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Organizations that Support Artists by Discipline

Here is a list of organizations that support artists by discipline.

Dancers

ORGANIZATION: Career Transition for Dancers

WEBSITE: www.careertransition.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 165 W. 46th Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10036-2501
Phone Number: 212-764-0172 Fax Number: 212-764-0343
Email Address: info@careertransition.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Career Transition For Dancers enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines. Their insightful career counselors focus on and address each dancer’s individual needs.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

  • Career Counseling – The programs can be grouped into three categories: Career counseling, financial assistance, and informational resources. All programs are provided free of charge. Providing career counseling is at the heart of the organization’s mission.
  • Outreach Projects – They take their career counseling services on the road to reach dancers who are unable to travel to the New York City, Los Angeles, or Chicago offices.
  • Scholarships & Grants – Career Transition For Dancers is the only organization in the nation that provides financial assistance specifically to help dancers’ careers. The organization also provides seed money to entrepreneurial dancers to found new businesses, encouraging the community’s vitality.
  • Informational Resources – The online resources section has a comprehensive list of resources outside of this organization.
  • Schedule of Events – You’ll find workshops, seminars, special events and more in this comprehensive schedule.
  • National Networking Directory – This directory provides dancers with peer support and professional mentoring from former dancers who volunteer their knowledge, time, and experience to help the organization’s current dancer-clients.

Fashion Design

Surface Design Association

 

ORGANIZATION: Surface Design Association

WEBSITE: www.surfacedesign.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 360, Sebastopol, CA 95473-0360
Phone Number: 707-829-3110       Fax Number: 707-829-3285
Email Address: surfacedesign@mail.com

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The mission of Surface Design Association is to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of textiles in the art and design communities as well as in the general public. They hope to inspire creativity and encourage innovation, and further the rich tradition of the textile arts through publications, exhibitions, conferences, and educational opportunities.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Member Benefits include:

  • Publications – Surface Design Journal is a 74-page, full-color quarterly publication that presents innovative ideas and works from emerging and established artists.
  • eNews Bulletin – Monthly email bulletin that keeps members up-to-date with timely information on opportunities.
  • Regional and state email member news reports – Quarterly emails with news of local, state and regional interest. Members can submit news to their state rep for the reports.
  • National conferences – Inviting the exchange of ideas, these conferences are held every two or three years as forums for visionary voices to expose new thinking, new tools and expressive artwork.
  • Regional and State Events – Exhibits, workshops, and meetings allow members within a region to present their work & interact with each other.
  • SDA Image Library – Members can upload images for public viewing, select images to download for educational purposes, and upload entries into juried online SDA gallery shows.
  • SDA Journal Exposure – Members can submit artwork for inclusion in the SDA Journal “Exposure” section.
  • Newsletter Classified Ad – Members are allowed a free 25-word non-commercial classified ad published in the quarterly SDA Newsletter.

 

Photography

Aperture Foundation

ORGANIZATION: Aperture Foundation

WEBSITE: www.aperture.org 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 547 W. 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Phone Number: 212-505-5555        Fax Number: 212-598-4015
Email Address: info@aperture.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Aperture—the premier not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to advancing fine photography—was founded in 1952 by six profoundly gifted individuals possessed of lofty ideals and high ambition: photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall. With scant resources, these prescient artists created a new periodical, Aperture magazine, to serve photography users and fine art lovers worldwide.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
For more than fifty years, Aperture magazine has been unrivalled in its excellence and critical acclaim. And, as photography and the medium grew, so too did the Aperture Foundation, expanding to include the subsequent publication of books, limited edition prints and portfolios, traveling exhibitions, and an educational program that includes lectures and panel discussions with artists, curators, and other key players in the field of photography.

With profound respect for the integrity of the viewer’s experience and the artist’s vision, Aperture presents to the public the finest photographic images that are faithful to the artist’s intent and to the truth of the subject. These photographic images are displayed as the artist intended – completely unchanged by commercial motive, marketplace trends, or external censorship.

 

Art-Support

ORGANIZATION: Art-Support

WEBSITE: http://art-support.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1717 150th Avenue SE #16, Bellevue, WA 98007
Phone Number: 425-260-4991 Fax Number: none listed
Email Address: art-support@att.net

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
This site was created for fine art photographers, however it’s useful to anyone interested in selling artwork. Fine art photographers will find it to be a very valuable online resource, as will collectors of photography. Art-Support features articles about the business of art and photography, tips on selling art, pointers on how to exhibit art, and ideas on how to promote and market artworks. There’s information about artist copyright, artist grants, photography events, photography magazines and much more. You’ll also find the most up-to-date listing of photography galleries, museums and non-profit photography organizations on the Internet. Though these products and services are designed for photographers, all artists, art galleries, art consultants, private dealers and artists reps will benefit from what is offered. The goal is to help artists become successful in selling their artwork.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

ARTICLES FOR ARTISTS
Artist Business Forms, Artist Portfolio Guidelines, Exhibiting Your Artwork, Where to Display Your Artwork, Creating A Successful Career In Photography, Care & Handling of Fine Art Photography, Digital Photography Resources for Artists, Artist Copyright Information, Artist Web Services

RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
Photography Galleries, Organizations Helping Artists, Photography Workshops, Photography Events, Nonprofit Organizations & Art Centers, Art Museums, Collecting, Photography Magazines, Fine Art Photographers, Other Photography & Art Links

 

Blue Earth Alliance

ORGANIZATION: Blue Earth Alliance

WEBSITE: www.blueearth.org  

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 94388, Seattle, WA 98124-6688
Phone Number: 206-725-4913       Fax Number:
Email Address: info@blueearth.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The link between compelling documentary photography and our collective motivation to change attitudes, behavior and even policies – is strong. Maintaining this link is central to the mission of Blue Earth.
Through the support of Photography that Makes a Difference, Blue Earth has helped raise almost a million dollars for important issues often overlooked by traditional media.  Some examples of those issues include the Arctic, global warming, the loss of open space in Los Angeles, racism suffered by farmers, disappearing traditions of New England fishermen and the role of grandmothers in AIDS-ravaged Africa.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Their sponsored projects have been at the forefront of issues affecting contemporary society. They work closely with selected photographers to offer resources and support including:

