Artist Service Organizations
Helping Artists to Thrive
The Actor’s Fund of America
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York is an arts service organization dedicated to supporting New York City’s vibrant community of non-for profit theatres. NP Seminars, space rentals, listings.
Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC 20005
Arts & Business Council
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders
|Aperture Foundation, 547 W. 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Description: Devoted to photography and related visual arts. Sponsors exhibitions, publications, and research.
|Art and Science Collaborations, Inc.
Description: Formed to raise public awareness about artists and scientists who use science and technology to explore new forms of creative expression, and increase communication and collaboration between these fields.
|Arts and Healing Network, P.O. Box 276, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
Description: An organization devoted to an exchange of information for those interested in the healing potential of art.
|The Arts Extension Service, University of Massachussetts Amherst, 223 Middlesex House, 111 Country Circle, Amherst, MA 01003
Description: Sponsors programs in arts management, business development, fund-raising, advocacy, leadership, and marketing. Also publishes and distributes books and guides.
Beth Hark Christian Counelling Center Emergency housing, well-being and food help during the day 26 E 120th St nr 5th Ave
|Blue Earth Alliance, P.O. Box 4490, Seattle, WA 98194
Description: A membership organization devoted to exhibitions and photographic projects that educate the public about endangered cultures, threatened environments, and social concerns.
Bronx Council on the Arts bronxarts.org
The Bronx Council on the Arts’ organizational mission is to encourage and increase public awareness and participation in the arts and to nurture the development of artists and cultural organizations.
Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) brooklynartscouncil.org
BAC gives grants, presents free and affordable arts events, trains artists and arts professionals, teaches students, incubates new projects and promotes artists and cultural groups across our borough. Brooklyn’s cultural anchor since 1966, BAC has also been the catalyst helping the arts community grow. We continually evaluate and evolve what we do to meet the changing times, and keep our commitment to community engagement, diversity and inclusion when it comes to the arts in our borough.
Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Brown Paper Tickets
We are ticket buyers and event producers. We go to small intimate shows and big commercial festivals. We’ve worked as concert promoters. We’ve sold tickets in community theaters and in stadium box offices.
Celebrating self-expression as a basic human right essential for the healthy growth of youth, individuals and communities COMMUNITY ARTS ADVOCATES, INC. Stephen H. Baird, Founder and Executive DirectorPO Box 300112, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030 info@BuskersAdvocates.org
www.cccadi.org/ Address: 1825 Park Ave #602, New York, NY 10035
“As an Afro Latina designer, the Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute has been an incredible organization for me to learn, build and celebrate the .
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|The Content Creators Coalition
Description: An organization comprised of visual and performing artists, writers, and other creators that are joining together to demand fair treatment from those who profit from their work.
|Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), P.O. Box 838, Montpelier, VT 05601
A national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of artists working in craft disciplines, and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists. Programs and services include emergency relief, emergency preparedness and recovery resources and educational programs, an artist preparedness campaign, and research on the needs and status of working artists.
City Lore http://citylore.org/urban-culture/resources documented and advocated for cherished local establishments, public spaces and community landmarks. Also, “living archives” of oral histories, teaching artist and family workshops.
Dance/NYC exists to strengthen the professional dance field in New York City—serving as the voice, guide, and infrastructure architect for all local dance artists, audiences, and managers within the creative economy.
Dramatists Guild of America
The Dramatists Guild of America was established for the purpose of aiding dramatists in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work. The Guild believes that a vibrant, vital and provocative theater is an essential element of the ongoing cultural debate which informs the citizens of a free society. The Guild believes that if such a theater is to survive, the unique, idiosyncratic voices of both men and women who write for it must be cultivated and protected
Directory of Arts Services Organizations
|En Foco, 1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Description: A national organization that supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, Africa and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. Sponsors traveling exhibitions, an image library, registry, and publishes the journal Nueva Luz.
Supports independent performing artists through programs focusing on the creation of new work, services include professional development workshops, fiscal sponsorship, and rehearsal space.
Brooklyn’s Billie Holiday Theatre is the new home for a vital program for new and developing playwrights: Frank Silvera Writers‘ Workshop. Regular reading series.
248 W. 35th Street, Suite 1202, New York, NY 10001 fracturedatlas.org
Fractured 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.
Description: A group of women visual and performing artists and writers dedicated to fighting discrimination.
