Organizations that provide a broad range of support for Artists

Looking for more support? Here is a list of organizations that provide support to artists.

Americans for the Arts

ORGANIZATION: Americans for the Arts

WEBSITE: http://www.artsusa.org/

Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1000 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington DC 20005
Phone Number: 202-371-2830      Fax Number: 202-371-0424
Email Address:

Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. They partner with local, state, and national arts organizations, government agencies, business leaders, individual philanthropists, educators and funders. They provide extensive arts industry research, and information and professional development opportunities for community arts leaders via specialized programs and services, including a content-rich website and an annual national convention.

Some of the many services offered are:

  • Americans for the Arts has partnered with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to provide local education decision-makers with the necessary tools to effect positive change for arts education in their schools
  • The Arts Services Directory is an online search tool that contains arts resources
  • Cultural Policy Listserv subscription provides concise and convenient updates on developments in the field
  • The Institute for Community Development and the Arts provides a research-based understanding of how the arts are being used to address social, educational, and economic development.
  • The National Arts Policy Database is a tool that enables users to access current information on a multitude of topics related to arts policy.
  • Americans for the Arts has a number of different online publication resources, making it easy to download information.

Art and Science Collaborations, Inc.

ORGANIZATION: Art and Science Collaborations, Inc.

WEBSITE: www.asci.org

Address, City, State, Zip Code: 130 East End Avenue, #1A, New York, NY 10028
Phone Number: 505-988-2994        Fax Number:
Email Address: asci@asci.org

ASCI Members are an international group of artists, scientists, technologists, professors, writers, curators, gallerists, and others working in or fascinated by the intersection of art, science, technology, and the humanities. Membership is open and fees are modest. ASCI is the basis of a developing network of scientists and technical collaborations.


  • ASCI publishes the monthly ebulletin
  • The ArtSci INDEX, an on-line research tool designed to globally assist people who want to collaborate in the field of art science and technology
  • Production of public symposia and panels feature pioneers and notable     contemporaries in the field to provide inspiration, information and professional networking opportunities
  • Exposure of members work via Open Calls for exhibitions and symposia
  • Discounted registration at selected ArtSci events
  • Juried ASCI exhibition opportunities
  • Fiscal conduit for art-sci projects
  • Website link to ASCI Members homepage database
  • Referrals (when possible)
  • Discounted ad in the ArtSci event program
  • Company link in TEKmart at our website
  • Name listed in all publications
  • Acknowledgement at ASCI public events
  • Corporate logo at ASCI website

Arts & Business


ORGANIZATION: Arts & Business

WEBSITE: http://www.aandb.org.uk/

Address, City, State, Zip Code: Nutmeg House, 60 Gainsford Street, Butler’s Wharf,  London, SE1 2NY
Phone Number:  020 7378 8143       Fax Number:
Email Address: contactus@artsandbusiness.org.uk

In 1976 Arts & Business (Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts) was founded based on a model developed in New York by David Rockefeller – it was the first organisation of its kind in Europe. Arts & Business sparks new partnerships between commerce and culture.  They connect companies and individuals to cultural organisations and provide the expertise and insight for them to prosper together.
Services for Arts – They are the leading source of learning and development opportunities, tailored fundraising advice and resources for organisations seeking partnerships with business.

Services for Business – They have been a catalyst for partnerships for over 30 years. Their network stretches across the globe and they have helped businesses of every size and shape find the right cultural partnership for their needs.

Philanthropy – They are dedicated to delivering, celebrating and promoting outstanding cultural philanthropy.

Research – Tap into the expertise of their specialist research team and get a unique insight into how culture and business can work together. Take a look at their pioneering work and see how they can give you a level of understanding that will transform your thinking and effectiveness.

Arts and Healing Network

ORGANIZATION: Arts and Healing Network

WEBSITE: www.artheals.org 

Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 276, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
Phone Number: Fax Number:
Email Address: ahn@artheals.org

Arts and Healing Network is an on-line resource celebrating the connection between art and healing. Our web site serves as an international resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art, especially environmentalists, social activists, artists, art professionals, health care practitioners, and those challenged by illness. Our hope is that the information presented here will educate and inspire.