  • Non-profit, fiscal sponsorship for fundraising
  • Grant-writing consultation
  • Marketing and PR expertise
  • Contacts for publishers, galleries and museums
  • Technical resources like Shooting From the Heart, a Blue Earth-published instructional book for personal projects
  • Experienced Advisory Board to answer questions and provide guidance

Center for Photography (The)

ORGANIZATION: Center for Photography (The)

WEBSITE: www.sfcp.org 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 2483, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone Number: 505-984-8353        Fax Number:
Email Address: info@visitcenter.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
Center is a nonprofit organization that honors, supports and provides opportunity for gifted and committed photographers. Center, formerly known as the Santa Fe Center for Photography, was founded in 1994. Their programs bring exposure to worthy photographic projects and series, and create fellowship among photographers and influential members of the photographic community.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Programs
Center’s programs bring exposure to worthy photographic projects and series and support photographers in their work.
Awards
Project Competition –  $5,000 award, exhibition and more
Singular Image awards
Exhibition, printing services and more
Santa Fe Prize for Photography
$5,000 cash award and more – Biannual award by invitation only
Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award
$2,500 cash award and more – Deadline annually in the spring
Portfolio Review Events
Review Santa Fe – Juried
Review Los Angeles
This event is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Testimonials
Learn about how their programs can benefit your career.

En Foco

ORGANIZATION: En Foco

WEBSITE: www.enfoco.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Phone Number: 718-931-9311       Fax Number: 718-406-6445
Email Address: info@enfoco.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
En Foco is a non-profit organization that nurtures and supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific.  For over 30 years, this company has been at the forefront of documenting the artistic journeys created by artists often overlooked by the mainstream art world. Through their visual arts programs, including Nueva Luz photographic journal, artists are free to explore or reinvent cultural traditions, challenge preconceived notions, and engage audiences in a manner that honors all.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
This non-profit organization offers:

  • Programs – Through its varied programming, En Foco helps emerging and mid-career artists to create new work and present their photographs to the contemporary art arena and to the general public
  • Nueva Luz Photographic Journal
  • Exhibitions
  • New Works Photography Awards
  • Permanent Collection
  • Image Library
  • Artistic & Professional Development

Photographic Resource Center at Boston University

 

ORGANIZATION: Photographic Resource Center at Boston University

WEBSITE: www.bu.edu/prc 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Phone Number: 617-975-0600       Fax Number: 617-975-0606
Email Address: prc@bu.edu

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University is an independent non-profit organization that serves as a vital forum for the exploration and interpretation of new work, ideas, and methods in photography and related media. The PRC presents exhibitions, fosters education, develops resources, and facilitates community interaction for local, regional, and national audiences. Founded in 1976 and recently cited by the Boston Globe as “one-stop shopping for the photo buff,” the PRC provides its members and the general public with thought-provoking exhibitions, distinctive education programs, wide-ranging resources and unique special events.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Exhibitions
Emphasizing new ideas and trends in contemporary photography, the PRC’s gallery hosts 5 exhibitions each year. Ranging from provocative theme-based exhibitions emphasizing regional photographers, to the highly anticipated Juried and Student exhibitions, the PRC’s exhibition programs will keep you coming back for more.
Education
Led by regional and national photography luminaries, regular PRC education programs include lectures, workshops, and portfolio reviews, as well as tours for school and community groups. Featured program leaders have included Bruce Davidson, Annie Leibowitz, James Nachtwey and William Wegman.
Special Events
The PRC’s calendar is highlighted by acclaimed photography events. The Fall’s PRC Benefit Auction provides participants with the opportunity to bid on close to 200 photographs by both renowned and emerging artists. Other special member and cultivation events are also held throughout the year.

Society for Photographic Education

ORGANIZATION: Society for Photographic Education

WEBSITE: www.spenational.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 2530 Superior Avenue, #403, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: 216-622-2733       Fax Number: 216-622-2712
Email Address: speoffice@spenational.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The Society for Photographic Education is a non-profit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography and related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms, and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Membership benefits include:

  • SPE National Conference – Each spring SPE hosts a national conference, a four-day gathering that provides an opportunity for you to exchange ideas with other members, become acquainted with the latest developments in the field, meet some of photography’s most illustrious talents and make and renew friendships.
  • SPE Regional Membership – The SPE’s eight regional organizations serve the special needs of their local constituencies. These groups organize annual regional conferences each fall, creating a sense of community within every geographic area of the United States.
  • Exposure – The society’s acclaimed journal, called exposure is the leading professional periodical exclusively devoted to the analysis and understanding of photography.
  • Membership Directory & Resource Guide – this is an invaluable compendium of membership and internal organizational information.
  • Newsletter – The SPE newsletter, published three times a year, provides information about society business and upcoming events.
  • National Web Site – As a member you will also receive advance notice of the latest job opportunities, residencies and exhibitions. In addition, there are conference updates and links to other sites of interest.
  • Print Portfolio – The society occasionally makes an exclusive portfolio of fine prints available to members. The prints represent a wonderful investment for collectors and art-lovers alike.

 

Visual Arts

American Association of Museums

ORGANIZATION: American Association of Museums

WEBSITE: www.aam-us.org 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1575 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 20005
Phone Number: 202-289-1818       Fax Number: 202-289-6578
Email Address: aaminfo@aam-us.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The American Association of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community.
AAM is the only organization representing the entire scope of museums and professionals and non-paid staff who work for and with museums. Every type of museum is represented including art, history, science, military and maritime, and youth museums, as well as aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums, historic sites, and science and technology centers.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
AAM membership can help you and your museum save money, become more influential in your community and your profession, and better serve your public.

Individual Benefits – With an individual membership you get access to valuable resources. Individual membership is available to all persons in the museum field.

