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Founded 2010
Steuben, United States
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ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is an artist-run non-profit devoted to providing resources to emerging artists and nurturing a diverse community of cultural producers. ACRE’s programs support this generative community with materials, equipment, expertise, conscientiously produced food, and opportunities to exhibit and share work. ACRE’s annual summer residency in rural Wisconsin brings together emerging artists to live and work in a communal setting. A corresponding year-long program of exhibitions and events based in Chicago creates ongoing opportunities for idea exchange, feedback and growth. Programs such as ACRE Projects, ACRE Kitchen, and ACRE TV, provide additional venues for collaboration and experimentation. 
ACRE aims to be a leader at advancing new means of support for emerging artists at critical junctures in their careers. ACRE eschews focus on traditional institutional success, instead prioritizing the unique, individually-defined paths of artists.

Local Information

The ACRE Residency Program is located in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. This geographically unique area in the rural midwest is central to the program as both inspiration and resource. The nearest major city is Madison, a 2 hour drive away.

Network Affiliations

  • Common Field
  • Alliance of Artist Communities

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Alumni Reviews

2018 Alumni - Acre

Radical and transcendent and cares about equity and really generous volunteer staff and really good food and really good visiting artists and really good dance parties