Spring 2107 Immersive Residency dates announced as May 3rd through 6th!
Applications are open until March 1st.

Fall 2016 Immersive Residency Applications now closed. 

Practice//Practice is AS220’s School of Thought, reflecting the mission, vision, values, and ethos of the organization.  As a program of AS220, Practice//Practice is dedicated to unleashing the creative potential of any community.

AS220 believes all people are born creative and have the right to free expression.  These are the founding principles of our work.  We believe art, culture and creativity are at the heart of vibrant, healthy communities and we practice, share, educate and fight for this belief.  This is AS220’s School of Thought.

For 30 years, AS220 has been a living example of innovation in non-profit arts programming, youth programming, community development and creative placemaking.  Growing from a small grassroots collective, AS220 has built a sustainable large-scale organization that now serves as an international model.  AS220 currently owns and operates three buildings representing 100,000 sq ft of mixed use/mixed income space in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.  Our evolution continues with the development of AS220’s new Main Stage building, opening summer 2016.  Our unjuried, uncensored mission ensures a diverse range of artists working across the disciplines of dance, theatre, music, spoken word performance, photography, video and filmmaking, printmaking, electronic arts, fabrication and audio recording have access to space and opportunity.  We continue to vision for a future that adapts to the needs of Rhode Island’s ever-changing community.

Practice//Practice has evolved in response to an increasing demand to learn from AS220’s radical form of community organizing.  Our  approach to education and exchange is grounded in AS220’s real world experience of community building, yet seeks to expand through discourse with other practitioners.  We open our doors to those seeking advice, support, information and dialogue, engaging practitioners in discourse that is both theoretical and practical in its application.  By means of a residency program, workshops, site visits, speaking engagements, panel discussions and consultations, Practice//Practice engages a global community of managers, thinkers and developers to spark new directions in their work.


  • To inspire possibilities and encourage people to think differently
  • To offer information that is transparent, digestible and can inform people’s work
  • To help practitioners set and implement goals for their work through individualized exchanges
  • To spark socially responsible community development by valuing the latent creativity present in all communities
  • To facilitate personalized networks of sharing and learning between artists, arts organizations, and community activists that bridge disciplines and sectors

Working from the belief that art is a vehicle for social change, Practice//Practice seeks to inform and expand the fields of art, culture and community development.

View our full list of costs HERE.