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ARTS RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
- The American Institute of Architecture Students The AIAS is a program to involve students in all aspects of architecture. They strive to
promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice, and to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines.
- Founded in 1951, the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts, offering residencies and specialized workshops to ceramic artists from around the world. The Bray also operates a clay business which sells ceramic arts materials, supplies, and equipment.
- ArchitectStudent.net is an online community with various helpful services for arcitecture students.
- Arrowmont School is an internationally known visual arts complex located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In addition to its well known spring and summer one- and two- week workshops, Arrowmont sponsors and co-sponsors art related conferences and workshops throughout the year.
- Art Soup is an art events and education organization whose mission is to provide and promote the performance and appreciation of the arts in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina. Focusing on art in a variety of forms, Art Soup hosts live events, educational programs, presentations,arts services, arts advocacy, and the general promotion, appreciation and participation of the arts in our locale.
- The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to fostering an environment in which craft is understood and valued. Founded by Aileen Osborn Webb in 1943, the Council has a distinguished history of innovative programming that has provided a vital base for the emergence of the contemporary craft movement in the United States in the decades since the Second World War.
- American Guild of Judaic Art is a non-profit organization that serves as a forum and referral service to help promote Judaic Art. The Guilds members not only include artists, but galleries, retailers of Judaica, writers and many others professionally involved in the field.
- Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
- Art Libraries Society of North America
- ARLIS/NA Founded in 1972, ARLIS/NA promotes the continuing professional education of its members and the general knowledge of the public concerning all aspects of art librarianship and visual resources curatorship.
- The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the art of blacksmithing. ABANA's two quarterly publications, the Anvil's Ring and the Hammer's Blow, provide inspiration and technical information for 4,500 members. Over 50 chapters in North America, Australia, and New Zealand are chartered with ABANA.
- The Art League , based in Washington, DC, seeks to stimulate and encourage artists by operating a gallery with many opportunities for members, including monthly juried shows of members work, other chances for exhibition of work and many educational possibilities.
- Artists In Action International is a dynamic organization that firmly believes in using art; whether it be paintings, sculptures, music, poetry, literature, dance, film or theater to literally impact the world
- The ArtMetal Project is a not-for-profit volunteer venture of a group of metalsmiths and organizations which aims to disseminate information about various aspects of artistic metalworking and to provide a forum for artists and art lovers to experience this outstanding medium. If you are interested in learning more about how to work with metal. This site includes a good list of resources for metalsmiths.
- The Arts & Crafts Society is an online community dedicated to the philosophy and spirit of the Arts & Crafts Movement. In the spirit of the societies inspired in the early 20th century by the historic Arts & Crafts Movement, this site has been created to provide an online "home" for the present-day Arts & Crafts Movement community: artisans, craftspeople, collectors, lovers, etc.
- The Association for Art History welcomes all art historians, museum professionals, critics, and scholars, including graduate students.Associating under this broad allegiance and welcoming art historians and scholars from across the spectrum, the Association for Art History will focus on the specific interests and concerns of its members.
- The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), founded in 1916, is a national not-for-profit membership organization representing 170 directors of the major art museums in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
- The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) is a member benefit non-profit group of over 300 artists and supporters centered in the San Francisco Bay area
- The Blue Earth Organization's mission is to raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments and social concerns through photography. By supporting the power of photographic storytelling, we motivate society to make positive change. Blue Earth accepts submissions for project sponsorship from photographers twice each year, January 20 and July 20. We work closely with our selected photographers to offer resources and support including: non-profit, fiscal sponsorship for fundraising; marketing and PR expertise; contacts for publishers, galleries and museums; technical resources like Shooting From the Heart, a Blue Earth-published instructional book for personal projects; and an experienced Advisory Board to answer questions and provide guidance.
- Founded in 1962, British Design and Art Direction (D&AD) is a professional association and charity representing the UK's thriving design and advertising communities.
