LINKS TO MORE SERVICES
Our database contains hundreds of useful resources for artists working in every discipline. Choose a topic below to easily find the the right organization to assist you with your unique needs. This is not a complete listing. If you don’t see what you need or have a suggestion, please contact us at email@example.com.
ACCOUNTANTS & TAX ASSISTANCE
- Massachusetts Society of CPAs (Find a CPA for your needs/in your area)
- Art and Taxes is a site developed to address the tax needs of artists of all disciplines. It was developed by Peter Jason Riley, author of New Tax Guide for Writers, Artists, Performers & Other Creative People). They offer online advising, FAQs, tax guides for each discipline, and you can download resources (e.g. expense sheets) for free off his site!
- Americans for the Arts national organization dedicated to advancing the arts in America.
- Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is a state-wide coalition of artists of all disciplines volunteering their time to ensure artists are at the policy making tableMALC’s meetings, and connected working groups are designed to bring together artists leaders of all disciplines and artist(s) run organizations, initiatives, and businesses around key issues facing Massachusetts artists working in all disciplines. Though participants may have different perspectives on how best to address the issues facing our community, we are all committed to improving the social and economic position of all Massachusetts artists. The overall goal is to empower our community, support our artists leaders, and to mentor new artists leaders. We want to ensure that artists are at the policy making table.Membership is FREE and open to Massachusetts individual artists of all disciplines and to Massachusetts artist(s) run organizations/businesses/
initiatives (artist(s) run means the following — for those with a board structure the majority of the governing board must be comprised of working artists and for a business/organization without a governing board structure — it must be run by an artist or artists)
- Massachusetts Cultural Council State arts agency that offers grant programs, partnerships and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, and programs for schools, communities and individual artists. They also have lists of artist directories and spaces.
- The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation’s only multidisciplinary Latino arts service organization. For 24 years, NALAC has delivered programs that stabilize and revitalize the US Latino arts and cultural sector by providing critical advocacy, funding, networking opportunities and professional development training for Latino artists and arts organizations in every region of the country. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field.
- VSA ART of MA Serves individuals with disabilities by creating opportunities for participation in the arts and integration into the cultural and educational mainstream of our communities.
ART & TECHNOLOGY
ARTIST COMMUNITIES, INITIATIVES & OPEN STUDIOS IN MASSACHUSETTS
- The Mass. Office of Travel and Tourism maintains an extensive calendar of open studio events.
- Absolutely Art Open Studios: Acton Open Studios – generally take place late October.
- Arlington Open Studios: Generally take place mid-October at The Arlington Center for the Arts, a nonprofit, community based arts organization founded in 1988 and housed in the Gibbs Center located in Arlington, MA.
- ArtSpace Maynard Open Studios: Generally take place early October.
- The Art Drive: Generally in mid-August, this event is organized by Dartmouth and Westport artists. Visitors will enjoy a great weekend venue while touring these historic Massachusetts South Coast towns.
- Beacon Hill Art Walk: The Art Walk is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June, throughout Beacon Hill. Residents open up their private gardens, alleyways, and courtyards and allow artists to display and sell their artwork.
- Beverly Arts Fest: Arts Fests mission is to promote the designated Beverly Arts District with a day long street festival in June on Cabot Street celebrating art and entertainment.
- Boston Open Studio Coalition /Open studios in Boston’s neighborhoods (listed alphabetically below, dates may have changed; check links for current information):
- Allston/Brighton Open Studios (mid-November)
- Charlestown Open Studio (early December)
- Dorchester Arts Collaborative (October)
- East Boston Artists Group (early October)
- Fort Point Arts Community (May & October)
- Howard Art Project, a shared gallery/project space founded by six members of the SMFA community, is located in the heart of Field’s Corner, Dorchester, MA, and participates in Dorchester Open Studios. Currently a dozen artists have workplaces in the 5,000 square foot, second story former office building. The Howard Art Project is a proposal-based venue, open to applications from the community at large. Check their website for current programming and exhibitions.
- Hyde Park Open Studios (early December)
- Jamaica Plain Open Studios (late September)
- Roslindale Open Studios (early November)
- Roxbury Open Studios (early October)
- South Boston/Distillery Open Studios (early November) The Distillery is a vibrant community of artists, artisans, and small businesses located in a beautiful mid 19th century converted rum distillery building. The building houses three galleries and over 100 artists.
- South End Open Studios (September). For more information, contact John Crowley (617) 635-3911
- SOWA Artists Guild is a non-profit association of professional studio artists who promote diversity and individuality in the center of the SOWA Art District, they hold events like First Fridays, which gives visitors access to the artists, and many other events and activities.
