Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions


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Professional Organizations & Services . . . . . Additional Practical Resources . . . . . NYFA Source

World Studio Foundation - "Provides scholarships to minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying in the design/arts fields in American colleges and universities. Among the Foundation's primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Basic scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1000-$2000. For information, contact: Worldstudio Foundation, 225 Varick Street, 9th Fl, New York, NY 10014; phone 212-366-1317; fax 212-807-0024; email" [This information provided by ArtsWire Current Opportuniites]

Open Studios Press - "The Open Studios Press was founded in 1993 as a vehicle for facilitating contact between artists and art enthusiasts. To date, our critically acclaimed periodical, New American Paintings, has featured the work of more than 1,800 emerging and mid-career artists from throughout the United States."

Sculpture Space - "Sculpture Space is an international residency program providing access to a specialized studio facility for professional artists whose focus is sculpture. There are no geographic or stylistic restrictions. Our program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Oneida County, foundation grants and corporate sponsorships, and private donations. Sculpture Space is a founding member of the National Association of Artists Organizations (NAAO), the Alliance of Artists Communities and is a member of the Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations."

Ucross Foundation Residency Program - "The Ucross Foundation fosters fresh and innovative thinking in the visual arts, literature, and music by providing residencies, work space, and uninterrupted time to individual artists, writers and composers."

Tamarind Institute - "Tamarind Institute is a center for fine art lithography that trains master printers, engages in teaching and research, and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Tamarind is recognized internationally for its contributions to the growth of contemporary printmaking around the world."

Historic Preservation Internship Training Program - National Park Service. "Operated jointly with the National Council for Preservation Education, the Internship Training Program places students in National Park Service cultural programs headquarters and field offices and in units of the park system with historic preservation and cultural resource management responsibilities. Students learn about and contribute to the national historic preservation programs operated in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices and National Park Service efforts to preserve and manage historic properties. Internships are available to undergraduate and graduates students in historic preservation programs and related disciplines

National Arts Journalism Program [Fellowships] - "The National Arts Journalism Program is the nation's premier center supporting the improvement of arts journalism. NAJP oversees academic fellowships at Columbia University, along with research, publications and discussions bringing together journalists, news executives, artists, cultural organization administrators, funders and others concerned with arts and culture in America today. Based at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, in association with the School of the Arts, NAJP is a unique resource for journalists who specialize in arts and culture. Linking the university to the rich and diverse cultural life of New York City and beyond, the NAJP is an emerging research center and forum for those concerned with issues in arts and culture. NAJP is supported by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts. It consolidated at Columbia in 1997 after three years of operation on four campuses: Northwestern University, the University of Southern California, the University of Georgia, and Columbia."

Technology Grant News

American Alliance of Museums - Resources

National Trust for Historic Preservation - " The National Trust for Historic Preservation, chartered by Congress in 1949, is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the irreplaceable. It fights to save historic buildings and the neighborhoods and landscapes they anchor. Through education and advocacy, the National Trust is revitalizing communities across the country and challenges citizens to create sensible plans for the future. It has six regional offices, 20 historic sites, and works with thousands of local community groups nationwide . . . . Ever since it was founded in 1949, the National Trust has shown how preservationcan play an important role in strengthening a sense of community and improving the quality of life . . . . [members] help preserve the memories that live on in special places where Americans from all walks of life have lived, invented, prayed and created... In joining the Trust, you'll help share the spirit of our diverse cultural and architectural heritage with generations to come. " [National Trust Study Tours and Preservation Magazine]

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts [Helena, MT] - "Founded in 1951, the Bray is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts, offering residencies and specialized workshops to ceramic artists from around the world. Located on the 26-acre site of the former Western Clay Manufacturing Company, the Bray facilities include year-round resident studios, site-specific sculpture, community class facilities, a sales gallery, a summer warehouse gallery, extensive kiln facilities, and a retail ceramic supply business.

Montalvo Arts Center - "Montalvo Arts Center is an oasis of culture and nature whose mission is to create and present arts of all types, nurture artists, and use our historic Villa, buildings, and grounds in innovative ways that engage people in the creative process.�

Penland School of Crafts [North Carolina] - "Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 55 miles northeast of Asheville - The resident program was founded in 1963 by Bill Brown, Penland's second director. It created an opportunity for craft artists to hone their skills, to develop markets, to experiment, to develop new work, or possibly to move from a career in teaching to one of full-time making."

Vermont Studio Center - "Founded in 1984 to support the making of art as the communication of spirit through form, the Studio Center is an international creative community dedicated to serving artists and writers in a stimulating, supportive work environment free of judgment, hierarchy, and competition. To support mindful studio work, VSC Residencies provide focused uninterrupted working time free from daily responsibilities, and offer artists an important gap in their normal activities, a gap which allows the mind to clear, to become free of the patterns and expectations with which it burdens one's studio practice. As the country's largest artist's community, with 50 artists and writers in Residence each month, representing an intentional mix of ages, cultures, experience, and media, a VSC Residency offers a wide range of encounters with fellow professional peers. In addition, the Studio Center provides the support of a roster of 7 prominent Visiting Artists/Writers per month (3 painters, 2 sculptors, 2 writers), each spending a working week at VSC, presenting their own work, and offering individual studio visits and writing conferences to those Residents who wish them."

