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2022 Emerging Program Institute

The 2022 Emerging Program Institute (EPI) is designed to help you create and sustain inclusive, just, joyful, and accessible artist residencies.

Whether you have just started planning, or you want to assess how your new residency program is doing, this three-day, online training will set you up for success.

This year's training runs Thursday, October 13 from 12 - 2 PM EST; Wednesday, October 19 from 12 - 5 PM EST; and Thursday, October 20 from 12 - 5 PM EST.

ABOUT EPI: This 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 ACA’s Five Pillars of Healthy Residency Framework: Identity, Program Design, Operational Excellence, Resource Development, and Stewardship.

Topics explored during EPI sessions include:

Community engagement and relevance of place;

Resource-building to sustain residency programs;

Equity and access in artist outreach and selection; and

Business planning and ongoing assessment

All registrants will receive recordings of the sessions and accompanying materials, including presentation slides and more.

Registration + Rates

Register early! Space is limited. Registration closes Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8pm ET.

Flexible rates available to organizations that are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led + founded; Deaf or disability-led + founded. If you meet these eligibility criteria, please complete this form BEFORE August 12th for Early Bird tickets and October 9th for regular sale tickets. An ACA staff member will contact you shortly after.

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