Regional Art Service Organizations

State arts agencies and regional state agencies can be located through the website Arts Over America, sponsored by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. www.nasaa-arts.org/About/State-Arts-Agency-Directory.php  Other aarts organizations are listed by state in alphabetical order.

  CALIFORNIA
  Alliance of California Artists
URL: www.allianceofcaliforniaartists.com
Description: A membership organization that sponsors exhibitions and workshops.
  The Center for Cultural Innovation
URL: cciarts.org
Description: Promotes knowledge, sharing, networking, and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs in California by providing business training, grants and loans, workshops, and incubating innovative projects.
  Northern California Women's Caucus for Art
URL: www.ncwca.org
Description: Provides resources and services to members, including an on-line gallery, a quarterly newsletter, and shopping discounts.
  Pro Arts
URL: www.proartsgallery.org
Description: Serves artists in the Bay Area. Offers technical assistance, consultations, seminars, residencies, exhibitions, and more.
  San Francisco Camerawork
www.sfcamerawork.org
Description: Devoted to the stimulation of dialogue, encouraging inquiry, and communicating ideas about contemporary photography and related technologies. Sponsors exhibitions, publications, lectures, and an educational program.
  Southern Exposure
URL: www.soex.org
Description: An artist-run organization. Sponsors exhibitions, panels, symposia, and educational programs.
  COLORADO
  Chicano Humanities and Arts Council, Inc.
URL: www.chacweb.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, educational programs, and publishes a newsletter.
  CONNECTICUT
  Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism 
URL: www.ct.gov/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=3948&q=464520
Description: Sponsors many programs for artists, including fellowships, a slide registry, and  a public art program.
  Real Art Ways (RAW) 
URL: www.realartways.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, performances, publications, educational programs, residencies, grants, and more.
  DELAWARE
  The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
URL: www.thedcca.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions and educational programs.
  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
  CultureCapital (formerly Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington)
URL: www.cultural-alliance.org
Description: Membership organization that sponsors The Job Bank and other services to arts organizations.
  Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)
URL: www.wpadc.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions,  a professional practice lecture series, and ArtFile Online, a registry of the work of WPA members.
  FLORIDA
  ArtServe, Inc.
URL: www.artserve.org
Description: Serves artists in Florida. Sponsors exhibitions and career development workshops.
  Atlantic Center for the Arts
URL: www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org
Description: Sponsors artist-in-residence programs and community educational programs.
 

Cannonball Miami.
URL: www.cannonballmiami.org 
Description: Provides legal services to Florida artists. Awards grants to artists in Miami-Dade County; sponsors a commissions program that assists in the production, presentation, and documentation of significant new works in under-represented and non-commercial forms. Offers artists in South Florida consultations on various career-related subjects. Also has a fund to assist artists through bartering arrangements, payment advances, and delayed payment plans.

  Florida Chapter, National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
URL: http://thenawa.org/content/florida-chapter
Description: Encourages the growth and development of women artists, and provides cultural and educational programs.
  GEORGIA
  The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
URL: www.thecontemporary.org
Description:  Sponsors exhibitions, performances, workshops, and a studio program.
  ILLINOIS
  Chicago Artists' Coalition 
URL: chicagoartistscoalition.org
Description:  Sponsors the Chicago Artists Resource website, a professional development program, a residency program, and other services.
  Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art 
URL: www.chicagowca.com
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, a newsletter, and a members’ blog.
  LOUISIANA
  Contemporary Arts Center
URL: www.cacno.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, performances, a Teaching Artist Institute, and educational programs.
  MARYLAND
  Maryland Art Place 
URL: www.mdartplace.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, an online registry, and other programs.
  MICHIGAN
  Detroit Artists Market
URL: www.detroitartistsmarket.org
Description: Promotes and assists Detroit metropolitan-area artists and Michigan artists. Sponsors exhibitions.
 

National Conference of Artists. Michigan Chapter
URL: www.ncamich.org 
Description: The oldest national organization for African-American artists in the United States. Devoted to the preservation, promotion, and development of the work of African-American artists through exhibitions, publications, and programs.