Institutional Benefits – Institutional membership is available to museums or organizations that operate a museum related non-profit organization.

Industry Partner Benefits – AAM Membership offers members access to the world’s largest network of museums and museum professionals. Members receive timely information, giving them a better understanding of the needs, issues and trends of the field. Membership is open to all businesses & suppliers that serve the museum community.

American Craft Council

 

ORGANIZATION: American Craft Council

WEBSITE: www.craftcouncil.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1224 Marshall Street NE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN  55413-1036
Phone Number: 612-206-3100       Fax Number: 612-355-2330
Email Address: council@craftcouncil.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. The Council celebrates the remarkable achievement of the many gifted artists working in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and other materials.

As a membership organization, the Council welcomes those with an interest in or curiosity about the crafts. Many institutions and individuals belong to the Council – artists as well as teachers, scholars, collectors, gallery owners and professionals in several fields, in the U.S. and abroad. This diversity is well represented in the Council’s governance through its Board of Trustees, which is elected annually by the members.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
There are many Programs through which the Council supports the field.  These include the bimonthly magazine AMERICAN CRAFT, annual retail and wholesale shows, a special library on contemporary craft, and education grants and workshops. Also offered are annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, a leadership conference on craft, the Aileen Osborn Webb Awards honoring excellence, a specialized library, workshops, seminars and other services to the public.

American Print Alliance

ORGANIZATION: American Print Alliance

WEBSITE: www.printalliance.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Address, City, State, Zip Code: 302 Larkspur Turn, Peachtree City, GA 30269-2210
Phone Number: Fax Number:
Email Address: director@printalliance.org

COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
The American Print Alliance is a consortium of non-profit printmakers’ councils in the United States and Canada. The Alliance sponsors national and international projects, like this website and travelling exhibitions. Alliance funding comes primarily from subscriptions to their journal, Contemporary Impressions.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Resources for the Print Arts

  • Events related to print, paper or book arts
  • List of current competitive exhibits (Subscribers Only)
  • Articles to keep you up-to-date on advocacy and professional practices
  • Information and tips on copyrighting your work.
  • Full text from the testimony on waiver of moral rights under the Visual Artists Rights Act
  • Articles on the technical aspects of creating prints in a variety of mediums (Subscribers Only)
  • Print arts suppliers and manufacturers who support the American Print Alliance
  • Internet links on printmaking

Library

  • An up-to-date listing of all articles and books published and reviewed in the journal Contemporary Impressions
  • Museums and universities which open their print collections to the public for study of Printmaking Techniques
  • Professional practices and standard forms like slide labels and documentation sheets to help printmakers (Subscribers Only)
  • Find places to use presses and equipment, and find a class to teach you how

    American Society of Portrait Artists



    ORGANIZATION: American Society of Portrait Artists

    WEBSITE: http://www.asopa.com/

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 230216, Montgomery, AL 36106
    Phone Number: 800-622-7672      Fax Number:
    Email Address: info@asopa.com

    COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
    The American Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA) is the largest portrait artist patron organization in the world. Founded in 1987, ASOPA has patrons in all 50 states and 34 nations. ASOPA is dedicated to furthering the fine art of portraiture and supporting the individual artist.

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
    ASOPA provides a means for networking with portrait artists and serves as a forum to provide valuable information, research materials, and links to portrait seminars.  The advisory board of ASOPA continues to develop relationships with fine art schools across the country and world to educate students and future artists and conducts several portrait events each year.

    ASOPA produces an international journal, The Portrait Signature, which is the only journal in the world devoted to portraiture. This journal features articles on the world’s top portrait artists, marketing and technical approaches to painting, and use of technology, such as the Internet, and how it relates to the portrait artist.

    ASOPA awards the John Singer Sargent Medal to those artists who have built outstanding careers in portrait painting and to those that have made great contributions in the education of artists.

    In New York City, ASOPA’s The Portrait Arts Festival (PAF) and The Contemporary Portrait (CP) are at the forefront of world portrait events. Artists from all over the world gather to study with the greatest portraitists of our time.

    Art-Support

     

    ORGANIZATION: Art-Support

    WEBSITE: http://art-support.com/

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1717 150th Avenue SE #16, Bellevue, WA 98007
    Phone Number: 425-260-4991 Fax Number: none listed
    Email Address: art-support@att.net

    COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
    This site was created for fine art photographers, however it’s useful to anyone interested in selling artwork. Fine art photographers will find it to be a very valuable online resource, as will collectors of photography. Art-Support features articles about the business of art and photography, tips on selling art, pointers on how to exhibit art, and ideas on how to promote and market artworks. There’s information about artist copyright, artist grants, photography events, photography magazines and much more. You’ll also find the most up-to-date listing of photography galleries, museums and non-profit photography organizations on the Internet. Though these products and services are designed for photographers, all artists, art galleries, art consultants, private dealers and artists reps will benefit from what is offered. The goal is to help artists become successful in selling their artwork.

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

    ARTICLES FOR ARTISTS
    Artist Business Forms, Artist Portfolio Guidelines, Exhibiting Your Artwork, Where to Display Your Artwork, Creating A Successful Career In Photography, Care & Handling of Fine Art Photography, Digital Photography Resources for Artists, Artist Copyright Information, Artist Web Services

    RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
    Photography Galleries, Organizations Helping Artists, Photography Workshops, Photography Events, Nonprofit Organizations & Art Centers, Art Museums, Collecting, Photography Magazines, Fine Art Photographers, Other Photography & Art Links

    ArtWomen.org

    ORGANIZATION: ArtWomen.org

    WEBSITE: www.artwomen.org 

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    Address, City, State, Zip Code:
    Phone Number: Fax Number:
    Email Address: artwomen@artwomen.org

    COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
    Artwomen.org is a place for you to find visual art and feminist cultural production across and between disciplines and geographical boundaries. ArtWomen.org began with two friends talking via e-mail, a feminist curator in Texas and a feminist art historian in Washington, D.C. They decided to use the Internet to bring artwomen together on line to talk about issues of current interest.

