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The Association for Art History

The Association for Art History welcomes all art historians, museum professionals, critics, and scholars, including graduate students.Associating under this broad allegiance and welcoming art historians and scholars from across the spectrum, the Association for Art History will focus on the specific interests and concerns of its members.

Asian American Arts Foundation

Asian American Arts Foundation - Northern California non-profit organization assisting the Asian Pacific arts community.

Arts Wire

Arts Wire - weekly digest of arts news and a database of cultural resources from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Arts Foundation of Michigan

Arts Foundation of Michigan

The Arts & Crafts Society

The Arts & Crafts Society is an online community dedicated to the philosophy and spirit of the Arts & Crafts Movement. In the spirit of the societies inspired in the early 20th century by the historic Arts & Crafts Movement, this site has been created to provide an online 'home' for the present-day Arts & Crafts Movement community: artisans, craftspeople, collectors, lovers, etc.

The ArtMetal

The ArtMetal Project is a not-for-profit volunteer venture of a group of metalsmiths and organizations which aims to disseminate information about various aspects of artistic metalworking and to provide a forum for artists and art lovers to experience this outstanding medium. If you are interested in learning more about how to work with metal. This site includes a good list of resources for metalsmiths.

The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA)

The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the art of blacksmithing. ABANA's two quarterly publications, the Anvil's Ring and the Hammer's Blow , provide inspiration and technical information for 4,500 members. Over 50 chapters in North America, Australia, and New Zealand are chartered with ABANA.

Art Sans Frontiere

Art Sans Frontiere - international Danish-French art foundation promoting artists from all corners of the world, online and with exhibitions in the South of France.

Art Libraries Society - Australia and New Zealand

Art Libraries Society - Australia and New Zealand has as its aims to promote arts librarianship, particularly by acting as a forum for exchange of information and materialsand to co-operate with other national and international organisations in the fields of arts and librarianship.

Art Libraries Society of North America - ARLIS/NA

Art Libraries Society of North America - ARLIS/NA Founded in 1972, ARLIS/NA promotes the continuing professional education of its members and the general knowledge of the public concerning all aspects of art librarianship and visual resources curatorship.

Art for Health Foundation

Art for Health Foundation - sponsoring projects which use the arts to increase public awareness of health risks.

Art and Design Associations on the World Wide Web

Art and Design Associations on the World Wide Web provides links to over 560 associations whose members are interested in variety of visual arts, architecture, design, and allied fields.

The American Craft Council

The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to fostering an environment in which craft is understood and valued. Founded by Aileen Osborn Webb in 1943, the Council has a distinguished history of innovative programming that has provided a vital base for the emergence of the contemporary craft movement in the United States in the decades since the Second World War.

American Arts Alliance

The mission of the American Arts Alliance is to be the principal advocate for America's professional nonprofit arts organizations and their publics in representing arts interests and advancing arts support before Congress and other branches of the Federal government. To achieve this mission, the Alliance will inform legislators and policy makers of the vital role of the arts in American society, and advocate the development of national policies which recognize,enhance and foster the contributions that thearts make to America.

American Artist Relief Organization Network, Inc.

encouraging celebrities and developing artists to lend their talents to needy causes.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

source of grant funding in the province.

Artist Grant

Artist Grant. Provides financial support to developing professionals committed to advancing their work and careers as artists, through non-matching grants of $3,000.

General Operating Support (GOS) program

General Operating Support (GOS) program

Folk Art Apprenticeship guidelines & forms

Folk Art Apprenticeship guidelines & forms

Fellowship grant guidelines and application form for individual artists

Fellowship grant guidelines and application form for individual artists

Project Grant Guidelines and application forms

Project Grant Guidelines and application forms

Operating Support Grants

Operating Support grants support the operations of and public access to the programs of Oregon's medium and large not-for-profit arts organizations. The Oregon Arts Commission encourages applications that demonstrate the inclusion of creation, exhibition or performance of work created by Oregon artists of demonstrated artistic excellence. They are intended for arts groups whose prior year cash income totaled at least $75,000.

Arts Services Grants

The Oregon Arts Commission’s Arts Services grants provide operating support primarily for local and regional art councils (or other arts organizations) that offer: Regular, ongoing arts services to a broadly representative population; Information, programs and services that encourage all people to participate in arts activities; Opportunities that enhance the capacity of artists to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well being of their communities.

Arts Learning Grants

Grants for arts learning support teaching and learning in and about the arts in K-12 schools and communities. The grants also support programs and activities that promote the arts as an integral part of K-12 education. If you received an FY09 Arts Learning grant, and you need to revise your budget [it shows up as an interim report], open your electronic application here: FY09 Arts Learning Interim Report (Revised Budget)

Cultural Tourism Grants

Call Shannon Planchon 503-229-6062 or shannon.planchon@state.or.us Postmark Deadline: January 31, 2009 Purpose of the Cultural Tourism Grants The Oregon Arts Commission established the Cultural Tourism Grants to support projects and partnerships that positively impact arts-based cultural tourism activities. This effort advances the Commission’s long-range plan calling for stronger links between the arts, culture, the tourism industry and local economic development. This grant program will support activities undertaken by arts or tourism groups – and especially projects in which both groups collaborate – designed to increase tourism motivated entirely or in part by the arts -related offerings of a community or region. 2009 Cultural Tourism Grant Guidelines and Application

Arts Build Communities

Arts Build Communities grants recognize and support both the arts in local communities and the involvement of the arts and artists in community development. The program recognizes the expanding role arts organizations are taking in the broader cultural, social, educational and economic areas of community life. Support will be provided to arts and other community-based organizations to form alliances and partnerships to strengthen communities through projects that connect the arts with local issues and opportunities.

