Artist Service Organizations

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Discounted fees: NYFA is offering a rate of $400 a month for artists and arts organizations not affiliated with NYFA. A reduced rate of $200 a month is available for NYFA-affiliated artists.


A Room of Her Own Foundation
Open to female visual artists for an award of up to $50,000 payable over two years.Accountants for the Public InterestNon-profit organization that provides volunteer accountants to nonprofits, small business, and individuals in need of professional accounting services.Actors Federal Credit Union: Actors Federal Credit Union is a cooperatively run, non-profit banking organization chartered in 1962 for the benefit of the members of Actors’ Equity Association. Today, any paid-up member of Equity, SAG, AFTRA, AGMA, or a member in good standing of any of our  75 component organizations is eligible to apply for membership.  Immediate family members are also eligible to join.The Actor’s Fund of AmericaThe Actors Fund is a nonprofit, nationwide human services organization providing programs that support the unique, essential needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts – on stage or camera and behind the scenes. The Actors Fund assists those working in theater, film, television, radio, music, dance, opera and circus. The Fund is a safety net, offering quality services for and individual attention to our community, giving all a responsive place to turn in times of need or crisis.The Actors Fund offers a broad spectrum of programs including comprehensive social services, health care services, employment and training and housing. Administered through our offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, these programs help people solve problems and make positive changes in their lives.
Alliance of Artists Communities: Residency Search

Alliance of Queens ArtistsAlliance of Resident Theaters/New York (ART/NY)\AMENY: Association of Minority Enterprises of New YorkCalendar of Events

American Black Film Festival : Film Festivals, Awards, Meetings for Filmmakers

Americans for the Arts

Leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. From offices in Washington, DC and New York City, we provide a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders.

American Indian Community House 

Serving the Native American community since 1969 with health services, cultural and educational events and workshops, artist resources, events bulletin board, event and meeting space, workshops and listings.

American Indian Film Institute

“Defending our way of life through film”   Since 1975, AIFI has recognized the opportunity and responsibility to empower American Indian media artists by placing the tools of technology in their hands and to introduce their works into the fabric of Indian community life, mainstream media and international audiences. – Michael Smith, AIFI President

Amerinda Inc Opportunities and Resources
and listing for Native American Artists

Art Heals 


Artist Community Federal Credit Union

Artist House Music “Helping Musicians and Music Entrepreneurs Create Sustainabable Careers” Podcasts of seminars, articles and information on the business of music.

Arts & Business Counci national programs that build stronger private sector support for the arts,  stimulates  financial support and voluntarism for the arts,  services the arts can offer to business, the transfer of management expertise from business to the arts, and sharing of knowledge and best practices. The Arts & Business Council of Americans for the Arts maintains these programs:

Arts Focus page at The Foundation Funding for the Arts website
A “one-stop shop” of free, easily accessible information including charts that show the geographic locations and giving interests of grantmakers supporting the arts, RFP listings, arts-related reference guides and resource lists.

Arts Manager
Resource of solutions to management challenges faced by nonprofit arts organizations. Hosted by The Kennedy Center Institute for Arts Management.

Asian American Arts Alliance

GRANTS include the Urban Artists Initiative (UAI) for individual artists, SOAR (Small Organization Arts Regrant) for small arts groups and the Chinatown Arts Initiative (CAI) for arts groups based in Chinatown.

GATHERINGS include monthly Town Halls that bring together the community of artists and professionals to meet, share information and form partnerships.

WORKSHOPS include opportunities for artists and managers to meet funders, gain skills and network with peers in the field.

PROMOTION includes various information-based tools to increase the visibility of Asian American artists and organizations such our web directory of artist profiles and our event calendar of Asian American arts events

Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA)
The Association of Hispanic Arts, Inc. (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Latino arts, artists and art organizations as an integral part of the cultural life of the nation. It facilitates projects and programs designed to foster the appreciation, growth and well


BAAD Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance low cost rehearsal and performance space


Battery Dance

Board Source
A comprehensive resource that provides classes, publications, and tools to help nonprofit organizations build effective boards.

Dance Angel Program“. The Angel Program provides subsidized dance rehearsal users’ rates of only $10/hour for studio use before 10am and after 10pm throughout the week.

For viewing, questions, and bookings call Sarah Dell’Orto at:
212-219-3910 or email to

Bethel Gospel Assembly

Beth Hark Center 2-26 E 120 St housing advise, food and with dignity for artists


BRIC has enriched the cultural landscape of Brooklyn by presenting, producing and enabling a wide array of quality contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs

Bronx Council on the Arts

Basic cultural services include direct financial support to individual artists and non-profit organizations, information services, technical assistance, education and community programming, advocacy and the operation of our Longwood Arts Project, an exhibition gallery and cyber arts program, and the Bronx Writers Center, an initiative dedicated to the creative and professional development of our writers.

