Memories of A Penitent Heart a film by Cecilia Aldarondo, 2015, NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Resource Directory

Our resource guide connects arts workers to funding sources, arts and culture publications, governmental entities.

Memories of A Penitent Heart a film by Cecilia Aldarondo, 2015, NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee
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As part of our mission, we’re dedicated to building the professional capacity of Latino artists and arts organizations. In our resource directory, you will find convenient online tools to simplify your work and tackle things like budgeting, grant-writing, and event planning.  Scroll through teh list below or download the PDF version of the resource directory

Resource NameDescriptionWebsiteOrganization TypeServices and ProgramsArtistic Discipline
Society for North American GoldsmithsThe Society of North American Goldsmiths advances jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation.http://www.snagmetalsmith.orgArts Services OrganizationCrafts
National Council on Education for Ceramic ArtsThe National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a dynamic organization that fosters global education and appreciation for the ceramic arts. NCECA's programs, exhibitions, publications, opportunities and resources inspire advancement of the field. NCECA promotes and improves the ceramic arts through education, community-building, research and creative inspiration. NCECA offers programs, events and publications to support its membership of artists, students, individual and corporate patrons, gallery owners, museum curators and providers of ceramic arts-related products and services. As a dynamic, member-driven organization, NCECA is flexible in its program development, international in its perspective and responsive to the changing needs of its constituency.http://www.nceca.netArts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
Glass Art SocietyThe Glass Art Society is a 501c3, non-profit, international organization whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass.http://www.glassart.orgArts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)The mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is to develop the next generation of Hispanic leaders. Its vision is an educated and civically active Hispanic community that participates at the local, state and federal policy decision-making levels. CHCI seeks to accomplish its mission by offering educational and leadership development programs, services and activities that promote the growth of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders. In the spirit of building coalitions, CHCI seeks to establish partnerships with other Hispanic and non-Hispanic organizations.http://chci.org/Advocacy/Policy
Tomas Rivera Policy InstituteThe Tomas Rivera Policy Institute was founded as an independent, nonprofit research organization to foster sound public policies and programs relevant to the Hispanic community.http://trpi.org/Advocacy/Policy
The Arts Action FundThe Arts Action Fund is at the forefront of advancing the arts in America. We are the only national arts advocacy organization dedicating 100% of our time, money, and political clout to advancing the arts in America. Our mission is to mobilize one million citizens to join us in mobilizing support of the arts and arts education around the country.http://www.artsactionfund.org/page/s/joinAdvocacy/Policy
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials empowers Hispanics to participate fully in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. NALEO carries out this mission by developing and implementing programs that promote the integration of Hispanic immigrants into American society, developing future leaders among Hispanic youth, providing assistance and training to the nation's Hispanic elected and appointed officials and by conducting research on issues important to the Hispanic population.http://www.naleo.org/Advocacy/Policy
National Council of La RazaThe National Council of La Raza. the country's largest national constituency-based Hispanic organization, was established to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.http://www.nclr.org/Advocacy/Policy
The National Institute for Latino PolicyThe National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) (formerly the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan policy center established in 1982. One of the leading think tanks in the Latino community utilizing an action research model, NiLP is involved in a wide range of policy issues affecting the Latino community.http://www.nilpnetwork.org/Advocacy/Policy
Performing Arts AllianceThe Performing Arts Alliance is a national network of more than 18,000 organizational and individual members comprising the professional, nonprofit performing arts and presenting fields. Through legislative and grassroots action, the Performing Arts Alliance advocates for national policies that recognize, enhance, and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America.http://www.theperformingartsalliance.orgAdvocacy/Policy
Performing Arts Alliance (PAA)Founded in 1977, the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) has been the premiere advocate for America's professional nonprofit arts organizations, artists, and their publics before the US Congress and key policy makers. Through legislative and grassroots action, PAA advocates for national policies that recognize, enhance, and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America. PAA's member network is over 30,000 arts organizations, artists, and arts supporters.http://www.theperformingartsalliance.orgAdvocacy/Policy
Working Artists and the Greater Economy (WAGE)What is W.A.G.E.?Working Artists and the Greater Economy is a New York-based activist organization focused on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions and establishing a sustainable labor relation between artists and the institutions that contract our work.http://www.wageforwork.comAdvocacy/Policy
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA)The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) was established in 1991 as a nonpartisan association of major Hispanic national organizations and distinguished Hispanic leaders from all over the nation. NHLA's mission calls for unity among Latinos around the country to provide the Hispanic community with greater visibility and a clearer, stronger influence in our country�s affairs. NHLA brings together Hispanic leaders to establish policy priorities that address, and raise public awareness of, the major issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole.http://nationalhispanicleadership.org/Advocacy/Policy
Americans for the ArtsOur mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.http://www.artsusa.orgAdvocacy/Policy
Vote SmartOne stop shope to learn about your elected officials (contribution sources/biography/ratings with special interest groups)http://www.votesmart.orgAdvocacy/Policy
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)The National Society of Hispanic MBAs is a nonprofit organization that serves 28 chapters and 6,000 members in the United States and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation's diverse workforce.http://www.prospanica.org/Business/Corporation
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to bringing the issues and concerns of the nation's more than 2 million Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the national economic agenda. Throughout its nearly 25-year history, the USHCC has enjoyed outstanding working relationships with international heads of state, members of Congress and the current White House administration. Through its network of more than 150 local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations, the organization effectively communicates the needs and potential of the Hispanic enterprise to the public and private sector.http://ushcc.com/Business/Corporation
National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC)The mission of the National Hispanic Corporate Council is to provide its member corporations with the resources, market intelligence, collective expertise, education and counsel to implement proven strategies for reaching the Hispanic community externally and leveraging Hispanic talent internally.http://nhcchq.org/Business/Corporation
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) strives to ensure that participation of the Hispanic community in corporate America is commensurate with Hispanic purchasing power. Responsible corporations endeavor to include Hispanics in employment, procurement, philanthropy and corporate governance.http://www.hacr.org/Business/Corporation
National Association for Hispanic Elderly (ANPPM)The National Association for Hispanic Elderly was founded to inform policy makers and the general public about the status and needs of elderly Hispanics and other low-income elderly. The organization provides direct social services and training and technical assistance to community groups and professionals in the field of aging. It also produces and distributes bilingual information on the Hispanic elderly.http://anppm.org/Arts Services OrganizationArts & Health
National Center for Creative AgingDedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults, the National Center for Creative Aging is the national clearinghouse at the nexus of creativity and aging.� NCCA focuses its efforts within three target areas: Health and Wellness; Lifelong Learning; and Community Engagement.http://www.creativeaging.org/Arts Services OrganizationArts & Health
National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)The National Hispanic Council on Aging addresses issues of health disparities, economic security, abuse and victimization of the elderly and their families and builds affordable housing for the elderly.http://www.nhcoa.org/Arts Services OrganizationArts & Health
Hispanic Association of Colleges and UniversitiesThe Hispanic Association of Colleges and University is a national organization representing the accredited colleges and universities in the United States where Hispanic students constitute at least 25 percent of the total student enrollment.http://www.hacu.net/hacu/default.aspCollege/University/School of Arts
Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE)The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles, was formed as a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.http://www.shpe.org/IT/Software/Database
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation HandbookThis handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. It was written primarily for project directors who have direct responsibility for the ongoing evaluation of W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded projects.http://www.wkkf.org/resource-directory/resource/2010/w-k-kellogg-foundation-evaluation-handbookFoundation
Creative Place Making Research and ResourcesThis page highlights creative place-making literature, including policy papers, case studies and research on impact measurement and validation briefly summarizing and linking to each document. It serves as a primer on creative place making as well as a select bibliography to facilitate further investigation.http://www.nasaa-arts.org/Research/Key-Topics/Creative-Economic-Development/Creative-Place-Making-Research-and-Resources.phpArts Services Organization
The Committee for Hispanic Families and Children (CHFC)The Committee for Hispanic Families and Children aims to improve the quality of life for Hispanic children and families. CHFC has developed and implemented programs that meet the needs of low-income Hispanic families and children in such critical areas as youth development, child care, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, immigrant services, public policy and advocacy.http://www.chcfinc.org/Social Service Organization
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in accounting, finance and related professions. ALPFA is a not-for-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service.http://www.alpfa.org/Business/Corporation
Alliance for California Traditional ArtsThe Alliance for California Traditional Arts promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by providing advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists. From Ohlone basketry and African-American quilt-making to cowboy poetry and Vietnamese opera, California is home to hundreds of diverse traditions. ACTA connects artists, communities, and funders to each other, information, and resources through grants and contracts, convenings, research, and technical assistance. ACTA also provides advocacy through local and national field-building. Recognized for its culturally competent leadership, intellectual capital, and excellence in program administration, ACTA is the California Arts Council's official partner in serving the state's folk and traditional arts field.http://www.actaonline.orgArts Services OrganizationFolk & Traditional Arts
California Indian Basketweavers AssociationThe Purpose of the California Indian Basketweavers Association is to preserve, promote and perpetuate California Indian basketweaving traditions.http://www.ciba.org/home/vision-statementArts Services OrganizationFolk & Traditional Arts
Bureau of Primary Health Care Clinic Finderhttp://bphc.hrsa.gov/Healthcare
Disability Benefits 101 (California)Disability Benefits 101 gives you tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together.http://www.db101.orgHealthcare
Partnership for Prescription AssistanceThe Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.http://www.pparx.orgHealthcare
Artists Health Insurance Resource CenterAHIRC.org is an up-to-date, comprehensive and unbiased database of health care resources for artists, performers, freelancers and the self-employed.http://www.ahirc.orgHealthcareArts & Health
ehealthinsuranceeHealth, Inc. advertises itself as America's first and largest private online marketplace for health insurance, with the company inception in 1997. http://www.ehealthinsurance.com/Healthcare
FamilesUSA (Health Care Advocacy)Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high- quality, affordable health care for all Americans.http://www.familiesusa.orgHealthcare
Health AccessHEALTH ACCESS CALIFORNIA is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, advocating for the goal of quality, affordable health care for all Californianshttp://www.health-access.org/Healthcare
Affordable Care ActThe Affordable Care Act (ACA) has three primary goals: expand access to health insurance, protect patients against arbitrary actions by insurance companies, and reduce costs. http://www.healthcare.govHealthcare
Minute Clinic (Fixed-Fee Clinics)Affordable clinic as part of CVS Pharmacyhttp://www.minuteclinic.comHealthcare
State Insurance Department WebsitesThe mission of the NAIC is to assist state insurance regulators, individually and collectively, in serving the public interest and achieving the following fundamental insurance regulatory goals in a responsive, efficient and cost effective manner, consistent with the wishes of its members:http://www.naic.org/Healthcare
PharmacyCheckerFind the best drug prices from verified online pharmacieshttp://www.pharmacychecker.comHealthcare
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy CenterLegal representation to low-income immigrants and families seeking reunification.http://las-americas.org/get-involved-2/donate/Legal Services
Puente ArizonaGrassroots migrant justice organization based in Phoenix, Arizona; we develop, educate, and empower migrant communities to protect and defend our families and ourselves.http://puenteaz.org/?mc_cid=4df9b7e5fb&mc_eid=4545bef265Legal Services
#Not1MoreA campaign made of individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws.http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/?mc_cid=4df9b7e5fb&mc_eid=4545bef265Legal Services
Black Alliance for Just ImmigrationEducates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice.http://baji.org/?mc_cid=4df9b7e5fb&mc_eid=4545bef265Legal Services
The Florence Immigration ProjectThe one and only organization representing children in AZ.http://firrp.org/?mc_cid=4df9b7e5fb&mc_eid=4545bef265Legal Services
MijenteMovement that is not just Pro-Latinx, but pro-Black, pro-woman, pro-queer, pro-poor. Check out the"Chinga la Migra" tour and webseries.http://mijente.net/?mc_cid=4df9b7e5fb&mc_eid=4545bef265Legal Services
Donate to End Family Detention via ActBlue CharitiesYour contribution will be divided evenly between 14 groups including We Belong Together, Define American, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.http://secure.actblue.com/donate/kidsattheborder?mc_cid=4df9b7e5fb&mc_eid=4545bef265Legal Services
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)Defends the rights of unaccompanied immigrant or refugee children and ensures they can not appear in court without "high quality legal representation."http://supportkind.org/?mc_cid=4df9b7e5fb&mc_eid=4545bef265Legal Services
Texas Civil Rights ProjectLeader in protecting the constitutional rights of immigrants and in 2018 we will continue pursuing litigation against federal immigration agencies that refuse to comply with the constitutional right to a fair legal process for all immigrants and asylum seekers.http://texascivilrightsproject.org/?mc_cid=4df9b7e5fb&mc_eid=4545bLegal Services
Detained Migrant Solidarity CommitteeOrganizes to oppose migrant detention and border militarization.http://www.fianzafund.org/donate.htmlLegal Services
RAICES Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal ServicesLargest immigration nonprofit in Texas offering free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children and families.http://www.raicestexas.org/?mc_cid=4df9b7e5fb&mc_eid=4545bef265Legal Services
Young Center for Immigrant Children's RightsAdvocates for many of the separated and unaccompanied children.http://www.theyoungcenter.org/Legal Services
Native Organizers AllianceThe Native Organizers Alliance, a project of the People's Action Institute, is dedicated to building the organizing capacity of Native organizers and groups building grassroots power for change among native peoples across the continent. It also provides a forum for Native organizers and organizations to work in collaboration with each other, share best practices, and promote their work with national allies. The Native Organizers Alliance (NOA) supports grassroots-driven social change particularly to advance the health and welfare of rural and urban communities and reservations across Indian Country.http://www.nativeorganizing.org/Arts Services OrganizationProfessional Development/Training
Next Gen National Arts NetworkThe Next Gen National Arts Network is a coalition of artists and administrators from all over the United States who have set out to chart the course for being future leaders of the arts field.http://nextgenartsnetwork.com/Arts Services OrganizationProfessional Development/Training
National Hispanic Institute (NHI)The National Hispanic Institute targets top Hispanics in high school and college and conducts creative leadership training to develop students� self-marketing, networking, college planning and organizational development skills.http://www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org/Arts Services OrganizationProfessional Development/Training
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)The Hispanic National Bar Association is the incorporated, nonprofit, national association of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors and law students committed to promoting the goals and objectives of the association. The HNBA has been the principal force behind the increased representation of Hispanics in all sectors of the legal profession, and has served as the legal voice for Hispanics for more than 20 years.http://hnba.com/Legal Services
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational FundThe Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national nonprofit organization with the principal objective of protecting and promoting the civil rights of U.S. Latinos through litigation, advocacy, educational outreach and the awarding of law scholarships.http://maldef.org/Legal Services
VLAA Volunteer Legal Assistance for ArtistsVLAA has volunteer lawyers ready to provide legal services to artists according to the broadest definition of the arts. For example, theater, dance, fashion, the visual arts, performance, music, journalism, crafts, textiles, film, design, literature, and poetry are only a few of the artistic disciplines VLAA volunteer attorney's support. Whether an artist is looking to negotiate an agreement with a gallery, to start a nonprofit dance company, register their copyright in a manuscript, or produce an independent film, VLAA will be able to refer to an attorney to help.http://www.artsadvocacy.orgLegal Services
California Lawyers for the ArtsA California based nonprofit service organization that provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and a resource library to artist and arts organization.http://www.calawyersforthearts.orgLegal Services
US. 开奖直播现场+香港+结果 OfficeProvides an overview of copyright law, federal laws, regulations and other US government publications. The 开奖直播现场+香港+结果 Office provides public information and reference services concerning copyrights and recorded documents. The public can keep up on developments in the 开奖直播现场+香港+结果 Office by subscribing to U.S. 开奖直播现场+香港+结果 Office NewsNet, a free electronic mailing list that issues periodic email messages to alert subscribers to hearings, deadlines for comments, new and proposed regulations, new publications, and other copyright-related subjects of interest. Subscribe on the 开奖直播现场+香港+结果 Office website.http://www.copyright.govLegal Services
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsVLA provides pro bono arts-related legal representation and education to low-income artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. To do so, we offer legal counseling, educational programs, advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution. We believe that artists should understand certain legal and business matters to protect themselves and their creative endeavors.http://www.vlany.orgLegal Services
Youth SpeaksThrough the intersection of arts education and youth development practices, civic engagement strategies, and high quality artistic presentation, Youth Speaks creates safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of societal change.http://youthspeaks.orgSocial Service OrganizationArts
Define AmericanDefine American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.http://defineamerican.com/Social Service OrganizationLiterature
PEN Center USAPEN Center USA's mission is to stimulate and maintain interest in the written word, to foster a vital literary culture, and to defend freedom of expression domestically and internationally. PEN Center USA is a branch of PEN International, the world's leading international literary and human rights organization.

