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Academy of American Poets - Support American poets at all stages of their
careers and fosters the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Academy sponsors programs nationally, including the Academy
Fellowship, the Tanning Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the James Laughlin Award, the Walt
Whitman Award, the Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award, the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, poetry prizes at
170 colleges and universities, a national series of poetry readings and poets' residencies, and the American Poets Fund, which
provides emergency financial assistance to poets.
Actors' Fund of America, The - Provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals
- designers, writers, sound technicians, musicians, dancers, administrators, directors, film editors, stagehands - as well as actors.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation - Promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use
of U.S. historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.
America's Society - Explore the Americas through a continuous dialogue with the politicians,
academics, artists, labor and business leaders, musicians, intellectuals and other thought leaders who are defining the new reality of the
Americas. Public policy programs in New York, Miami and Washington, traveling art exhibitions in Mexico City and Toronto, and Latin
American Literature and Arts magazine.
American Association of Woodturners (AAW) - Dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide by providing opportunities for education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood. Established in 1986, AAW currently has more than 15,000 members and a network of over 350 local chapters globally representing professionals, amateurs, gallery owners, collectors, and wood/tool suppliers. AAW's journal, American Woodturner is the foremost publication on the art and craft of woodturning in the world.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) - A private non-profit federation of sixty-six national
scholarly organizations working for the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social
Antique Dealers Association of California (ADAC) - Founded in 1924. A group of knowledgeable
dealers pledged to integrity and fair dealing in the buying and selling of antiques. Members are experts in their individual fields with
inventories ranging from 17th century baroque to Americana, from 18th century ceramics to fine rugs and textiles, from fine art to Asian
Apex Art - Exhibition space in downtown New York City in which invited curators mount
ARLIS/UK & Ireland - Promotes all aspects of the librarianship of the visual arts, including
architecture and design.
Art Dealers Association of Canada Inc. (ADAC) - The only National Association of art dealers
representing artists throughout Canada. Dealers are selected for their knowledge and scholarship in their respective fields of expertise.
Art League, The - A multi-faceted visual arts organization serving artists in the DC Metro area and beyond.
Art Pride New Jersey - Advocates at local, state and national levels for funding, support and recognition of the arts in New Jersey.
ArtPlace America - A collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of
the nation's largest banks. ArtPlace America also seeks advice and counsel from close working relationships with various federal
agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human
Services, Agriculture, Education, and Transportation, along with leadership from the White House Office of Management and
Budget and the Domestic Policy Council.
Arts for LA - Iincreasing support for the arts in Los Angeles.
Arts Midwest - Connects the arts to audiences throughout the nine-state region of Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center - Supports the place of arts education at the
center of the curriculum through the creative and appropriate uses of technology. ARTSEDGE helps educators to teach in, through
and about the arts.
artsnet - Center for Arts Management and Technology, Carnegie Mellon University.
Association of Art Historians (AAH) - Formed in 1974 to support and promote the study of art history.
A national organisation for professional art and design historians, researchers or students who are involved in education, galleries,
museums and art-related publishing, or any other activity linked with art and design history. Also see Art History, a journal refereed by the AAH.
Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) - Aid its members in establishing and maintaining standards
for themselves and the museums they represent. Examines issues and concerns related to works of art including care and development of
collections, collection management issues, copyright/image rights, and legal issues related to works of art.
California Arts Advocates - Working on behalf of artists, arts
organizations and millions of people that attend museums, galleries, and performances. Provides professional public policy advocacy for the
entire spectrum of arts stakeholders.
Canada Council for the Arts - A national arm's-length agency which fosters the development of
the arts in Canada through grants, services and awards to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations, as well as administering
scholarly awards, and having under its aegis the Public Lending Right Commission and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Also see the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
Canadian Artists Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens(CARFAC) - The national voice of
Canada's professional visual artists. As a non-profit association and a National Art Service Organization. Promotes the visual arts in
Canada. Defends artists' economic and legal rights and educates the public on fair dealing with artists. Promotes a socio-economic climate
conducive to the production of visual arts. Engages in advocacy, lobbying, research and public education on behalf of artists in Canada.