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
    ARTWOMEN.ORG NEWS & EVENTS

    • Calls for Papers/Proposals
    • Media Events
    • News about Artwomen
    • Conferences or Meetings
    • Exhibitions of Interest
    • Professional Opportunities

    CURRENT ISSUES
    Current Issues offers reports from the field, such as reviews of exhibitions and reports about conferences and programs that focus on issues of interest to a far-flung audience. Be sure to revisit this part of the site monthly, because reviews, reports and features are added regularly.

    Asian American Women Artists Alliance

    ORGANIZATION: Asian American Women Artists Alliance

    WEBSITE: www.aawaa.org

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    Address, City, State, Zip Code: 136 15th Street, Basement, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    Phone Number: 718-788-6170        Fax Number: 718-788-6170
    Email Address: info@aawaa.org

    COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
    The organization has enabled emerging women artists, especially those of Asian descent, to create art and present their works to the diverse communities around New York City. Asian American Women Artists Alliance creates a welcoming environment where these artists can meet; exchange art resources and information and exhibit their work. Through group exhibitions, AAWAA brings together a broad range of artwork from diverse and multicultural constituents. The exhibition programs present works of all artistic levels which represent the swirl of new work emerging from the cultural interplay between East and West.  AAWAA is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization. The membership is open to outside artists (including non-Asian artists, and men) who wish to join or wish to be part of the decision making team. The organizational structure is constantly evolving around new members for ideas and energy.

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
    Services offered include:

    • The Home Rooms – a series of Asian cultural parades bringing arts and cultures to an underserved neighborhood in Brooklyn and the larger community of New York City. One ethnically-specific (Asian) artist group each year, will create an installation that evokes a historical time of their culture. The artist team must identify the objectives for their choice and clearly express to the viewing audience an environment that is both welcoming and a learning experience.
    • Publications
    • Education – Seminars on issues concerning artists and their work, art portfolio program for Brooklyn Junior High School students, framing and matting workshops and computer graphics for artists.

      Colored Pencil Society of America



      ORGANIZATION: Colored Pencil Society of America

      WEBSITE: www.cpsa.org

      CONTACT INFORMATION:
      Address, City, State, Zip Code:
      Phone Number: Fax Number:
      Email Address: president@cpsa.org

      COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
      Founded in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society is a nonprofit organization for artists over 18 years of age working with colored pencils. The organization represents sixteen countries and nearly 2000 members. The purpose of the organization is to promote the stature and awareness of colored pencil as a fine art medium.  They provide an annual International Exhibition & Convention, product research information and workshops & seminars.  There is also a newsletter, a resource directory and district chapters across the United States.

      PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
      Membership includes:

      • A national newsletter, To The Point, twice yearly
      • Annual Membership Directory and Handbook
      • The option of joining one or more District Chapters
      • Lower entry fees for CPSA exhibitions and national workshops
      • The opportunity to earn Signature Status from the only art organization for colored pencil
      • Annual convention with meetings and workshops held during the International Exhibition
      • Access to test results regarding product and lightfast information
      • Up to date information on our website
      • Links on the CPSA website to members’ web pages

        Common Wealth Development



        ORGANIZATION NAME: Common Wealth Development

        WEBSITE: www.cwd.org

        CONTACT INFORMATION:
        Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1501 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703
        Phone Number: 608-256-3527    Fax Number: 608-256-4499
        Email Address: See Staff Listing

        COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
        Common Wealth Development is a non-profit community development corporation. Some of its many goals are to provide job training, placement, financial education and mentoring for low-income teens. CWD promotes the creation of new living wage jobs for low-to-moderate income individuals while improving local small business.  CWD works to involve the people living and working together in neighborhoods to build a sustainable, tight-knit community.

        PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
        The Madison Arts Incubator
        The Madison Arts Incubator (MAI) facility will include an arts business incubator,
        affordable studio space, gallery space, and meeting and workshop rooms. The MAI will be a vibrant community of artists that provides the greater Madison community with education and cultural opportunities.  This will be a resource for area artists hoping to make their art their main source of income, by helping them create successful business plans.  It will also provide marketing support and appropriate training to enable artists to better manage their art as a business in areas such as financial record keeping, reporting and taxes.  The greater Madison community will benefit from the many art education workshops and classes offered at the Incubator, as well as from the opportunities to meet artists, including new and emerging artists. Through MAI events (open gallery and studio nights, lectures, etc.) artists and members of the community will be brought together, fostering artist development and enhancing understanding of the artistic process.

        CUE Art Foundation



        ORGANIZATION: CUE Art Foundation

        WEBSITE: www.cueartfoundation.org

        CONTACT INFORMATION:
        Address, City, State, Zip Code: 511 W. 25th Street, Ground Floor, New York 10001
        Phone Number: 212-206-3583 Fax Number: 212-206-0321
        Email Address: talia.spetter@cueartfoundation.org

        COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
        CUE Art Foundation is a non-profit forum for contemporary art that provides extraordinary opportunities for under-recognized artists and compelling encounters for audiences. CUE gives artists, students and scholars resources at many stages of their careers and creative lives. CUE also offers comprehensive arts education programs for artists and students, and interdisciplinary arts events for public audiences from their large storefront venue located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea Arts District.

        PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
        Following is an overview of CUE’s program areas:

        Exhibitions and events

        • Solo artist exhibitions with catalogues
        • Free literary and music programs
        • Exhibitions in partnership with the Joan Mitchell Foundation

        Resources and education

        • Studio residencies
        • Professional development seminars for artists
        • Art programs for middle and high school students
        • Internships for high school and college students
        • Mentoring for young art critics and publication of their work

          Fine Arts Fund (The)



          ORGANIZATION NAME: Fine Arts Fund (The)

          WEBSITE: www.artsincubator.org

          CONTACT INFORMATION:
          Address, City, State, Zip Code: 2649 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208
          Phone Number: 513-871-2787    Fax Number: 513-871-2706
          Email Address: info@fineartsfund.org

          COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
          The mission of the Fine Arts Fund is to strengthen the arts for a greater Cincinnati through united fundraising, support services and the responsible investment and allocation of resources.