http://penusa.orgSocial Service OrganizationLiterature
American Translators AssociationATA was established to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters.http://www.atanet.orgSocial Service OrganizationLiterature
Association of American University PressesAAUP promotes the work and influence of university presses, provides cooperative marketing opportunities, and helps its 130+ member presses fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society. AAUP members are active across many scholarly disciplines, including the humanities, the arts, and sciences, and are innovators in the world of electronic publishing.http://www.aaupnet.orgLiterary Press/PublisherLiterature
American Library Association (ALA)The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is �to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.http://www.ala.orgLibrary/ArchivesLiterature
Authors GuildThe Guild advocates for authors on issues of copyright, fair contracts, free speech and tax fairness, and has initiated lawsuits in defense of authors' rights, where necessary. We represent authors on the Hill, in state legislatures, and in government agencies. Recently, we have fought in several major court battles to protect authors' copyrights, including our lawsuits against Google Books and HathiTrust, and we have worked to establish fair royalty rates for both e-books and print books. Learn more about some of our success stories here.http://www.authorsguild.orgLegal ServicesLiterature
National Book FoundationThe mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.http://www.nationalbook.orgFoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipLiterature
Lambda LiteraryLambda Literary believes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published and read. - See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/mission-statement/#sthash.mkAfeJdc.dpufhttp://www.lambdaliterary.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
Poets & WritersPoets & Writers, Inc., is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Our national office is located in New York City. Our California branch office is based in Los Angeles.http://www.pw.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
Association of Writers & Writing ProgramsAWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 550 college and university creative writing programs, and 150 writers' conferences and centers. Our mission is to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.http://www.awpwriter.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
American Booksellers Association (ABA)Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a national not-for-profit trade organization that works to help independently owned bookstores grow and succeed.http://www.bookweb.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
Council of Literary Magazines & PressesCLMP ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping small literary publishers work better. We communicate the art of literary publishing to readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, educators, funders and other literary stakeholders, and work to bring all of these communities together. By doing so, essential literary voices from all corners can make their way from writers to readers. Independent literary publishers make up an underserved, uniquely vulnerable and essential field that connects the greatest diversity of writers to equally diverse communities of readers. Since 1967, CLMP has worked to bring these literary publishers together to form a mutually supportive community that is often at the vanguard of progress. CLMP provides technical assistance, facilitates peer-to-peer learning and group action, and builds bridges to connect diverse communities of literary stakeholders.http://www.clmp.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
American Literary Translators Association (ALTA)ALTA is the only organization that is devoted exclusively to supporting the work of literary translation. Our services and programs reach hundreds of translators, authors, teachers, editors, and publishers who work in literary translation.http://www.literarytranslators.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
National Writers Union(UAW/AFL-CIO)The purpose of the NWU, Local 1981 shall be to promote and protect the rights, interests, and economic advancement of members; to organize writers to improve professional working conditions through collective bargaining action; and to provide professional services to members. B) The NWU, Local 1981 commits itself to representing the interests of the full range of writers in the US. in all genres, media and formats.� These include writers of diverse cultures, ethnicities, politics, religions and racial identities; writers of all ages and all sexual/gender orientations;� writers with disabilities; and writers at all levels of economic and commercial success.http://www.nwu.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
PEN American CenterPEN America is a member of PEN International. This worldwide association of writers was founded in 1921 to promote friendship and intellectual cooperation among writers everywhere; to emphasize the role of literature in the development of mutual understanding and world culture; to fight for freedom of expression; and to act as a powerful voice on behalf of writers harassed, imprisoned, and sometimes killed for their views. PEN International is a non-political, a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.http://www.pen.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
Poetry Society of AmericaThe Poetry Society of America, the nation's oldest poetry organization, was founded in 1910. Its mission is to build a larger and more diverse audience for poetry, to encourage a deeper appreciation of the vitality and breadth of poetry in the cultural conversation, to support poets through an array of programs and awards, and to place poetry at the crossroads of American life.http://www.poetrysociety.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
Academy of American PoetsThe Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.http://www.poets.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
Association of American Publishers (AAP)Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the largest trade organization representing commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the industry's priorities on the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, freedom to read and publish, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade and literacy.http://www.publishers.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
Teachers and Writers CollaborativeTeachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts. T&W programs include writing workshops for students, professional development for educators, managing the NYS Poetry Out Loud competition, and publishing Teachers & Writers Magazine and other resources about the teaching of creative writing.http://www.twc.orgArts Services OrganizationLiterature
Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA)The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies aims to grow, strengthen and protect the Hispanic marketing and advertising industry by providing leadership in raising awareness of the value of the Hispanic market opportunities and enhancing the professionalism of the industry.http://www.ahaa.org/Arts Services OrganizationMarketing/Communication
Native Public MediaTo promote healthy, independent, and engaged Native Communities through media access, control and ownership.http://nativepublicmedia.orgArts Services OrganizationMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The association strives to organize and provide mutual support for Hispanics involved in the gathering or dissemination of news, encourage and support the study and practice of journalism and communications by Hispanics, foster and promote the fair treatment of Hispanics by the media, further the employment and career development of Hispanics in the media and foster a greater understanding of Hispanic media professionals� special cultural identity, interests and concerns.http://www.nahj.org/Arts Services OrganizationMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
National Association of Latino Independent ProducersThe National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latin@ content creators. We stand as the premiere Latino media organization, addressing for fifteen years the most underrepresented and the largest ethnic minority in the country. NALIP was rounded in 1999 by a group of Latino producers, content creators, academics and media advocates. During the first NALIP conference in San Francisco in June 1999, NALIP was organized by the conference participants, and the mission and organizational guiding principles were adopted.

NALIP's mission is to promote, advance and advocate for Latino content creators across media. NALIP's values are:

Commitment to Latino/Latina content creators, regardless of the form or content of their work

Commitment to respect for diversity based on a code of ethics open to and respectful of differences,

Commitment to solidarity and accountability

Commitment to solidarity, alliance building and multiple visions of Latino/Latina experiences within the local, national, international and global context

NALIP has had success holding thirteen National Conferences, plus six other National Initiatives: a Latino Writer's Lab�, a Latino Producers Academy� and a published/on-line Latino Media Resource Guide�, our"Doing your Doc: Diverse Visions, Regional Voices" documentary development workshops plus the Latino Media Market� held during our National Conference and the Latino Artist Mentoring Program. We are now fundraising to support and expand these programs in 2013, plus solidify the infrastructure of our organization to better serve our membership and community.
http://www.nalip.orgArts Services OrganizationMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
Sundance InstituteOur programs empower independent filmmakers to maintain control of marketing and distribution, and to connect with innovative creative strategies that can amplify each film�s reach and revenue potential. Sundance Institute�s artist programs provide dynamic support at every step of the creative journey for individuals with distinct voices in film, theatre, film composing, episodic storytelling, and emerging platforms . Each program consists of Labs, Grants, Workshops, and Ongoing Resources for artists to nurture their projects and sustain their careers. Through year-round activities, we provide the space for artists to create and share their stories with the world. Since our inception, the Institute's programs have supported more than 5,000 artists and fostered a community for independent storytellers to learn, grow, connect, and give back.http://www.sundance.org/create/overviewArts Services OrganizationMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
The Alliance for Media, Arts & CultureThe ALLIANCE facilitates collaboration, strategic growth, innovation and cultural impact for the media arts field. Provides leadership development, incubation of new media project, networking and conveing, and youth media development.http://www.thealliance.mediaArts Services OrganizationMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
Vision Maker MediaVision Maker Media exists to serve Native producers and Indian country in partnership with public television and radio. Vision Maker Media works with Native producers to develop, produce and distribute educational telecommunications programs for all media including public television and public radio. Vision Maker Media supports training to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives producing quality public broadcasting programs, which includes advocacy efforts promoting increased control and use of information technologies and the policies to support this control by American Indians and Alaska Natives.