- SoWa Art Walk (mid-May) The SoWa Art Walk is held every spring in the SoWa (South of Washington Street) neighborhood in Boston’s South End. A former mill building district where pianos, canned goods, shoes and other merchandise were made in the 19th century, the district has been home to artists’ studios carved out of the old factories for the last fifty years. Today, the artists have been joined by art galleries, creative businesses, cutting-edge restaurants and the recent boom in residential loft buildings.
- SOWA Open Market (Sundays) is Boston’s original art and design market and it hosts a variety of open air vendors of all kinds from crafts, to sculpture, and local farmer’s produce.
- Brickbottom Association/Open Studios (November) Located in Somerville, this is one of the oldest Open Studios in the Boston area. Brickbottom’s year-round gallery presents professionally curated art exhibitions as well as events and classes open to the community. Phone (617) 776-3410 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brookline Artists’ Open Studios (early May) This annual springtime event is held in locations all over Brookline.
- Cambridge Open Studios (Late April) Hundreds of artists throughout Cambridge open their doors to the public for this city-wide event.
- Cambridge Art Association: A membership organization. Juried exhibitions are mounted at Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Lowell Street, University Place Lobby at Harvard Square, and Wainwrights Bank at Kendall Square. Phone (617) 876-0246 Email: email@example.com
- Cape Ann Artisans (June and October) Open Studios around the beautiful coast of Essex, Gloucester and Rockport
- Cape Cod Art Association is a non-profit membership group that works to serve its members with a variety of arts programs and events.
- Dedham Open Studios (mid-May)
- Easthampton Art Walk (Second Saturday of every month, 5-8pm) More than a dozen locations host visual, music and performance art in an energetic sampling of local, regional and national talent. Just look for large, yellow banners outside each participating location.
- Fountain Street Open Studios (early April) Fountain Street Studios is a thriving artists’ community located in the historic Bancroft Building in South Framingham.
- Framingham Artists’ Guild is a membership organization that offers an art cultural exchange, concerts, awards, shows, and more.
- Holliston Mill Artist Studios (late October)
- Joy Street Artists Open Studios is a vibrant artist community comprised of sixty-two studios in the historic Brickbottom district off Union Square, in Somerville.
- Lexington Open Studios (May) – Over seventy Lexington-affiliated artists, four guilds.
- Lowell Open Studios (late September) See also Culture is Cool (COOL): Lowell’s Gateway to the Arts and Creative community. Western Avenue Open Studios holds Open Studios the 1st Saturday of every month, from 12-5pm. Since opening day, Western Avenue Studios has become an integral part of the cultural life of the city of Lowell. In addition to participating in the annual citywide Lowell Open Studios and holding monthly First Saturday Open Studios, WAS has provided venues for the 7th Annual International Edible Book Festival, the Lowell Quilt Festival, and the Lowell Photography Weekend.
- Marblehead Arts Association serves over 600 diverse artists, associates, and corporate members. It offers four galleries by artist members and guest artists, arts education and programming for adults and children, theater performances, and lectures.
- MassMouth a nonprofit organization promoting the art of storytelling through education, digital media and live performance.
- Mobius, Inca collaborative of interdisciplinary artists (est. 1977) whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists. Mobius is committed to structuring environments that foster projects incorporating a wide range of disciplines, which sets in motion situations where the artist’s impact can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius. Mobius is known for incorporating a wide range of the visual, performing and media arts into innovative live performance, video, installation and intermedia works. Mobius has produced hundreds of original works that have attained critical acclaim in Boston, nationally and internationally. Works created at Mobius have been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
- Mudflat Open Studios: (late April/early May) Mudflat Studio has offered the metropolitan Boston community a unique opportunity for clay work and play since 1971. As both an exciting, professionally run ceramics school and home to 18 clay artists, Mudflat follows its mission to promote and expand awareness and interest in the ceramic arts.
- Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington: (early May) Also offers classes, public programs, exhibitions and community service by studio artists.
- Natick Artists Open Studios (mid-October)
- Needham Open Studios(early May)
- New Bedford Open Studios (early Oct) A citywide event including over 80 artists, in 7 historical mill buildings.
- Newburyport Art Walk: A series of free, self-guided walking tours highlighting 15 galleries
- Newton Open Studios (mid-May)
- North Adams Open Studios (mid-October)
- Northampton Arts Night Out (Second Friday of every month, 5-8pm)
- Paper City Studios (early May) Paper City Studios Pulp Science Fiction spring event at its location in the Holyoke canal district offers open studios with resident artists working in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, multimedia, performance and fashion design.