  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
URL: www.uica.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, performances, and educational programs.
  MINNESOTA
  Springboard for the Arts 
URL: www.springboardforthearts.org
Description: Provides business-related information, advice, and technical assistance to artists in Minnesota and surrounding states through workshops, consultations, publications, and more.
  Women's Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM)
URL: www.thewarm.org
Description: Membership organization serving women visual artists in Minnesota and outside of the state. Maintains an online artist's registry, and sponsors a mentor program.
  MISSOURI
  ArtsKC (formerly Kansas City Arts Council)
URL: http://artskc.org
Description: Provides grants to artists and sponsors Artist INC, a career development/business training program for artists.
  NEW YORK CITY
  Art in General
URL: www.artingeneral.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, international tresidencies, and a New Commission's Program.
  The Artists Forum
URL: www.theartistsforum.org
Description: A nonprofit multi-arts service organization specializing in an array of programs designed to educate and enhance the careers of under-served artists. 
  Artists Space
URL: www.artistsspace.org
Description:
One of the first alternative spaces in New York. Encourages experimentation, diversity and dialogue in contemporary arts practice. Sponsors an exhibition space and an internship program.
  Artists Talk On Art
URL: www.atoa.org
Description: Sponsors lectures and panel discussions on topics of interest to artists.
  Asian American Women Artists Alliance
URL: www.aawaa.org
Description: Supports and promotes New York City Asian American women artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. Sponsors exhibitions, performances, readings, and educational workshops and seminars in New York City.
  Bronx Council on the Arts
URL: www.bronxarts.org
Description: Provides direct financial support to individual artists and non-profit organizations, information services, technical assistance, education and community programming, advocacy, and the Longwood Arts Project, an exhibition space.
  Brooklyn Arts Council
URL: www.brooklynartscouncil.org
Description: Provides support services to artists in Brooklyn, including professional development seminars, arts in education program, an online registry, grants, and exhibitions.
  CUE Art Foundation
URL: www.cueartfoundation.org
Description: Helps under-recognized artists with career development through exhibitions  and other programs.
  Lower Manhattan Cultural Council  
URL: www.lmcc.net
Description: One of Manhattan’s oldest and largest arts councils that sponsors grants and a studio residency program.
 

New York Artists Equity Association, Inc.
URL: www.nyartistsequity.org  
Description: Sponsors the Equity Gallery, workshops, and other services.

  New York Foundation for the Arts
URL: www.nyfa.org
Description: Supports the development of individual professional artists, their projects, and their organizations. Provides online resources, a professional development program, fiscal sponsorship, grants, and more.
  Staten Island Arts  
URL: http://statenislandarts.org
Description: Sponsors grants and  professional development workshops for artists.
  NEW YORK STATE
  Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, Inc.
URL: www.artsrochester.org  
Description: A coalition of arts organizations, artists, businesses, and county government.  Serves a ten-county region of Greater Rochester. Provides support services to individual artists, including technical assistance, pro bono legal assistance, and an artist’s directory.
  Arts Westchester (formerly Westchester Arts Council)
URL: http://artswestchester.org
Description:  Awards grants.  Sponsors a gallery, an artists' directory and a professional development programs.
  The Center for Photography at Woodstock
URL: www.cpw.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, fellowships, lectures, workshops, and publications for photographers, video artists, and filmmakers.
  Visual Studies Workshop 
URL: www.vsw.org
Description: Provides services, including educational and publishing programs, exhibitions, and residencies for artists working in photography, artists’ books, video, and independent film.  Publishes Afterimage.
  OHIO
  Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
URL: www.cultureforward.org  
Description: Sponsors Artist as Entrepreneur Institute, an artist-in-residence program, workshops, and other services.
  OKLAHOMA
  Individual Artists of Oklahoma 
URL: www.iaogallery.org
Description: A nonprofit organization that sponsors exhibitions that display innovative and thought-provoking concepts and approaches that broaden the dialogue with the community and enhance the public’s understanding of the role of contemporary art and the artist.
  Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition 
URL: www.ovac-ok.org
Description: Supports artists living and working in Oklahoma through grants, juried exhibitions, a vrtual gallery, and professional workshops.
  Print Arts Northwest (formerly the Northwest Print Council)   
URL: www.printartsnw.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions,a residency, and educational programs.
  PENNSYLVANIA
  The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (formerly the Creative Artists Network) 
URL: www.cfeva.org 
Description: A nonprofit organization that provides artists with support services and programs needed to build successful and sustainable careers.  Visual artists must live within a 100-mile radius of Philadelphia.  Sponsors exhibitions, a fellowship, and workshops and lectures.
  Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council 
URL: www.pittsburghartscouncil.org
Description: Serves artists and arts organizations in southwest Pennsylvania. Awards grants, sponsors an artist registry, and offers legal assistance through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
  TEXAS
  Austin Visual Arts Association 
URL: www.avaaonline.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions and offers various services to members.
  Diverse Works
URL: www.diverseworks.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, performances, and grants.
  Fresh Arts (formerly Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker) 
URL: www.spacetaker.org
Description: A professional organization that provides artists and non-profits access to economic development, continuing education, and networking opportunities to support their professional growth.
  Houston Center for Photography 
URL: www.hcponline.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, educational programs, and a fellowship program.
  Women and Their Work
URL: www.womenandtheirwork.org
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, performances, and educational programs.
  WASHINGTON
  Allied Arts Foundation
URL: www.alliedarts-foundation.org
Description: Makes grants to individual artists and arts organizations in all artistic disciplines and provides umbrella sponsorship to artists for singular or ongoing artistic projects.
  Artist Trust
URL: www.artisttrust.org
Description: Provides Washington State artists in  all creative disciplines the necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources.
  WISCONSIN
  Wisconsin Visual Artists (formerly Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, Inc.)
URL: www.wisconsinvisualartists.com
Description: Sponsors exhibitions, workshops, and more.

 


WEBSITES

Title: NYC-Arts: The Complete Guide  
Description: Promotes cultural groups’ activities and events to tri-state, national and international audiences. Website includes a listing regional art service organizations.
URL: www.nyc-arts.org/organizations