There are many wonderful projects being done now that combine art, community, and healing, everything from creative projects in hospitals to artists raising awareness about environmental issues including:

  • Building Community – projects that strengthen and revitalize a sense of connectedness between people
  • Education – projects that bring creativity into classrooms and other educational facilities to build self esteem, teach tolerance, foster problem solving skills and more
  • Environment – projects that use the arts to raise awareness and offer creative solutions to our current environmental crisis
  • Health Care – projects that bring art into the health care arena to revitalize everyone from patients and their families to doctors and health care providers
  • Inspiration offers many resources to learn about the field of art and healing, including places to study, books to read, and artists who are making healing work
  • Artist Support encourages and supports artists in getting their work out in the world where it can make a difference
  • Art & Healing Connection Center is an intereactive way to participate directly in the Arts and Healing Network to connect with fellow healing artists, and share your interests, events and resources.

Arts Extension Service

ORGANIZATION: Arts Extension Service

WEBSITE: http://www.artsextensionservice.org

Address, City, State, Zip Code: 100 Venture Way, Suite 201, Hadley, MA 01035-9430
Phone Number: 413-545-2360       Fax Number: 413-577-3838
Email Address: aes@outreach.umass.edu

AES was originally created to extend the cultural and educational resources of the University to stimulate cultural activity across Massachusetts. Through workshops, courses, conferences and consulting, AES has taught artists, community and state arts leaders how to manage the arts.


  • Courses and Workshops – Our invigorating online format will enable you to appreciate small class size, get personal attention from well qualified instructors, and enjoy the flexibility to balance class time with family/work responsibilities.
  • Training & Consulting – Our workshops fully engage participants in hands-on learning that is grounded in research and practice, providing participants with practical tools that they can apply immediately when they return to the office.
  • Creative Economy – The Arts Extension Service has been a leader in recognizing and researching the creative economy and created the nation’s first workshops on the creative economy.
  • Publications – Combining in-the-trenches experience with scholarly research, our authors share practical information and provide cutting edge tools for artists, arts administrators, educators, students, cultural advocates, civic leaders, economic development specialists, regional and urban planners, municipal officers, and human service organizations.
  • Ashoka



    WEBSITE:  http://ashoka.org/

    Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1700 N. Moore Street, Suite 2000, Arlington, VA 22209
    Phone Number:  703-527-8300           Fax Number:  703-527-8383
    Email Address:  info@ashoka.org

    Ashoka envisions an Everyone A Changemaker™ world. A world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change.

    Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.

    Ashoka works on three levels. First, they support individual social entrepreneurs—financially and professionally—throughout their life cycle. Second, they bring communities of social entrepreneurs together to help leverage their impact, scale their ideas, and capture and disseminate their best practices. Finally, they help build the infrastructure and financial systems needed to support the growth of the citizen sector and facilitate the spread of social innovation globally.

    All of their programs in these three areas contribute to Ashoka’s vision and mission; all understand the historical transformation of the citizen sector taking place and are building upon that understanding. None of the programs exist to provide services exclusively.

    Ashoka’s three levels are mutually reinforcing; together they are bringing their vision of Everyone a Changemaker™ closer to reality.

    Ashoka is building an infrastructure that supports the growth and expansion of the field of social entrepreneurship, including seed financing and capital, bridges to the business and academic sectors, and strategic partnerships that deliver social and financial value.

    Asian American Arts Alliance, Inc.


    ORGANIZATION: Asian American Arts Alliance, Inc.

    WEBSITE: www.aaartsalliance.org

    Address, City, State, Zip Code: 155 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, NY, NY 10013
    Phone Number: 212-941-9208      Fax Number: 212-366-1778
    Email Address: A4@aaartsalliance.org

    Asian American Arts Alliance is dedicated to strengthening Asian American arts & cultural groups in NYC through funding, visibility initiatives, and access to new resources. They are a diverse alliance of artists, organizations, and individual 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 a political voice for this community.


    • Current programs: “Meet the Funders” series, Online promotions, Member meetings, and Culture Pass.
    • Funding programs include SOAR grants for small organizations, a New Works program for individual artists, and a special capacity-building initiative for arts groups in Chinatown.
    • Meet the Funders creates opportunities for groups to get in-depth information from funders who are interested in the artwork produced by the community.
    • The eVOICE is a free service to member groups and artists to promote performances, screenings, and exhibitions. Events are also featured on the website, which services as a virtual gateway to the Asian American arts community in NYC for the thousands of people who visit it each week.
    • Culture Pass: Eye on Asian American Arts offers discount coupons to promote the community to broader audiences during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
    • Regular member meetings allow artists and groups to network, socialize, share work in progress and discuss issues in the field.

