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ArtMontana

ArtMontana a comprehensive on line directory providing free listing for Montana Artists, Art Centers, Museums, Galleries, Art Resources, and Services.

 

Beargrass Writing

Offers some of the West's most celebrated and promising writers at this storied ranch for four days of readings, workshops, craft talks, and generative writing opportunities that connect writers of all experience levels with self and place.

 

Lively Times

Lively Times is a Montana Source for Arts & Entertainment. Lively Times is also printed monthly.

 

Montana-Artists

This web site helps promote Montana artists and their artwork on a global scale.

 

Humanities Montana

Humanities Montana is Montana's independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Montana Art Education Association

The Montana Art Education Association (MAEA) is a network of art teachers who are dedicated to youth art education in Montana.

 

Montana Art Therapy Association

The Montana Art Therapy Association is dedicated to the advancement of the professional practice of Art Therapy.

 

Montana Arts

Propagates and preserves the state's cultural heritage by assisting individuals and organizations involved in Montana's literary, visual and performing arts.

 

Montana Dance Arts Association

Montana Dance Arts Association (MDAA) members have contributed thousands of hours and and abundant expertise in developing and promoting the art of dance in Montana.

 

Montana Professional Arts Association

They strive to bring the fine artists from all over Montana into communities to promote the arts.

 

Montana Music Educators Association

MMEA supports your efforts in Montana classrooms by providing high quality conference each fall featuring outstanding clinicians from around our country and state.

 

Montana Performing Arts Consortium

MPAC is a non-profit coalition of Montana and regional performing arts presenting organizations and artists. Its mission is to promote booking of quality artists, increase skills in presenting and touring, and reduce expenses for artists and presenters through block-booking.

 

Montana Preservation Alliance

The Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA) saves and protects Montana's historic places, traditional landscapes, and cultural heritage.

 

Montana Public Television Association

MontanaPBS shares diverse stories; connects our citizens; discovers common ground; and celebrates the independent spirit and beauty of Montana

 

Montana Thespians

Shapes lives through theatre education.

 

Montana Watercolor Society

Encourages the advancement, study, appreciation, and creation of watercolor painting in Montana and elsewhere.

 

Museum and Art Gallery Directors Association

The goals of MAGDA are to seek out, develop and support public visual arts exhibitions, and to tour state-wide the highest quality work available.

 

VSA Montana

Promotes the creative power of people with disabilities since 1979.

 

WESTAF

A regional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West.

 

 

For National Artists

 

 

101 Useful Web Tools for Writers

If you need help to find a writing job, ideas about contacting publishers, or a little inspiration, then check out these resources.

 

Actors' Equality Association

Actors Union which also represents stage managers. Provides application guidelines, audition hot lines for selected cities, and links to theater resources.

 

Actors' Fund of America

Helps entertainment and performing arts professionals in theater, film, music, opera, television and dance through a broad spectrum of social, health, employment, and housing programs that address their essential and critical needs.

 

American Craft Council

National, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft.

 

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts, works with arts, business leaders and patrons to provide leadership, advocacy, visibility, professional development and research for cultural organizations.

 

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Events, membership info, links to resources in the music business, and a searchable database of performed music in the ASCAP repertory. Information and a searchable database.

 

ArtBizCoach.com

ArtBizCoach.com is for beginning, emerging and established artists everywhere who would like help promoting themselves and building their businesses.

 

Art in Architecture Program

GSA maintains a large registry of artists interested in being considered for commissions in federal building projects. The website includes information on how to be included in the registry.

 

Artist Help Network

A free information service designed to help artists take control of their careers.

 

Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center

The Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) connects artists, crafts people and entertainment industry workers with health insurance and affordable health care.

 

Artist Trust

Artist Trust offers informational and resource support to individual artists working in all disciplines.

 

ArtJob

ArtJob is published by the Western States Arts Federation bringing comprehensive, up-to-date national and international job listings.

 

Art Network

Art Network offers a variety of artist services including new approaches to marketing.

 

Art of Data Visualization

From scientific visualization to pop infographics, designers are increasingly tasked with incorporating data into the media experience. Data has emerged as such a critical part of modern life that it has entered into the realm of art, where data-driven visual experiences challenge viewers to find personal meaning from a sea of information, a task that is present in every aspect of our lives.

 

ArtsJournal

ArtsJournal is a weekday digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world.

 

ArtsReady

ArtsReady is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

 

ArtTable Inc.

ArtTable, Inc. is a national leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts.

 

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), based in Washington, D.C., is the national service and advocacy organization with more than 1,400 members worldwide, dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it.

 

Bookwire

Bookwire is a resource for the literary community.

 

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA provides information and resources to help artists of all disciplines increase their skills in creating, facilitating and promoting their work.

 

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

CERF accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.

 

Creative Capital's Professional Development Program

Developed by artists for artists, Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program (PDP) provides career, community and confidence building tools to help all artists become successful artists.