Brooklyn Arts Council

gives grants, presents free and affordable arts events, trains artists and arts professionals, teaches students, incubates new projects and promotes artists and cultural groups across our borough.

Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Provides a nurturing, year-round, performance, rehearsal and educational venue in Brooklyn that encourages artistic risk-taking and stimulates dialogue among diverse constituencies.

Brooklyn Public Library

Profile, services, programs, events and exhibitions, news, gift shop, site search, contact information, catalogue and database search.

CACIBAJAGUA TAINO CULTURAL SOCIETYEstablished in 1993, the Cacibajagua Taino Cultural Society is an inter-Tribal, inter-generational community of indigenous Caribbean singers, musicians, and artists dedicated to transmitting their ancestral heritage to their present and future generations with dignity and honor

CHASHAMA Nonprofit group of theaters, gallery spaces, and studios. Programs, calendar and archives available.


China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art

Community Access Television

Career Transition for Dancers

Offers career counseling, scholarships and workshops in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago for dancers transitioning out of careers as performers.

Community Service Organizations

Food, Shelter, Emergency Services

Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island


Dance Partner Database is a Dance/NYC program designed to connect job seekers and employers in hopes of finding a match for future employment opportunities. Please email us at to participate!
Each week, over 20,000 unique visitors check the calendar page looking for performances to attend. Over 800,000 unique visitors per month view these listings through our RSS feed to the NY Observer. It is now possible to run a banner ad on the calendar page to highlight your free listing to a perfectly targeted audience. Ads are inexpensive and effective – see more info and specifications.


Department of Cultural Affairs Resources Page

  Directors Guild of America

 Dramatists Guild of America

  dvREPUBLIC exist as a self-validating, self-supporting online community of “citizens” who
monitor the intersection of media, technology, and social justice. As informed citizens, we engage in active online discussion in the “public square” of the DV Republic liberated zone.

DV Republic uses the Internet and New Media technology to connect this community and host the BFF Lab (Black Filmmaker Foudation) which develops and promotes digital filmmaking and interactive new media that is socially concerned, entertainment driven.

 Establish Your Non Profit 501C 3 Company Info

 Fractured Atlas is
a non-profit organization that provides services and support to artists and arts organizations.
a community of over 50,000 artists and arts groups from every discipline across the country and around the world
an innovator in the use of technology and 21st century business models to empower the community we serve.

Dancenow/NYC’s Silo Artist Residency/Kirkland Farm

  Freelancers Union

Freelancers Union is a national membership organization that’s free to join. We offer benefits like insurance and retirement to our members and provide political advocacy for all independent workers. Learn more »

    Foundation Center Classes on Grants and Fundraising

   Frank Silvera’s Writer’s WorkshopSince its founding in 1973, Frank Silvera’s Writing        Workshops have been educating writers of all genres at its facility in Harlem

    Fundrraising for the Arts: Foundation Center Videos

    Harlem Arts Alliance

   created to preserve, promote, sponsor and present the rich cultural programs that reflect the      vast contributions of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural artists creating in the visual, performing        and interpretive arts, literary, media, performance, and interdisciplinary arts.

    Harlem Arts Alliance Events Calendar

 Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

  Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.
Classes in audio/video synchronization, multimedia production, audio pre-production.             Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, Suite 602, NY NY 10012. (212) 431-1130

    Hispanic Society of America Free museum and reference library for the study of the arts          and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. [English/Spanish]

     Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, library, events


    Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and         ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all       people can lead free and dignified lives.

India Performing Arts

India Performing Arts Center NJ

   Isuma TV Native American television

 Isuma Films : Watch 2,600 Anerican Indian+ Films in 46  Indigenous Languages

Jiva Performing Arts- A NY-based Indian Classical Music and Dance

     The Joyce Travel Program

     Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

     Lower Manhattan Cultural Council invigorates the arts Downtown.

   LMCC Grants

1000 artists and writers apply every year for 20 coveted spots in our 9-month long residency       program. By placing artists in studios in the Financial District, we change what it means to           “work” on Wall Street.


   The Maysles Cinema and Maysles Institute are located at
343 Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Boulevard), New York, NY, 10027
Between 127th and 128th. 2/3, 4,5,6, A,B,C,D to 125th street

    Manhattan Neighborhood Network

    Materials for the Arts

   Are you in need of art materials for your non-profit organization or public school?

   Could you make use of surplus home, office equipment and furniture, materials, fabric, paint,   paper and other industrial cast-offs?

    Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

 Mid-Atlantic Reources

    Museum of African Art in Long Island City NY

    National Arts and Disability Center

   US and International arts service organizations provide specific services such as information,      funding resources, networking opportunities, or advocacy activities that are inclusive of artists      or audiences with disabilities.