          The oldest united arts fund in the United States, Charles P. and Anna Sinton Taft founded Fine Arts Fund as the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts in 1927. The Fine Arts Fund has been an integral part o advancing funding for these artistic institutions for over 80 years.

          PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
          Virtual Arts Incubator Project
          From “arts insights” to organization charts and financial models, the Virtual Arts Incubator is a resource for a wide variety of audiences including small arts organizations, board members and Fine Arts Fund volunteers to organizations of all sizes.  Some of the many useful topics include:

          • Basic Business Plan Outline
          • Strategic Planning
          • Becoming a Non-Profit
          • Tax Basics for Non-Profits
          • Issues Boards Face
          • Direct Marketing
          • Differences Between Non-Profit and For-Profit Accounting
          • Creating Job Descriptions
          • Developing Personnel Files
          • Contacting the Media
          • Local Media Contact List

            Friends of Fiber Art International



            ORGANIZATION: Friends of Fiber Art International

            WEBSITE: www.friendsoffiberart.org 

            CONTACT INFORMATION:
            Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 468, Western Springs, IL 60558
            Phone Number: 708-246-9466       Fax Number: 708-246-9466
            Email Address:

            COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
            Friends of Fiber Art wants the world to know that fiber art is the collectible of the 21st century. They facilitate opportunities and programs for the education of potential collectors including:

            • Presenting public lectures and symposia
            • Providing a calendar of contemporary fiber art exhibitions in galleries, art centers and museums all over the globe and on the Internet
            • Supporting a series of regional exhibitions featuring contemporary fiber art from private and public collections
            • Awarding grants to support professionally-mounted exhibitions with catalogs of soft sculpture and wall works
            • Instructing and inspiring connoisseurs about the collectability of art in fibrous materials

            PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
            Membership Benefits include:

            • Having the privilege of visiting private art collections
            • Meeting outstanding collectors and talented artists at Friends’ programs
            • Enjoying the privilege of having your name listed in the calendar of exhibitions
            • Artist members may be invited to speak at our programs and could be selected for Friends shows
            • Qualify for perks such as VIP passes to SOFA with Sponsor membership
            • Dealers enjoy a reciprocal Web link and ongoing listing on Friends’ site and in Friends’ print newsletter with Patron membership

              Glass Art Society (The)



              ORGANIZATION: Glass Art Society (The)

              WEBSITE: www.glassart.org 

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 3131 Western Avenue, Suite 414, Seattle, WA 98121
              Phone Number: 206-382-1305            Fax Number: 206-382-2630
              Email Address: info@glassart.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              The Glass Art Society (GAS) is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1971 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. GAS members are artists, students, educators, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, writers, and critics, among others. Membership is open to anyone interested in glass art. This organization is dedicated to creating greater public awareness and appreciation of the glass arts.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              General Membership Benefits include:

              • 6 issues of the GAS Newsletter
              • Journal
              • Membership Directory & Resource Guide
              • Access to database information and mailing lists
              • Free classified listings in GAS Newsletter
              • Discounts on display ads in GAS Newsletter
              • Eligibility for GAS in CERF Fund
              • Web link
              • Access to GAS Blog
              • Opportunity to attend annual conference
              • 20% discount on GLASS, The Urban Glass Art Quarterly magazine subscription
              • Hertz rental car and FedEx and DHL shipping discounts

              Expanded Benefits for Sponsors, Corporate/Business, Associate and Benefactor members.

              Graphic Artists Guild

               

              ORGANIZATION: Graphic Artists Guild

              WEBSITE: http://www.graphicartistsguild.org/

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 32 Broadway, Suite 1114, New York, NY 10004
              Phone Number: 212-791-3400        Fax Number: 212-791-0333
              Email Address: execidir@gag.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              The Graphic Artists Guild is a national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and others who have come together to pursue common goals.  They also share their experience, raise industry standards, and improve the ability of visual creators to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              Member Benefits include:

              • Advocacy – Grievance Committee, Legal Referral Network, Pre-Paid Legal services, Contract Monitor
              • Insurance Options – Benefits Plan, Media Alliance, Local Chapter Insurance Brokers
              • Professional Development – Artist to Artist Hotline, Job Referral Systems & Promotional Services,  JOBline news, Web Portfolio
              • Information Services – Guild News,  Local Newsletters, Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines 11th Edition
              • Professional Discounts – ADBASE, Theispot, Allworth Press

               

              Hand Papermaking, Inc.

               

              ORGANIZATION: Hand Papermaking, Inc.

              WEBSITE: www.handpapermaking.org 

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 1070, Beltsville, MD 20704-1070
              Phone Number: 301-220-2393        Fax Number: 301-220-2394
              Email Address: info@hamdpapermaking.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              Hand Papermaking, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing traditional contemporary ideas in the art of hand papermaking through publications and other educational means.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              Magazine – Founded in 1986 with the publication of the first issue of Hand Papermaking magazine, the primary goal of the organization has been to provide information to a diverse international audience of paper artists, mills, dealers, historians, conservators, and other aficionados of handmade paper.
              Newsletter – Hand Papermaking Newsletter is published quarterly as a clearinghouse for subscribers. It includes timely information and listings for national and international exhibitions, lectures, workshops, competitions, and tours. Subscribers to Hand Papermaking Magazine receive the quarterly newsletter as part of their subscription.
              Limited-Edition Portfolios – In addition to the award-winning magazine and newsletter, this company is known for its distinctive series of portfolios. These exceptional collections of paper art are a vital source of revenue supporting the organization’s non-profit activities. The portfolios serve as motivating and educational tools, inspiring novice and professional papermakers alike to new levels of achievement.
              Artist Registry – The company’s artist registry serves the papermaking community as a means for artists to have their work available for critical review; for archivists and historians to see artworks from any particular time period; and for scholars, publicists, curators, and others to view current handmade paper art.

              Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.

               

              ORGANIZATION: Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.

              WEBSITE: http://www.weavespindye.org/

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 11255 Buford Highway, Suite 211, Suwanee, GA 30024
              Phone Number: 678-730-0010       Fax Number: 678-730-0836
              Email Address: hga@weavespindye.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              This company inspires creativity and encourages excellence in the fiber arts, bringing together weavers, spinners, dyers, basketmakers, fiber artists and educators to increase awareness of and appreciation for the fiber arts. HGA provides educational programs, conferences, and an award-winning quarterly publication, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              Educational Programs and Opportunities Available Only to HGA Members:

              • Certificate of Excellence – A rigorous program available for handweavers, handspinners, dyers and basketmakers, certifying proficiency in a chosen field.
              • Learning Exchange – Correspondence study groups where handweavers, handspinners, felters, or dyers exchange swatches or skeins and receive critiques from a mentor.
              • Slide Kits – Slides and commentary on a variety of subjects available for both personal and group study.
              • Teaching and Learning through Correspondence – A one-on-one study program.
              • Textile Sample Kits: Actual woven samples in a wide variety of techniques for personal or group study.
              • eShop: HGA members enjoy a 10% discount on books and merchandise in HGA.s online shop.

               

              International Sculpture Center

              ORGANIZATION: International Sculpture Center

              WEBSITE: www.sculpture.org 

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 14 Fairgrounds Rd, Suite B, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3447
              Phone Number: 609-689-1051       Fax Number: 609-689-1061
              Email Address: isc@sculpture.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to advance 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.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              The ISC Resource Directory is committed to being the world destination and source of information on contemporary sculpture. In the Directory, you can find information on many types of arts organizations, destinations, programs and businesses — everything you need to know, all in one convenient place.
              Membership Information
              There are many different membership levels. ISC membership is open to anyone with an interest in the field of sculpture. There are membership levels for everyone from students to working artists, educators to collectors.
              As an ISC member, you will have access to the same great resources as before, plus:
              Deeper discounts on art periodicals tools, supplies, and other services: Members receive discount rates on ISC’s publications and national magazines including ARTnews, Artforum and many others. Discounts are offered through ISC vendor members, which include foundries, art transportation related services, stone and metal suppliers, suppliers of sculpting tools, and others.
              NEW Directories: The ISC will offer several new on-line sculpture directories for galleries and museums, sculpture parks and gardens, and artists’ equipment, tools, and supplies.
              NEW reduced rates on advertising placement in Sculpture: Several issues of Sculpture will include sections devoted to advertising from ISC members. Advertising rates in these sections will be offered to all members at a discount.

              International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP)

              ORGANIZATION: International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP)

              WEBSITE: www.iscp-nyc.org

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1040 Metropolitan Ave., 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211
              Phone Number: none listed  Fax Number: 718-387-2966
              Email Address: info@iscp-nyc.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              ISCP is a visual arts residency unlike any other. Like many visual arts residency programs in New York, the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a microcosm of the city’s cultural diversity: multi-national, multi-lingual and multi-faceted. Unlike others, however, ISCP makes a concerted effort to connect its artists and curators to the local art community, while connecting the local art community with contemporary art practice from all over the world.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              ISCP is a residency tailored to suit the practical needs of the visiting artist/curator by providing space in which to produce as well as addressing the magnitude of the world’s art capital. The program prides itself on providing an infrastructure, which accelerates integration and interaction with the host culture and in the course of its development, has become a catalyst for introduction, presentation, connection, exposure and dissemination.

              The dynamic of ISCP is a programming hybrid conceived to facilitate genuine exchange, specifically its Guest Critic Series and semi-annual Open Weekend Exhibitions. The Guest Critic Series enables one-on-one studio visits for dialogue and critical feedback with distinguished professionals from the New York and international art worlds. The Open Weekend Exhibitions attract not only professionals, but also a wider audience of art enthusiasts. In addition, a continual flow of international art traffic passes through the program, making impromptu studio visits and meetings with the artists and curators.

              Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation (The)

               

              ORGANIZATION: Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation (The)

              WEBSITE: www.leslielohman.org

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 26 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013
              Phone Number: 212-431-2609       Fax Number: 212-431-2666
              Email Address: admin@leslielohman.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation is a public non-profit foundation established in 1990 to provide an outlet for art work that is unambiguously gay and which is frequently denied access to mainstream venues. The Foundation’s Leslie/Lohman Gallery mounts exhibitions of work in all media by gay and lesbian artists with an emphasis on subject matter that speaks directly to gay and lesbian sensibilities, including, erotic, political, romantic, and social imagery and providing special support for emerging and underrepresented artists.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              Its programs include regularly scheduled exhibitions, video events, workshop presentations of plays and poetry readings, artists’ and curator’s talks, panel discussions, a quarterly journal (The ARCHIVE), a membership program, an archive of artists files, a website, and a permanent collection of art. THE ARCHIVE is the official journal of the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation and it is published four times a year. The journal is made possible in part by a generous grant from the John Burton Harter Charitable Trust.

              National Association of Independent Artists

              ORGANIZATION: National Association of Independent Artists

              WEBSITE: http://www.naia-artists.org/

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1426 Hazen, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3713
              Phone Number:                      Fax Number:
              Email Address:

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              The mission of the National Association of Independent Artists is to strengthen, improve and promote the artistic, professional and economic success of artists who exhibit in art shows. They are committed to integrity, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence and they advocate for the highest ideals and practices within all aspects of the art show environment.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              Member Resources
              The “Our Members” area contains wonderful work from the members. The Random Gallery displays thumbnail images of many members’ work and, more importantly, you may search the membership by media, name, city and state. Also in this area is a “Member Roster” that may be printed out and also contains links to thumbnail images from the members. The “Contributing and Generous Benefactor Members” (i.e. show directors and others) also have a roster.
              The “Member Resources” area has four “TipsBoards” that will allow members and visitors to submit the wealth of information acquired from many years in this profession. This area has great potential to be a terrific source of information of interest to all that visit, containing four areas of interest: At the Show, On the Road, In the Studio, Digital Resources and On the Web. These areas are a valuable resource for not only artist/artisan members but also those who work on the production of high quality art fairs and festivals (or

              those who aspire to do so). Topics cover everything from lodging to mechanics to business matters back at home.