- Pittsfield Third Thursdays (Third Thursday of the month, 5-8pm, May to October)
- Potters Place /Walpole (mid-November) 127B Old West Street, Walpole, MA.
- Provincetown Art Association and Museum offers exhibitions, classes, educational workshops
- Rockland Open Studios 4th floor artists (November) ET Wright Building, 379 Liberty St., Rockland. American Sandpaper Co., 83 East Water St., Rockland.
- Salem Open Studios (December)
- Saxonville Open Studios (Autumn) Located in Framingham’s historical Soho neighborhood village in the old Saxonville mill building on the Sudbury River.
- Somerville Artists Open Studios (early May)
- Southern New England Artist Community (SNAC) based in Bridgewater, MA the organization strive to create and foster opportunities for local artists
- Sudbury Open Studios (mid-October) Held the same weekend as a craft show and quilt show, the open studios are part of Sudbury Art Weekend. Organized by the Sudbury Art Association.
- Vernon Street Open Studios (early November and early May) Located in an historic 19th century brick industrial building, Vernon Street housed the first group of artists to open their studios to the public in 1975.
- Waltham Mills Open Studios (early November) Over 30 years ago, a group of artists began to rehabilitate space in the same buildings that once employed hundreds and had fallen into disuse. That group transformed the neglected and degenerating buildings into studios where it could create art, and in some cases, reside. The artists of the WMAA have a long history of community involvement as educators, arts events organizers and community leaders.
- West Concord Designers Open Studios Featuring 4 open studios with 15 award-winning artisans for fall and early holiday shopping.
- Watertown/Belmont Open Studios (late April) Meet over 50 artists and discover unique paintings, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, photography, mixed-media, and more! WBOS is a collaboration of the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Belmont Art Gallery and artists and businesses throughout the two cities to enable an exciting interaction between the local arts community, residents and visitors.
- West Medford Open Studios (late April/early May) The West Medford Open Studios is a multicultural arts group intended to enhance the community. WMOS encourages a dialogue among the artists, curious neighbors, and the broader public. For adults, this is a chance to broaden their knowledge of the creative process. For younger folks, it is a chance to meet working artists living in their midst, and to ask questions about how an artist pursues his or her craft.
- Creative Industries of Massachusetts – An arm of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, that connects creative entrepreneurs with a wealth of resources. Visit their Website for jobs, resources, and more! Download the Massachusetts-Creative-Economy-ResourceSheet. For further information, contact: Helena Fruscio, Creative Industries Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-788-3602
- Massachusetts Cultural Council(MCC) is a State arts agency that offers grant programs, partnerships and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, and programs for schools, communities and individual artists. They also have lists of artist directories and spaces.
ENTREPRENEURIAL & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
- Angela Myles Beeching is an experienced consultant on career development for musicians who offers individual coaching
- ARTMORPHEUS, a Massachusetts-based not-for-profit organization that provides artists and creative enterprises with strategic guidance and connects them to a wide range of sustaining tools and resources.
- Artist Resource Center (ARC), located within the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Center provide career advising, employment listings, internships, courses, and opportunities for civic engagement.
- One Page Business Plan (a series of books) by Jim Horan
- The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love is a comprehensive handbook that provides information, tools and techniques for developing and sustaining a successful art career.
- The Business of Art is a book edited by Lee Caplin discussing how internationally known artists, dealers and other experts handle the art environment today
- The Creative Entrepreneur is A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real by Lisa Sonora Beam business strategy designed especially for creative thinkers.
- Future Boston Alliance/Accelerate Boston – a six month program designed for entrepreneurs looking to launch a business supporting the creative economy. During the program, participants are strategically paired with mentors in similar industries and taught business fundamentals. All participants are given a free subscription to LivePlan: Business Plan Software.
- Art and Taxes is a CPA developed site for artists of all disciplines, specifically to address their tax needs. They offer online advising, FAQs, tax guides for each discipline.
- ArtCareer.net is a website that offers resources on exploring the arts as a career with links and databases for schools and programs.
- Artist Career Training is a site set up and run by Aletta de Wal, artist advisor and author of “My Real Job is Being an Artist,” “What You Should Know Before You Quit Your Day Job (or Get One),” that provides support for emerging, mid-career and seasoned artists.
- Artist Help Network is a resource site for artists and arts professionals, which is based on the Appendix of Resources in Carol Michels book, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul (New York: Henry Holt & Company)
- Artist Statement Guide is a guide for writing an artist statement created and listed by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- GYST is a software designed for helping artists get organized
- My own business plan – A comprehensive tutorial for writing a business plan
- Taking the Leap is an online business curriculum geared specifically for artists of all disciplines
- Working Solo is an information resource for independent entrepreneurs
- This section lists the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and a link to the Local Cultural Councils (LCC) which list all of the Massachusetts Cities Cultural Councils.