Center for Land Use Interpretation - The lead agency in the establishment of the American Land
Museum, a network of landscape exhibition sites being developed across the United States. The purpose of the museum is to create a
dynamic contemporary portrait of the nation, a portrait composed of the national landscape itself. The Center produces public
exhibits on themes and regions for galleries and museums, and conducts public bus tours and educational field trips.
College Art Association (CAA) - Promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and
criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art.
Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) - Established by Congress in 1910 as an independent agency to advise the
Federal and District of Columbia governments on matters of art and architecture that affect the appearance of the nation's capital.
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia (CACV) - A non-profit, non-collecting institution founded to foster
awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture,
photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown.
Creative Time - Programs committed to helping visual artists, architects, and performing artists
bring their new work to a wide range of public spaces in the five boroughs of New York City. Creative Time has presented artists'
works in such sites as bridges, beaches, landfills, subways, storefronts, bars, television and now cyberspace.
Dia Center for the Arts - Dia ventures include establishment of its 40,000 square-foot exhibition
facility at 548 West 22nd Street in New York; collaboration with Printed Matter Bookstore at Dia, the nation's foremost
distributor and retailer of artists' books and publications; the establishment of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh;
the founding of the Cy Twombly Gallery in Houston; and the completion of James Turrell's Roden Crater, near Flagstaff, Arizona.
DrawBridge - An arts program for homeless children in San Francisco.
Experimenta - Australian contemporary arts organisation dedicated to commissioning, exhibiting
and promoting media art. Since 1986 Experimenta has promoted new media and digital arts through exhibitions,
screenings, artist commissions and exhibition tours.
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF) - Acts as a solutions manager to arts and cultural groups in
arranging exchanges and cultural tours. FAF is known for its quality arts exchange and cultural tours and aiding in development
Fundació Vila Casas - Founded in 1986 by the pharmaceutical entrepreneur Antoni Vila Casas. A private, non-profit making organisation that promotes contemporary Catalan art.
Getty Center - An international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted
to the visual arts and the humanities that includes an art museum and programs for education, scholarship, and conservation.
Human Arts Association, Ltd. - A non-profit organization incorporated in the
State of New York in 1976 for the purpose of sponsoring independent productions by artists, writers, composers, performers, and media
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - ICA is a London arts center
presenting contemporary film, exhibitions, talks, club nights, music, dance, new media events. It also has a bookshop, bar and restaurant.
IntelCULTURE - International Intelligence on Culture (formerly IAB, the International Arts Bureau).
Interarts - Focuses on emergent cultural issues of political relevance and contributes to the
elaboration of proposals for the implementation of cultural policies.
International Association of Art Critics (AICA) - An NGO, founded in 1950 under the
patronage of UNESCO, whose objective it is to support art criticism in all its forms, worldwide and to keep pace with its changing
disciplines. AICA's head office, located in Paris, represents and promotes the activities of the Association's 4,500 members,
grouped into 63 different Sections, throughout the world. AICA-USA is the United States
Kitchen, The - Center for video, music, dance, performance, film and video
in New York. An organization whose mission is mission is to identify, support, and present artists whose art influences its medium and
contemporary culture. It promotes the growth of artists, audiences, and the presenting field by pushing the accepted boundaries and
definitions of contemporary culture, using artistic exploration and education as tools and its own extensive history as a resource. Over
the years, The Kitchen has helped foster the careers of many innovative artists. People as diverse as Philip Glass, Laurie
Anderson, Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, Eric Bogosian, David Byrne with The Talking Heads, Robert Longo, Peter Greenaway, Dana Reitz,
Meredith Monk, Brian Eno, John Lurie, Elizabeth Streb, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Vernon Reid, Jenny Holzer, and others.
Marina Abromovic Institute West - Established to help preserve
performance art and to increase its audience. The Institute's goal, according to its eponymous founder, is to inspire research, as
well as foster creativity and collaboration among an international network of young artists, whose mediums range from performance, dance,
and theater, to film, video, opera, and music. The Institute is located at 575 Sutter Street in Union Square, with two
floors totalling 7,500 square feet of exhibition space and four lofts for workshops, artist residencies, and film and lecture series.
