Arts and Advocacy, 10/2013

1.) Americans for the Arts: Americans for the Arts' mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. From offices in Washington, DC and New York City, we provide a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders. We are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and to creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Click here for more information.

2.) California Arts Council:  The California Arts Council encourages public participation in the arts; helps build strong arts organizations; assists with theprofessional development of arts leaders; promotes awareness of the value of the arts; and directly funds arts programs in California's communities. Click here for more information.

3.) Center for Cultural Innovation: The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) was founded in 2001 as a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field. Click here for more information.

4.) New York Foundation for the Arts: Established in 1971 by the New York State Council on the Arts as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)is to empower artists across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives. We do this through three main program areas: cash grants and fiscal sponsorship, online services and resources, and professional development training. Click here for more information.

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