A key strategy for this work is the development of strong partnerships with tribal nations, Indian organizations and Native communities. Reaching the general public and the global market is the ultimate goal for the dissemination of Native produced media that shares Native perspectives with the world.
http://www.visionmakermedia.orgArts Services OrganizationMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
Allied MediaAMP produces the Allied Media Conference and supports art, media, and technology projects working for social change.http://alliedmedia.org/Arts Services OrganizationMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
The National Alliance for Media Arts and CultureThe National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture is a 36-year old member organization founded in 1980 by an eclectic group of media arts organization leaders who realized they could strengthen their social and cultural impact by working as a united force. Their idea was as bold as it was simple: to create a national organization that would provide support services to its institutional members, and advocate for the field as a whole. Since it�s founding, NAMAC has worked to raise the profile and influence of the media arts on behalf of its growing and changing membership. Today, NAMAC welcomes individuals across disciplines, local, regional and national media nonprofits, international NGOs and strategic partners from all sectors as we move into a collaborative, creative future. Our mission is to facilitate collaboration, strategic growth, innovation and cultural impact for the media arts field. We believe in a world where media artists and organizations are essential and undeniable leaders in a thriving global community. http://www.namac.orgArts Services OrganizationMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)The mission of the National Hispanic Medical Association is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations. As a rapidly growing national resource based in the nation�s capital, NHMA provides policymakers and health care providers with expert information and support in strengthening health service delivery to Hispanic communities across the nation. This organization represents 36,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States.http://nhmamd.org/Healthcare
Montana Arts Councilhttp://art.mt.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Utah Division of Arts & Museumshttp://artsandmuseums.utah.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Kentucky Arts Councilhttp://artscouncil.ky.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Commonwealth Council for Arts and CultureWe are the professional association of the nation’s 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies. NASAA is a national, not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that champions public support for the arts in America. Together, NASAA and the state arts agencies advance the arts as an essential ingredient in the well-being and prosperity of our nation’s individuals, communities and families.http://cnmiartscouncil.org/State Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
DC Commission on the Arts and HumanitiesAs the Nation’s Capital, the District of Columbia is a world-class cultural destination. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) will be the leading voice for arts and culture in the city, thereby elevating the impact of the arts and humanities locally, nationally and internationally. Recognizing the changing dynamics within the city, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is poised to increase our depth and expand our breadth of creative opportunities for residents and visitors.http://dcarts.dc.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Nevada Arts Councilhttp://nevadaculture.org/nacState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Mississippi Arts Commissionhttp://www.arts.ms.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Pennsylvania Council on the Artshttp://www.arts.pa.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Virginia Commission for the Artshttp://www.arts.virginia.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
South Dakota Arts Councilhttp://www.artscouncil.sd.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Colorado Creative IndustriesColorado Creative Industries believes in the power of creativity to inspire human connections, create social change and support economic vibrancy throughout Colorado. We believe in the practice of creation, the artists and entrepreneurs who contribute to our rich culture and the benefits of our creative economy.http://www.coloradocreativeindustries.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Louisiana Division of the Artshttp://www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/indexState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Iowa Arts Councilhttp://www.iowaartscouncil.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commissionhttp://www.kansascommerce.comState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairshttp://www.michiganadvantage.org/ArtsState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
North Dakota Council on the Artshttp://www.nd.gov/arts/index.htmlState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Nebraska Arts Councilhttp://www.nebraskaartscouncil.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Wyoming Arts Councilhttp://wyoarts.state.wy.usState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Alaska State Council on the ArtsASCA represents, supports and advances the creative endeavors of individuals, organizations and agencies throughout Alaska.http://education.alaska.gov/akscaState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
American Samoa Council on Arts, Culture and HumanitiesIts dual mission is the maintenance of Samoan arts and culture and the presentation of art forms from the broader world beyond the archipelago. The Arts Council supports through subgrants and funded activities the practice and preservation of both Samoan material culture and performance traditions.http://www.americansamoa.gov/arts-councilState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Arkansas Arts CouncilThe Arkansas Arts Council advances and empowers the arts by providing services and funding for programming that encourages and assists literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence. The Arkansas Arts Council also provides technical and financial assistance to Arkansas arts organizations and other providers of cultural and educational programs. This statewide programming and assistance ultimately provides cultural, educational and economic opportunities for the benefit of all Arkansans.http://www.arkansasarts.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Idaho Commission on the Artshttp://www.arts.idaho.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Oklahoma Arts Councilhttp://www.arts.ok.gov/State Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Alabama State Council on the ArtsState Arts Agency: All 50 states and the six U.S. jurisdictions (American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) have state arts agencies. State arts agencies increase public access to the arts and work to ensure that every community in America enjoys the cultural, civic, economic and educational benefits of a thriving arts sector. To do this, state arts agencies: provide grant funding for artists, arts institutions, schools and community groups; offer training and information that strengthens the management and entrepreneurial skills of artists and arts organizations; support in- and out-of-school arts activities for young people; lead special initiatives to foster economic and civic development through the arts; advance arts education through teacher training, curriculum development and assessment projects; conduct research that documents the impact of the arts; educate the public about the essential role of the arts in American life; preserve and celebrate the unique cultural traditions of each state; recognize and promote artistic achievement.http://www.arts.state.al.usState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Minnesota State Arts Boardhttp://www.arts.state.mn.usState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Texas Commission on the Artshttp://www.arts.state.tx.usState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Washington State Arts Commissionhttp://www.arts.wa.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
New Jersey State Council on the Artshttp://www.artscouncil.nj.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Delaware Division of the ArtsThe Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. http://www.artsdel.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Arizona Commission on the ArtsOne of 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies across the United States, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is a 51-year-old agency of the State of Arizona and a leading force in the creative and professional development of Arizona’s arts sector. Through robust programs, research initiatives and strategic grantmaking, the Arts Commission catalyzes arts-based partnerships that strengthen Arizona communities through the arts.http://www.azarts.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
California Arts CouncilThe California Arts Council is a state agency based in Sacramento, United States. Its eleven council members are appointed by the Governor and the state Legislature. The agency's mission is to advance California through the arts and creativity. http://www.cac.ca.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Connecticut Office of the ArtsThe Connecticut Office of the Arts animates a culture of creativity across Connecticut by supporting arts making and arts participation for all people.http://www.cultureandtourism.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Florida Division of Cultural AffairsThe Florida Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida's state arts agency. We believe Culture Builds Florida. Arts and culture support jobs, tourism and education while contributing to a vibrant and creative Florida. To promote excellence and encourage access to cultural opportunities, the Division provides funding, programs and resources including grants for: arts in education, local arts agencies, state service organizations, museums, theater, dance, folks arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary, music, sponsor/presenter, and visual arts programs and projects.http://www.florida-arts.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Georgia Council for the ArtsGeorgia Council for the Arts empowers the arts industry in Georgia and artists around the state to cultivate healthy, vibrant communities that are rich in civic participation, cultural experiences and economic prosperity. As a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Council for the Arts provides grant funding, programs and services statewide that support this vital industry, preserve our cultural heritage and create increased access to high quality arts experiences.http://www.gaarts.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agencyhttp://www.guamcaha.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Institute of Puerto Rican Culturehttp://www.icp.pr.govState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Indiana Arts Commissionhttp://www.in.gov/artsState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Maine Arts Commissionhttp://www.mainearts.comState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Massachusetts Cultural Councilhttp://www.massculturalcouncil.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Missouri Arts Councilhttp://www.missouriartscouncil.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Maryland State Arts Councilhttp://www.msac.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
North Carolina Arts Councilhttp://www.ncarts.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
New Mexico Artshttp://www.nmarts.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
New York State Council on the Artshttp://www.nysca.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Ohio Arts Councilhttp://www.oac.state.oh.usState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Oregon Arts Commissionhttp://www.oregonartscommission.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Rhode Island State Council on the Artshttp://www.risca.state.ri.usState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
South Carolina Arts Commissionhttp://www.southcarolinaarts.comState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Artshttp://www.state.hi.us/sfcaState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Illinois Arts Council Agencyhttp://www.state.il.us/agency/iacState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
New Hampshire State Council on the Artshttp://www.state.nh.us/nhartsState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Tennessee Arts Commissionhttp://www.tn.gov/artsState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Vermont Arts Councilhttp://www.vermontartscouncil.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Virgin Islands Council on the Artshttp://www.vicouncilonarts.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
West Virginia Commission on the Artshttp://www.wvculture.orgState Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
The Foundation CenterEstablished in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants � a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.http://foundationcenter.orgFoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern ArtThe 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted exclusively through this website from January to May each year.http://www.1858prize.org/FoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Pollock-Krasner FoundationThe Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.http://www.pkf.org/grant.htmlFoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Praemium Imperiale (Japan, Nobel of the Arts)Award for lifetime achievement in fields other than literature (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, film/theatre). Amount awarded-$150,000http://www.praemiumimperiale.org/en/FoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Robert Rauschenberg FoundationThe Robert Rauschenberg Foundation grants program aspires to a vibrant, equitable, and sustainable world through the power of creative problem solving.http://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/FoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
William H. Johnson PrizeThe William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. The Johnson Foundation awards grants to individuals who work in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new genre.http://www.whjohnsongrant.org/whjform/FoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Getty Grant ProgramThe Getty Foundation supports institutions and individuals committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. We do this through grant initiatives that increase access to museum collections, strengthen art history as a global discipline, advance conservation practice, and support current and future leaders in the visual arts. We carry out our work in collaboration with the other Getty programs�the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation Institute.http://www.getty.edu/grantsFoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationFellowship for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts except for performing arts). Students not eligiblehttp://www.gf.orgFoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Macarthur Foundation (Macarthur Genius Grant)Fellowship for advanced professionals in all fields (Except political organizations). Students not eligiblehttp://www.macfound.orgFoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Nonprofit Finance FundLoans for facilities projects and for other growth-related needs and planning assistance. Our team of arts experts assist organizations facing a range of artistic and business opportunities, from change, to growth, to collaboration, customizing our approach to individual circumstances and organizational sizes. For nonprofits, we provide sector-specific financial consulting services and access to capital, both loans and grants. NFF also provides funder services to support effective grantmaking in the arts. We advocate for improved funding and financing practices and better dialogue between arts organizations and their supporters.http://www.nonprofitfinancefund.orgFoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative, TheProgram created to assist extraordinary, rising artists to achieve their full potential. Rising artists paired with expert mentor in their field for one year (dance, film, literature, music, theatre and the visual arts). Anonymous nomination-no application http://www.rolexmentorprotege.comFoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
United States Artists FellowshipAward to recognize an artist's unique vision as a whole rather than funding a particular project. Fields included-architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), media (film, media, and radio), music, theatre arts, visual arts. Anonymous nomination-no application.http://www.unitedstatesartists.orgFoundationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
National Endowment for the ArtsFederal Arts Agency. The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.http://www.arts.govFederal Arts AgencyPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Arts MidwestRegional Arts Agency for: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WIhttp://www.artsmidwest.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Mid-America Arts AllianceRegional Arts Agency for: AR, KS, MO, NE, OK, TXhttp://www.maaa.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Mid Atlantic Arts FoundationRegional Arts Agency for: DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, VI, WV http://www.midatlanticarts.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
New England Foundation for the ArtsRegional Arts Agency for: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VThttp://www.nefa.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Southern Arts FederationRegional Arts Agency for: AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TNhttp://www.southarts.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Western States Arts FederationRegional Arts Agency for: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WYhttp://www.westaf.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Asian American Arts AllianceThe Asian American Arts Alliance is dedicated to strengthening Asian American arts and cultural groups through resource sharing, promotion, and community building. Since 1983, the Alliance has sought to unify, promote, and represent the artistic and cultural producers of one of New York City's fastest-growing ethnic populations. The organization is a diverse alliance of artists, organizations, and arts supporters who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic, multidisciplinary community is essential to nurturing the development of artists and arts organizations and to providing meaningful and innovative ways for civic engagement in society. What we do. The Asian American Alliance helps support individual artists and arts organizations access and share resources both online and in person. The Alliance builds community through programs that encourage peer-learning, collaboration, and professional development.http://aaartsalliance.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Art of the RuralArt of the Rural is a collaborative organization with a mission to help build the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement. We work online and on the ground through interdisciplinary and cross-sector partnerships to advocate for engaged conversation and policy that transcends imposed boundaries and articulates the shared reality of rural and urban America.http://artoftherural.org/about/missionArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Creative CapitalCreative Capital acts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by artists whose work is provocative, timely, and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft, yet are also boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; who create thrilling, indefinable, artistically omnivorous work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape. http://creative-capital.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
DataArtsDataArts, formerly the Cultural Data Project, was founded to bring the language and leverage of data to the business of culture. The Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is DataArts� flagship service, which thousands of cultural nonprofits use annually to report their financial and programmatic information. DataArts seeks to be a catalyst for data-informed decision-making.http://culturaldata.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Smithsonian Latino CenterThe Smithsonian Latino Center was created in 1997 to promote Latino presence within the Smithsonian. The Center is not represented in one physical location; rather, it works collaboratively with the Institution's museums and research centers, ensuring that the contributions of the Latino community in the arts, history, national culture and scientific achievement are explored, presented, celebrated and preserved. We support scholarly research, exhibitions, public and educational programs, web-based content and virtual platforms, and collections and archives. We also manage leadership and professional development programs for Latino youth, emerging scholars and museum professionals.http://latino.si.eduArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
National Equity AtlasExplore the Atlas to get data on changing demographics, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity in your city, region, state, and nationwide. The National Equity Atlas was developed as a tool for the growing movement to create a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient economy. It is a comprehensive resource for data to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth in America's regions, and states, and nationwide. The Atlas contains data on demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the potential economic gains from racial equity for the largest 100 cities, largest 150 regions, all 50 states, and the United States as a whole.http://nationalequityatlas.org/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Sidestreet ProjectsSide Street Projects is a completely-mobile, artist-run nonprofit organization. Our mission is to give artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors. We teach artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with education programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context. All of our programs connect professional artists directly to communities. Side Street Projects offers four categories of programs: Youth Education, Community Programming, Artist Projects, Artist Services.http://sidestreet.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
U.S. Department of Arts and CultureThe U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a "people-powered department" a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging.http://usdac.usArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
American Indian Artists Inc. (Amerinda Inc)American Indian Artists Inc. works to empower Native Americans, break down barriers, and foster intercultural understanding and appreciation for Native culture. Through a variety of arts programs and services to artists, AMERINDA supports Native artists who embody the traditional practices and values that define Indian culture. We also promote the indigenous perspective in the arts to a wide audience through the creation of new work in contemporary art forms - visual, performing, literary and media arts.http://www.amerinda.org/info/whoweare.htmlArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Arab American National MuseumThe Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans. The AANM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The AANM is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution; and a founding member of the Immigration and Civil Rights Network of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.http://www.arabamericanmuseum.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Artist Help NetworkThe resources listed on this Web site focus primarily on subjects of interest to fine artists. People working in the applied arts, arts administration, and arts-related fields will also find the site helpful.http://www.artisthelpnetwork.com/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
ArtPlace America (ArtPlace)ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. ArtPlace focuses its work on creative placemaking, which describes projects in which art plays an intentional and integrated role in place-based community planning and development. This brings artists, arts organizations, and artistic activity into the suite of placemaking strategies pioneered by Jane Jacobs and her colleagues, who believed that community development must be locally informed, human-centric, and holistic.http://www.artplaceamerica.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
The Asian Cultural CouncilThe Asian Cultural Council works to advance international respect and understanding between people and cultures through transformative cultural exchange. ACC awards fellowship grants to artists and scholars in three categories of cross-cultural exchange: Asia to the U.S., U.S. to Asia, and�inter-Asia.http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/our-programs/individual-grantsArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Filipino Artists NetworkFilAm Arts/ Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts & Culturehttp://www.filamarts.org/pilipino-artist-network-1Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
First Peoples FundFounded in 1995, First Peoples Fund's mission is to honor and support the Collective Spirit of First Peoples artists and culture bearers. Collective Spirit is that which moves each of us to stand up and make a difference, to pass on ancestral knowledge and simply extend a hand of generosity. First Peoples Fund recognizes the power of art and culture to bring about positive change in Native communities, beginning with individual artists and their families. We strive to provide support and voice to creative Indigenous artists who share their inspiration, wisdom, knowledge and gifts with their communities. First Peoples Fund's grantmaking initiatives include the annual Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards, Artists in Business Leadership, Cultural Capital Fellowship, Our Nation's Spaces, and Native Artist Economic Building Grants.http://www.firstpeoplesfund.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Fractured AtlasFractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. We help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit. By nurturing today's talented but underrepresented voices, we hope to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.http://www.fracturedatlas.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Grantmakers in the ArtsA national network of private, public, and corporate arts funders, Grantmakers in the Arts provides leadership and service that advances the use of philanthropic and governmental resources to support the growth of the arts and culture.http://www.giarts.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Indigenous Language InstituteILI was founded as the Institute for the Preservation of the Original Languages of the Americas (IPOLA) by Joanna Hess in September 1992 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1997, the organization became a national center to serve all tribes and individuals working to revitalize indigenous languages in the Americas. In 2000, IPOLA was changed to Indigenous Language Institute (ILI) to reflect new Board leadership, expanded services to all indigenous communities, and working relations with indigenous communities internationally.http://www.ilinative.org/index.htmlArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Latino Art Now (LAN)LAN is a bi or triennial convention of artists, curators, collectors, scholars, art writers, museum and gallery professionals, and educators designed to advance the Latino Art field in the U.S. The Smithsonian Latino Center's principal partner is the Inter-University Programs for Latino Research (IUPLR), currently based at the University of Illinois-Chicago. LAN shifts venues to ensure geographic representation, and enjoys the generous support of local Latino cultural organizations, government arts agencies, foundations and corporations.http://www.latino.si.edu/LVM/LatinoArtNowArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
The Latino Arts Network (LAN)The Latino Arts Network (LAN) is an alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to strengthening and promoting California�s Latino Arts. LAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts service organization and public charity with four major areas of focus:

