American Alliance of Museums
Membership organization open to professional and volunteer
museum staff, independent curators, and consultants.
American Craft Council
Sponsors exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and international
exchange and communications programs. Publishes
American Craft.
American Print Alliance
A nonprofit consortium of printmakers councils. Publishes
the journal Contemporary Impressions.
Americans for the Arts
An advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the arts
and culture in communities throughout the U.S.A.
Aperture Foundation
Devoted to photography and related visual arts.
Sponsors exhibitions, publications, and research.
Art and Science Collaborations, Inc.
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
between these fields.
The Arts Extension Service
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. 
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)
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
A membership organization devoted to exhibitions and
photographic projects that educate the public about endangered
cultures, threatened environments, and social concerns.
Center for Craft
Advances the understanding of craft by encouraging
and supporting research, critical dialogue, and
professional development in the United States.
Sponsors grants, fellowships, and internships.College Art Association
Offers members various services, including publications,
access to an online career center, and discounts on
various services and products.
Colored Pencil Society of America
Sponsors an annual exhibition, publishes a newsletter, and
provides information on product research and pigment
identification. Regional chapters throughout the U.S.
Common Field
A national network of independent visual arts
organizations and organizers that connects,
supports, and advocates for the artist-centered
field. Programs include national convenings,
grants, research, resources, forums, meet-ups
and advocacy.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)
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
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
The largest art service organization in the United States.
Offers many support services to artist-members throughout
the USA, including fiscal sponsorship benefits
.Glass Art Society
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
Advances the rights and interests of artists through legislative
reform and organizes networking activities.

Guerrilla Girls
A group of women visual and performing artists and writers
dedicated to fighting discrimination.

Hand Papermaking, Inc.
Dedicated to advancing traditional and contemporary ideas in
the art of hand papermaking. Publishes Hand Papermaking
and a newsletter.Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
Provides forums for the education of handweavers, handspinners,
basketmakers, and fiber artists in related disciplines.
Publishes Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.

Independent Collectors
Provides information about collectors of
contemporary art. The organization is in touch
with nearly 7000 collectors from 98 countries.
Information provided is free of charge and
advertisement-free. Publishes the BMW Art
Guide by Independent Collectors.

International Sculpture Center
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
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.

Justice  Arts Coalition (PAC)

Serves as an online network for prison arts in the United States. Provides support,
information, and partnership opportunities within the prison arts sector. As an advisory
body, PAC provides ongoing, personalized guidance to people who are working
to develop arts programs or looking to support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists.

National Association of Independent Artists
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
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 a monthly
magazine and newsletter.

National Association of Women Artists
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.
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
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 programs.

National Sculpture Society
Offers grants, awards, and competitions. Publishes The Bulletin, a bimonthly
online journal and Sculpture Review magazine.

National Women’s Caucus for Art
Represents the professional and economic concerns of women artists,
art historians, educators, writers, and museum professionals. Sponsors
conferences and exhibitions.

National Wood Carvers Association

Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
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
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
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
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
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
A national membership organization for artists involved in surface design,
including textiles, weavings, quilts, and other forms of fiber art. Publishes
Surface Design Journal.

United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance
A nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization composed of diverse
groups of military veterans and artists throughout the United States.

Dedicated to promoting the use of glass as a medium for creative
endeavors in art, craft and design. Publishes Glass Quarterly.

Veteran Artist Program
A nonprofit organization that supports the work and careers of
artists who are veterans.

Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD)
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.)
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.


Immigrant Artist Program Directory
Lists art service organizations and other resources for immigrants
and refugees. Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.