practice / / practice fall 2017

Fall 2017 residency dates are November 1st through 4th.  APPLY HERE!


Practice//Practice‘s spring session will take place November 1st through 4th, 2017 at AS220’s Campus in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

The 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! Workshops will include presentations and breakout sessions with AS220 staff and expert visiting faculty, and will allow plenty of time for discussion and debate. In the spirit of Practice//Practice, some workshops also involve working sessions, bringing theoretical discourse into the practical realm. 

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. 

Registration for Practice//Practice is limited to 20 spaces in order to encourage open and meaningful dialogue among participants. Tuition cost is sliding scale $500 to $1000. *see bottom of the page for more details

Note, applications are reviewed to:

  • create a cohort that represents a range of professional phases
  • gather people with both overlapping and varied interests
  • ensure a diverse cohort who reflect broad demographics
  • bring together international, national and local practitioners
  • provide opportunity to those who are a best fit for the program

Apply now! Applications due August 18th.


AS220 covers the cost of:

Dinner on Day 1
Lunches days 2, 3 and 4
Breakfasts days 2, 3 and 4

Participants are expected to cover:
The cost of tuition – $500 for emerging organizations or individuals, $1000 for established organizations
The cost of airfare – approx. $200 to $600, depending on where you’re traveling from
Lodging – approx. $250 to $500 for a 4 night stay *participants are responsible for their own housing
Meals not listed above – approx. $100
Total estimated costs for traveling participants: $1,050 to $2,200

Thanks to generous support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, AS220 is pleased to extend one Sustainable Arts Foundation Parent Fellowship for a parent to attend the Fall 2017 session of Practice//Practice! We believe that it’s important to make this in-person learning available to everyone and recognize that attending the program may pose significant challenges for participants with children. The Sustainable Arts Foundation Parent Fellowship awarded will cover $750 in tuition, $250 for childcare while the recipient attends the program, and up $1,000 as needed to subsidize transportation and lodging costs. More info on the Sustainable Arts Foundation Parent Fellowship here.

Note: State Arts Councils will often match tuition costs for professional development opportunities.

Another note: We require all participants to be present for the program kick-off evening on Wednesday November 1st through the evening of November 4th. Please ensure your travel plans allow you to arrive on time for a 3pm start on Wednesday November 1st and departure on Sunday November 5th.