Communications & Networking
Research & Advocacy
Presenting & Touring
Capacity Building

The Latino Arts Network was founded in 1997 by a consortium of several California community-based Latino arts and cultural organizations. The mission of the Latino Arts Network is to support and strengthen the Latino arts community and to promote the cultural well being of the communities and artists we serve.
Throughout our unique history, our organization has provided technical assistance and educational services to arts organizations; conducted regional meetings and convenings to benefit Latino artists in all disciplines; produced traveling exhibitions and public performances; and provided educational and informational services to government, foundations, other philanthropic institutions, as well as the public at large about issues relating to the Latino arts community.
http://www.latinoarts.net/aboutArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
National Association for Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation's premier nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. In this capacity, NALAC stimulates and facilitates intergenerational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions.http://www.zm07.cnArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership and resources that benefit artists, the public, arts funders, and policymakers throughout New England and beyond. $http://www.nefa.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
New York Foundation for the ArtsNYFA is a clearing house of deadlines and opportunities for artists, including grants, fellowships, residencies and festivals and more. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) empowers emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development. NYFA serves its mission through four flagship programs, which administer a vast and diverse range of services, programming, and resources: FISCAL SPONSORSHIP, ONLINE RESOURCES (NYFA Classifieds, NYFA Source), LEARNING/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (NYFA Learning) ; AWARDS AND CASH GRANTS (NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship).http://www.nyfa.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
PA?I FoundationPA?I Foundation, founded in 2001, is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of Pua Ali?i ?Ilima, a h?lau hula founded in 1977 by kumu hula, Victoria Holt Takamine. The geographic reach of PA?I Foundation programming is primarily Hawai?i, but PA?I cultural programming also reaches audiences in the continental United States and internationally.http://www.paifoundation.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Pew Hispanic Research CenterPew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.http://www.pewhispanic.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
PluralPlural is dedicated to advancing equity in the arts through support of Canadian and US ethnocultural and community grounded arts organizations, artists, and arts administrators. A collaborative service organization that is process and product oriented, we're focused on the following programmatic areas: (i) writing, speaking, and teaching about the ethnocultural arts field in collaboration with our arts and culture and social justice peers, and supporting these peers on related initiatives (our Partnerships Program) and (ii) undertaking research, cataloging, collating, and disseminating information regarding ethnocultural arts, socioeconomics and arts management, and arts and health (our Knowledge Management & Analytics Program and Wealth & Wellness Initiatives). By heightening awareness, deepening knowledge, and complicating understandings of these important contributors to our countries' cultural landscapes, we aim to address systemic barriers to a more equitable arts and culture field.http://www.pluralculture.org/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Potlatch FundPotlatch Fund is a Native-led nonprofit that provides grants and leadership development in Tribal communities throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. From potlatchs to powwows, building community and sharing wealth has always been a part of Native peoples' way of life. Our Mission is to expand philanthropy within Tribal Nations and Native Communities in the Northwest by inspiring and building upon the Native tradition of giving.http://www.potlatchfund.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
South ArtsSouth Arts strengthens the South through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national policies and nurturing a vibrant quality of life.http://www.southarts.org/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Springboard for the ArtsSpringboard for the Arts' mission is to cultivate a vibrant arts community by connecting artists with the skills, contacts, information and services they need to make a living and a life. Incorporated in 1991, Springboard has supported the arts community with management and consulting services for more than 20 years. Springboard's vision and commitment has gained national recognition as a model for professional development services to artists, arts organizations, and arts administrators.http://www.springboardforthearts.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
The Association of American Cultures (TAAC)The Association of American Cultures, TAAC, was founded in 1985 to provide leadership in achieving equal participation in policymaking, equitable funding for all cultural institutions, an elevation in multicultural leadership and essential networks that impact cultural policies.