Harlem Arts Alliance is a network based arts service organization comprised of established and emerging visual and performing artists, art lovers, businesses .
|Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., 1255 Buford Highway, Suite 211, Swanee, GA 30024
Description: Provides forums for the education of handweavers, handspinners, basketmakers, and fiber artists in related disciplines. Publishes Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot
|Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Description: Recognizes the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who are motivated by a unique personal vision. Sponsors exhibitions and programs. Publishes The Outsider, a quarterly magazine.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council lmcc.net
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been a leading voice for arts and culture Downtown and throughout New York City for over 35 years, producing cultural events and promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and cultural development programs. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is dedicated to making Manhattan a thriving center of arts activity with relevance to the arts community worldwide. It does this through a range of grants, cultural programs and advocacy.
Multicultural dance association in New York, offering lessons, workshops and performances of traditional ethnic forms of dance and music.
Meet the Composer
Meet The Composer supports the creation of new musical work and the engagement of new work with people and communities throughout the United States. We are motivated by a core belief that interaction with a living composer and his or her music has the power to invigorate and inspire musicians and audiences alike.
Materials for the Arts
Founded in 1978, Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, provides thousands of NYC’s arts and cultural organizations, public schools, and community arts programs with the supplies they need to run and expand their programs. MFTA gathers materials from companies and individuals that no longer need them and makes them available, for free, to the artists and educators that do.
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
Enhance the ability of MWBEs to compete for contracts and ensure their meaningful participation in our procurement process; Provide educational assistance to MWBE suppliers on the methods of doing business with the DOE. DOE MWBE Events: Find out about upcoming seminars, such as How to Do Business with the DOE, as well as vendor fairs that DOE will be attending.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
At present, more than 350 soloists and groups participate in Music Under New York providing over 7,500 annual performances at 30 locations throughout the …
|National Association of Independent Artists
Description: Dedicated to the professional and economic success of its membership. Serves as an advocate for improving the profession of artists. Publishes The Independent Artist, a semiannual magazine.
|National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, 1208 Buena Vista, San Antonio, TX 78207
Description: The nation’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. Sponsors workshops and conferences. Publishes monthly magazine and newsletter.
|National Association of Women Artists, 80 Fifth Avenuue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011,
Description: The oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Encourages the growth and development of women artists, and provides cultural and educational programs.
July 31 – August 5, 2017. In Winston-Salem, NC – City of the Arts Submissions will be accepted starting June 1st. 447Days6Hours59Minutes40Seconds .
|National Conference of Artists, Executive Headquarters, 7822 South Dobson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60619.
Description: The oldest national organization for African-American artists in the United States. Devoted to the preservation, promotion, and development of African-American artists through exhibitions, educational programs, and research.
|National Endowment for the Arts, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506-0001
Description: A federal agency that supports America’s cultural heritage, nurtures the expression of human creativity, supports the cultivation of community spirit, and fosters the recognition and appreciation of excellence and diversity in the nation’s artists. Sponsors grants and program.
|National Women’s Caucus for Art, P.O. Box 1498, New York, NY 10013
Description: Represents the professional and economic concerns of women artists, art historians, educators, writers, and museum professionals. Sponsors conferences and exhibitions.
|New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Description: Sponsors national arts information programs and works with artists nationally and in New York.
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
NYC Performing Arts Spaces nycpaspaces.org
Space Solutions for Music, Dance, & Theatre. A Project of Fractured Atlas.
Pentacle is a leading voice and resource for some of today’s most exciting contemporary dance and performance artists. For over 35 years, our exemplary services and projects have empowered artists to do what they do best . . . create works of art.
THE POINT thepoint.org
THE POINT Community Development Corporation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. We work with our neighbors to celebrate the life and art of our community, an area traditionally defined solely in terms of its poverty, crime rate, poor schools and substandard housing. We believe the area’s residents, their talents and aspirations, are THE POINT’s greatest assets.
Queens Council on the Arts
The mission of the Queens Council on the Arts is to foster and develop the arts in Queens County and to support arts organizations and individual artists in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of the community.
Riverside Church Foundation Center of New York Ask Us – Foundation Center w.foundationcenter.org. The Cloister Library of The Riverside Church has partnered with the …
|Senior Artists Initiative, 711 Willow Way, Penn Valley, PA 19072
Description: A nonprofit organization that assists artists in understanding the need for and processes involved in organizing their life’s work. Educates artists about the process of documenting and inventorying their work, legal issues pertaining to their art, estates, and artists rights. Sponsors an Inventory And Oral History Project, and produces video interviews of established artists for online viewing.
|Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)
Description: A New York-based activist group that focuses on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions, and establishing a sustainable model for best practices between cultural producers and the institutions that contract their labor.