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National Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
List of National Arts Service Organizations
of Artists' Communities
A national service organization that supports the field of artists communities
and residency programs. It does this by encouraging collaboration among
members of the field, providing leadership on field issues, setting professional
standards, raising the visibility of artists communities, and promoting
philanthropy in the field.
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization
for advancing the arts in America. With more than 40 years of service,
they are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating
opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all
forms of the arts.
With offices in Washington and New York, and more than 5,000 organizational
and individual members and stakeholders across the country, AFTAs three
primary goals are: 1) Foster an environment in which the arts can thrive
and contribute to the creation of more livable communities; 2) Generate
more public- and private-sector resources for the arts and arts education;
3) Build individual appreciation of the value of the arts. AFTA represents
arts interests and advances arts support before Congress and other branches
of the Federal government.
Artists & Communities:
America Creates for the Millenium
Coordinated by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) in partnership with
state and regional arts organizations nationwide, the Artists & Communities
site features individual
pages for each of the state projects. These pages include a project description,
up to six images from the project, and e-mail and Web site links to the
host organization, artist(s), and state arts agency if available. The
Ohio host site for Artists & Communities
was the Southern Ohio Museum & Cultural Center in Portsmouth.
Online resource for employment and opportunities in the arts throughout
the United States, including full- and part-time positions,
internships, grants, fellowships, and calls for entries. Job seekers can
search the job listings database by several criteria, including discipline,
type of organization, type of employment (such as full-time, part-time,
or consulting), geographic region or state, and salary range. Job seekers
also have access to an employer database that includes background and
contact information about employers in the arts. The Web site is constantly
updated; membership costs $25 for 3 months or $40 for 6 months. Organizations
seeking to fill positions can post their position online or have WESTAF, the organization administering
the Web site, post the opportunity for them.
An on-line resource to help artists, teachers, and students gain access
to and/or share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts
as a core subject area in the K12 curriculum.
A Web site for artists seeking to locate display opportunities and gallery openings.
ArtPerk lists opportunities throughout the nation and offers unique features to help artists
find show opportunities in a quick, user-friendly way.
ArtsReady is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post crisis sustainability.
A subscriber based service with public pages too. Features
a weekly digest of arts news and a database of cultural resources available
on the web.
Art and Design Associations
on the World Wide Web
Provides links to over 560 associations whose members are interested in
variety of visual arts,
architecture, design, and allied fields.
A terrific resource for individual artists as well as information about
Creative Capital's funding program. The "Toolbox" section has
a wealth of information on funding, insurance, and other resources for
National Association of Fine
A professional organization committed to the
support and development of the fine artist. NAFA membership and applicable
benefits are offered in all fifty states for practicing fine artists,
art students, hobbyists, and industry professionals.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership
organization of the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. NASAA's mission is to provide member agencies with the information,
resources and representation they require to engage issues proactively
and serve the public effectively.
National Endowment for the Arts
Features on-line periodical arts.community-a
hyperlinked e-zine with features and news about
the arts, a guide to the National Endowment for the Arts-an overview of
the grantmaking programs of the single largest arts funder in the United States and the Arts Resource Center-
includes a catalogue of publications (some free of charge), contact information
for a broad range of national arts service organizations, and a library
of on-line publications.
for the Humanities
A federal agency that supports learning in history, literature, philosophy
and other areas of the humanities. The NEH funds research, education,
museum exhibitions, documentaries, preservation and activities in the
State Arts Agency Oral History Project
The State Arts Agency Oral History Project provides the voices of fifty five former Executive Directors of State and territorial arts councils during the formative decade of these organizations - the period between 1965 and 1975.
The complete interview data collected in this project has been used to explore the challenges, tactics, political, and artistic circumstances this first generation of SAAs leaders faced in the formative years, 1965-1975.
Co-directors of the SAA Oral History Project were Wayne P. Lawson, Ph.D., Director Emeritus of the Ohio Arts Council and Former Director of the Ohio Arts Council (1978-2006) and Margaret Wyszomirski, Ph.D., Director of the Graduate Program in Arts Policy and Administration at The Ohio State University.
State Arts Agencies Around the U.S.
A list of links to other state and regional arts agencies
around the U.S.