              National Sculpture Society

              ORGANIZATION: National Sculpture Society

              WEBSITE: www.nationalsculpture.org

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
              Phone Number: Fax Number:
              Email Address: info@nationalsculpture.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              National Sculpture Society is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States. Leading U.S. sculptors and architects founded the NSS in the nineteenth century to “spread the knowledge of good sculpture”. Today, NSS continues to encourage excellence in sculpture throughout the United States.  Regular meetings, gala weekends, educational programs and exhibitions bring artists together for conversation and networking.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              News Bulletin
              The NSS NEWS BULLETIN is one of the benefits of membership in the National Sculpture Society. The Bulletin is an informative, bi-monthly journal with opportunities and articles of interest for sculptors of all levels of ability. The bulletin includes a listing of exhibitions, competitions, commissions, calls for artists, sculpture workshops and events offered nationwide. The Associate and Elected Member news page is a forum for sculptors to announce and promote their work. In addition, profiles on sculptors, instructional articles and the NSS Society news page helps keep the sculptor up to date with what is currently happening in the world of figurative sculpture.
              Membership
              NSS has both “Affiliate” and “Elected” levels of membership, both which include sculptors, collectors, and arts enthusiasts.
              All members receive the Society’s quarterly magazine, Sculpture Review. Most members also receive the NSS News Bulletin, exhibition prospectuses, and other mailings about events sponsored by the NSS.

              National Wood Carvers Association

              ORGANIZATION: National Wood Carvers Association

              WEBSITE: www.chipchats.org 

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 43218, Cincinnati, OH  45243
              Phone Number: 513-561-0627       Fax Number:
              Email Address: nwca@chipchats.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              The National Wood Carvers Association is dedicated to the interests of amateur and professional carvers and whittlers. Ever since its humble beginning in 1953, National Wood Carvers Association has shown remarkable success and growth, boasting members in every state of the U.S.  as well as many other countries around the globe. NWCA’s aims are to promote the woodcarving fellowship among its members, encourage exhibitions and area get-togethers, list tool and wood suppliers, and find markets for those who sell their work – in short, anything that aids the carver and/or whittler. Many distinguished professional wood-carvers in the U.S. and abroad share their know-how with fellow members. NWCA proudly lists several internationally famous authors of carving books on its roster.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              Magazine
              The NWCA is probably best known for its publication, Chip Chats. Six times a year, NWCA members receive Chip Chats, a magazine full of “how-to” information, show results, features on woodcarvers, and more. Chip Chats contains articles and news of general interest, patterns, helpful hints and ideas, book reviews, sales outlets, etc. Membership is open to everyone who carves and/or whittles, amateur or professional, and to persons who do not carve but have a reverence for the art.

              Studio 1219

              ORGANIZATION NAME: Studio 1219

              WEBSITE: http://studio1219.com/

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1219 Military St. Port Huron, MI 48060
              Phone Number: 810-984-2787    Fax Number: Not Listed
              Email Address: info@studio1219.com

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              Studio 1219 is the largest public art gallery in the Michigan’s Flint/Tri-Cities region with over 8,000 square feet of total space. It features a fine art gallery, a pottery studio, gallery gift shop, solo artist gallery, and open space for classes, community functions, and small arts-related businesses.  With motivated artists and a strong connection to the community, Studio 1219 connects the arts with the growing economy in the Blue Water Area. Studio 1219 provides a physical link between the thumb region’s growing community of artists and the businesses of downtown Port Huron. Studio 1219 aims to bring notice of independent artists’ businesses, providing artists of all skill levels with the opportunity to practice, sell, and display their work.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              Special Events: Studio 1219 hosts 4 major fundraisers each year. Each event has a unique approach to mixing art, music, community and fundraising.

              • Annual Gala: Held in February or March of each year. Each guest takes home an original piece of artwork made by a local Studio 1219 Artists Network member.
              • Art Roam: Studio 1219 hosts a community Art Roam each year in May or June.
              • Fire & Ice Art Education Festival: Dedicated to educating and exploring art from the earth. Fire & Ice is a FREE Art Education Festival held in September.
              • Women’s Show and Bra Invitational: October is Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month. Studio 1219 supports this cause with our Women’s Show and Bra Invitational during the month of October.

              Classes: Some of the many offerings include Family and Children’s Art, Pottery, Healing Arts and Fine Arts (drawing, painting and photography.)  Visit the website listed above for many more details about the variety of classes offered at Studio 1219.

              Surface Design Association

               

              ORGANIZATION: Surface Design Association

              WEBSITE: www.surfacedesign.org

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: P.O. Box 360, Sebastopol, CA 95473-0360
              Phone Number: 707-829-3110       Fax Number: 707-829-3285
              Email Address: surfacedesign@mail.com

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              The mission of Surface Design Association is to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of textiles in the art and design communities as well as in the general public. They hope to inspire creativity and encourage innovation, and further the rich tradition of the textile arts through publications, exhibitions, conferences, and educational opportunities.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              Member Benefits include:

              • Publications – Surface Design Journal is a 74-page, full-color quarterly publication that presents innovative ideas and works from emerging and established artists.
              • eNews Bulletin – Monthly email bulletin that keeps members up-to-date with timely information on opportunities.
              • Regional and state email member news reports – Quarterly emails with news of local, state and regional interest. Members can submit news to their state rep for the reports.
              • National conferences – Inviting the exchange of ideas, these conferences are held every two or three years as forums for visionary voices to expose new thinking, new tools and expressive artwork.
              • Regional and State Events – Exhibits, workshops, and meetings allow members within a region to present their work & interact with each other.
              • SDA Image Library – Members can upload images for public viewing, select images to download for educational purposes, and upload entries into juried online SDA gallery shows.
              • SDA Journal Exposure – Members can submit artwork for inclusion in the SDA Journal “Exposure” section.
              • Newsletter Classified Ad – Members are allowed a free 25-word non-commercial classified ad published in the quarterly SDA Newsletter.