Mediacult - As a social science research institute, Mediacult has taken on the task of investigating the opportunities and dangers that accompany the industrial dispersal of information, entertainment, and culture, to provide a basis for measures in media and cultural politics. .
Mercator-Education - European network for information, documentation and research into
regional or minority languages in education.
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation - Providing leadership for artists and arts organizations in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West
Virginia, bringing the highest quality arts programming and services available to artists, audiences, and the public.
Monument Men Foundation - The "Monuments Men" were a group of 345 or so men and women
from thirteen nations who comprised the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section during World War II. Many were museum
directors, curators, art historians, and educators. Together they worked to protect monuments and other cultural treasures from the
destruction of World War II. In the last year of the war they tracked, located, and ultimately returned more than 5 million artistic and
cultural items stolen by Hitler and the Nazis. Their role in preserving cultural treasures was without precedent.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) - 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. Also see Recent Grants.
National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) - Dedicated to creating opportunities for young
artists. NSAL endeavors to discover America's top artists at the beginning of their careers and encourages, sponsors, assists,
showcases and introduces them to members of their profession.
Point, The: Hunters Point Shipyard - The Point has over
250 artists on site and is one of the largest artist communities in the country. It is open to the public two times per year during Open Studios where artists show their work.
Private Art Dealers Association (PADA) - Represents a select group of dealers, each of whom specializes
in a particular area of the fine arts and works from a non-public space. PADA members guarantee the authenticity of all art they
sell. PADA offers a fine art appraisal service that provides tax valuations for estate purposes and donations to charitable
institutions at competitive rates.
Project for Public Saces (PPS) - Dedicated to people who design, manage or rent space in buildings
located in urban communities - particularly offices, mixed-use buildings, or facilities like courthouses, libraries and academic centers.
Committed to helping make better buildings, better public spaces and better communities.
Public Art Fund - New York's leading presenter of artists' projects, new commissions, and
exhibitions in public spaces.
Pusod - A Filipino resource center for the arts, culture and environment. Part of the Babilonia Wilner Foundation with locations in Berkeley, California and in the Philippines.
Qatar Museums - Founded in late 2005 to manage the resources of all museums in the State
of Qatar, to develop cultural institutions such as museums and galleries, and to provide an effective system for collecting, protecting,
preserving and interpreting historic sites, monuments and artifacts.
Ruskin Society - Seeks to raise awareness of the life, work and times of the great writer,
art critic and pioneer of social and economic reform, John Ruskin (1819-1900).
Sankofa - A social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte that enlists the support of artists and influential individuals in collaboration with grassroots partners to elevate the voices of the disenfranchised and promote justice, peace, and equality.
Smithsonian - Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research
complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Also see:
Affiliate Museums - Brings collections, scholarship and exhibitions to
communities across the nation.
Collections - America's heritage, art from across the globe, and the immense diversity of
the natural and cultural world.
Research Centers - Operates nine research centers and numerous research programs.
Science - Smithsonian science examines many of the world's most complex and
SITES: Traveling Exhibition Service - Specializes in creating three dimensional, full-scale
exhibition "packages" containing objects, photographic images, and interpretive text. Many exhibitions also include cases, freestanding
display units, and computer and audiovisual equipment.
Society of Illustrators - Promotes the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education.
Souls Grown Deep Foundation - Dedicated to documenting, researching, preserving, and exhibiting this work of these self-taught African American artists. Through the use of its 1,200 artworks and thousands of field photographs, the organization’s goal is to bring this vital and quintessentially American art form to a wider audience, to see its inclusion in the “real” American art dialogue, and ensure its recognition as one of the great American contributions to the history of art.
Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) - An arts service organization dedicated to the creative
advancement and preservation of the arts. WESTAF serves the state arts agencies, artists, and arts organizations of Alaska,
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
World Monuments Fund (WMF) - Playing a leadership role in the rescue and preservation of imperiled works
of art and architecture. WMF is the only private, nonprofit organization devoted to onsite conservation of monuments and sites
worldwide. It has achieved an unmatched record of successful intervention; advancing 400 projects in eighty countries.
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