- Massachusetts Cultural Council(MCC) is a State arts agency that offers grant programs, partnerships and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, and programs for schools, communities and individual artists. They also have lists of artist directories and spaces.
- Local Cultural Councils a program that provides a searchable database listing links to some 300 or more local and regional councils in the towns of the Commonwealth.
- Artists, please note: if any of your work or live/work space has been damaged, take pictures and keep receipts of whatever you spend during this time.
- Self-employed people are eligible for disaster unemployment insurance in areas where a federal declaration of disaster has been declared. About.com explains more: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/unemployment/g/disasterunemployment.htm
- The Academy of American Poets
- 584 Broadway Suite 1208
- New York, NY 10012
- The fund assists poets of demonstrated ability who are in a state of urgent financial need. Grants cannot be used to promote or otherwise enhance literary talent or reputation, and applications are not accepted. Academy Chancellors, Fellows, and prize winners must bring the circumstances of qualifying poets to the attention of the American Poets Fund committee by sending a letter of nomination, including specifics about the nominee’s current financial situation, to the Executive Director of the Academy.
- The Writers Emergency Assistance Fund (formerly the Llewellyn Miller Fund) is administered through the ASJA Charitable Trust. Its mission is to help established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis are unable to work. A writer need not be a member of ASJA to qualify for a grant.
- 1501 Broadway, Suite 302
- New York, NY 10036
- Telephone: 212-997-0947
- Fax: 212-937-2315
- Email: email@example.com
- Human Rights Watch administers the Hellman/Hammett grant program for writers who have been victims of political persecution or are in financial need. Hellman/Hammett grants typically range from $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000. In addition to providing much needed financial assistance, the Hellman/Hammett grants focus attention on repression of free speech and censorship by publicizing the persecution that the grant recipients endured.
- Human Rights Watch
- 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
- New York, NY 10118-3299
- Telephone: 212-290-4700
- Fax: 212-736-1300
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Artists Grants
- Poets in Need is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 providing emergency assistance to poets who have an established presence in the literary community as innovators in the field and have a substantive body of published work. Assistance is given only in cases of current financial need that is in excess of and unrelated to the recipient’s normal economic situation and that is the result of recent emergency (due, for example, to fire, flood, eviction, or a medical crisis).
- Post Office 5411
- Berkeley, CA 94705
- Email: email@example.com
- Academy of American Poets hosts the American Poets Fund for poets with illness or emergency.
- The Academy of American Poets
584 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10012-5243
- Emergency fund for professional published or produced writers with serious financial difficulties.
- PEN American Center /Writers Fund
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: 212-334-1660 Ext. 101
- The Advertising Industry Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to those in the industry during a time of crisis, when they are unable to work.
- 11700 National Blvd., Suite L #230
Los Angeles, CA 90064
- Visual Aid AFTRA members of at least two years standing may be eligible for grants for living expenses. For local East of Omaha, this includes the AFTRA Theatre Authority Fund, and the Serviceman’s Fund, which assists veterans. For locals West of Omaha, AFTRA offers the Frank Nelson Sick and Benefit Fund.
261 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
- The Broadcasters Foundation of America provides an anonymous safety net to men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession in cases of critical illness or crisis.
- 125 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019-5366
- The DGA provides confidential loans to members who are facing short term financial hardship.
- Directors Guild of America
New York Headquarters
110 West 57th Street
New York, New York 10019
- Emergency financial assistance is available for qualifying industry members who experience financial hardship due to illness, disability, unemployment or other reasons.
- 23388 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
- Emergency Grants are available by application to artists working in all disciplines who have sudden opportunities or unexpected expenses associated with presenting work to the public. For guidelines and more information please visit our website. Applications are accepted via email only. No phone inquiries please.
- Special funds for travel to Central and Eastern Europe:
In addition to providing support for artists with immediate needs related to performing and exhibition opportunities, FCA has special funds for last-minute or unexpected travel or other expenses for US-based artists presenting work throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Such requests must meet general Emergency Grants program guidelines in order to be eligible.
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts
- 820 Greenwich Street
- New York, NY 10014
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation
- Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 are awarded for specific projects on the criteria of merit and need; the foundation is especially concerned with those who have no other source of funding. Eligibility: artists and sculptors working in various media (note that the Foundation does not fund photography/digital video/film projects of any kind).
- Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 510 Shelter Island, NY 11964-0510
- The Haven Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization making grants to freelance writers and artists experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or other emergency or personal catastrophe. The Haven Foundation is a small fund providing grants of up to $25,000 per year, renewable for up to five years (pending approval of renewal application). Email: Form on website
- Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund
The Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund for Disabled Musicians provides a modest grant to temporarily or permanently disabled musicians who are members of the AFM.
- New York Headquarters
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: 212-869-1330 Ext. 236
- AGMA members in good standing may be eligible for emergency financial assistance. Grants are administered by The Actors Fund from the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles offices.
1430 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018
East coast: 212-221-7300 | 800-221-7303
West coast: 323-933-9244
- The HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) provides financial assistance to Blues musicians in need (and their families) due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral expenses. Grants generally range between $250 and $1500.
49 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Telephone: 901-527-2583 ext 12
- Any person who has been employed full time in the country music industry may be eligible for financial aid from The Opry Trust Fund.
- 2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
- The Musicians Emergency Fund offers aid to elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis.
322 West 48th St. 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036
- Music Maker Relief Foundation
- The Musical Sustenance Program gives grants to meet basic life needs and emergency relief to people 55 years or older and rooted in a Southern musical tradition.
PO Box 1358
Hillsborough, NC 27278
- MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies.
- Telephone: Each region has its own toll-free help line:
West Coast: 800-687-4227
- Helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses.
- 875 6th Avenue, Suite 2303
New York, NY 10001
- The fund provides emergency financial assistance to former Motown artists of the 1960s and 1970s.
- 100 South Broad Street
- Suite 420
- Philadelphia, PA 19110
- Telephone: 800-258-3799
- Fax: 215-568-1026
- Email: email@example.com
- SOS helps singers who have financial needs resulting from personal, family, or medical crises. Applicants must have derived their primary income from professional singing for five or more years.
- 15456 Ventura Blvd., Suite 304
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
- Sweet Relief provides financial assistance to career musicians who are facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
- Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
4952 Warner Avenue, Suite 242
- Eligibility for The Fund’s financial assistance program requires an application, documentation of your professional earnings and an interview. Applicants are encouraged to call and speak with an intake Social Worker who can determine which program will best fit your needs. (Financial assistance varies by program.)
- 729 Seventh Avenue, 11th floor
New York, NY 10019
Telephone: 212- 221-7300
- AGVA offers its current and previous members emergency aid through the AGVA Sick & Relief Fund. Once a need has been verified, the AGVA Sick & Relief Fund will pay a variety of bills such as: rent, utilities, telephone, etc. as well as give emergency grants. All grants are confidential and these grants are handled through a separate office to ensure privacy.
- 184 Fifth Ave, 6th floor
- New York, NY 10010
- Telephone: 212-675-1003 Ext. 105
- Founded by Actors Fund Vice President Bebe Neuwirth, The Dancers’ Resource was created in response to the unique situation dancers face due to the physically demanding nature of their work, coupled with the significant financial challenges of earning a living in dance. The Resource’s financial assistance program requires an interview, application and documentation of professional earnings and financial need.
- The Fund provides confidential grants to professional dramatists experiencing personal hardships such as health-related problems or the temporary loss of income. Recipients need not be Dramatists Guild members.
- 1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: Sue Drury, Administrator Dramatists Guild Fund: 212-398-9366 x 14
- Offers aid to those in economic need because of extenuating circumstances such as debilitating illness, (including chemical dependency problems); illness or death of a family member or significant other; a sudden increase in expenses or unforeseen drop in income; or, if retired or disabled, an insufficient fixed income from sources such as pensions, social security or disability benefits.
- Little Church Around the Corner
One East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016-7405
Telephone: 212- 685-2927
- Financial assistance is available to dancers and choreographers who meet eligibility criteria. Administered by Actors Fund.
- P.O. Box 15605
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
- The RESCU Foundation was established to promote and maintain the health and medical well-being of the participants of Renaissance Fairs, historical performances and other artistic events through several programs including financial assistance for emergency medical needs.
- RESCU Foundation
1421 East Broad St #248
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
- The SAG Foundation makes it a priority to help Guild members in need.Â The Emergency Assistance program, the Self-Pay Premium program, and the Catastrophic Health Fund assist eligible members facing challenging circumstances.
- 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 124
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Telephone: Stacey Jackson, Emergency Assistance Administrator: 323-549-6773
- The Fund serves veterans of the theatrical community and those who have worked in the exhibition, distribution or production of theater or movies who are encountering an illness, injury or life-changing event.
- Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation
10045 Riverside Drive, Third Floor
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
- The Emergency Assistance Program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists who lack the resources to meet their situation. Each grant is given as a one-time assistance.