    Association of Hispanic Arts, Inc.

    ORGANIZATION: Association of Hispanic Arts, Inc.

    WEBSITE: www.latinoarts.org

    Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 1169, El Barrio, New York 10029
    Phone Number: 212-876-1242     Fax Number: 212-876-1285
    Email Address: informacion@latinoarts.org

    The Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA) is a non-profit learning institute for Latino artists and arts administrators. Its mission is to promote career development, financial independence, and networking opportunities for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs.

    Urban Artists Initiative Fellowships
    AHA, as a partner in the Urban Artists Initiative, awarded Fellowship grants to 11 artists for a total of $22,000. The UAI/NYC is part of a national network of cities that serves as a laboratory for projects effecting local and national change in the lives of artists. It is one of the Creative Communities programs of LINC (Leveraging Investments in Creativity) funded by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, with additional funds provided by LINC via the Ford Foundation and the Buddy Fund for Justice of the Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors.  Additional funding is also provided by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Booth Ferris

    Community Arts Network (CAN)

    ORGANIZATION: Community Arts Network (CAN)

    WEBSITE: www.communityarts.net 

    Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 68, Saxapahaw, NC 27340
    Phone Number: 336-376-8404       Fax Number:
    Email Address: info@communityarts.net

    The Community Arts Network (CAN) is a portal to the field of community arts, providing news, documentation, theoretical writing, communications, research and educational information. Headquartered at its Web site on the Internet, CAN is a program of Art in the Public Interest (API), a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina.
    One of API’s primary strategies is to collaborate with individuals and organizations that participate in community arts, in different ways on special projects published on CAN. Sometimes of these projects are initiated by API, others by collaborators. All of these projects incorporate the voices, opinions and creative input of community members who help design and participate in them.

    CAN is API’s only program and API is CAN’s sole base of support. API manages CAN and its content in frequent collaboration with other artists and organizations, including Virginia Tech. The following information is available on CAN:

    Creativity Works


    ORGANIZATION: Creativity Works!  Milwaukee Regional Creative Economy Project

    WEBSITE: http://www.creativityworksmke.com/

    Address, City, State, Zip Code:
    Phone Number:        Fax Number:
    Email Address: kdhames@culturalalliancemke.org

    Creativity Works! seeks to inventory and grow the Milwaukee seven county region’s creative economy, meaning the people, enterprises, and communities that transform artistic and cultural content, skills, knowledge and ideas into economically productive goods and services.

    The Creativity Works! Project is intended to define, inventory and map the Milwaukee region’s creative economy and develop a strategic action plan for the region’s creative sector.  Connecting and convening is a key strategy for building the region’s creative economy and for keeping participants informed and engaged in the Milwaukee Regional Creative Economy Project.

    This site encourages sharing of stories – questions like “Are you part of the creative economy? Can you tell us how your business or creative practice transforms cultural content into economic goods and services? Have you made a piece of art that you were then able to take into production? Do you sell unique design services? Use theater as a teaching or training tool that you market?” are asked and encouraged to be shared through their website.

    Fractured Atlas

    ORGANIZATION: Fractured Atlas

    WEBSITE: www.fracturedatlas.org

    Address, City, State, Zip Code: 248 W. 35th Street, Suite 1202, New York, NY 10001
    Phone Number: 212-277-8020       Fax Number: 212-277-8025
    Email Address: helpdesk@fracturedatlas.org

    Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Their programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. They 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.

    Programs and services offered include:

    • Artists Affordable Healthcare Initiative
    • Fractured Atlas’ fiscal sponsorship program – membership tops 5,000 artists and arts organizations, with an expanded audience of 55,000 through the Open Arts Network.
    • Liability Insurance
    • Professional development
    • Advocacy

    Fractured Atlas has been an arts industry leader in the use of technology to address challenges facing the arts community, share information and resources, and empower arts organizations with practical tools for managing their operations. Nearly all of Fractured Atlas’ services are accessible online, from health care to fiscal sponsorship to professional development.

    Fractured Atlas offers a broad infrastructure of support for the arts community. The common thread among all the programs and services is help to artists and arts organizations to be more effective as businesses. That means providing the tools and resources that other industries and large organizations take for granted.

    Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship


    ORGANIZATION: Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship (GCCE)

    WEBSITE: http://www.culturalentrepreneur.org/

    Address, City, State, Zip Code:
    Phone Number:  505-263 – 5180           Fax Number:
    Email Address: tom@culturalentrepreneur.org

    At the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, they envision a world in which cultural entrepreneurship creates cultural value and wealth, self-determination, and cultural diversity in communities across the globe. They envision a world in which cultural entrepreneurs are catalysts for cultural innovation through their cultural enterprises. Toward this vision, they are creating the globe’s first networked community of cultural entrepreneurs, cultural investors, and cultural entrepreneurship educators.

    Cultural industries develop only when talented cultural entrepreneurs gain access to the resources needed to successfully meet growing market demand; the gap in support services for cultural entrepreneurs must be met to fully capture the opportunities cultural enterprises offer as tools to alleviate poverty, sustain cultural value, and promote diversity in the global marketplace.

    The Cultural Entrepreneurship Fellows Program bridges the gap between the emerging cultural entrepreneur and the resources necessary to building a business capable of employing many. Each year GCCE selects eight cultural entrepreneurs and works with them individually to significantly increase the success of their enterprise.  Visit the website listed above to learn more about this program, as well as the workshops and newsletters also available.




    WEBSITE: http://www.here.org/

    Address, City, State, Zip Code: 145 Sixth Avenue, NY, NY 10013
    Phone Number: 212-647-0202       Fax Number: 212-647-0257
    Email Address: info@here.org

    HERE’s mission is to build a community that nurtures career artists as they create innovative hybrid live performance in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, media and visual art. Our artist residencies support the singular vision of the lead artist through commissions, long-term development, and production support. HERE’s programs and performances promote relationships among local, national, and international artists. Their space is a destination for audiences who are passionate about ground-breaking contemporary work and the creative process behind it.

    HERE offers programs for a variety of artists – from musicians, to puppetteers, to exhibit space for visual artists as well as performance venues for theatrical arts.  Visit the website listed above to read more about this unique organization and learn more details about how to apply for their programs.  There is also a blog for readers to learn from and enjoy.

    Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art


    ORGANIZATION: Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

    WEBSITE: www.art.org   

    Address, City, State, Zip Code: 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
    Phone Number: 312-243-9088       Fax Number: 312-243-9089
    Email Address: intuit@art.org

    Intuit is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. Their mission is to promote public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of intuitive and outsider art through a program of education and exhibition.
    Intuit defines ‘intuitive and outsider art’ as the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world, and who instead are motivated by their unique personal vision. This definition includes art brut, non-traditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art. Toward this end, Intuit strives to discover, document, maintain, preserve, exhibit, and collect examples of intuitive and outsider art; and to operate a permanent facility in which to pursue such activities.

    Membership – Intuit offers a wide range of exhilarating exhibitions, film screenings, live music programs, unique art events, slide lectures, conferences and symposia. Many of these events are free or have discounted admission for members.
    Teacher Fellowship Program – each year they provide in-depth instructional training, supplies, and access to extensive resource materials for teachers from the Chicago Public Schools. Through lectures, visits with outsider artists, tours of outsider art collections and environments, and access to the Robert A. Roth Study Center, teachers learn how to integrate intuitive and outsider art into their curriculum. The program culminates with an exhibition that showcases the student artwork and celebrates the educators’ efforts.
    Intuit’s Robert A. Roth Study Center – this study center is open to students and scholars interested in pursuing further research of intuitive, self-taught, and outsider art and artists.  It is a non-circulating collection with a primary focus in the fields of outsider and contemporary self-taught art. The holdings contain an extensive and growing library of books, catalogs, periodicals, slides, photographs, videotapes, and archive materials.



    2008 Urban Artists Initiative Fellowships
    The AHA Fellows are separated into four categories: Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts and Performing Arts.

    National Endowment for the Arts


    ORGANIZATION: National Endowment for the ArtsWEBSITE: www.arts.endow.govCONTACT INFORMATION:
    Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20506
    Phone Number: 202-682-5400       Fax Number:
    Email Address: webmgr@arts.endow.gov COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
    The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
    Accessibility Resources
    A wide range of accessibility resources for artists, arts organizations, and audiences
    Discipline-Specific Resources
    Resources by discipline, including funding, professional development and technical assistance resources, membership organizations and publications
    Grants.gov – The electronic storefront for Federal grants
    State Arts Agencies & Regional Arts Organizations
    Funding for individuals and organizations
    Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center
    Information about individual and small business health insurance options available in each state
    Lesson Learned: A Planning Toolkit
    Essays on planning

    National Network for Artist Placement (The)


    ORGANIZATION: National Network for Artist Placement (The)

    WEBSITE: www.artistplacement.com 

    Address, City, State, Zip Code: 935 West Avenue 37, Los Angeles, CA 90065
    Phone Number: 323-222-4035 Fax Number:
    Email Address: info@artistplacement.com

    National Network for Artist Placement shortens the distance for an emerging artist who wishes to become a paid professional artist. They help any artist who makes the choice to manage their own careers.

