National Art Service Organizations

ORGANIZATIIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABTICAL ORDER

American Alliance of Museums
URL: www.aam-us.org
Description: Membership organization open to professional and volunteer museum staff, independent curators, and consultants.
American Craft Council
URL: www.craftcouncil.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and international exchange and communications programs. Publishes American Craft.
American Print Alliance
URL: www.printalliance.org
Description: A nonprofit consortium of printmakers councils. Publishes the journal Contemporary Impressions.
Americans for the Arts 
URL: www.artsusa.org
Description: An advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the arts and culture in communities throughout the U.S.A.
Aperture Foundation
URL: www.aperture.org
Description: Devoted to photography and related visual arts. Sponsors exhibitions, publications, and research.
Art and Science Collaborations, Inc.
URL: www.asci.org
Description: Formed to raise public awareness about artists and scientists who use science and technology to explore new forms of creative expression, and increase communication and collaboration betweeen these fields.
The Arts Extension Service
URL: www.umass.edu/aes
Description: Sponsors programs in arts management, business development, fund-raising, advocacy, leadership, and marketing. Also publishes and distributes books and guides.

Asian American Arts Alliance, Inc.
URL: www.aaartsalliance.org 
Description: Dedicated to strengthening Asian American arts and cultural groups through resource sharing, promotion, and community building. Sponsors exhibitions, grants. Workshops, and other programs.

The Association of Teaching Artists (ATA)
URL: www.teachingartists.com
Description: The oldest, independent organization and movement serving Teaching Artists in the country.  Provides a national forum, a knowledge commons, a practitioner led network, and a community of practice to support the professional practice of teaching artists and increase the impact of their work.

Blue Earth Alliance
URL: www.blueearth.org
Description: A membership organization devoted to exhibitions and photographic projects that educate the public about endangered cultures, threatened environments, and social concerns.

College Art Association
URL: www.collegeart.org
Description: Offers members various services, including publications, access to an online career center, and discounts on various services and products.
Colored Pencil Society of America
URL: www.cpsa.org
Description: Sponsors an annual exhibition, publishes a newsletter, and provides information on product research and pigment identification. Regional chapters throughout the U.S.
The Content Creators Coalition
URL: http://contentcreatorscoalition.org
Description: An organization comprised of visual and performing artists, writers, and other creators that are joining together to demand fair treatment from those who profit from their work. Chapters are located in Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)
URL: www.craftemergency.org  
A national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the
careers of artists working in craft disciplines, and provide emergency resources that
benefit all artists. Programs and services include emergency relief, emergency
preparedness and recovery resources and educational programs, an artist preparedness
campaign, and research on the needs and status of working artists.