- 380 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
- The Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. is a private, charitable foundation that assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement.
- 47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 212-255-7740 Ext. 216
- The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation offers the Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund to professional New England visual artists in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography or mixed media who have a financial need. Applicants must have resided in New England for at least two years prior to applying.
- 271 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230-1972
- Change, Inc.
- Change, Inc. provides one-time emergency grants up to $1000 to artists of any discipline. Applicants must be professional artists who can demonstrate need. Each applicant must submit a detailed letter describing the financial emergency, copies of outstanding bills, medical fee estimates and current financial statements, along with a career resume, reviews, exhibition or performance announcements, slides or photos of work and two letters of references from someone in affiliated field. Only complete applications will be accepted.
- PO Box 54
Captiva, Fl 33924
- CERF+ emergency relief assistance includes small grants, no-interest loans, access to resources, waivers and discounts on booth fees, and donations of craft supplies and equipment. One of the eligibility requirements is having had a recent career-threatening emergency such as serious illness, injury, or significant loss from theft, fire, flood or other disaster.
PO Box 838
Montpelier, VT 05601-0838
- The Foundation aids and assists painters and sculptors, and provides targeted relief to those affected by a catastrophic event.
- 545 West 25th Street, 15th Floor
- New York, NY 10001
- Telephone: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application: Individual Visual Artist Application for Support due to the effects of a Natural Disaster 2011
- Max’s Kansas City Project offers assistance to individuals who have made their living through their art form either professionally or personally and demonstrates a financial need for medical aid, legal aid or housing.
- Max’s Kansas City Project
- PO Box 53
- Woodstock, NY 12498
- Telephone: 845-679-2593
- Email: email@example.com
- The Mayer Foundation offers economic relief grants to needy individuals who are distressed or suffering as a result of poverty, low income or lack of financial resources
- 300 East 74th Street, Suite 35A
New York, NY 10021
- Deeply concerned for the welfare of artists affected by the Hurricane Sandy disaster, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is currently accepting emergency requests for grants to professional visual artists, which will be expedited under the Foundation’s guidelines. Artists are encouraged to visit our Foundation’s website, www.pkf.org where we have an online application. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Foundation by telephone (212-517-5400) or fax (212-288-2836). All requests will be promptly addressed. A completed application form, cover letter, exhibition history and ten images of your work (jpegs or photos of work will be accepted) will be needed to be considered for our emergency grants.
- Springboard’s Emergency Relief Fund exists to help meet the emergency needs of artists in need of immediate monies to cover an expense due to loss from fire, theft, health emergency, or other catastrophic, career-threatening event. Started by artists, the purpose of the Emergency Relief Fund is to expedite recovery from a specific economic crisis so that the artist applicant may continue their work. Artists may access up to $500.00 to meet or defray unexpected emergency expenses. Payment is made directly to the creditor, not the artist. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 212-221-7300 x 119
SALVAGE / CONSERVATION / RECOVERY
- Conservation OnLine: http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/nps/npsafter.html
- Studio Protector: http://www.studioprotector.org/OnlineGuide/Salvage.aspx
- American Institute for Conservation: http://www.conservation-us.org/disaster
- National Center for Preservation Technology and Training: http://ncptt.nps.gov
- Heritage Preservation: http://www.heritagepreservation.org/PROGRAMS/TASKFER.HTM
- Craft Emergency Relief Fund: http://craftemergency.org/emergency-response
- Arts Ready: https://www.artsready.org/page/useful_links
- National Document Conservation Center: http://www.nedcc.org/disaster/disaster.php (Hotline: +1.978.470.1010)
- MoMA consortium on conserving works released this document on emergency handling of artwork damaged by flooding.
- Studio Protector: Artist’s Guide to Emergencies is a project of the Coalition for Artists’ Preparedness and Emergency Response, this website provides resources on how to safeguard your artwork and checklists for how to prepare and what to do for emergency situations.
- Americans for the Arts – Arts Misc.
- Art&Education – Arts Misc.
- Artjob – Arts Misc.
- College Art Association – Arts Misc.
- OpenInvo – Arts Misc.
- Riley Guide – a fairly comprehensive listing of organizations and websites for jobs in the arts
- Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange Job Board – Advertising / Digital Media
- AdClub Job Board – Advertising / Digital Media
- Onward Search – Internet Marketing Jobs
- Archinet Job board – Design Jobs / National
- IIDA (Interior Design) Job Board – Design Jobs / National
- Core77 Coroflot – Industrial Product Design Jobs
- architectjobsonline.com – Industrial Product Design Jobs
- Building Design Job Board – Industrial Product Design Jobs
- Creative Contact – lists short term and contract jobs for artists and designers.
