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National Organizations

  • Americans for the Arts, formerly the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies and Americans for the Arts. This national organization works to advance support for the arts and culture in our nation's communities.
  • Americans for the Arts 2009 Annual Convention. The largest convention of arts administrators, advocates, patrons, and other arts leaders from across the country meet in Seattle, Washington, June 17–20, 2009. 
  • American Association of Museums, Assists museum staff, boards, and volunteers across the country to better serve the public through advocacy, professional education, information exchange, accreditation, and guidance on current professional standards of performance.
  • American Dance Guild, Inc., non-profit membership organization concerned with promoting the art of dance.
  • American Folklore Society, membership organization for academic and public folklorists.
  • American Symphony Orchestra League, links a national network of thousands of musicians, conductors, managers, board members, volunteers, staff members, and business partners, providing a wealth of services, information, and educational opportunities to its members.
  • Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center, The AHIRC database was created in 1998 by The Actors’ Fund of America, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as a health insurance resource for artists and people in the entertainment industry.
  • Artist Help Network, a free information service designed to assist artists in locating information, resources, guidance, and advice on a comprehensive range of career-related topics.
  • ArtsWire, a national bulletin board for the arts.
  • Chamber Music America, promotes artistic excellence and economic stability within the profession, and ensures that chamber music, in its broadest sense, is a vital part of American life.
  • Dance/USA, a national service organization for not-for-profit professional dance.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library, private research institution and the world's most significant repository of Shakespearean material.
  • The Foundation Center, information for grant seekers and grant makers.
  • Hardanger Fiddle Association of America. The HFAA is nonprofit organization preserving and promoting traditional Norwegian folk music and dance in North America and home of the Internet's first (since 1994) and most comprehensive site devoted to Norway's national instrument, the hardingfele.
    - What Is A Hardanger Fiddle? The Hardanger fiddle, or hardingfele in Norwegian, is commonly referred to as Norway's national musical instrument. For more, visit www.samedaymusic.com/library--hardangerfiddle.
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, a national membership organization that promotes the arts and the works of state arts agencies.
  • National Endowment for the Arts, the federal agency that supports and promotes all forms of art in the United States and its territories.
  • National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, non-profit arts organization which, through the Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS), identifies emerging artists and assists them in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation and support of the arts in American society.
  • National Gallery of Art, created in 1937 by a joint action by Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon.
  • National Governor's Association Issue Briefs. The series showcases the ways in which the arts help states address their most pressing policy challenges.
  • OPERA America, serves and strengthens the field of opera by providing a variety of informational, technical, and administrative resources to the greater opera community.
  • President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, established by Executive Order in 1982 to help restore and incorporate the arts and humanities in government objectives, the Committee serves the Administration by advising on the effectiveness of these endeavors, providing a mechanism for interagency collaboration, and undertaking projects extending the reach and quality of national arts and the humanities programs.
  • TechSoup Global can help arts organizations during this critical time. TechSoup Global is working towards a day when every social benefit organization on the planet has the access to resources they need to fulfill their mission. TechSoup Global serves 80,000 organizations in 22 countries. We’ve provided over $1 billion in software donations in the last ten years. For this service, we received a special ArtsTech Award from Carnegie Mellon University at October’s Technology in the Arts Conference in Pittsburgh. Techsoup Stock offers software donations to nonprofits from 35 major technology providers, including Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec, Intuit, and Adobe (for an administrative fee as little as 5% of retail cost). To qualify, organizations must be a 501(c)3. (See the TechSoup Stock Catalog.) Our Refurbished Computer Initiative gives nonprofits a chance to get low-cost, high-quality computers with a new operating system and up-to-date software (covered by a 90-day warranty).
 
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