Connect with AIR programs. Start with where you live.
ARC Designated States
Imagine your community with more people empowered to:
- Pursue their artistic passions
- Create successful entrepreneurial ventures to revive our economy
- Enrich our cities and towns with new ideas, programs and creative places
- Break down barriers and stereotypes between people
- Build a stronger, more vibrant and livable community
If you live within one of the seven states where we currently work (dark blue states), click your state on this map to see more information. You will be able to read stories about the communities that are using AIR, see notice of any upcoming workshops and trainings, see contact information for the lead organization in your state, and meet the facilitators who are working near you.
If your community is not already using AIR, check out all the materials on the ABBBA Workshop page. Read through the materials about hosting the ABBBA mini workshop, and if you think your community is ready for this, contact the lead organization staff in your state: they will help you with the next steps for hosting a workshop. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please review the materials on the Facilitators page, then connect with the contact staff listed on your state’s page.
If you live in one of the federally designated Appalachian states that aren’t yet participating (orange states), you may be able to help find implementation partners like state arts agencies, business incubators, economic development agencies, community foundations, higher education institutions, or other organizations that can help bring AIR to your state. Contact Beth Flowers, director of the AIR Institute of Berea College. She will help you figure out next steps and connect you to possible partners to assess demand for AIR programs in your state.
If you live in a state outside of Appalachia, AIR is not currently able to directly serve you. However, if you want to think about options for using the curriculum, contact Beth Flowers and she will brainstorm ideas with you for how to meet your needs.