come to own three buildings, representing an investment of over $25 million in downtown Providence? How do you sustain and grow an organization for over 30 years?

Using AS220’s history and practices as a jumping off point, topics covered include: organizational sustainability (finances, structure, fundraising); strategic development (mission/vision/values development, leadership, transparency); property (the issues involved in acquiring and owning a building); accessibility (affordability and diversity); and collaboration (building internal and cross-sector partnerships). A final schedule is decided based the goals of each session’s particular cohort.

Practice//Practice is a 4-day residency program consists of a series of workshops and discussions, presentations by participants and faculty, a tour to visit partner arts organizations, hands-on making sessions in AS220’s Industries and, of course, a party!

Registration for Practice//Practice is limited to 20 spaces in order to encourage open and meaningful dialogue among participants. Tuition cost is a sliding scale from $500 to $1000.

APPLY NOW! Applications due February 15th.

Are you a parent and want to attend but are concerned about the cost or logistics? Check out the Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship that helps cover the costs of childcare and travel!