TAAC was created by a resolution of participants of Open Dialogue II. Open Dialogue II was the second national meeting ever held in the United States of artists and arts managers of color. Participants represented all arts disciplines and all ethnically specific/minority communities. The resolution asked for the creation of a national arts service organization whose purpose would be to continue convening the Open Dialogue and to act as an advocate for the support of artists and arts organizations who were concerned with the preservation of their culturally specific identities through the arts.
http://www.taac.comArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Arts Extension Service, University of Massachusetts AmherstThe Arts Extension Service, located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been building art and community since 1973 by bridging artists, arts managers and other professionals with best practices, the latest research, publications, and training programs.http://www.umass.edu/aesArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Alternate ROOTSFounded in 1976, Alternate ROOTS is a regional arts service organization with a mission to support the creation and presentation of original art, in all its forms, which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition, or spirit. ROOTS provides its most direct services to its members in the Southern United States and connects artists who have a commitment to making work in, with, by, for,and about their communities, and those whose cultural work strives for social justice.http://alternateroots.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture, with member organisations in over 70 countries.http://ifacca.org/en/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit InnovationTo build the capacity of the social sector by enhancing the effectiveness of those who lead, manage, and support nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.http://lodestar.asu.edu/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
AFTA Arts Services DirectorySearch the Arts Services Directory to find arts organization in your area. This is not a complete list of organizations only those who have worked with or are members of Americans for the Arts.http://secure.artsusa.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AFTA&WebKey=98c5eb3b-023f-49af-9bba-d4bffd5ce584Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Creative Ground (New England)Creative Ground is an online cultural marketplace that brings together New England's performing and teaching artists and the people and organizations who present them. This free website features an easy- to-search directory of artists, performance spaces and presenting organizations, designed to match artists with presenters that book them.http://www.creativeground.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
National Committee for Responsive PhilanthropyNCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness.http://www.ncrp.org/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Race ForwardRace Forward advances racial justice through research, media, and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country�s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.http://www.raceforward.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
ArtBusiness.comArtBusiness.com provides complete art services, art appraisals, art price data, news, articles, and market information to art collectors, artists, and fine arts professionals. ArtBusiness.com services include appraising all works of fine art; consulting on buying, selling, donating, and collecting fine art; dispute mediation and resolution; and expert testimony in legal cases involving art issues. ArtBusiness.com accesses a variety of databases containing well over 5,000,000 price records, and biographical information for more than 400,000 artists. http://www.artbusiness.comArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Alliance of Artists' CommunitiesThe Alliance of Artist Communities is the service organization for the field of artist communities and residencies. Believing that the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress, the Alliance's mission is to advocate for and support artist communities, in order to advance the endeavors of artists. The Alliance is one of the few national organizations representing programs that support artists in all disciplines, believing that collaboration and exchange that cross traditional boundaries furthers our culture's progress. It includes more than 250 members, a diverse field of artist communities, residency programs, individuals, and institutions that support living artists in the creation of new work.http://www.artistcommunities.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Artists UArtists U is a grassroots, artist-run platform for changing the working conditions of artists. Artists U aims to change the conversations artists have in their heads, with each other, and with the world. They push artists to build lives that are balanced, productive, and sustainable. Artists U is skills- based, not need- based: working to empower artists to create their lives and their art. All programs are artist-to-artist and free for all participants. We have two tools: group meetings and one-on-one planning sessions. Free download of the book "Making Your Life as and Artist: A Guide to Building a Balanced, Sustainable Artistic Life."http://www.artistsu.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Chicago Artists ResourceA program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) is created by artists for artists. With hundreds of articles from several national partner organizations, especially the New York Foundation for the Arts, UIC Center for Health in the Arts and LA-based Side Street Projects, as well as extensive links to grants, funding, awards and other services for artists, CAR offers a rich platform for artist's interests. This national content is combined with a rich array of links to local organizations.http://www.chicagoartistsresource.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon UniversityThe Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University is a laboratory for atypical, anti-disciplinary, and inter-institutional research at the intersections of arts, science, technology and culture.http://www.cmu.edu/studioArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
GuideStarUse this as a place to look for "the scoop" into who runs organizations, who is on their board, who has given money, and how you can craft material that speaks to their internal network.http://www.Guidestar.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Native Arts & Cultures FoundationThe Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is a permanently endowed foundation supporting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities by strengthening and supporting their diverse arts and cultures.http://www.nativeartsandcultures.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
National Network for Arab American CommunitiesThe National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a project of ACCESS, is a national consortium of independent Arab American community-based organizations. Our mission is the development of Arab American community-based nonprofit organizations that understand, meet the needs, and represent the concerns of Arab Americans at a local level, while also collectively addressing those issues at a national level. Our vision is to foster economic, cultural, social and political empowerment of Arab Americans. We are committed to working collaboratively to support the development of strong and effective Arab American community-based organizations that mobilize locally and nationally to empower the Arab American community.http://www.nnaac.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
WAGE (Working Artist and the Greater Economy)W.A.G.E. Certification is a program initiated and operated by Working Artists and the Greater Economy that publicly recognizes non-profit arts organizations demonstrating a history of, and commitment to, voluntarily paying artist fees that meet a minimum payment standard. Its specific goal is to establish and guarantee standards of minimum compensation and organizational support for artists in the non-profit arts economy. Its broader goal is to work toward the fairer and more equitable distribution of resources in the contemporary art field and in society at large. Check out the reading list and fee calculator which sets standards of compensation to be paid to artists for 14 fee categories.http://www.wageforwork.comArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
National Assembly of State Arts AgenciesThe National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has created an agency to support excellence in and access to the arts. NASAA's mission is to strengthen state arts agencies. We represent their individual and collective interests, empower their work through knowledge, and advance the arts as an essential public benefit. http://www.nasaa-arts.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Latino Network, American Alliance of MuseumsThe Alliance's Latino Network is a growing assembly of Latino and Latina museum professionals that functions as an information clearinghouse. Its programs, which include gatherings at the Alliance's annual convention supported by the Smithsonian Latino Center, are designed to build the network and advance the professional development of its members. Traditionally, Smithsonian Latino Center staff and Smithsonian Latino and Latina curators function in leadership roles within the Network.http://www.aam-us.org/resources/professional-networks/latino-networkMuseum/Gallery/Exhibition SpacePresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
American Federation of the ArtsThe American Federation of Arts (AFA), a not-for-profit organization, initiates and organizes art exhibitions and provides educational and professional programs in collaboration with the museum community. Established in 1909, the AFA is one of the oldest art organizations in the country.http://www.afaweb.orgMuseum/Gallery/Exhibition SpacePresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Rhizome (At the New Museum of Contemporary Art)Rhizome supports contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital cultures. An affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York, Rhizome is the leading international born-digital art organization, online since 1996. Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserv including some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history, definition, and growth of contemporary art engaged with technology and the internet. Today, Rhizome commissions, exhibits, preserves, and creates critical discussion around digital art.http://www.rhizome.orgMediaMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
USArtists InternationalUSArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. �Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals.http://www.midatlanticarts.org/usartists-internationalArts Services OrganizationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Association of Performing Arts PresentersFounded in 1957, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters is the largest service and advocacy organization for the presenting and touring field in the United States. Arts Presenters represents colleges and universities; performing arts centers; regional, state, and local arts agencies; festivals; historic theaters; community centers; artists; and artists managements. Arts Presenters is committed to increasing community participation, promoting global cultural exchange, and fostering an environment for the performing arts to thrive.http://www.apap365.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Multi Arts Production Fund (MAP)MAP works to build a thriving, risk-welcoming contemporary performance field by providing project- specific funding to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers and performers experimenting in any performance tradition or discipline.http://www.mapfund.org/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
MAPP International Productions (MAPP)MAPP International Productions is dedicated to developing functional, sustainable environments for artists to create, premiere and tour performing arts projects. They provide support and opportunities for challenging artistic voices to be fully heard and community.http://www.mappinternational.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
NYC Performing Arts SpacesNYC Performing Arts Spaces is the only nonprofit program that focuses solely on resolving performing artists' needs for rehearsal and performance space.http://www.nycpaspaces.org/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
The FieldFounded by artists for artists, The Field provides strategic services to thousands of performing artists and companies in New York City and beyond, fostering creative exploration, stewarding innovativehttp://www.thefield.org/Arts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Western Arts Alliance (WAA)Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is a membership association of touring and performing arts professionals engaged in promoting and presenting performing arts throughout the western states and provinces. serving members since 1967, WAA's annual booking conference and its year-round programs are essential for artists, artist managers, presenters, and other performing arts professionals in the west. More than 680 artists, managers, presenters, arts service organizations, and state arts agencies know WAA as a trusted and vital resource.http://www.westernarts.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA)Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) is dedicated to creating equity in the performing arts field, by promoting professional opportunities for arts administrators and providing a platform to give voice and visibility to women of color. By working to diversify the pipeline of arts administrators and fortify leadership, WOCA aims to cultivate a field as varied in voice and perspective as the communities it serves.http://www.womenofcolorinthearts.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsThe New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the worlds most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances.http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpaArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Association of Performing Arts PresentersIn addition to presenting APAP|NYC, the world's leading forum and marketplace for the performing arts and Arts Presenters continues to be the industry's leading resource, knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing arts presenting.http://www.artspresenters.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
San Francisco Museum of Performance and DesignThe Museum of Performance & Design is the first museum in the country dedicated exclusively to the performing arts and theatrical design. The Museum educates people of all ages about the impact and value of the performing arts in their lives through exhibitions, programming, and research. In addition the Museum collects, preserves, and makes accessible performance and designhttp://www.mpdsf.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
National Performance NetworkNational Performance Network is a national organization supporting artists in the creation and touring of contemporary performing and visual arts.http://www.npnweb.orgArts Services OrganizationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Foundation CenterFoundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.http://foundationcenter.org/FoundationFunding/Direct Grants/Scholarship
Consejo GráficoThe Consejo Gráfico is an independent network of print workshops that has formed to advance the legacy and viability of Latino printmaking in the United States.