 

Dance USA

Sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators, and organizations.

 

Every Writer's Resource

Every Writer's Resource is for and about writers, writing and publishing. It also offers listings of the top 50 literary and online literary magazines.

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA provides information about the Regional FEMA office and the Volunteer Association Liaison (VAL), who can provide guidance and facilitate access to important relief/recovery resources.

 

Glass Art Society

The Glass Art Society promotes the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and supports artists who work with glass.

 

Health Insurance Navigation Tool (HINT)

The goal of this project is to provide informed, musician-friendly support and advice to curious musicians who need information about health insurance.

 

Historic Preservation Learning Portal

The Historic Preservation Learning Portal is an Internet website which provides a fast, direct link to historic preservation information and training on more than 1,000 federal, state,tribal, educational, and non-profit websites in over 250 formats.

 

Indiegogo

Indiegogo has hosted fundraising campaigns in areas such as music and film. This fundraising platform offers discounts to 501(c)(3) organizations.

 

Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a for-profit company that provides crowdfunding opportunities and tools for creative projects through its website.

 

National Endowment for the Arts | NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

 

Native American Resources

Information resources for the Native American community.

 

NYFA

The New York Foundation for the Arts is a state-wide service organization for artists that provides this free national information resource for artists in all disciplines and for those who support them in any way.

 

Opera America

Is dedicated to supporting the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

 

Peerbackers

Peerbackers is a crowdfunding website where entrepreneurs can post projects and raise money to fund them.

 

Pew Fellowship in the Arts Artists' Resource Guide

The guide is divided into topic-specific chapters such as Promotion for Artists and Work Space & Housing. Pew created this with a regional focus but there are still many national resources that would be useful to Montana artists.

 

Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers, Inc. is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization and provides an information clearinghouse for the support and guidance of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers.

 

RocketHub

RocketHub aims to empower the rising Creative Class by educating them about the use of crowdfunding for creative projects.

 

Sunshine Artist

Is the nation's leading publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters and patrons.

 

Western Alliance of Arts Administrators

WAAA, the Western Alliance of Arts Administrators, is an association of touring artists, agents, managers, consultants, and presenters serving the western United States.

 

WESTAF

A regional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West.

 

Women in Film Foundation

Women In Film is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communications and media industries and to preserving the legacy of women within those industries.

 

 

For Montana Organizations

 

 

Lively Times

Lively Times is a Montana Source for Arts & Entertainment. Lively Times is also printed monthly.

 

Montana Art Gallery Directors' Association

The Montana Art Gallery Directors' Association, (MAGDA), originates touring exhibitions of a diverse range of the visual arts.

 

Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras

The purpose of the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) is to encourage, promote and assist in the maintenance and development of musical programs of quality throughout the state of Montana.

 

Montana Dance Arts Association

Montana Dance Arts Association (MDAA) members have contributed thousands of hours and and abundant expertise in developing and promoting the art of dance in Montana.

 

Montana Performing Arts Consortium

MPAC is a non-profit coalition of Montana and regional performing arts presenting organizations and artists. Its mission is to promote booking of quality artists, increase skills in presenting and touring, and reduce expenses for artists and presenters through block-booking.

 

Montana Tribal Tourism Alliance

The Montana Tribal Tourism Alliance Handbook is available here.

 

Montana Arts

Propagates and preserves the state's cultural heritage by assisting individuals and organizations involved in Montana's literary, visual and performing arts.

 

Museums Association of Montana

Serves their members and the entire Montana museum community by providing assistance and professional development opportunities through their annual conferences, invaluable newsletters, and increasingly popular website and podcasts.

 

WESTAF

Aregional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West.

 

 

 

For National Organizations

 

 

American Craft Council

National, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft.

 

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts, works with arts, business leaders and patrons to provide leadership, advocacy, visibility, professional development and research for cultural organizations.

 

Aroha Philanthropies

Is designed to support the development and expansion of successful artful aging programs, document their effectiveness, and share that information broadly.

 

Art of Data Visualization

From scientific visualization to pop infographics, designers are increasingly tasked with incorporating data into the media experience. Data has emerged as such a critical part of modern life that it has entered into the realm of art, where data-driven visual experiences challenge viewers to find personal meaning from a sea of information, a task that is present in every aspect of our lives.

 

ArtPlace America

ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.

 

Arts and Crafts Society

An online community dedicated to the philosophy and spirit of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

Arts Extension Service

AES publications provide practical information and tools for arts management and community cultural enhancement. AES has developed a variety of publications of value to: arts administrators, educators, students, economic development specialists, artists, municipal officers, cultural advocates, regional and urban planners, civic leaders, amenity planners, human service organizations.

 

Arts Marketing

Arts Marketing.org helps your organization address its daily marketing needs and longer-term marketing issues.