- Local Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Job Bank – Film & Television
- New England Film job list – jobs and casting calls.
- Boston Craigs List – General Job Search
- Mass Jobs – Massachusetts searchable database by industry, job function and location
- Twitter Job Search – General Job Search
- https://www.hireculture.org/resources.aspx – lists many other sites to check!
- www.ladders.com – General Job Search
- indeed.com – General Job Search
- careerjet.com – General Job Search
- Monster.com – General Job Search
- HireCulture – Massachusetts Cultural Council’s thorough non-profit cultural job listing site
- Idealist – Non-profit Jobs
- Berkshires Creative Jobs Board – Regional Search
- Creative Economy Association of the North Shore Jobs Board – Regional Search
- Stage Source – Theatre Jobs
- Boston PostMorteum Job Board – local chapter of International Game Developers Assoc.
- Powering UP Boston – A virtual community to serve as a conduit for disseminating information and connecting the digital media/game industry
FINANCIAL EDUCATION & GUIDANCE
- This section includes education and guidance but not grants and funding, which appear below.
- Abundance Bound – a financial education company that provides actors, artists, and other creative professionals with seminars and financial tools that fit with an artist’s lifestyle
- American Consumer Credit Counseling – a credit counseling agency that also offers money management and provides other financial education resources
- Artrepeneur – a website that provides as financial advice and business information for Artists
- MassSaves.org is a website that provides visitors with an abundance of financial information and money management resources
- The Midas Collaborative is an association of community-based, nonprofit organizations that help working low-income residents in Massachusetts build assets and achieve great economic stability
- MyMoney.gov is a U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education
FINANCING & FUNDING
- The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, by providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.
- Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization that provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines
- Franklin Furnace is an organization that offers artistâ€™s funding opportunities through the Franklin Furnace Fund and an E-newsletter that lists calls for proposals and competitions, job opportunities, real estate and more
- The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States
- More than Wheels is a nonprofit organization that provides loans to families with limited incomes for purchasing reliable, affordable cars.
- National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting artistic excellence, promoting public access to the arts, and providing leadership in arts education.
- New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) a non-profit organization that supports and promotes artists and the New England arts community through grant programs, resources, and research
- Healthcare for Artists is a free site for artists working in all disciplines to aid in navigating the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law and it also provides information for finding health care providers, health care resources and information, and health care advocacy organizations.
- Tad Crawford An attorney who has written a series of legal and business guides for artists working in various disciplines
- Artists Rights Society (ARS) The preeminent copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States
- CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral) Developed by the Northwest Justice Project, it allows low income individuals to be referred to legal assistance in their community by calling a toll-free number.
- Lawyer’s Clearing House Provides pro-bono legal services to non-profit organizations
- The Transactional Law Clinics A clinical program of Harvard Law School consisting of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Real Estate Clinic, and Entertainment Law Clinic. These clinics provide legal assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs
- The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts – A program of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, they provide for the legal needs and education of the state’s artistic community. The VLA also assists the artistic community in finding attorneys to sit on their respective boards of directors.
- Art&Education is a website that lists up-to-date and important news and opportunities in the art world.
- Art Deadline List is a monthly newsletter with several hundred announcements listing numerous opportunities for the artists, including (but not all) art contests and competitions, art scholarships and grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs and internships.
- E-flux is an international network which reaches more than 50,000 visual art professionals on a daily basis by distributing information on some of the world’s most important contemporary art exhibitions, publications and symposia.
- New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is home to NYFA Source, a listing that includes over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country.
PUBLIC ART RESOURCES
- Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network (PAN)
- Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network (PAN) develops professional services for the broad array of individuals and organizations engaged in the expanding field of public art. More than 350 public art programs exist in the United States at the state, local and national level. PAN connects the field by stimulating dialogue, discussing critical issues, developing public art products and services, and providing information through the website and the PAN Listserv.
- Public Artist Forum
- For visual artists and related professionals active in the creation of permanent or temporary artwork for public spaces, or those who would like to be, this forum is a place to exchange questions, advice, support and wisdom about the field of public art.
- Public Art Review http://forecastpublicart.org/
- Public Art Review is the only national journal focused on exploring the many dimensions of public art. Each issue provides opinion, analysis, criticism and discussion about the nature and trends in public art. Published semi-annually since 1989, its readership includes artists, architects, curators, city planners, educators, design professionals, program administrators, community leaders, writers, and students.