The Consejo Gráfico promotes the communication and collaboration that enable the preservation and continuity of the critical activist orientation that spearheaded Latino printmaking. Similarly, it works to foster opportunities for Latino youth to engage in printmaking, and for a larger community to appreciate the importance and value of the Latino printmaking tradition.
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Forecast Public ArtOur mission is to strengthen and advance the field of public art locally, nationally and internationally by expanding participation, supporting artists, informing audiences and assisting communities. Public Art Review is the world�s leading journal critically exploring contemporary public art. Created in 1989, the Review has grown from a black and white newspaper format with a few hundred readers to a glossy 100-page magazine with approximately 10,000 readers in all fifty states and twenty foreign countries. Our grant program awards 8-10 competitive grants each year to emerging Minnesota artists. Grants range in size from $1,000 (for research and development) to $9,000 (for public projects). Our consulting practice helps create public art by providing project management for community groups, organizations, government agencies, and individual artists seeking to enhance public space. http://forecastpublicart.orgArts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
The Public Art ArchiveThe Public Art Archive is a growing database and mobile website of completed public artworks from around the world. Search. Explore. Learn. Share. Grow. The Public Art Archive project is a series of focused efforts to increase the visibility of public artworks in communities through education and engagement initiatives. Go to the blog to learn about these projects.The Public Art Archive (PAA) is a TOTALLY free, continually growing,
online and mobile database of completed public artworks worldwide. Launched in 2009, the growth of the PAA is made possible through a variety of initiatives.
http://www.publicartarchive.org/Arts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
Turbulence New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA)New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) was founded in 1981 to foster the development of new and experimental work for radio and the sound arts. In 1996, it extended its mandate to Net Art (aka Internet Art) and launched its pioneering website, Turbulence.org. Turbulence.org commissions, exhibits, and archives works that creatively explore the Internet as both a site of production and transmission. It is the only organization in the United States that has as its core mission the commissioning of Net Art by both emerging and established artists.http://turbulence.orgArts Services OrganizationBroadcastingMedia Arts/Emerging Technologies
Helicon Collaborative: Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy�Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy�New research study on equity issues in arts funding in the U.S. that explores inequitable patterns in funding distribution at national and local levels; the lack of diversity among decision-makers (arts foundation staff and boards, individual donors and cultural institution leadership); and distinct challenges faced by organizations of color and those serving low-income communities in both urban and rural communities. It concludes with ideas how to move toward a new era of more equitable and inclusive cultural philanthropy.http://heliconcollab.net/our_work/not-just-money/Literary Press/PublisherResearch/Planning
Fusing Arts, Culture and Social ChangeFusing Arts, Culture and Social Change outlines compelling demographic, aesthetic and economic reasons for foundations to rethink their grantmaking practices to stay current with changes in the cultural sector and to continue to be relevant to the evolving needs of our communities.http://heliconcollab.net/teaser-cultural-equity-update/Literary Press/PublisherResearch/Planning
Public Art by the BookEdited by Barbara Goldstein, Public Art by the Book is a nuts and bolts guide for arts professionals and volunteers creating public art in their communities. The definitive resource for information on public art for local government, arts agencies, arts professionals and artists, this book includes examples from cities such as Charlotte, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego and Seattle.http://secure.artsusa.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Action=Add&ObjectKeyFrom=1A83491A-9853-4C87-86A4-F7D95601C2E2&WebCode=ProdDetailAdd&DoNotSave=yes&ParentObject=CentralizedOrderEntry&ParentDataObject=Invoice%20Detail&ivd_formkey=69202792-63d7-4ba2-bf4e-a0da41270555&ivd_cst_key=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&ivd_prc_prd_key=333DA566-34DF-4270-9271-B51AF86DCB63Literary Press/PublisherResearch/Planning
The Andrew W.Mellon Foundation Art Museum Staff Demographic SurveyNationwide Survey Shows Progress for Women but No Pipeline Toward Leadership for Minoritieshttp://mellon.org/media/filer_public/ba/99/ba99e53a-48d5-4038-80e1-66f9ba1c020e/awmf_museum_diversity_report_aamd_7-28-15.pdfLiterary Press/PublisherResearch/Planning
State Arts Agency FY2019 Legislative Appropriations PreviewThis document summarizes how state arts agencies fared during this year's budget deliberations and includes information on the appropriations each state arts agency expects to receive for FY2019.http://nasaa-arts.org/nasaa_research/fy2019-state-arts-agency-legislative-appropriations-preview/Literary Press/PublisherResearch/Planning
Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)IUPLR is a national network of university Latino studies programs dedicated to raising the quality and scope of research about Latino communities, fostering strong institutional presence for Latino research, maintaining the voice of Latino researchers in national forums, and establishing a link between the Latino research community and the public policy arena. IUPLR is also principal sponsor and co-organizer of Latino Art Now. IUPLR is currently based at the University of Illinois, Chicago. The Smithsonian Latino Center is a member of the network.http://iuplr.uic.edu/Arts Services OrganizationResearch/Planning
International Sculpture CenterThe International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.http://www.sculpture.orgArts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
Black Live MatterBlack Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re)build the Black liberation movement. This is Not a Moment, but a Movement. #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin�s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.http://blacklivesmatter.comSocial Service OrganizationAdvocacy
Stand with Standing RockThe Oceti Sakowin Camp is a historic gathering of tribes, allies and people from all walks of life standing in solidarity to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.http://standwithstandingrock.netSocial Service OrganizationAdvocacy
United We DreamUnited We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.http://unitedwedream.orgSocial Service OrganizationAdvocacy
Human Rights CampaignThe Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.http://www.hrc.orgSocial Service OrganizationAdvocacy
Council on American-Islamic RelationsCAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. http://www.cair.comSocial Service OrganizationAdvocacy
Immigrant Legal Resource CenterImmigrant Legal Resource Center's main focus is to educate and assist attorneys and legal advocates in their work to help immigrants. The mission of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.http://www.ilrc.orgSocial Service OrganizationAdvocacy
Womens MarchIn the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women's March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.http://www.womensmarch.comSocial Service OrganizationAdvocacy
Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC)The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) in partnership with HowlRound is a national movement that uses a commons-based approach to transform the narrative of the American theatre, to amplify the visibility of Latina/o/x performance making, and to champion equity through advocacy, art making, convening, and scholarship.Our values include Service, Radical Inclusion, Transparency, Legacy & Leadership Cultivation, and Advancement of the Art Form.http://howlround.com/latina/o-theatre-commonsArts Services OrganizationTheatre
Network of Ensemble TheatersA national coalition of ensembles created by and for artists, the Network of Ensemble Theaters(NET) exists to propel ensemble theater practice to the forefront of American culture and society. NET is committed to the advancement of the ensemble form and strives to bring about change in the world through the transformative power of collaborative theater.http://www.ensembletheaters.netArts Services OrganizationTheatre
Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)In expanding job opportunities for Hispanic actors, HOLA strengthens and supports the available talent pool through its professional educational services and awards for excellence in theater. Ultimately, HOLA strives for an accurate, informed and non-stereotyped portrayal of Hispanic culture, people and heritage in theatre, film, television, radio and commercials.http://www.hellohola.orgArts Services OrganizationTheatre
National Alliance for Musical TheatreThe National Alliance for Musical Theatre, founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community. Our mission is to advance musical theatre by: nurturing the creation, development, production and presentation of new and classic musicals; providing a forum for the sharing of resources and information relating to professional musical theatre through communication, networking and programming; and advocating for the imagination, diversity and joy unique to musical theatrehttp://www.namt.orgArts Services OrganizationTheatre
National Theater ProjectThe National Theater Pilot explores creating a system of support for professional artist-led collaborative theater. Modeled after NEFA�s National Dance Project, and with leadership funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the pilot is selecting two rounds of six projects each to test assumptions about supporting ensemble theater development and touring in the U.S $http://www.nefa.org/grants_services/national_theater_pilotArts Services OrganizationTheatre
Theatre Communications GroupTCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through our conferences, events, research and communications; grants approximately $2 million per year to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level and serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community.http://www.tcg.org/Arts Services OrganizationTheatre
Cultural Mobility International Funding GuideThe Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, in collaboration with the European cultural mobility information network On the Move and the U.S.-based grass-roots international network Theatre Without Borders, has published the first edition of a free and user-friendly on-line guide to funding for international exchange for artists traveling to and from the USA. This guide builds upon On the Move's existing guides for artists and cultural professionals in Europe, Asia, and Arab countries.http://www.us-culturalmobility.orgArts Services OrganizationTheatre
Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET)A national coalition of ensembles created by and for artists, the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) exists to propel ensemble theater practice to the forefront of American culture and society. NET links a diverse array of ensembles and practitioners to one another and the performing arts field, encouraging collaborations and knowledge building and dissemination.http://www.ensembletheaters.netArts Services OrganizationTheatre
Theatre Development FundTheatre Development Fund provides support, including financial assistance, to theatrical works of artistic merit, and encourages and enables diverse audiences to attend live theatre and dance.http://www.tdf.org/Arts Services OrganizationTheatre
ArtAsiaPacificArtAsiaPacific magazine is the leading English-language periodical covering contemporary art and culture from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. Published six times a year, AAP includes features, profiles, essays and reviews by experts from all over the world. AAP�s website offers up-to-the minute news reports, extracts from current and past issues of the magazine, as well as supplementary and exclusive multimedia content.http://artasiapacific.com/Media
Art F CityArt F City creates and archives critical discourse, and commissions ambitious artist projects. Through a daily mix of blunt criticism, commentary and community-minded journalism, we add an unparalleled dosage of purposeful opinion to the contemporary art community. Art is without a public purpose if it is not tested and understood. To this end, Art F City provides a moderated public forum across comment threads, artist essays, and roundtable criticism. Our nine-year archives provide an extensive historical record of that discourse. By encouraging a critical and informed audience, our public initiatives fill a critical need for all creative makers. Art must be interrogated.http://artfcity.comMedia
Barry's BlogNews, Advice and Opinion for the Arts Administratorhttp://blog.westaf.org/Media
CreatequityCreatequity is a research-backed investigation of the most important issues in the arts and what we, collectively and individually, can do about them.http://createquity.comMedia
HyperallergicSensitive to Art and its Discontents. Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today. The Hyperallergic Newsletter is sent out daily to a subscriber base of 70,000, and every Tuesday it includes a letter from the editor with a recap of the most popular and important stories from the week. Subscribers also get first dibs on Hyperallergic events, which include discussions, parties, screenings, and performances. Hyperallergic also publishes a Weekend edition edited by a collective of leading writers and journalists, including John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio.http://hyperallergic.com/aboutMedia
Nonprofit With BallsVu Le (voo lay) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle with the mission of developing and supporting leaders of color to strengthen the capacity of communities-of-color-led nonprofits and foster collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change. http://nonprofitwithballs.com/Media
Radio AmbulanteRadio Ambulante is a Spanish-language podcast, distributed by NPR, that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. We seek to bring the aesthetic of high-quality longform journalism to radio. We work with a talented community of storytellers and radio producers from different corners of the continent, while taking advantage of technology to produce, distribute and exchange stories. In 2014, Radio Ambulante was awarded awarded the Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez Prize for Innovation in Journalism, the most prestigious journalism honor in Latin Americahttp://radioambulante.org/enMedia
RemezclaRemezcla started as a grassroots project among writers and creatives. We shared one common point of view: there were so many great stories about new Latin music, culture, and events that no one was covering. Traditional Latin media was not for us. We were called "alternative," but to us, what we were covering was our new mainstream. Along the way we met so many like-minded friends in other cities and countries that it sparked a movement. Answering "What is Remezcla?" is difficult for me because what started in living rooms and coffee shops among friends has grown to be so much more; today we reach millions of readers and have built a brand that goes beyond our publication. Though the vision has evolved, we are still very grounded in our mission to be the most progressive media brand that puts emerging Latin culture on the map. The right way.http://remezcla.comMedia
PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtPAJ explores innovative work in theatre, performance art, dance, video, writing, technology, sound, and music, bringing together all live arts in thoughtful cultural dialogue. Issues include critical essays, artists� writings, interviews, plays, drawings and notations, with extended coverage of performance, festivals, and books. Podcasts, video and audio clips appear on PAJ's online home. PAJ celebrated 40 years of publishing in 2016.http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/pajjMedia
NewsTacoNewsTaco provides innovative and insightful news, critique, analysis and opinion from a Latino perspective in a 24-hour world. We value feedback from our readers, feel free to drop us a tip by emailing us at tips@newstaco.com. http://www.newstaco.comMedia
