National Resources

Find an Artist -- or Find an Arts Organization

Actors Fund -
The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.

American Association of Community Theatre-
The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is the national community theatre organization, representing the interests of community theatres across the U.S.

Americans for the Arts -
Our mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

Artist’s Health Insurance Resource Center -
Health insurance is often a concern for self-employed artists, and for small arts organizations. The Artist's Fund offers information on health insurance options for individuals and organizations working in any arts field.

Arts Midwest-
A non-profit regional arts organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest serves audiences, arts organizations, and artists throughout the nine states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and beyond. Our history spans more than 25 years.

Bush Foundation -
Bush offers fellowship programs in the areas of arts, leadership and medicine. These programs are a core part of our strategy and tie directly to our goal of developing courageous leaders. Over time, we plan to purposefully expand and introduce new aspects to these vital programs and will invite all of our fellows to help advance the outcomes of the Foundation. For more information about the Bush Foundation and other programs they offer visit

US Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education offers information on resources for teachers, parents, and students on a variety of topics, including the arts.

LOFT Literary Center -
The Loft Literary Center is the nation’s largest independent literary center. The Loft supports the artistic development of writers, fosters a writing community, and builds an audience for literature. Thousands of students register for Loft creative writing courses each year; thousands more participate in Loft readings and other events. Loft competitions, grants, and honoraria help authors pursue the writing life. Loft publications and its website bring the writing life home to literature lovers everywhere.

McKnight Foundation -
The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based private philanthropic organization seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Through grantmaking, coalition-building, and encouragement of strategic policy reform, they use their resources to attend, unite, and empower those they serve

Midwest Art Fairs -
Midwest Art Fairs is your regional guide to over 1,200 art & craft fairs, festivals and events in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota & South Dakota. This guide features the information needed to plan a busy show schedule.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies.

National Association of Latino Arts & Culture -
The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) is dedicated to the preservation, development and promotion of the cultural and artistic expressions of the diverse Latino populations of the United States.

National Endowment for the Arts -
The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation -
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is dedicated to supporting, developing and revitalizing the diversity of artistic expression in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities across the United States.

NFYA Source -
NFYA Source is the nation's most extensive databank of awards, services, and publications for artists in all disciplines, providing online access to listings in dance, folk arts, media, performance and interdisciplinary arts, visual arts, music, literature, theater, and arts related professions. NYFA Source is available to artists free of charge.

Potters Council -
A global organization of ceramic artists made up of passionate professionals, enthusiastic amateurs and dedicated educators, who have one focus - being creative with CLAY.

Being a member of the Potters Council provides many benefits, including discounts on art books and videos, a reliable and affordable credit card service, conference discounts, gallery listing, studio listing, chiropractic care program, prescription savings program, group catastrophic major medical, group term life, a dental savings program and much more!

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