American Federation of the Arts - Museum Services, Directors Forum, Curators Forum, and "Provides an opportunity for member museums to host exhibitions."

Anderson Ranch Art Center [Snowmass Village, CO] - "Not-for-profit, year-round visual arts community offers workshops, artist residencies, exhibitions, travel expeditions, tours, lectures, and more for artists of all skill levels and backgrounds to promote individual artistic expression and development."

Atlantic Center for the Arts - "There is a spirit of rejuvenation, collaboration and experimentation among writers, painters, sculptors, dancers and composers at Atlantic Center for the Arts. Unique among artist residency programs, ACA has been bringing renowned Master Artists from three different disciplines together to work with individually accepted mid-career associate artists for over twenty years at our facility on the shores of Turnbull Bay in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, just south of Daytona Beach." - "Artists-in-Residence Program include opportunities to work with world-renowned master artists and receive housing, weekday meals and studio space." [Mass Cultural Council]

Djerassi Resident Artists Program - "The mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land on which the Program is situated."

Enterprise Foundation - "The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architects with local community development organizations for three year fellowships, where they facilitate an inclusive approach to development that brings all stakeholders together to create green, sustainable, affordable communities."

American Watercolor Society (AWS) - "On the evening of December 5th, 1866, a group of eleven painters met at the studio of Gilbert Burling in the New York University Building, to form "The American Painters in Water Color. " Fellow artist, Samuel Colman, N.A., was elected as the first president. The newly formed society held its first exhibition in the fall of 1867 and these annual exhibitions have continued to the present time . . . . At the 100th Anniversary exhibition of the A.W.S., sponsored by and held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967, A.W.S. president, Mario Cooper, proclaimed: "It is the hope of The American Watercolor Society that the present exhibition will make the public more conscious of the long and continuing tradition of the art of watercolor painting in America" . .. a statement which remains true to this day!"

Sitka Center - "Sitka Center; dedicated to the expression of the strong relationship between art and nature, is a rustic working artists and scholars studio and educational facility situated on the slopes of Cascade Head on the central Oregon coast. The Center borders a Nature Conservancy Preserve, the Siuslaw National Experimental Forest and the Salmon River Estuary, and is located within a National Scenic Research area and a United Nations Biosphere Reserve. Cascade Head Ranch and Sitka Center are located just north of Lincoln City, Oregon on the Salmon River. The Neskowin Coast Foundation was founded in 1970 to promote interest in and opportunity to study various forms of art and music and the ecology of the central Oregon coast. In 1971, Neskowin Coast Foundation built the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology at Cascade Head Ranch, Otis, Oregon. Its unique geographic location and high caliber of instruction in the arts and natural sciences creates an inspiring atmosphere for the educational, scientific and artistic experience

Agape Foundation's Memorial Fund - "This fund offers loans for film projects committed to nonviolent social change. $3,000 loan for up to three months. Ongoing. Contact: Agape Foundation, 1095 Market St., Suite 304, San Francisco, CA 94103; 415-701-8707;"

The American Society of Media Photographers - "The American Society of Media Photographers (originally the Society of Magazine Photographers and later the American Society of Magazine Photographers) is a trade organization which promotes photographers' rights, educates photographers in better business practices, and produces business publications for photographers. It was founded in 1944 by a handful of the world's leading photojournalists and is recognized internationally for its leadership role. ASMP has over 5,000 members, including many of the world's greatest photographers, in 40 chapters nationwide."

American Society of Picture Professionals - "The American Society of Picture Professionals is a forum for education, information, dialogue and interaction among professionals who share an interest in written and electronic communications that blend images, words and ideas . . . . it has has developed a professional network of over 700 members who buy, sell, create, and archive photography in the U.S. and overseas"

Ragdale - "Ragdale is a place where writers and artists of all disciplines can find uninterrupted time to work in a peaceful setting. Ragdale is situated on 55 acres of virgin prairie in beautiful Lake Forest, Illinois, and each year, provides living and working space for more than 150 writers, visual artists and composers from all over the World.

Textile Society of America - "Founded in 1987, TSA serves the interests of textile specialists and has about 500 members worldwide." [Symposia, Workshops, Publications, Job Postings, Links]

Handweavers Guild of America - "The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., is dedicated to encouraging excellence, inspiring creativity, and preserving fiber traditions through education."

The Fund for Women Artists - Funding resources.

The Arts & Crafts Society - "An online community dedicated to the Philosophy and Spirit of the Arts and Crafts Movement."