Sculpture ReviewThe first issue of Sculpture Review was published by the National Sculpture Society in 1951. The magazine is dedicated to the advancement, development and appreciation of realist sculpture. Our objective is to show the various ways in which sculptors worldwide and throughout time have worked to express themselves in various media.http://sculpturereview.comMedia
ColorlinesColorlines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis. Colorlines is published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.http://www.colorlines.comMedia
Art DailyDaily art newspaper on the web with news from all over the world.http://www.artdaily.comMedia
Art ForumArtforum is an international monthly magazine specializing in contemporary art.http://www.artforum.comMedia
Art in AmericaEach month Art in America, the world's premiere art magazine, provides in-depth coverage of the global, and often controversial, art scene. Every issue contains articles on both respected and rising talents, and reviews of current exhibitions around the world. Each subscription to Art in America includes the "Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries & Artists," published in August.http://www.artinamericamagazine.comMedia
Art InfoA collection of news and articles about contemporary art, updated daily.http://www.artinfo.comMedia
ARTnewsFounded in 1902, ARTnews is the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world. Its readership of 180,000 in 124 countries includes collectors, dealers, historians, artists, museum directors, curators, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts. Published in print four times a year, it reports on the art, people, issues, trends, and events shaping the international art world.http://www.artnewsonline.comMedia
Art on PaperHere at The Art on Paper Magazine, our mission is to give due recognition to artists, photographers, designers, and others dedicated to their craft. We�re here to bring artists to the world stage. Whether you�re an expert on video editing, directing, illustrating, viral marketing and even graffiti, Art on Paper Magazine will connect you to the world!http://www.artonpaper.comMedia
BombEvery issue of BOMB includes in-depth conversations between artists of all disciplines, as well as Editors' Choices, Artists on Artists, and our literary supplement First Proof, highlighting the most innovative in short fiction and poetry. http://www.bombsite.comMedia
Flash ArtFlash Art is an international bimonthly magazine and publishing platform dedicated to thinking about contemporary art.http://www.flashartonline.comMedia
The Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper is an online and print publication with offices in London and New York. It provides an unrivalled news service about the art world, fed by its network of sister editions, which together have more than 50 correspondents working in more than 30 countries, with editorial offices in London, Turin, New York, Paris, Moscow, Beijing and Athens. http://www.theartnewspaper.comMedia
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of ArtmakingThis is not your typical self-help book. This is a book written by artists, for artists, it's about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do. First published in 1994, Art & Fear quickly became an underground classic. Word-of-mouth response alone now enhanced by internet posting has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity nationally.http://www.amazon.com/Art-Fear-Observations-Rewards-Artmaking/dp/0961454733Literary Press/PublisherCrafts
Golden Artist ColorsJust Paint (www.justpaint.org) is a technical resource for painters about the capabilities and possibilities of materials, and (sometimes) their limitations. The Just Paint newsletter is a bi-annual publication that focuses on GOLDEN Acrylics, Williamsburg Oils and QoR� Watercolor. You can receive it via email, print, or both! Simply fill out your information below and select what version(s) you would like. Remember to fill out your address if you wish to receive the print version!http://www.goldenpaints.com/resourceindexLiterary Press/Publisher
The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex (2007) INCITE!A $1.3 trillion industry, the US nonprofit sector is the world's seventh largest economy. From art museums and university hospitals to think tanks and church charities, over 1.5 million organizations of staggering diversity share the tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, if little else. Many social justice organizations have joined this world, often blunting political goals to satisfy government and foundation mandates. But even as funding shrinks and government surveillance rises, many activists often find it difficult to imagine movement-building outside the nonprofit model.http://www.incite-national.org/page/revolution-will-not-be-funded-anthologyLiterary Press/Publisher
Business and Legal Forms for Fine ArtistsThe fourth edition of this eminently useful book includes new forms for employees, agreements to arbitrate, promissory notes, and general releases. Also included are a contract for the sale of an artwork, contract for a commission, delivery-of-art confirmation form, artist-gallery contract, contract for an exhibition loan, model release, commercial lease, sublease, and lease assignment, and much more. Each form includes step-by-step instructions, advice, and unique negotiation checklists for making the best deal possible. A convenient CD-ROM lets buyers customize and print their forms from any PC or Mac. Every fine artist needs a copy of this remarkable guide!http://www.tadcrawford.com/nonfiction/blf_fine-artistsLiterary Press/Publisher
ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career (Paperback)Heather Darcy Bhandari, a gallery director, and Jonathan Melber, an arts lawyer, walk you through these issues so that you can essentially act as your own manager and agent. They show you, for example, how to tackle business basics such as tracking inventory and preparing invoices; how to take legal precautions like registering a copyright and drafting consignment forms; how to use promotional tools like websites and business cards; and how to approach career decisions such as choosing the right venue to show your work. http://www.amazon.com/ART-WORK-Everything-Pursue-Career/dp/1416572333Literary Press/Publisher
The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love (Paperback)Using a tough love approach to pursuing a career in the visual arts, Jackie Battenfield expands on her highly successful classes and workshops to provide a comprehensive guide for both emerging and mid-career artists. Providing real-life examples, illustrations, and step-by-step exercises, Battenfield offers readily applicable advice on all aspects of the job. Along with tips on planning and assessment, she presents strategies for self-management, including marketing, online promotion, building professional relationships, grant writing, and portfolio development. Each chapter ends with an insightful Reality Check interview, featuring advice and useful information from high-profile artists and professionals.http://www.amazon.com/Artists-Guide-Make-Living-Doing/dp/0306816520Literary Press/Publisher
Business of Art: An Artist's Guide to Profitable Self EmploymentFor the first time, a ground-breaking resource guide has been written for working artists across the United States providing expert advice and practical information on everything you need to know to be a successful, self-employed creative entrepreneur and to maximize your artistic career. Whether you are a performing, visual, media, film, literary, crafts or traditional artist working in the nonprofit arts or commercially, you'll want to read the Business of Art: An Artist's Guide to Profitable Self-Employment. In it, you will learn the basic principles behind: Career and Business Planning Marketing and Promotion Budgeting and Money Management Legal Issues for Artists Financing Creative Workhttp://www.amazon.com/Business-Art-Artists-Profitable-Self-Employment/dp/0979355508Literary Press/Publisher
How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul (Paperback)Now in its sixth edition, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the definitive guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, Caroll Michels offers a wealth of insider's information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various artistic disciplines. She has also added a new section on digital printmaking and marketing in this emerging field.http://www.amazon.com/How-Survive-Prosper-Artist-Yourself/dp/0805088482Literary Press/Publisher
Legal Guide for the Visual ArtistThis classic guide for artists is completely revised and updated to provide an in-depth view of the legal issues facing the visual artist today and provides practical legal guidance for any visual artist involved with creative work. Among the many new topics covered in this comprehensive guide are: detailed coverage of the myriad developments in copyright (including online copyright registration procedures and use of art on the Internet); changes in laws protecting artists in artist-gallery relationships are explained in depth; scope of First Amendment protections for graffiti art and the sale of art in public spaces; detailed as well as new cases dealing with art and privacy; and a model contract for Web site design and much more. The book also covers copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales, special risks and protections for art and artists, book publishing, video and multimedia works, leases, taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, grants, and how to find the best professional advisers and attorneys. In addition, the book suggests basic strategies for negotiation, gives information to help with further action, contains many sample legal forms and contracts, and shows how to locate artists' groups and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organizations.http://www.amazon.com/Legal-Guide-Visual-Artist-Crawford/dp/1581157428Literary Press/Publisher
What We Made (2013) Tom FinkelpearlAn examination of the activist, participatory, coauthored aesthetic experiences being created in contemporary art. He suggests social cooperation as a meaningful way to think about this work and provides a framework for understanding its emergence and acceptance. In a series of fifteen conversations, artists comment on their experiences working cooperatively, joined at times by colleagues from related fields, including social policy, architecture, art history, urban planning, and new media.http://www.dukeupress.edu/What-We-Made/Literary Press/Publisher
AudioNote 2This free app is used by professionals and students alike, and it captures rapid-fire conversations during meetings.AudioNote 2 allows you to take notes the way you usually do, and then link them with recorded audio clips. This app automatically cuts out long pauses when no one is talking, reduces atmospheric noise and makes it easy to pause or stop recording. You can take notes with a keypad or a stylus and even integrate PDF slides directly into your notes. You can export your notes (complete with embedded media) to a file sharing platform like Dropbox or iCloud, or you can email them. AudioNote 2 is free and the Pro subscription is $6.99 a year. http://luminantsoftware.com/IT/Software/Database
When is GoodPlanning a meeting with dozens of executives and board members can be nearly impossible when you don't have access to everyone's availability.With When is Good, you create a free account and then select potential meeting times that work for your executive; you can choose as many or as few choices as possible. Then, you email a link from When is Good to all invitees. When they click the link, they'll see the availability you've selected, and click on the times and days that work for them. Once everyone has responded (which you can easily track) you can visit your results page and see which times worked for the most people.Start to finish, When is Good is a timesaver and a major stress saver when it comes to scheduling meetings with busy professionals, and it's totally free. http://whenisgood.net/IT/Software/Database
Password1http://1password.com/IT/Software/Database
Adobehttp://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/sign.htmlIT/Software/Database
BaseCamphttp://basecamp.com/IT/Software/Database
Batch GeoA location data visualization tool. Used to map NALAC’s impact on the field visually. http://batchgeo.com/IT/Software/Database
CalendlyWorks with existing calendars and apps to show yourhttp://calendly.com/IT/Software/Database
Doodlehttp://doodle.comIT/Software/Database
HootSuiteWithin HootSuite, you can manage your company's Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn accounts without toggling back and forth from your personal account to the corporate account, which can be a recipe for disaster. There are analytics built into HootSuite, so you can track how successful campaigns have been and measure customer engagement. http://hootsuite.comIT/Software/Database
Instagramhttp://instagram.comIT/Software/Database
Linked InLinkedIn is a business and employment- oriented service that allows for professional networking between people and organizations.http://linkedin.comIT/Software/Database
MailchimpMailChimp is the world’s largest marketing automation platform. It’s like a second brain that helps millions of customers—from small e-commerce shops to big online retailers—find their audience, engage their customers, and build their brand. This is the program NALAC uses to send out communications to donors, past grantees and alumni, etc.http://mailchimp.com/IT/Software/Database
Mind NodeMindNode helps you visualize your ideas. Start with a central thought and then brainstorm, organize and share your mind maps.http://mindnode.com/IT/Software/Database
Power BIPower BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Power BI dashboards provide a 360-degree view for business users with their most important metrics in one place, updated in real time, and available on all of their devices. With one click, users can explore the data behind their dashboard using intuitive tools that make finding answers easy. This is the program NALAC uses to create visualizations of our data.http://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/what-is-power-bi/IT/Software/Database
QuickbooksQuickBooks is an accounting software program used to manage sales and expenses and keep track of daily business transactions. You can use it to invoice customers, pay bills, generate reports for planning and tax filing, and more. This is the platform NALAC uses to manage invoices, employee salaries, incoming/outgoing funds, etc.http://quickbooks.intuit.com/IT/Software/Database
SlackSlack teams allow communities, groups, or teams to join through a specific URL or invitation sent by a team admin or owner. It can be used for organizational communication or as a community platform. http://slack.com/IT/Software/Database
Twitterhttp://twitter.comIT/Software/Database
WordpressWordPress is a free and open-source content management system. It is most associated with blogging, but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. http://wordpress.comIT/Software/Database
BoxA cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses. The company uses a freemium business model to provide cloud storage and file hosting for personal accounts and businesses. This is the program NALAC uses to share resources and media with different stakeholders.http://www.box.com/homeIT/Software/Database
DropboxDropbox is a great file sharing option for administrative assistants at SMBs and startups because there's a free version, it works across all operating systems, and it's reliable.http://www.dropbox.comIT/Software/Database
EventbriteEventbrite is a U.S.-based event management and ticketing website. The service allows users to browse, create, and promote local events.http://www.eventbrite.com/IT/Software/Database
Excel/KuToolsExcel is an electronic spreadsheet program from Microsoft. This is used to data harvest all of NALAC’s analog and digital information across all programs and services. Kutools provides shortcuts to build more intuitive power into excel for working across workbooks. As an individual artist, Excel can be used to organize the provenance (sales, exhibitions, etc) of my artwork.http://www.extendoffice.com/product/kutools-for-excel.htmlIT/Software/Database
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.comIT/Software/Database
Google AlertsGoogle Alerts is a content change detection and notification service, offered by the search engine company Google.http://www.google.com/alertsIT/Software/Database
Google DocsA powerful real-time collaboration and document authoring tool. Multiple users can edit a document at the same time, while seeing each other’s changes instantaneously. Users can produce text documents, slide presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, and surveys. NALAC has used this platform in the past for sharing documents with different collaborators as well as collecting important information from the individuals we serve.http://www.google.com/docsIT/Software/Database