      National Association of Latino Artists
BCA serves a multicultural constituency in excess of 1.2 million residents. BCA provides an         array of services to 5,000 artists and more than 250 arts and community-based                       organizations.

National Museum of tthe American Indian

   Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to the preservation,          study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans

New Federal Theater

Founded by Woodie King, Jr. in 1970, New Federal Theatre grew out of a theatre program at    Mobilization for Youth.

 NMAI Events

   National Museum of tthe American Indian Film Festivsl Santa Fe

    Native American Research Online


     New York City Business Solution Centers

New York City Department of Small Business Services staff on hand to help identify permits        and licenses required to open a small business in New York City , especially useful for artist        entrepreneurs. One-on-one and small group technical assistance provided for marketing,          accounting, and legal issues.

 Easy Start Business Guide(pdf)

    New York Foundation for the Arts

    The New York Foundation for the Arts’ mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their       creative lives.  Grants, Job Opportunities, Resources for Artists, Magazine, Awards, Video           Artist Interviews…


   Located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City, New York Live Arts is an internationally        recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry offering audiences access to    art and artists notable for their conceptual rigor, formal experimentation and active                engagement with the social, political and cultural currents of our times. At the center of this    identity is Bill T. Jones, Executive Artistic Director, a world-renowned choreographer,              dancer, theater director and writer.

We commission, produce and present performances in our 20,000 square foot home, which    includes a 184-seat theater and two 1,200 square foot studios that can be combined into        one large studio. New York Live Arts serves as home base for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane      Dance Company, provides an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and          young people and supports the continuing professional development of artists. Our influence    extends beyond NYC through our international cultural exchange program that currently          places artists in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

    New York Women in Film and Television Nonprofit, professional membership organization        for women working in the film and television industries in New York

    Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

    Workshops Calendar Space Ads
Information source for the New York nonprofit community, offers management services,             courses, and other technical assistance.

      The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is a non-profit arts service organization           launched in 2007 under the incubation of the Hispanic Federation and with the financial             support of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.


    NYC Business Solutions NYC Business Solutions is a set of free services offered by the       Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate, and expand

  NYC Performing Arts Spaces

   Vital information about
hundreds of rehearsal and performance spaces
for performing artists

   www.Pow  Listings of Native American events, video, articles, cultural resources

     Queens Council on the Arts

     Queens County Farm Museum events

    Red Hawk Native American Arts Council

      Native American Artists Roster


       Research library Audio Visual, Events, Book Store

        Videos of Programs at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

     Small Business How to Seminars NYPL

       small business and nonprofit videos

    Spring Board for the Arts Resources

    arts resources

The Field

Resource Center

with Computers and Grants Data Bases, Seminars on Career Development, Fund Raising, Creating and Producing Your Work, Associate Partnerships with DTW and Fractured Atlas..

         The Point

THE POINT Community Development Corporation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.

The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

          Theater Communications Group

Increase the organizational efficiency of our member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field and promote a larger public understanding of and appreciation for the theatre field.

     Artistic Programs awards grants to theatres and theatre artists     (approximately $3 million in 2005-2006), and offers career development programs for artists.

Management Programs provides professional development opportunities for theatre leaders through conferences and teleconferences, forums, publications, and workshops, as well as through industry research on the finances and practices of the American not-for-profit theatre.

Advocacy guides lobbying efforts and provides member theatres with timely alerts about legislative developments.

      Theater Extras: Low cost theater tickets

Theatermania New York

Discount tickets for Broadway and Off Broadway

         Theatre Organization Links

     Theater Resources Unlimited

     United Confederation of Taino People

     Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Women’s Studio Workshop actively promotes the value of art-making.
This artist-centered philosophy and a deep commitment to the individual’s
creative process serve as the cornerstones of WSW’s Artist Opportunities.
In all WSW programs, participating artists receive time and space in which
to fully engage in their creative process, as well as a variety of other
resources to support them in their work.WSW houses fully equipped studios
for etching, papermaking, screen-printing, clay, letterpress, and
photography. During their stay at WSW, artists are provided with 24-hour
access to the studios and on-site housing. Fellowship opportunities are
partially subsidized (the visiting artist pays a weekly fee). Grant
opportunities include a weekly stipend to the artist. WSW’s Artists
Opportunities are enriched by the supportive, creative community
comprised of artist-staff, studio managers, artist-interns, other
visiting artists, and the studio’s arts public.WSW’s unique blend
of technical support and peer encouragement can lead an artist
into new depths within a medium, or foster new connections
and cross-pollination between different mediums and processes.
The variety of programs available allows WSW to serve artists
of all career-stages— emerging, mid-career, and mature
artists are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.
International applicants are welcome.Artist may also rent
WSW’s studios for independent work or private instruction.