State arts agencies and regional state agencies can be located through
the website sponsored by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

www.nasaa-arts.org/About/State-Arts-Agency-Directory.php
Other arts organizations are listed by state in alphabetical order.

CALIFORNIA
Alliance of California Artists
www.allianceofcaliforniaartists.com
A membership organization that sponsors exhibitions and workshops.
The Center for Cultural Innovation
cciarts.org
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
www.ncwca.org
Provides resources and services to members, including an
on-line gallery, a quarterly newsletter, and shopping discounts.
Pro Arts
www.proartsgallery.org
Serves artists in the Bay Area. Offers technical assistance,
consultations, seminars, residencies, exhibitions, and more.
San Francisco Camerawork
www.sfcamerawork.org
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
www.soex.org
An artist-run organization. Sponsors exhibitions, panels, symposia,
and educational programs.
COLORADO

Colorado Creative Industries 
https://coloradocreativeindustries.org
Focuses on strengthening the vitality of visual, performing and literary
arts through promotion, resources and funding opportunities.

CONNECTICUT
Real Art Ways (RAW)
www.realartways.org
Sponsors exhibitions, performances, publications, educational
programs, residencies, grants, and more.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
CultureCapital
www.cultural-alliance.org
Membership organization that sponsors The Job Bank and other
services to arts organizations.
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)
www.wpadc.org
Sponsors exhibitions,  a professional practice lecture series, and
ArtFile Online, a registry of the work of WPA members.
FLORIDA
ArtServe, Inc.
www.artserve.org
Serves artists in Florida. Sponsors exhibitions and career
development workshops.
Atlantic Center for the Arts
www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org
Sponsors artist-in-residence programs and community
educational programs.
GEORGIA
C4 ATLANTA 
https://c4atlanta.org
Provides business services to Atlanta’s arts community, including
professional practice classes for artists, fiscal sponsorship, co-working
space, and more.
ILLINOIS
Chicago Artists’ Coalition
chicagoartistscoalition.org
Sponsors the Chicago Artists Resource website, a professional
development program, a residency program, and other services.
Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art
www.chicagowca.com
Sponsors exhibitions, a newsletter, and a members’ blog.
LOUISIANA
Contemporary Arts Center
www.cacno.org
Sponsors exhibitions, performances, a Teaching Artist Institute,
and educational programs.
MARYLAND
Maryland Art Place
www.mdartplace.org
Sponsors exhibitions, an online registry, and other programs.
MICHIGAN
Detroit Artists Market
www.detroitartistsmarket.org
Promotes and assists Detroit metropolitan-area artists and Michigan
artists. Sponsors exhibitions.
National Conference of Artists. Michigan Chapter
www.ncamich.org
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
www.uica.org
Sponsors exhibitions, performances, and educational programs.
MINNESOTA
Springboard for the Arts
www.springboardforthearts.org
Provides business-related information, advice, and technical
assistance to artists in Minnesota and surrounding states through
workshops, consultations, publications, and more.
Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM)
www.thewarm.org
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
http://artskc.org
Provides grants to artists and sponsors Artist INC, a career
development/business training program for artists.
NEW YORK CITY
Art in General
www.artingeneral.org
Sponsors exhibitions, international residencies, and
a New Commission’s Program.
The Artists Forum
www.theartistsforum.org
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
www.artistsspace.org
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
www.atoa.org
Sponsors lectures and panel discussions on topics of interest
to artists.
Asian American Women Artists Alliance
www.aawaa.org
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
www.bronxarts.org
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
www.brooklynartscouncil.org
Provides support services to artists in Brooklyn, including professional
development seminars, arts in education program, an online registry,
grants, and exhibitions.
CUE Art Foundation
www.cueartfoundation.org
Helps under-recognized artists with career development through
exhibitions  and other programs.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 
www.lmcc.net
One of Manhattan’s oldest and largest arts councils that sponsors
grants and a studio residency program.
New York Artists Equity Association, Inc.
www.nyartistsequity.org  
Sponsors the Equity Gallery, workshops, and other services.
New York Foundation for the Arts
www.nyfa.org
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
http://statenislandarts.org
Sponsors grants and  professional development workshops for artists.
NEW YORK STATE
Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, Inc.
www.artsrochester.org
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
http://artswestchester.org
Awards grants.  Sponsors a gallery, an artists’ directory
and a professional development programs.
The Center for Photography at Woodstock
www.cpw.org
Sponsors exhibitions, fellowships, lectures, workshops, and
publications for photographers, video artists, and filmmakers.
Visual Studies Workshop
www.vsw.org
Provides services, including educational and publishing programs,
exhibitions, and residencies for artists working in photography,
artists’ books, video, and independent film.  Publishes Afterimage.
OHIO
Arts Cleveland
www.artscleveland.org
Sponsors Artist as Entrepreneur Institute, an artist-in-residence
program, workshops, and other services.
OKLAHOMA
Individual Artists of Oklahoma
www.iaogallery.org
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
www.ovac-ok.org
Supports artists living and working in Oklahoma through grants,
jjuried exhibitions, a virtual gallery, and professional workshops.
Print Arts Northwest
www.printartsnw.org
Sponsors exhibitions,a residency, and educational programs.
PENNSYLVANIA
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
www.cfeva.org
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
www.pittsburghartscouncil.org
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
www.avaaonline.org
Sponsors exhibitions and offers various services to members.
Diverse Works
www.diverseworks.org
Sponsors exhibitions, performances, and grants.
Fresh Arts 
www.spacetaker.org
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
www.hcponline.org
Sponsors exhibitions, educational programs, and a fellowship program.
Women and Their Work
www.womenandtheirwork.org
Sponsors exhibitions, performances, and educational programs.
WASHINGTON
Allied Arts Foundation
www.alliedarts-foundation.org
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
www.artisttrust.org
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
www.wisconsinvisualartists.com
Sponsors exhibitions, workshops, and more.

WEBSITES

NYC-Arts: The Complete Guide
Promotes cultural groups’ activities and events to
tri-state, national and international audiences. Website includes
a listing regional art service organizations.

www.nyc-arts.org/organizations

 

 

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