    For Colleges – The On Line Directory will reach thousands of emerging artists throughout the country. Listings can be updated on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis.

    For Artists – Over 700 organizations and more than 2500 current listings, updated monthly, weekly, daily, in every art discipline: arts institutions, dance companies, museums, galleries, filmmakers, theatres companies, and music organizations throughout the nation.

    For Organizations – The On Line Directory will reach thousands of emerging artists throughout the country. Listings can be updated on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis.

    Book Store – The NNAP book store offers a large collection of books to help you grow and manage your arts career. Books are offered in the following categories:

    • National Directory of Arts Internships
    • Visual Arts Career
    • Managing Your Arts Career
    • Managing Your Music Career
    • Managing Your Acting Career
    • Managing Your Writing Career
    • Managing Your Dance Career

      National Women’s Caucus for Art

      ORGANIZATION: National Women’s Caucus for Art

      WEBSITE: www.nationalwca.com 

      Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 1498, New York, NY 10013
      Phone Number: 212-634-0007        Fax Number:
      Email Address: info@nationalwca.com

      The Women’s Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA), is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students /educators, and museum professionals.  The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to expand opportunities and recognition for women in the arts.

      Membership Features & Benefits:

      • National Network >> check Map and Chapters
      • Regional and Inter-Chapter Activities
      • Membership Directory
      • Your Website Listing in the Members’ Gallery page
      • Monthly Featured Artists on homepage
      • Conferences and Opportunities at CAA
      • Lifetime Achievement Awards
      • Newsletter and Monthly Email Digest
      • Community and Leadership Development
      • Advocacy for Women in the Arts
      • Access to Health Insurance Information >> check the Open Arts Network link to Fractured Atlas
      • Discount for Magazine Subscriptions
      • National Tri-Annual Newsletter called ARTLINES

      NESTA – National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts


      ORGANIZATION: NESTA – National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts

      WEBSITE: http://www.nesta.org.uk/home1

      Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1 Plough Place   London EC4A 1DE
      Phone Number:  +44 (0)20 7438 2500      Fax Number:  +44 (0)20 7438 2501
      Email Address: webmaster@nesta.org.uk

      NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts – an independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative.

      Their endowment status means they operate at no cost to the UK taxpayer.

      They invest in early-stage companies, inform policy, and deliver practical programmes that inspire others to solve the big challenges of the future.

      NESTA does not work alone. Their success depends on the strength of the partnerships they form with innovators, policymakers, community organisations, educators and other investors. They bring the best ideas, new flows of capital and talented people together, and encourage others to develop them further.
      Some of NESTA’s areas of work include Public Services Lab, Economic Growth, and Creative Industries.  In particular, a part of their focus under their heading of “areas of work” is an area called “Economic Growth” which has a subheading of “Help For Start-ups”.  This area of the website has much information for free business development tools for creative people.

      New York Foundation for the Arts

      ORGANIZATION: New York Foundation for the Arts

      WEBSITE: www.nyfa.org 

      Address, City, State, Zip Code: 155 Avenue of the Americas 6th Floor, NY, NY 10013
      Phone Number: 212-366-6900          Fax Number: 212-366-1778
      Email Address: nyfainfo@nyfa.org

      The New York Foundation for the Arts’ mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. NYFA continues its history of serving artists, the arts community, donors, and the broader public, following 36 years of responding to the changing needs of the arts community in New York State. NYFA is proud to provide organizational strength and a record of solid leadership in its many roles as grantor, fiscal sponsor, community leader, and professional resource for the extensive constituency of artists, arts organizations and communities in New York and beyond.

      Web Site
      NYFA’s mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. NYFA is the largest provider of grants, services, and information to artists working in all disciplines in the United States. Over 106,000 individuals from over 160 countries are now using NYFA.org.

      NYFA Classifieds is a one-stop shop for the latest arts-related jobs and internships, opportunities and services for artists, event listings, and more.

      NYFA Current is the magazine for artists.