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass - "These pages are sponsored by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, a group interested in promoting interest in contemporary studio glass."

National Society of Mural Painters - "The National Society of Mural Painters (NSMP) is an organization whose major concern is the advancement of techniques and standards for the design and execution of mural art for the enrichment of architecture in the United States. Originally known as The Mural Painters, the society was founded in 1895 by a group of artists, including John W. Alexander, Kenyon Cox, Edwin Blashfield, and John LaFarge. NSMP has records dating from its founding on file in the Archives of American Art."

Chicago Artists Resource

Change, Inc. - "Emergency grants for artists in all disciplines needing help with rent, medical expenses, utility bills, fire damage, etc. Grants up to $1,000. Change, Inc., P.O. Box 54, Captiva, FL 33924 - (phone) 212-473-3742

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), NYC - "The American Institute of Graphic Arts is the oldest and largest national organization committed to the promotion of excellence in graphic design. The AIGA consists of a network of 40 chapters nationwide with over 10,000 member graphic designers and related professionals. Founded in 1914, the AIGA national office is located in New York City . . . . The purpose of the AIGA is to further excellence in communication design as a broadly defined discipline, as a strategic tool for business, and as a cultural force. The AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research, and advance education and ethical practice." - Design Competitions

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington, DC - "The Institute has been advancing the value of architects and architecture for more than 135 years through AIA member resources and as the collective voice of the profession."

George Eastman House - Visiting Artists, Exhibits on the Road and other Programs

Tiffany & Co Foundation - "This new foundation, established by the New York-based jeweler, supports projects in decorative, performing and visual arts; arts and crafts education; arts preservation; and environmental conservation. The foundation is accepting unsolicited applications and is also actively soliciting organizations with which to establish funding partnerships. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education. Proposals should describe the organization and the proposed project. Applicants should also be sure to specify the amount of funds requested, along with financial information and proof of nonprofit status. There is no deadline for proposals. Visit their Web site for more information and application instructions."

PMSA: Public Monuments and Sculpture Association [UK]

Center for Alternative Media Arts and Culture - "This center offers grants to independent films in post-production dealing with economy, class, race, gender, labor, etc. Contact: CAMAC, PO Box 0832, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101;"

The CraftWEB - "The CraftWEB Project online community creates the opportunity for professional craftspeople, craft organizations and people interested in crafts to meet, share information and promote fine crafts worldwide."

College Art Assocciation

Exploratorium - "Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote the museum as an educational center. . . . The Exploratorium Residency Program is multidisciplinary in nature and includes a research and development process that may result in temporal works (such as performances, films and videos, workshops, or public presentations) as well as artworks and installations that may become part of the museum1s regular collection."

Salmagundi Club - The Salmagundi Club, which was established in 1871 for "the promotion of social intercourse among artists and the advancement of art," moved in 1917 from 14 West 12th Street to a brownstone mansion at 47 Fifth Avenue, which had been built in 1853 for Irad Hawley, president of the Pennsylvania Coal Company. In its heyday at the turn of the century, the club included such socially prominent artists as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, and John La Farge. Non-Member Juried Exhibition Annual Cash awards. Open to all. All media. $25/slides. Contact for update: Open Show Chair, Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave - New York, NY 10003 - New York. Telephone: 212-647-1000, x143

Indiespace - "An Internet-based entertainment, technology and marketing company committed to helping high-tech independent musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, game developers, authors and performers develop their careers in emerging areas --including the online and mobile game industries, e- and m-commerce, and rich-media web environments. Indiespace provides artists and companies with marketing strategies using online gaming, instant messaging, text messaging and other "post-Internet" networks. Services include integrated marketing/publicity consulting, technology training, game development, music licensing & supervision, and project development."

Arts Reach - "The Interactive Journal for Professionals Dedicated to Effectively Increasing Revenue in the Arts Published 10 times a year, Arts Reach is journal that adds $10,000, $100,000, even $1,000,000 to the bottom lines of arts, educational, and cultural organizations by meeting their specific marketing and fundraising information needs. This is the only how-to, results-oriented publication that clearly describes, in plain English, current successful revenue generating techniques you can use immediately."

National Opportunity NOCs Directory - "A prominent source of nonprofit jobs since 1986."

US Small Business Association [Resources] - "Information on starting a business, financing, expanding, disaster assistance, nonprofit information, and much more. The federal government will even let you post your own business card on-line!" [Society of American Silversmiths]

Arts and Business Partnerships - "The Arts & Business Council of Americans for the Arts supports national programs that build stronger private sector support for the arts. In addition to working to stimulate more financial support for the arts, efforts are also made to stimulate and support voluntarism, services the arts can offer to business, the transfer of management expertise from business to the arts, and sharing of knowledge and best practices. Local Arts & Business Council chapters also pursue this mission at a local level."

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