En Foco 
URL: www.enfoco.org
Description: A national organization that supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, Africa and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. Sponsors traveling exhibitions, an image library, registry, and publishes the journal Nueva Luz.
Fractured Atlas
URL: www.fracturedatlas.org
Description: The largest art service organization in the United States.  Offers many support services to artist-members throughout the United States, including fiscal sponsorship.
Friends of Fiber Art International 
URL: www.friendsoffiberart.org
Description: Sponsors programs and exhibitions.
The Glass Art Society
URL: www.glassart.org 
Description: An international nonprofit organization that promotes the appreciation and development of glass arts. Publishes the Glass Art Society Journal and a bimonthly newsletter, and sponsors a conference.
Graphic Artists Guild
URL: www.graphicartistsguild.org
Description: Advances the rights and interests of artists through legislative reform and organizes networking activities.
Guerrilla Girls
URL: www.guerrillagirls.com
Description: A group of women visual and performing artists and writers dedicated to fighting discrimination.
Hand Papermaking, Inc. 
URL: www.handpapermaking.org
Description: Dedicated to advancing traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of hand papermaking. Publishes Hand Papermaking and Hand Papermaking Newsletter.
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
URL: www.weavespindye.org
Description: Provides forums for the education of handweavers, handspinners, basketmakers, and fiber artists in related disciplines.  Publishes Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot
International Sculpture Center
URL: www.sculpture.org
Description: A nonprofit service organization for professional sculptors. Sponsors Portfolio, an on-line registry of more than 400 sculptors. Publishes Sculpture.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
URL: www.art.org
Description: Recognizes the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who are motivated by a unique personal vision. Sponsors exhibitions and programs.  Publishes The Outsider, a quarterly magazine.
National Association of Independent Artists
URL: naia-artists.org
Description: Dedicated to the professional and economic success of its membership. Serves as an advocate for improving the profession of artists. Publishes The Independent Artist, a semiannual magazine.
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
URL: www.nalac.org
Description: The nation's leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. Sponsors workshops and conferences. Publishes monthly magazine and newsletter.
National Association of Women Artists
URL: www.nawanet.org
Description: The oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Encourages the growth and development of women artists, and provides cultural and educational programs.
National Basketry Organization, Inc.
URL: www.nationalbasketry.org
Description: A nonprofit organization dedicated to basketry. For basket makers, collectors, novice weavers, studio artists, and admirers of baskets. Sponsors an online gallery, conferences, and events. Publishes a newsletter and Quarterly Reviews magazine.
National Endowment for the Arts 
URL: www.nea.gov
Description: A federal agency that supports America's cultural heritage, nurtures the expression of human creativity, supports the cultivation of community spirit, and fosters the recognition and appreciation of excellence and diversity in the nation's artists. Sponsors grants and program.
National Sculpture Society
URL: www.nationalsculpture.org
Description: Offers grants, awards, and competitions. Publishes The Bulletin, a bimonthly online journal and Sculpture Review magazine.
National Women's Caucus for Art
URL: www.nationalwca.com
Description: Represents the professional and economic concerns of women artists, art historians, educators, writers, and museum professionals. Sponsors conferences and exhibitions.
National Wood Carvers Association 
URL: www.chipchats.org
Photographic Resource Center at Boston University 
URL: www.bu.edu/prc
Description: Provides a range of programs and services for photographers, journalists, critics, curators, students, and other individuals and organizations interested in photography.
Portrait Society of America
URL: www.portraitsociety.org
Description: Provides educational resources and technical information regarding traditional aesthetics and the history of figurative art and portraiture.  Sponsors competitions and a conference and publishes a newsletter
Senior Artists Initiative
URL: www.seniorartists.org
Description: A nonprofit organization that assists artists in understanding the need for and processes involved in organizing their life's work. Educates artists about the process of documenting and inventorying their work, legal issues pertaining to their art, estates, and artists rights. Sponsors an Inventory And Oral History Project, and produces video interviews of established artists for online viewing.
Society for Photographic Education 
URL: www.spenational.org
Description: Provides a forum for the discussion of photography and related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Sponsors publications, services, and interdisciplinary programs.
The Society of American Mosaic Artists
URL: www.americanmosaics.org
Description: A non-profit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and promoting excellence in fine mosaic art. Organizes an annual conference and exhibition, and sponsors a newsletter.
Surface Design Association 
URL: www.surfacedesign.org
Description: A national membership organization for artists involved in surface design, including textiles, weavings, quilts, and other forms of fiber art. Publishes Surface Design Journal.
UrbanGlassURL: www.urbanglass.org
Description: Dedicated to promoting the use of glass as a medium for creative endeavors in art, craft and design. Publishes Glass Quarterly.

Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD) 
URL: http://weadartists.org
Description: A pioneering network of feminist eco-artists, educators, curators, and writers working toward the goal of a just and healthy world. Focuses on women’s unique perspective in ecological and social justice art. Website serves as a virtual gallery and publishes WEAD Magazine.

Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)  
Description: A New York-based activist group that focuses on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions, and establishing a sustainable model for best practices between cultural producers and the institutions that contract their labor.
URL: www.wageforwork.com

 


WEBSITES

Title: Immigrant Artist Program Directory
Description: Lists art service organizations and other resources for immigrants and refugees. Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
URL: https://www.nyfa.org/content/Show/IAP%20Resource%20Directory