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Organizations Helping Visual Artists


US Government Art Organizations

Art In Embassies Program
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs
US Copyright Office

State Agencies and Art Commissions

Alabama State Council on the Arts
Alaska State Council on the Arts
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arkansas Arts Council
California Arts Council
Colorado Council on the Arts
Connecticut Commission on the Arts
Delaware Division of the Arts
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Georgia Council for the Arts
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Idaho Commission on the Arts
Illinois Arts Council
Indiana Arts Commission
Iowa Arts Council
Kansas Arts Commission
Kentucky Arts Council
Louisiana Division of the Arts
Louisiana - Arts Council of New Orleans
Maine Arts Commission
Maryland State Arts Council
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Minnesota State Arts Board
Mississippi Arts Commission
Missouri Arts Council
Montana Arts Council
Nevada Arts Council
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
New Mexico Arts - Office of Cultural Affairs
New York - Arts Commission New York City
New York State Council on the Arts
North Carolina Arts Council
North Dakota Council on the Arts
Ohio Arts Council
Oklahoma Arts Council
Oregon Arts Commission
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
South Carolina Arts Commission
South Dakota Arts Council
Tennessee Arts Commission
Texas Commission on the Arts
Utah Arts Council
Vermont Arts Council
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Washington State Arts Commission
West Virginia Division of Culture & History
Wisconsin Arts Board

Non Government Art Organizations

Alliance for the Arts
Americans for the Arts
Andy Warhol Foundation
Artist Help Network
Artist Resource
Artist Trust
Creative Capital Foundation
Humble Arts Foundation
New York Foundation for the Arts
Springboard for the Arts
Visual Aid
Women In Photography International

Other Non-Profit Art Organizations can be found at:

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

California Lawyers for the Arts
Colorado Lawyers for the Arts
Connecticut Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
The Creative Force Collaborative
Florida - Miami LegalArt
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Illinois Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Maryland Lawyers for the Arts™
Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Missouri - Kansas City - KCVLAA
New Hampshire Lawyers for the Arts
New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
New York - VLA
North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Philadelphia Lawyers for the Arts
Rhode Island - Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts
Texas Lawyers for the Arts
Washington, DC area Lawyers for the Arts
Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Additional Sites Offering Legal Assistance
NOLO - Law for All

Laws Regarding Visual Arts

Artists Right Society
California Resale Royalties Act
Quick Guide to Artists Rights
Visual Artists Rights Act

Photography Business Books

1) ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, 7th Edition
2) The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook

Photography Bookstore
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Artist Consultants

Aimone Art Services (Writing, Coaching, and Workshops)
Ariane Goodwin (Writing the Artist Statement)  (Art Business and Career Source)
Art+Design Educational Advisors (Academic Guidance)
Artist Career Training (Marketing and Business Training)
Artist's EDGE (Artist Success Coaching from Certified Life Coaches)
Caroll Michels (Author and Career Coach)
Coaching for Artists and Arts Organizations (Career and Life Coach)
Gateways - Barbara Bowen (Coaching for Arts Professionals)
Geoffrey Gorman (Consulting & Coaching)
Mary Virginia Swanson (Respected Photography Consultant)
Renee Phillips (Manhattan Arts)
Sylvia White (Contemporary Artists' Services)

Grants for Artists & Grant Assistance

Aaron Siskind Foundation
Artist Trust
The Art Deadlines List
Arts & Healing Network - Grants
Blue Earth Alliance
Corporate Grantmakers on the Internet
Creative Capital Foundation
Fund for Investigative Journalism
The Foundation Center
Getty Images Grants & Competitions
Guggenheim Foundation
Heathcote Art Foundation
Nancy Graves Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
United States Artists
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
W. Eugene Smith Grant

Grant and Proposal Writing:
If you are unfamiliar with writing grants try searching Google for tips on how to write artist grants.


Artist Health Insurance

The Actors' Fund of America
Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center
Artist Help Network
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Fractured Atlas - Health Insurance for Artists
Health Insurance Resource Center
National Association for the Self-Employed
California Health Care for Artists
Springboard for the Arts

Artist Estate Planning

A Visual Artists Guide to Estate Planning
Checklist for Planning Your Art Estate
Estate Planning Let Professional Control the Art
Estate Planning for Artists

Copyright Information

US Copyright Office
R.I.G.H.T.S. (Rights for Artists)
Artist Rights Society
Starving Artist Law (Legal Info)
NOLO - Law for All

Art-Support's Copyright Information

Books on the Business of Art

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