              UrbanGlass

              ORGANIZATION: UrbanGlass

              WEBSITE: www.urbanglass.org 

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1112
              Phone Number: 718-625-3685          Fax Number: 718-625-3889
              Email Address: info@urbanglass.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              From its inception UrbanGlass has existed to facilitate the creation of art made from glass. Its comprehensive and well-equipped studios and technical support staff provide artists, designers and architects with the tools and expertise they need to realize their creative visions. Today, the facility of UrbanGlass serves as the primary studio of over 350 artists each year.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              Resources
              In addition to the artist-access studio, UrbanGlass offers a comprehensive education program of classes and workshops for every skill level – from novice to professional – in a wide variety of glass-working techniques, including glassblowing, hot casting, kiln casting, lampworking, fusing, slumping, neon, mosaics, stained glass and coldworking. Other UrbanGlass programs include GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, the pre-eminent English language publication covering the contemporary glass scene today. Through the depth and variety of its programs, UrbanGlass continues to be a distinctive and influential presence in the glass field and the most important East Coast center & resource for artists wishing to experiment with glass.
              Learn
              Learning at UrbanGlass takes many forms. At UrbanGlass they strive to create an environment that fosters a real-world approach to glass art. Nowhere else will you find students working side-by-side with professional artists creating their work, in the heart of the art capital of the world – New York City. The programs are designed to foster a love of glass and a thorough knowledge of its use as a medium for artistic expression. UrbanGlass students have access to some of the finest glassworkers in the world, year-round. This is because UrbanGlass is not just a school but a working artist studio where professional artists come to make their work and their living. They are open year round to provide quality education and support to students and artists alike.

              Virtual Arts Incubator

               

              ORGANIZATION NAME: Virtual Arts IncubatorWEBSITE: www.artsincubator.org

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 115 West 18th Street Kansas City, MO 64108
              Phone Number: 816-421-2292    Fax Number: Not Listed
              Email Address: Not Listed

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              Most artists who graduate from art institutions do not have the business skills required to establish self-sustaining careers in the arts. The Arts Incubator of Kansas City is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with these emerging artists in the development of their careers.

              In addition to business workshops and consulting, AIKC provides affordable, quality studio space in the Crossroads Arts District, a community experiencing extraordinary growth and national recognition as one of the top arts communities in the nation.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              From “arts insights” to organization charts and financial models, the Virtual Arts Incubator is a resource for a wide variety of audiences including small arts organizations, board members and Fine Arts Fund volunteers to organizations of all sizes.  Some of the many useful topics include:

              • Basic Business Plan Outline
              • Strategic Planning
              • Becomming a Non-Profit
              • Tax Basics for Non-Profits
              • Issues Boards Face
              • Direct Marketing
              • Differences Between Non-Profit and For-Profit Accounting
              • Creating Job Descriptions
              • Developing Personnel Files
              • Contacting the Media
              • Local Media Contact List

               

              Visual Arts Ontario

              ORGANIZATION: Visual Arts Ontario

              WEBSITE: www.vao.org

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 1153A Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J4, Canada
              Phone Number: 416-591-8883 Fax Number: 416-591-2432
              Email Address: info@vao.org

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              Visual Arts Ontario (VAO) empowers artists at every career level by providing professional development opportunities and by cultivating an appreciation of their work in communities across Ontario. Visual Arts Ontario’s career management and skills development services have been instrumental to the success of thousands of visual artists across Ontario. Visual Arts Ontario addresses the interests of artists at all career levels, as well as arts organizations and the art-interested public. As Canada’s largest and most active association of artists, VAO takes pride in offering its members a variety of vital services to enhance their careers.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              VAO provides a wide range of programs and services to its members including workshops, self-help guides, and on-line training. Programs cover such topics as portfolio presentation, exhibition management, marketing strategies, and business skills for the small business operator. VAO can provide you with all the information and skills needed to thrive in the competitive world of the professional visual artist such as portfolio presentation, marketing strategies, exhibition management, proposal development, artist statements – anything that relates to the business of being an artist. VAO offers courses, workshops, detailed self-help guides, on-line training programs and one-on-one consultations. Regular trade publications like Agenda and Hidden Agenda will keep you up to date on hundreds of career opportunities available to artists working in Ontario.

              Writers

              Fund for Investigative Journalism

              ORGANIZATION NAME: Fund for Investigative Journalism

              WEBSITE: www.fij.org

              CONTACT INFORMATION:
              Address, City, State, Zip Code: 910 17th St. NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006
              Phone Number: 202-481-1218    Fax Number: 703-534-3763
              Email Address: fundfij@gmail.com

              COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION/BIO:
              The Fund for Investigative Journalism was founded in 1969.  Philip Stern was a public-spirited philanthropist who devoted his life “to balancing the scales of justice”. Stern was convinced small amounts of money invested in the work of determined journalists would yield enormous results in the fight against racism, poverty, corporate greed and governmental corruption. Over three decades, the Fund has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to freelance reporters, authors and small publications, enabling the publication of more than 700 stories and broadcasts and some 50 books. Fund-supported projects have won a wide array of journalistic honors. They include two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Magazine Awards, the Raymond Clapper Award, the George Polk Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Worth Bingham Prize, the New York Newspaper Guild’s Front Page Award and many others.

              PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
              The Fund for Investigative Journalism’s list of resources is made available on its website. The most valuable resources available online are gathered into one place and made easily accessible for working reporters. Links include the Poynter Institute, which offers news and commentary about the journalism industry and more, and the New York Times Navigator that offers numerous links to reference and political Internet sites of use to working reporters. Information on past grants awarded and how to apply for a grant are also available from the website listed above.

              About Lisa Canning

              “Vowels are to words what creativity is to the world~ basic and necessary.”

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