Funding for Artists
Local Arts Funding
Alliance for the Arts
Americans for the Arts
National membership and service organization serving arts service organizations, educators, administrators and artists. AFTA produces publications about arts policy, issues, and management. It operates a national arts policy database and circulates the Arts Policy Watch E-News.
The Arts and Business Council provides workshops and webinars in arts management and marketing and offers an arts leadership institute for new and emerging arts leaders.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center is a national network for information about where and how to apply for foundation funding. The NYC office serves as a library and learning center. A number of its resources are available on-line.
Fractured Atlas is a national arts service organization that provides programs and services to independent artists, arts organizations, and the cultural sector at large. Services include fiscal sponsorship, liability insurance, health insurance navigation, professional development, technology tools, and advocacy. Fractured Atlas operates NYC Performing Arts Spaces (www.nycpaspaces.org), a searchable online database of rehearsal and performance space in the five boroughs of New York City.
Fund for the City of
New York (FCNY)
The Fund for the City of
Governance Matters provides an online good governance guide, a website with resources for board members and “Ask the Experts” answers to questions about governance practices.
GrantsPlus provides nonprofits with outsourced grants and contract administration as well as back-office financial and personnel services. Its services include funder report and compliance oversight, real-time financial reports, payroll and electronic timesheets, and vendor payment management.
Mid Atlantic Arts
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is a regional organization
promoting and supporting multi-state arts programs. It fosters cooperative exchanges and the
sharing of resources within the region MAAF supports performing arts companies
for touring to multiple venues in the region,
tours independent American films accompanied by their creators,
administers the Jazz Touring Network, and brings folklorists and traditional
artists from two different states together to exchange their practices and
ideas through the Mid Atlantic Folk Arts Outreach Project. MAAF also administers USArtists
International, which supports American dance, music and theatre ensembles and
solo performers to travel to major international festivals anywhere outside of
National Endowment for
the Arts (NEA)
In addition to the agency's extensive grants programs, the NEA online provides a wealth of information, publications and opportunities via an electronic resource center.
New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.
NYCON is a statewide association of nonprofit
organizations. Every organization currently funded by the New York State
Council on the Arts is currently a member of NYCON, and eligible to receive
free telephone consultation about organizational development, governance and
management issues. Organizations funded
by NYSCA receive discounts on more
intensive consultancies, workshops, computer/date backup systems, director’s
and officer’s liability insurance. NYSCON provides free pre-recorded webinars on management,
governance, conflicts of interest issues, communications, marketing, and issues
relating to the use of independent contractors. It also organizes conferences in various
New York Foundation for
the Arts (NYFA)
NYFA provides a wide range of services and
direct support to the arts community of
Coordinating Committee of New York
The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC, offers offers affordably priced insurance programs, including directors’ and officers’ liability insurance as well as property and casualty insurance for its members. Its services for members also include training programs in practical management skills for small and mid-sized nonprofits, technology workshops, legal assistance on employment and labor relations, a retirement benefits program and a partnership with the Unemployment Services Trust which enables members to opt out of the state employment tax system and only pay when they have an unemployment claim.
Nonprofit Finance Fund
The Fund offers loans, lines of credit, financial
advisory services and workshops to nonprofit organizations in metropolitan
The Standby Program is a media arts service organization that provides artists and non-profit organizations access to state-of-the-art film, video, audio and digital post production services at reduced rates.
Volunteer Lawyers for
VLA provides free or low-cost legal assistance for artists and arts groups statewide. Its workshops and lectures cover a variety of legal issues affecting the arts community, including the process of obtaining non-profit incorporation and tax exempt status issues. Through MediateArt, artists are paired with mediators to mediate or resolve arts related disputes outside the traditional legal framework. The Art Law Line is a telephone service providing the arts community with legal and business advice, referrals and information about both substantive legal questions and VLA’s services. Pro bono legal services are offered to artists and arts organizations meeting income guidelines, and the VLA Clinic provides VLA members with a free consultation by a volunteer attorney on an arts related issue. The Artist Legacy Project provides free estate planning and related legal services for artists with HIV/AIDS.
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