- CAFÉ, Call for Entry www.callforentry.org
- CaFÉ is a Web-based service that allows organizations and administrators to easily and cost-effectively manage artist-application and jury processes related to calls for entry. The service is especially designed for use with public art projects, artist fellowships, and juried visual-arts competitions.
- SlideRoom was founded in 2006 with the belief that creative materials are an important part of the application process and they should be easy to send and review online within a private environment. Since this inception, SlideRoom has blossomed into a widely used applicant management system capable of handling media, forms and references all in one place.
- CultureNOW dedicates itself to celebrating our vast cultural environment as a gallery that exists beyond museum walls through cultural tourism and arts education. CultureNOW believes that the three facets to understanding the world around us are art, architecture and history. Mapping these empowers the public to better visualize the place they live in making it a powerful tool to understand the richness and diversity of a community.
- Murals – Best Practices
- Heritage Preservation’s Rescue Public Murals initiative
- Information regarding best practices in mural planing, wall selection, wall or surface preparation, painting, coating, and maintenance.
PUBLIC ART CONSERVATION
- Cambridge Art Council, Public Art Conservation and Maintenance
- Initiated in 1996, the Cambridge Arts Council’s award-winning Conservation and Maintenance Program provides consistent and professional care to its growing collection, and is nationally recognized as a model in the in the public art field through professional practice, workshops, and information posted on its website.
- Forecast Public Art: Public Art Toolkit, Conservation and Restoration
- The fact of the matter is, once the artwork is installed, its life is just beginning. For permanent projects (lasting several years or more), a smart approach is to involve, if possible, a conservator in the process of planning and design. If this is not done, conservation and restoration will not be far off. Three sample projects illustrate options for an artwork when the work requires conservation or restoration.
- The Artist’s Guide to Public Art – Lynn Basa
- The book shows how to start and build a career in public art and assists in navigating the “system,” working efficiently, and standing up for the rights of artists. First-hand accounts from experienced public artists and arts administrators provide tips for the best ways to find, apply for, and win public art commissions.
- Public Art by the Book Barbara Goldstein
- A nuts and bolts guide for arts professionals and volunteers creating public art in their communities. This is a definitive resource for information on public art for local government, arts agencies, arts professionals and artists.
- Dialogues in Public Art Tom Finkelpearl
- The work presents a rich blend of interviews with the people who create and experience public art. The twenty interviews are separated into Controversies in Public Art, Experiments in Public Art as Architecture and Urban Planning, Dialogues on Dialogued-Based Public Art Projects, and Public Art for Public Health.
- The Art of Placemaking: Interpreting Community through Public Art and Urban Design Ronald Lee Fleming
- This work offers a comprehensive introduction to planning, funding, and designing public art to enhance sense of place. With its unique function as a guidebook and catalogue of examples, and its wealth of practical information, it is an essential handbook for professionals in architecture, city planning, and public art.
- One Place after Another: Site Specific Art and Locational Identity Miwon Kwon
- Informed by urban theory, postmodernist criticism in art and architecture, and debates concerning identity politics and the public sphere, the book addresses the siting of art as more than an artistic problem. It examines site specificity as a complex cipher of the unstable relationship between location and identity in the era of late capitalism.
- Conservation and Maintenance of Contemporary Public Art Hafthor Yngvason
- This resource brings together 27 papers presented at an international conference on contemporary public art conservation. The publication features essays by some of the most renowned artists, administrators, critics and conservators working in the field of public art.
- College Art Association offers services for artists such as standards and guidelines for CVs and interviews, awards, grants and fellowships, copyright information, and current listings for jobs and opportunities.
- Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that offers fiscal sponsorship, liability insurance and online professional development for artists in all disciplines.
- JazzBoston is a nonprofit organization supporting area’s jazz community. Their site includes a searchable calendar; directories of musicians, venues, and vendors; jazz-related news…
- Matchbook.org a free service that matches New England’s performing artists with the theaters, schools, coffee houses, event planners, and more.
- The Boston Black Theatre Collective aims to provide support and awareness for the black theater community in Boston.
- The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. In this capacity, NALAC stimulates and facilitates inter-generational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions.The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation’s only multidisciplinary Latino arts service organization. For 24 years, NALAC has delivered programs that stabilize and revitalize the US Latino arts and cultural sector by providing critical advocacy, funding, networking opportunities and professional development training for Latino artists and arts organizations in every region of the country. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field.NALAC Grants Graph– this is a graph that will help applicants determine which grant to apply for.
- VSA (Very Special Arts) Massachusetts serves individuals with disabilities by creating opportunities for participation in the arts and integration into the cultural and educational mainstream of our communities