Notebook, 1993-

DIRECTORIES - A Representative Listing with Periodic Corrections and Additions


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

Graduate Programs in Modern Art, Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market - Christie's.

Hand Papermaking - Hand Papermaking, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of hand papermaking through publications and other educational formats. Founded in 1986 with the publication of the first issue of Hand Papermaking magazine, the primary goal of the organization has been to provide information to a diverse international audience of paper artists, mills, dealers, historians, conservators, and other aficionados of handmade paper.

Lannan - "A family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. The foundation recognizes the profound and often unquantifiable value of the creative process and is willing to take risks and make substantial investments in ambitious and experimental thinking. Understanding that globalization threatens all cultures and ecosystems, the foundation is particularly interested in projects that encourage freedom of inquiry, imagination, and expression. The foundation supports this mission with long-term special projects requiring multi-year commitments of funding and technical assistance in the areas of contemporary visual art, literature, indigenous communities, and issues of cultural freedom."

CPANDA - "Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive, is the world's first interactive digital archive of policy-relevant data on the arts and cultural policy in the United States. A collaborative effort of Princeton University's Firestone Library and the Princeton Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, CPANDA is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts."

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - "Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an international learned society composed of the world's leading scientists, scholars, artists, businesspeople, and public leaders. . . . The Academy has numbered among its members each generation's finest eighteenth century to Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the nineteenth, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the twentieth . . . . With a current membership of 3,700 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the newly established Visiting Fellows Center; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. The Academy's main headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it has also established regional centers at the University of Chicago and at the University of California, Irvine, and conducts activities in this country and abroad."

Society for Arts and Crafts [Boston, MA]

The Arts Education Partnership - "To demonstrate and promote the essential role of arts education in enabling all students to succeed in school, life and work . . . . Formerly the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership - A private, nonprofit coalition of education, arts, business, philanthropic, and government organizations . . . . " [Includes Partnership Resources and Member Links]

The World Humanities Survey - "The Humanities have come to mean many different things in their emerging global context. What are humanities institutions and centers -- no matter how they define their mission -- doing? What are their themes, projects, and visions? The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to sponsor this website database of what's happening in the humanities around the globe . . . . the internet has a preeminent role to play in closing some of the distances that separate those who in fact have interests in common and a lot to talk about. Though keeping track of the themes, inquiries, and projects of humanities institutions around the world can hardly be an exact science, there is something to be gained by reaching out to such self-identified centers to ask how they see their work: its future, the challenges and threats it faces, and its relationship to the climates in which it survives and thrives."

Arts & Crafts Workshops - A free, Online Directory of Workshops Worldwide that can be searched by program Focus, Month, US States, Countries, etc. [Shawguides]

Studio for Creative Inquiry - "They offer one-year residencies to artists working on interdisciplinary and collaborative forms incorporating new technology. $30,000 plus benefits. Contact: Studio, College of Fine Arts, Rm. 111, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-268-3454."

Fine Arts Work Center [Provincetown, MA] - Founded in 1968 "by a group of artists, writers, and patrons including Fritz Bultman, Alan Dugan, Stanley Kunitz, Phil Malicoat, Robert Motherwell, Myron Stout, Jack Tworkov and Hudson D. Walker. They believed that the freedom to pursue creative work within a community of peers was the best catalyst for artistic growth."

Design Management Institute - "The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an international membership organization that connects design to business, to culture, to customers�and to the changing world. Founded in 1975, DMI brings together educators, researchers, designers, and leaders from every design discipline, every industry, and every corner of the planet to facilitate transformational organizational change and design driven innovation. DMI focuses it's mission in three areas: design valuation, education, and connection."

Art-in-Architecture Program - "This program oversees the commissioning of artworks for federal facilities that have been created by living artists of local, regional and national reputation. Ongoing deadline. Contact: Art-in-Architecture Program, General Services Administration, Room 3341, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20405; 202-501-1812."

ArtsNet - "A community service offered by the Master of Arts Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University, has evolved into a central linking point for a group of organizations and agencies working on computer and information technology issues that impact the arts management process . . . . Offers a wealth of funding info, including the ArtsNet Development Database, where you can query awards made by state arts councils in the ArtsNet database. Links to web pages of local, state and national arts funders."