Oregon Media Arts Fellowship

Deadline: October 1, 2008The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship(s) provide financial and other support for production expenses to enable Oregon film or video artists to create or complete new work or works in progress. The Media Arts Fellowship(s) recognize and assist media artists whose work shows exceptional promise and who have demonstrated a commitment to film or video art. The Oregon Arts Commission, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation and Oregon Public Broadcasting fund the program. The Media Arts Fellowship program is administered by the Northwest Film Center/Portland Art Museum. Additional support is provided by the Oregon Film and Video Office and Chambers Communications. Contact the Northwest Film Center at thomas@nwfilm.org.

Individual Artists Fellowship Grants

Call Shannon Planchon at 503-229-6062 or shannon.planchon@state.or.us for more information Deadline: October 15, 2008 The Commission recognizes the achievements of Oregon artists and the contributions they make to the cultural health of the state through its annual Artist Fellowship grants- non-matching $3,000 stipends to a select group of the state's most innovative creators. The Commission will consider applications annually according to artistic discipline. In 2009, Oregon artists working in Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry) and Performing Arts (choreography, dance, music composition, music performance, theater and performance art) will be considered. Make sure you have Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher installed on your computer. Download the Individual Artist Fellowship Application here.

Arts Recognition Grants

Call Shannon Planchon, 503-229-6062, for more information FY2009 Deadlines: September 11, 2008 and January 15, 2009 Arts Recognition grants are $1,000 awards made to exemplary arts organizations that have a record of excellence in programming, service and organizational capacity, but have not received other Arts Commission funding. Arts Recognition grants are a visible indication of Commission support and assist in raising an organization's profile and in leveraging other funds and resources. These awards are not for operating support.

Career Opportunity Grant Application

Career Opportunity Grant Application Make sure you have Adobe Reader 8.0or higher installed on your computer.

Career Opportunity Grants

Call Shannon Planchon, 503-229-6062 for more information Career Opportunity Grants for Artists provide financial support to enable Oregon artists to take advantage of opportunities to enhance their careers through the development of arts, business or professional skills to expand marketing capacity and/or to further develop the nature or quality of their artwork.Grant amounts may range from $300 to $1,500. The Oregon Arts Commission has allocated $50,000 for the FY2009 grant cycle. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis, and the Commission may award up to the full amount available at any quarter, so please check here at this website or call our office to see if there are funds available. The next application deadline is November 14, 2008. There are funds available for the November 14, 2008 deadline.

Arts Learning

Arts Learning: Artist Express

Individual Artist Grants Programs and Services

Individual Artist Grants Programs and Services Individual Excellence Awards

Ohio Heritage Fellowship Awards

Ohio Heritage Fellowship Awards

Ohio Artists on Tour Roster

Ohio Artists on Tour Roster

Arts Access

Arts Access

Arts Learning

Arts Learning: Arts Partnership

Arts Learning

Arts Learning: Artist in Residence/ Sponsors

Arts Learning

Arts Learning: Artist in Residence/ Artists


Sustainability (under $1.5 million)

Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

Individual Artist Grants Programs and Services

Individual Artist Grants Programs and Services

Arts Innovation

Arts Innovation

Percent for Art Purchases/Commissions

Percent for Art Purchases/Commissions – Provide opportunities for the State to acquire artwork by visual and craft artists, working individually or collaboratively, to be placed in the public spaces of new or existing state buildings.

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants – Provide grants to a master/apprentice team to help preserve cultural heritage by enabling a master traditional artist to teach an experienced apprentice in one-to-one sessions.

Fellowship Awards

creation of websites or promotional materials. Fellowship Awards – Provide cash awards and increased promotion to six professional New Hampshire artists through an annual, no-fee competition, which rates examples of recent work by individual artists for artistic excellence.

Artist Entrepreneurial Grants

Artist Entrepreneurial Grants - Provide matching grants for professional New Hampshire artists, at any point in their careers, to advance their careers through professional development opportunities, such as mentoring of emerging artists by established artists, attendance at workshops/conferences/artist colonies that will increase their capacity as small businesses and artists, and assistance in marketing their work via creation of websites or promotional materials.

Project Grants

Project Grants - annual grants for a variety of public projects and activities focused on community arts, traditional arts, arts in health care, and capacity building for mid to large arts organizations

Operating Grants

Operating Grants - two-year operating support

Mini Grants

Mini Grants - quarterly grants for a variety of small public projects and activities, consultancies, and professional development for arts and educational administrators

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