- The Camargo Foundation offers 3 month residential fellowships to visual artists, composers, writers and scholars. A stipend is available. The deadline for applications is January 12 for either semester of the following academic year.
- The College Art Association (CAA) includes among its members those who by vocation or avocation are concerned about and/or committed to the practice of art, teaching, and research of and about the visual arts and humanities. Over 13,000 artists, art historians, scholars, curators, collectors, educators, art publishers, and other visual arts professionals are individual members. Another 2,000 university art and art history departments, museums, libraries, and professional and commercial organizations hold institutional memberships.
- The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization which provides immediate support to professional craftspeople facing career threatening emergencies such as fire, theft, illness and natural disaster. Created in 1985, CERF is the only organization of its kind in the United States.
- Dia Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts organization. The name Dia, taken from the Greek word meaning "through,"was chosen to suggest our role as the conduit or means for realizing extraordinary projects.
- The Foundation for Creative Minds provides resources for emerging artists and encourages artists to display their work on their website free of charge. Also, it provides information on different events in our community.
- The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts. Its Research Library with special collections of rare materials and digital resources serves an international community of scholars and the interested public. The Research Institute creates and disseminates new knowledge through its expertise, its active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services and residential scholars program.
- The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school, founded in 1950, as a research and studio program in the arts, located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals. Each year over 500 students attend the school to study, and another 1,000 or more visitors attend events, auctions, exhibitions, and tours of our award-winning campus.
- The Long Island Artists Community features news and artists from Long Island .
- The National Associateion for Fine Art Education is the Subject Association for Fine Art education in the UK. It advocate the interests, promotion and cultural relevance of Fine Art education at Foundation, BA, MA and PhD levels. The Association aims to be instrumental in anticipating and shaping decisions that impact on the enhancement and future development of Fine Art by engaging with a range of constituencies.
- The National Caricaturist Network (NCN) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the art of caricature. It is made up of professional caricaturists from all over the world, students of caricature and people who have an interest in the artform.
- The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists. As defined in the NCS by-laws, a professional is one who earns 50% or more of one's living by drawing cartoons. The by-laws define a cartoonist as "a graphic story teller, whose drawings interpret rather than copy nature in order to heighten the effect of his or her message."
- The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a professional organization of individuals whose interests, talents, or careers are primarily focused on the ceramic arts. It became an independent organization in 1967 after several years of affiliation with the Ceramics Education Council of the American Ceramic Society.
- The National Endowment for the Arts website includes information about nonprofit arts for organizations, artists, and the general public,includingEndowment news, funding opportunities, arts and research resources, and general interest articles.
- The Society of American Silversmiths is the world's #1 resource for anything related to the silversmiths' art and craft. SAS was founded in April 1989 as nation's only professional organization solely devoted to the preservation and promotion of contemporary silversmithing, specifically in the areas of holloware, flatware, and sculpture.
- Society of Architectural Historians and its members invite the support and active participation of all who share our interest in architecture--past, present,and future. Founded in 1940, the Society encourages scholarly research in the field and promotes the preservation of significant architectural monuments that are an integral part of our worldwide historical and cultural heritage.
- The Society of Illustrators was formed to promote and stimulate interest in the art of illustration, past, present and future, and to give impetus generally toward high ideals in the art by means of exhibitions, lectures, educational programs, social intercourse, and in such other ways as may seem advisable.
- For over a quarter of a century, the Society of Publication Designers has been a driving force for quality and innovation in publication design. It is the one venue to which the best of the best continually strive.
- United States Artists is a grant-making arts organization dedicated to supporting America's finest living artists working in all disciplines.
- The Western Arts Alliance is a membership organization of touring and performing arts professionals engaged in promoting and presenting performing arts.
- The not-for-profit Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (WAH Center) was founded in late 1996 by artist & philanthropist Yuko Nii. ItŐs mission is to serve the general public by presenting art exhibitions, performances and cultural events as well as lectures, seminars and educational programs of local, national and international interest. It also preserves and displays historical art and artifacts.
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