Art Dealers Association of America - "Founded in 1962, the Art Dealers Association of America is a non-profit membership organization of the nation's leading dealers in the fine arts. Its purposes are to promote the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the profession and to increase public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers. ADAA members deal primarily in paintings, drawings, sculpture, graphics and photographs from the Renaissance to the present day. Each ADAA member is an experienced and knowledgeable dealer in the types of art he or she offers for sale. Only a handful of art dealers, all of them in New York City, joined Ralph F. Colin in establishing ADAA. Among the founding members were Alexandre P. Rosenberg, the Association's first president, and Pierre Matisse, president of ADAA from 1964 to 1966. Today, the Association has 147 members in more than twenty cities throughout the country."

Bush Foundation Fellowships - "Fellows receive $44,000 each for a fellowship that can last from 12 to 18 months [For artists residing in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or one of the 26 counties of northwestern Wisconson] . . . . Artist Fellowships from the Bush Foundatoin in St. Paul, Minnesota, provide artists with financial support to enable them to further their work and their contribution to their community. Fellows may use their funding to take time for solitatry work or reflection to engage in collaborative community projects, to travel or do research, or to pursue any other activity that conributes to their lives as artists. Every year, the program supports up to 15 artists at any stage of their career. Applicants must be 25 years or older at the time of the application deadline . . . . "

Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes - "Established in 1988, the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes serves as a site for the discussion of issues germane to crossdisciplinary activity and as a network for the circulation of information and the sharing of resources. It has a membership of over one hundred and thirty centers and institutes that are remarkably diverse in size and scope and are located in the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, and other countries."

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education - "This 460-acre nature preserve near the city of Philadelphia seeks the work of professional artists for exhibition and artist-in-residence opportunities. Artists whose work is nature-related either through materials, subject or concept and who are interested in exploring the interaction of art and the natural environment may apply. Ongoing deadline. Send SASE: Art Programs, Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128."

Smithsonian Institute Internship Opportunities - Summer internships for High School Seniors Internships for high school seniors in areas such as art, photography, and other disciplines. Stipend. 5-week term; Minority Internships for minority students to participate in research or museum-related activities for 9-12 weeks. $250-300/week plus travel allowance.

Smithsonian Institute Office of Fellowships and Grants - Mid-Career Fellowships - Conservation Science. MID-CAREER: program is 6-12 months, open to practicing conservators who wish to enhance their experience in the scientific approach to conservation; stipend; Postgraduate Fellowships - Conservation Science. The first program is open to recent grads. of conservation training programs; fellowships may be spent at the Conservation Analytical Laboratory or other conservation labs of Smithsonian museums; Fellow is expected to work on a special project leading to publication; stipend; one year. The second program is 6-12 months, open to practicing conservators who wish to enhance their experience in the scientific approach to conservation; stipend; Graduate Student Fellowships [10 weeks, stipend], Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships [6-12 months, stipend], Senor Postdoctoral Fellowships [3-12 months, stipend], offered in most disciplines studied at the Smithsonian.

Imagining America - "Imagining America is a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design. Public scholarship joins serious intellectual endeavor with a commitment to public practice and public consequence. . . . Public scholarship in the arts and humanities integrates all the missions of higher education: research, teaching, service, and public engagement. Current projects include the Tenure Team Initiative on Public Scholarship, the Curriculum Project, and Publicly Active Graduate Education"

The Johnson Atelier - "There is no art more dependent on it's technical aspects than sculpture. An ignorance of technique limits a sculptor's creativity, wastes hours of work in bringing a cast to a likeness of the original, and renders the artist captive of the foundry's trade secrecy and commercialism. Until the Industrial Revolution, however, the opposite was true. The home of the foundry was the sculptor's studio, where the results of poor practices and errors in judgment were immediately visited upon the artist, for it was the artist who both created and cast their own work. This system led to quality and efficiency.It is the goal of the Institute to restore the link and the interplay which used to exist between the sculptor and the founding of their work. Its goal is also to educate and train more artisans to be available to aid the sculptor in completing their task, to develop methods for making these processes less costly and more responsive to the sculptor's needs, and finally, to play as small part in whatever forces must come together to bring more sculpture into the 20th century life style."