      Self Employment in the Arts

      ORGANIZATION NAME: Self Employment in the Arts

      WEBSITE: http://sea.noctrl.edu/

      Address, City, State, Zip Code: 30 N. Brainard St. Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone Number: 630-637-5468    Fax Number: Not Listed
      Email Address: aerogers@noctrl.edu

      The focus of SEA is on the business of art. SEA was created with the idea that more artists will succeed if they have business skills, knowledge, resources, and contacts. Through artist-led conferences, a website full of resources and articles, and educational tools; SEA helps artists turn their passions into a living. SEA is for college students, serious high school students, artists, and educators.  Their mission is to provide educational resources to help aspiring artists gain the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain a career as an independent artist.


      • SEA gathered resources available to artists on the Internet looking to refine their business skills and knowledge. Here they have gathered topic-based web resources that focus on the career and business obstacles facing artists. Also, featured artists that have “made it” share their experiences of life after art school. Other links include top level art and business organizations that provide a broad range of resources. Whether you’re an art student, an arts faculty member, or want to pursue your artistic passion as a sideline or new career, the site offers the business and career information you need.


      • SEA Conferences are held at seven locations across the country.  Visit the website listed above for more details.

        Society for the Arts in Healthcare


        ORGANIZATION: Society for the Arts in HealthcareWEBSITE: www.thesah.org/template/index.cfm  CONTACT INFORMATION:
        Address, City, State, Zip Code: 2437 15th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
        Phone Number: 202-299-9770 Fax Number: 202-299-9887
        Email Address: mail@thesah.org COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
        The Society for the Arts in Healthcare is a non-profit corporation in Washington, DC.  Founded in 1991, this organization is dedicated to advancing arts as integral to healthcare by:

        • Demonstrating the valuable roles the arts can play in enhancing the healing process
        • Advocating for the integration of the arts into the environment and delivery of care within healthcare facilities
        • Assisting in the professional development and management of arts programming for healthcare populations
        • Providing resources and education to healthcare and arts professionals
        • Encouraging and supporting research and investigation into the beneficial effects of the arts in healthcare.

        Journal – Arts & Health is the only professional journal available that chronicles the interdisciplinary field of arts and health.
        Education and Training
        – You receive discounted registration rates and are the first to know about annual conferences, regional meetings, online training and consulting services.
        Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – Join a SIG for a unique opportunity to lead the industry in formative discussions and cutting-edge advancement on specific arts in healthcare topics.
        ToolBox – Access a set of online resources, guides and templates specifically designed to support arts in healthcare programs.
        Bibliography – Find references for books and articles related to arts in healthcare.
        Volunteer/Job Opportunities – Browse listings for current volunteer and job opportunities in arts and healthcare across the U.S. and abroad. Members have the additional benefit of posting volunteer and job opportunities.

        Springboard for the Arts

        ORGANIZATION: Springboard for the Arts

        WEBSITE: www.springboardforthearts.org

        Address, City, State, Zip Code: 308 Prince Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-1437
        Phone Number: 651-292-4381       Fax Number: 651-292-4315
        Email Address: info@springboardofthearts.com

        Springboard 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. 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.

        Their Resource Handbook for MN Artists is online. Information about Organizations that provide resources and services to artists and arts organizations are provided in the following categories:

        • Arts Info and Organizations
        • Business and Legal
        • Grants, Funding, Employment
        • Health and Human Services
        • Other Online Grant Resources

        Some of the other services described at the website listed above include their workshops, legal and copyright forms, job opportunities and internships for artists, and help with healthcare information.

        YLEM: Artists Using Science & Technology

        ORGANIZATION: YLEM: Artists Using Science & Technology

        WEBSITE: www.ylem.org 

        Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 31923, San Francisco, CA 94131-0923
        Phone Number: Fax Number:
        Email Address: info@ylem.org

        YLEM’s goal is to apprise artists using science and technology of new developments, to make their works accessible to the public, and to validate it for posterity. It is celebrating its 25th anniversary.


        • Journal – Artists Using Science & Technology
        • Gallery – Links to and examples of Artworks by our members
        • Call for Entries – Calls for art or papers that may be of interest to YLEM members
        • Forums –  Locations and themes of their bi-montly forums
        • Member Shows – Exhibits and shows that feature YLEM members
        • News – What’s happening with YLEM
        • Non-YLEM Events –  Events that are not directly connected to YLEM, but members could be interested
        • Patterns SIG – News of our Patterns In Nature special interest group


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