 

Arts Ready

ArtsReady is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

 

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), based in Washington, D.C., is the national service and advocacy organization with more than 1,400 members worldwide, dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it.

 

Business Committee for the Arts, Inc.

BCA,founded in 1967 by David Rockefeller, is a national not-for-profit organization that brings business and the arts together. It provides businesses of all sizes with the services and resources necessary to develop and advance partnerships with the arts that benefit business, the arts and the community.

 

Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of non-profit grant listings and trends in philanthropy.

 

Community Arts Network

Although the Community Arts Network project is now closed, information is archived here about the field of art made as a voice and a force within a specific community of place, spirit or tradition.

 

Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA)

CPANDA's mission is to acquire, archive, document and preserve high quality data sets on key topics in arts and cultural policy, and make them available in a user-friendly format to scholars, journalists, policy makers, artists, cultural organizations, and the public.

 

The Crafts Report

The Crafts Report, established in 1975, is a monthly business magazine for the crafts professional.

 

CrowdRise

The innovative platform at CrowdRise is one of the fastest-growing fundraising websites.

 

Dance USA

Sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators, and organizations.

 

Federal Emergency Mangament Agency (FEMA)

FEMA provides information about the Regional FEMA office and the Volunteer Association Liaison (VAL), who can provide guidance and facilitate access to important relief/recovery resources.

 

Governance Matters

Through advocacy, peer learning roundtables and workshops, and educational resources such as this Web site, Governance Matters fosters an open exchange of ideas throughout the nonprofit sector.

 

Grow VC

Grow VC offers the platform and tools to empower and enable business ideas to be launched, managed and communicated with more structure, while at the same time enabling the race to success to start much earlier.

 

Heritage Emergency National Task Force

Heritage Emergency National Task Force resources help archives, libraries, historic sites, museums, and the public cope with damage from disasters.

 

Historic Preservation Learning Portal

The Historic Preservation Learning Portal is an Internet website which provides a fast, direct link to historic preservation information and training on more than 1,000 federal, state,tribal, educational, and non-profit websites in over 250 formats.

 

Independent Sector

Resource Center for Good Governance and Ethical Practice, a comprehensive collection of tools for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to enhance the accountability and transparency of their operations and ensure they operate in ethical ways.

 

Indiegogo

Indiegogo has hosted fundraising campaigns in areas such as music and film. This fundraising platform offers discounts to 501(c)(3) organizations.

 

Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a for-profit company that provides crowdfunding opportunities and tools for creative projects through its website.

 

League of American Orchestras

The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform.

 

League of Historic American Theatres

League of Historic American Theatres is a non-profit organization that works to preserve and rehabilitate historic theaters.

 

Mississippi Arts Commission

The Mississippi Arts Commission is willing to offer advice to other arts organizations following a disaster. Their expertise includes post-disaster job programs and creative outreach to artists in rural communities.

 

National Arts Strategies

Organizational leadership for arts and culture.

 

National Coalition of Arts Therapies Associations

The Coalition represents over 8,000 members of six creative arts therapies associations.

 

National Endowment for the Arts | NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

 

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

National VOAD is a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters. Member organizations such as the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army share knowledge and resources to help disaster survivors and their communities.

 

Native American Resources

Information resources for the Native American community.

 

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

The center provides information for community-based nonprofits, including such help as Frequently Asked Question sheets on dealing with a crisis.

 

NPI Production Services

A national company specializing in payroll and consulting services for developing or established, small or large companies in the theatre, television, radio or film industry involving union or non-union talent and/or crew.

 

Opera America

Is dedicated to supporting the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

 

Peerbackers

Peerbackers is a crowdfunding website where entrepreneurs can post projects and raise money to fund them.

 

Preservation Directory

Online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.

 

President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities

The President's Committee works to encourage private sector support for the arts and humanities and public appreciation of their value through projects, publications and meetings.

 

RocketHub

RocketHub aims to empower the rising Creative Class by educating them about the use of crowdfunding for creative projects.

 

So Where is that Law Anyway?

Eric Mercer has a well-compiled list of links to many federal and state nonprofit regulations. It's not the kind of site you browse through for fun, but it's indispensable when looking up the law on something.

 

TechSoup

TechSoup is an online source of all things technology related to nonprofits. One of its great services, among many, is the software donation program where nonprofits can "purchase" many of the most popular software titles for small administrative fees.

 

Tools for Results Tool-kit

The Texas Commission on the Arts' Tool-kit was developed as a resource for non-profit arts and cultural organizations. Topic areas include fundraising, development, programming, leadership and nonprofit basics.

 

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

VLA delivers pro bono and low cost legal, education, mediation and advocacy services and information to the national arts community.

 

WESTAF

WESTAF is a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts.

 

Western Alliance of Arts Administrators

WAAA, the Western Alliance of Arts Administrators, is an association of touring artists, agents, managers, consultants, and presenters serving the western United States.

 

 

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