The Community Arts Network - (CAN) project promotes information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based arts, that is, art made as a voice and a force within a specific community of place, spirit or tradition. The CAN project is designed and managed by a partnership of Art in the Public Interest, a national nonprofit organization, and The Virginia Tech Department of Theatre Arts' Consortium for the Study of Theatre and Community. [Links]

Pewabic Pottery - Pewabic, located in Detroit, Michigan, apprentices talented people, high school students and older, who are inerested in becoming professional ceramic artists. One-year residencies and one-semester internships for ceramic artists. "Founded in 1903 during the height of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America, Pewabic Pottery is today a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Arts & Crafts ideals while advancing contemporary ceramic arts through its full curriculum of educational programs, its support of individual artists, outreach to various communities, and leadership in the exhibition of contemporary and historic collections and archiving of scholarly research." Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

Federation of State Humanities Councils - "The Federation is a grassroots organization of 56 state humanities councils with connections in virtually every community in the nation. The state humanities councils are funded in part by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Humanities; they also receive funding from private donations, foundations, corporations, and, in some cases, state government. The councils are unique public-private partnerships created to provide access to conversations about ideas and to promote the application of the humanities to addressing community needs and public policy issues."

Printmaking Fellowship Program - "Emerging artists are invited to submit proposals for this 8-week print-related residency program in NYC. Previous experience helpful, but not required."

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - "The Academy Foundation was established with the purpose of organizing and overseeing the educational and cultural activities of the motion picture industry, including the preservation of its history and the promotion of its future." [Included at this site: The Foundation; History, Database, Center for Motion Picture Study, Publications, Rental Facilities, Fellowships, Student Academy Awards

Art Matters - "A foundation created to assist artists who make work intending to break ground aesthetically and socially."

Henry Moore Foundation - "The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust was established to develop public interest, knowledge and appreciation of sculpture of all periods and nationalities, with an emphasis on contemporary work. The Sculpture Trust is funded by the Henry Moore Foundation and supported by Leeds City Council. The aims of the Sculpture Trust are achieved through a programme of exhibitions, talks, lectures, conferences, academic fellowships, artist residencies, publications and collaborative projects at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds and at the Henry Moore Studio in Halifax."

Pilchuck Glass School - Founded in 1971 by glass artist Dale Chihuly and patrons Anne Gould Hauberg and John H. Hauberg, Pilchuck Glass School has been a primary force in the evolution of glass as a means of artistic expression. By creating an environment with a singular focus on glass, access to resources, and an ever-expanding international community of artists, Pilchuck has become the largest, most comprehensive educational center in the world for artists working in glass.

The Center for Book Arts - "The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to preserving the traditional crafts of book-making, as well as exploring and encouraging contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object."

Sculptors Guild - A Non-profit organization of Professional Sculptors since 1937

Women in Film Foundation Finishing Fund - "This foundation awards $20,000 grants to female filmmakers. Ongoing application process. Contact: Completion Grant WIFF, 6464 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90028."

Council of American Overseas Research Centers - "The members of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers have centers in Bangladesh, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Turkey, West Africa, and Yemen, and together represent over three hundred years of experience in facilitating research in foreign countries. The older centers have served as an operations base for virtually every American specialist undertaking research in the host countries. American Overseas Research Centers offer many services to scholars including: liaison with host country governments and universities in obtaining access to research sources; monitoring and offering advice on the research climate in the host-country; providing a place for contact and exchange between American researchers and their host-country counterparts as well as third-country colleagues working in the host-country; serving as an operations base for field expeditions; providing research libraries, technical services, and living accommodations; sponsoring joint scholarly projects and offering a program of conferences, lectures, seminars, concerts and exhibitions, and supporting publication of papers, books and serials, newsletters and information bulletins. In addition to support for scholars, most centers have programs to disseminate the results of research to interested members of the U.S. and host-country publics, including primary and secondary schools. Most centers are consortia of U.S. universities and are governed by representatives of their member institutions. All centers are independently incorporated in the United States as private, not-for-profit organizations.

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