Cultural Org Resources

ArtsWestchester connects our arts community, a large and active family of more than 150 members listed in our Cultural Organizations Directory. Use our directory to connect directly with museums and performing arts centers, theater groups, orchestras and more.

ArtsWestchester provides this community with grants, technical assistance, marketing services and rehearsal space, to ensure that Westchester can continue to thrive and grow as a Mecca for artistic endeavor and creative activity.

Interested in Cultural Organization membership? Learn more here. Talk up the arts on ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam’s blog, This and That by JL.

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• Arts Councils & Arts Agencies
• Local Arts Councils
• Non-Profit & Cultural Resources
• Discipline-Based
• Government & Community Links


ARTS COUNCIL & ARTS AGENCIES

Americans for the Arts
Provides leadership, advocacy, visibility, professional development, research and information to advance support for arts and culture

National Art Education Association
Largest professional art education association in the world

National Endowment for the Arts
Provides grants, research, and support to the arts, many free publications and articles available online

New York Foundation on the Arts
Provides leadership, advocacy, financial and informational support for artists and organizations

New York City Arts In Education Roundtable
Enables arts organizations that provide arts education in New York City schools and communities to meet and share information about the field,  and provides information about arts education to the media, government, and general public

New York State Alliance for Arts Education
Creates networks and partnership opportunities for educators and arts professionals

New York State Council on the Arts
State fundraising agency for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations

New York Council of Non-Profits, Inc.
NYCON works to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities, in an effort to enhance the quality of life in New York State.  The organization provides a wide array of specialized technical assistance services, including legal and financial, to nonprofits of all kinds in a staff-based, multidisciplinary team model. NYCON also provides an array of group purchasing, insurance and employee benefits  in the context of membership, helping to build a long term, multi-layered service relationship with member nonprofits.

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LOCAL ARTS COUNCILS

Arts Council of Rockland

Bronx Council on the Arts

Arts Mid-Hudson

Putnam Arts Council

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NON-PROFIT & CULTURAL RESOURCES

Art DEADLINES List
A monthly newsletter providing information about competitions, calls for proposals, funding opportunities, etc.

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is an arts service organization that serves the needs of the diverse Latino arts and cultural communities in the United States.

College Art Association
The College Art Association supports all practitioners and interpreters of visual art and culture, including artists and scholars, who join together to cultivate the ongoing understanding of art as a fundamental form of human expression.

Foundation Center
National clearinghouse on foundation and corporate giving

Idealist.org
International non-profit job, intern, and volunteer listing site

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
Established in 1984, NPCC informs and connects nonprofit leaders, saves nonprofits money, and strengthens the nonprofit sector’s relations with government.

Tech Soup
Comprehensive source of technology information for nonprofit organizations

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Free arts-related legal assistance and workshops for low-income artists and arts organizations

Westchester Association of Development Officers
Networking and professional development opportunities

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DISCIPLINE-BASED

League of American Orchestras
Service organization for symphony and chamber orchestras

International Sculpture Center
A member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.

Greater Hudson Heritage Network
Serves member cultural organizations, their staffs, their boards and their communities in New York State, offering consultations and assistance, a resource network and professional development opportunities to advance the work of historians, historic house museums, heritage centers, historic sites, archives and libraries.

Museum Association of New York
Service organization for museums in New York State, offers professional development, advocacy and promotion.

New York Folklore Society
Publications, technical assistance, conferences, forums and other activities for organizations and individuals engaged in folk arts programming

Theatre Communications Group
Grants for theaters and theater artists, professional development, industry research, and advocacy

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GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Independent Federal agency supporting the nation’s museums and libraries

New York State
Information for employers, Governor Pataki, New York State Assembly, New York State Senate

New York Innovative Communities Network (aka New York State Urban Council)
A statewide not-for-profit organization created to facilitate and encourage the revitalization and development of central business districts in cities, towns and villages in NYS.

Volunteer New York!
A one-stop resource devoted to increasing volunteerism in Westchester and our surrounding communities.

Westchester County Government
Events listings, Westchester County Databook, County Executive, Westchester County Board of Legislators

Westchester County Office of Tourism
Resource for cultural and historic events and activities, accommodations and transportation for county residents, visitors and business travelers

The Business Council of Westchester
Addresses a broad range of public affairs, area development, economic and business development and small business issues in Westchester County

Westchester County Association
Serves as a forum for addressing economic development and other countywide business and economic issues

Westchester Library System
Search library catalogs, access online resources, research library services and events throughout Westchester

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BLOGS OF INTEREST

http://blog.artsusa.org/ – Americans for the Arts blog
http://www.artsforla.org/blog
– Arts for LA blog
http://www.thisandthatbyjl.com – ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsams’ Blog
http://www.westaf.org/blog/ – Barry’s Blog: News Advice and Opinion for Arts Administrators
http://philanthropy.com/section/Blogs/208/ – Chronicle of Philanthropy Blog
http://www.kennedy-center.org – The Kennedy Center – ArtsManager.org is the blog.  It’s FREE to join.
http://www.marketingfornonprofits.org – Marketing for Nonprofits: New Voices for a New World
http://modite.com/blog/ – Modite: Career and Life Advice for Generation Y
https://nonprofitblogexchange.wordpress.com/ – Non Profit Blog Exchange: News about the Nonprofit Blog Exchange, Nonprofit  Blogging, Blogging, and Nonprofit Technology
http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/ – PhilanTopic: A blog of opinion and commentary from Philanthropy News Digest
http://www.robertegger.org/blog/ – Robert Egger’s Piece of Mind: One Voice for Change
http://www.artsjournal.com/artfulmanager/ – The Artful Manager: Andrew Taylor on the Business of Arts & Culture
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arts/ – HuffPost Arts – The internet newspaper: news blogs video community

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