practice / / practice spring 2020

Spring 2020 residency dates are May 6th through May 9th. Click here to submit an application.


Practice//Practice‘s Spring 2020 session will take place May 6th through May 9th, 2020 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

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 Sustainable Arts Foundation Parent Fellowships to a limited number of parents to attend the Spring 2020 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 be distributed based on need. Applications my include requests tuition, travel, lodging, and childcare while the recipient attends the program. 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, May 6th through the evening of Saturday, May 9th. Please ensure your travel plans allow you to arrive on time for a 3pm start on the 6th and departure on Sunday, May 10th.