Google Keep AppQuickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily organize or find it later in search.http://www.google.com/keep/IT/Software/Database
HightailHightail, formerly YouSendIt, is a cloud service that lets users send, receive, digitally sign and synchronize files. http://www.hightail.com/IT/Software/Database
HamachiLogMeIn Hamachi is a virtual private network (VPN) application that is capable of establishing direct links between computers. It establishes a connection over the Internet that emulates the connection that would exist if the computers were connected over a local area network ("LAN").http://www.logmeininc.com/IT/Software/Database
Paperless PostPaperless Post is an e-commerce company focusing on design-driven online and printed stationery, including greetings, invitations, birth announcements, wedding suites, and custom stationery. http://www.paperlesspost.com/IT/Software/Database
QuestionProAn online-survey platform that allows users to easily create free surveys in minutes, send them using multiple survey distribution options and get automated analysis reports. NALAC uses this platform to collect program evaluations.http://www.questionpro.com/IT/Software/Database
SubmittableSubmittable is a submission management software that allows users to accept, review and maje decisions on applications all in one place. It was introduced in 2012 to migrate the NALAC paper application processes into digital formats. This is the platform NALAC uses to collect media, applications to our various programs, job applications, and final reports.http://www.submittable.com/IT/Software/Database
Tableauhttp://www.tableau.com/IT/Software/Database
TripItTripIt is a free app that's compatible with all mobile devices. Once you make accommodations, TripIt automatically creates a mobile itinerary for the individual, and you can maintain multiple itineraries for different people at the same time. If you forward all of the travel confirmation emails (hotel, car, flight) to the TripIt app, it automatically organizes them in one place, which means you and the person you're planning the trip for have easy access to all the travel information. You can even add directions to a TripIt itinerary, so the traveler can open TripIt and not only see all their flight and hotel info but also directions from the airport to the hotel, from the hotel to the conference center, etc. http://www.tripit.com/IT/Software/Database
T-SheetsTSheets is a time tracking and employee scheduling app for companies needing to track, manage, and report time. The service runs in a web browser or on mobile phones and integrates with various payroll and accounting platforms like QuickBooks, Xero, Gusto, Square, and others. TSheets is an alternative to a paper timesheet or punch cards. This is a program that NALAC will begin using to streamline employee timesheet tracking. http://www.tsheets.com/IT/Software/Database
ZoomAn application that provides remote conferencing services using cloud computing. Zoom offers communications software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, and mobile collaboration. NALAC uses this program to host virtual meetings.http://zoom.us/IT/Software/Database
AirtableAirtable is a spreadsheet-database hybrid, with the features of a database but applied to a spreadsheet. Users can create a database, set up column types, add records, link tables to one another, collaborate, sort records and publish views to external websites. The Programs team uses this team to plan institutes, manage grants and final reporting, and collaborate across teams at NALAC.http://www.airtable.com/aboutIT/Software/Database
E-TapestryBlackbaud eTapestry is all-in-one cloud-based donor management and fundraising software for small, mid-size, and growing nonprofits. This is the program NALAC uses to track and manage donors and contacts.http://www.blackbaud.com/etapestrytourIT/Software/Database
New Music USANew Music USA is committed to the vitality of the new music community, meaning the whole new music community, from composers to performers to presenters, producers, die-hard fans, casual listeners, curious minds, and beyond. NMUSA provides over $1 million each year in grant support for the creation and performance of new work and community building throughout the country.http://www.newmusicusa.org/Arts Services OrganizationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipMusic
Ordway Prize/New MuseumBiennial award for established visual artists . Eligibility-established artists, 40-65 years old, minimum 15 years career experience. Anonymous nomination-no applicationhttp://www.newmuseum.orgArts Services OrganizationFunding/Direct Grants/ScholarshipVisual Arts
Art DeadlinesLists of juried shows, art festivals, grants, etc. for visual, media and public artists.http://www.artdeadline.comArts Services OrganizationListingVisual Arts
Artists SpaceThe Irving Sandler Artist File is a digitized image database and slide registry that is open to the public free of chafe, and is regularly used by curators, artists, gallery owners, collectors, consultants, and students to discover the work of visual artists. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive artist registries in the country.http://www.artistspace.orgArts Services OrganizationListingVisual Arts
Craft Emergency Relief FundA studio artist's career has its own set of ups and downs. Some are predictable, others are unexpected. We're here to ensure that your career is able to sustain both. We envision a future where working artists thrive and have a safety net of resources and support to protect and sustain their livelihood, studio and art. CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985. CERF+ has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists' livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ is readiness, relief and resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create.http://cerfplus.orgArts Services OrganizationCrafts
American Craft CouncilFor more than 75 years, the American Craft Council has championed craft. Today, our efforts span the nation. We support professional makers through our unique nonprofit shows. We offer educational resources, including a one-of-a-kind library, conferences, public lectures, and student programs. Our national awards spotlight emerging artists and honor masters. And we promote the handmade through our resource-rich website and award-winning magazine, American Craft. Here's a snapshot of our reach.http://www.craftcouncil.orgArts Services OrganizationCrafts
Dance/NYCMoving Policy and Practice... Dance/NYC's mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area. It embeds values of equity and inclusion into all aspects of the organization. It works in alliance with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance.http://www.dance.nycArts Services OrganizationDance
Dance/USADance/USA, the national service organization for not-for-profit professional dance, seeks to advance the art form by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of professional dance. To fulfill its mission, Dance/USA offers a variety of programs for the membership and arts community, including data research and regional professional development. It also works with organizations within and outside the arts field with whom common goals are shared.http://www.danceusa.orgArts Services OrganizationDance
National Dance Project (NPD)Through grantmaking and other activity, the NDP supports dance in ways that enhance partnerships between artists and presenters with the equally important goals of engaging and expanding audiences for dance.http://www.nefa.orghttp://www.nefa.org/Arts Services OrganizationDance
The Association of Teaching ArtistsThe Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to advocate for, support, strengthen, and serve artists who teach in schools and in the community from all disciplines in NYS.http://www.teachingartists.comArts Services OrganizationArts Education
Art & Sciences Collaborations, Inc.Established primarily as a network for artists who either use or are inspired by science and technology, ASCI has become a magnet for some of the best examples of this type of contemporary art and for scientists and technologists wishing to collaborate.http://www.asci.orgArts Services OrganizationInterdisciplinary
Chamber Music AmericaChamber Music America(CMA) was founded in 1977 as the national network for the chamber music profession. CMA, whose mission is to develop, support, and strengthen the field, defines chamber music as music for small ensembles-from two to ten musicians-performing one per part generally without a conductor. CMA provides grant programs, consulting services, access to insurances, professional development, and publications including Chamber Music magazine.http://www.chamber-music.orgArts Services OrganizationMusic
Chorus AmericaChorus America's mission is to build a dynamic and inclusive choral community so that more people are transformed by the beauty and power of choral singing. Chorus America strengthens choral organizations and provides their leaders with information, research, leadership development, professional training, and advocacy to help them deliver the best possible contributions to their communities and to the choral art.http://www.chorusamerica.orgArts Services OrganizationMusic
American Composers ForumFounded in 1973 as the Minnesota Composers Forum, the American Composers Forum's (ACF) goal is to make composers and the music they create a vibrant and integral part of our culture. ACF serves thousands of artists annually through its online networks, programs for emerging and mid-career composers and performers, residency programs, and its innova recording label.http://www.composersforum.orgArts Services OrganizationMusic
OPERA AmericaFounded in 1970, OPERA America leads and serves the entire opera community, supporting the creation, presentation, and enjoyment of opera. OPERA America's information, technical, and administrative services to opera companies help strengthen leadership among staff, trustees, and volunteers. It also offers education, audience development, and community services to enhance opera appreciation.http://www.operaamerica.orgArts Services OrganizationMusic
New Music USANew Music USA was created in 2011 as the result of the merger between the American Music Center and Meet the Composer. By providing financial and other support, New Music USA enables composers and other musical artists to create the new work that is the beating heart of our musical culture. Through its strong and evolving new media dimensions, it seeks to bring more attention to the field and engage a broad audience of potential listeners.http://www.newmusicusa.orgArts Services OrganizationMusic
En Foco, IncEn Foco, Inc. is a non-profit that supports contemporary primarily U.S.-based photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage. Founded in 1974, En Foco makes their work visible to the art world, yet remains accessible to under-serviced communities. Through exhibitions, workshops, events and publications, it provides professional recognition, honoraria and assistance to photographers as they grow into different stages of their careers.http://enfoco.orgArts Services OrganizationPhotography
ApertureAperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other, in print, in person, and online.http://www.aperture.orgArts Services OrganizationPhotography
Society for Photographic EducationThe Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit membership organization that provides and fosters an understanding of photography as a means of diverse creative expression, cultural insight, and experimental practice. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms through teaching and learning, scholarship, and criticism.http://www.spenational.orgArts Services OrganizationPhotography
SPARCSPARC's intent is to examine what we choose to memorialize through public art, to devise and innovate excellent art pieces; and ultimately, to provide empowerment through participatory processes to residents and communities excluded from civic debate. SPARC�s works are never simply individually authored endeavors, but rather a collaboration between artists and communities, resulting in art which rises from within the community, rather than being imposed upon it.http://sparcinla.org/Arts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
Art CalendarArt Calendar is a business magazine for visual artists. Founded in 1986, Art Calendar acts as a beacon to guide artists on their journey toward making a living with their art. Art Calendar offers artists practical business advice on subjects such as art marketing, art law, portfolio development, exhibition presentation, communication skills and sales techniques, as well as advanced technical applications of photography, computer and Web tools. It also offers extensive and recent listings of Calls to Artists, including galleries reviewing portfolios, juried competitions, grants, fellowships, festivals, publishing opportunities and residencies. http://www.artcalendar.com/aboutus.aspArts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
College Art AssociationSince its founding in 1911, CAA has regularly issued Standards and Guidelines, professional practices for the fields of art and art history�which are developed by CAA's committee, special task forces, and affiliated societies and presented to the Board of Directors for approval or endorsement. CAA encourages all members, institutional and individual, to read, understand, and use these documents. Published formally since 1973, the Standards and Guidelines are divided into five categories. The date in parentheses indicated when the document was written or last revised.http://www.collegeart.org/guidelinesArts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
Common FieldCommon Field is a visual arts organizing network connecting contemporary, experimental, noncommercial artist-run and artist centered spaces and initiatives. Common Field's membership includes alternative art spaces, publications, digital exhibition venues, festivals, residencies, collectives, collaboratives, and individual organizers. These projects and spaces provide interdisciplinary and hybrid forms for art production, reception, and exchange.http://www.commonfield.orgArts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
U.S. Latina/o Art ForumThe U.S. Latina/o Art Forum (USLAF) is a new organization dedicated to the art and art history of the United States Latina/o diaspora. As an association, USLAF strives to establish an unprecedented network of university and college faculty, independent researchers, artists, museum professionals, critics, and graduate students with an interest in art and visual culture by and about U.S. Latinas/os. USLAF affirms the value of creating a forum to specifically support scholarship, writing, and historical inquiry about U.S. Latina/o art and visual culture. The organization also maintains the importance of creating a network of mentorship and professional development to ensure its continued progress and vitality within academia, exhibition spaces, and beyond. http://www.facebook.com/uslatinoartforumArts Services OrganizationVisual Arts
Springboard for the Arts, Work of Art: Business Skills for ArtistsDeveloped by Springboard for the Arts, Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is based on a series of professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been taught to more than 5,000 artists at arts organizations, colleges, and libraries in over 80 communities in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa since 2010. Work of Art is a free digital 12-part workbook and video series that guides artists of all disciplines through every facet of building a successful and sustainable career from career planning, time management, marketing, and social media to pricing, recordkeeping, funding, and developing a business plan.http://springboardexchange.org/workofartArts Services OrganizationArts Training/Instruction/EducationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works
TCA Tools for Results Tool-kitThe TCA Tools for Results Tool-kit was developed as a resource for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Texas and beyond. The Tool-kit is a collaborative project made possible with the help of the Meadows Foundation and Ballet Austin, and a host of other organizations that generously agreed to share their resources. TCA uses in-text citations throughout the Tool-kit in acknowledging those sources.http://www.arts.texas.gov/resources/tools-for-resultsArts Services OrganizationArts Training/Instruction/EducationPresenting & Multidisciplinary Works

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