National Resources

Resources For Organizations:

Americans for the Arts

A national nonprofit organization that works to advance the arts in America by educating communities, generating more public/private sector resources and building individual appreciation of the arts.



ArtPlace is a collaboration of ten leading national and regional foundations, eight federal agencies and six of the nation’s largest banks to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S.


Artspire.org (a program of New York Foundation for the Arts)

Artspire fiscal sponsorship is open to artists and emerging organizations with a US social security number.


Building Blocks For Equity, Regional Arts & Culture Council

Based on local and national best practices for equity and inclusion work–and some promising applications in the local arts community–RACC has developed six building blocks to help organizations foster equitable access to the arts by increasing the participation of and engagement with diverse audiences.


Center for Cultural Innovation

Founded in 2001 with a mission to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants and loans, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field.


Creative Capital

Acts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields. Provides advisory services and professional development assistance along with multifaceted financial aid and promotional support.


Design for Good

Design for Good is a platform to build and sustain the implementation of design thinking for social change.


The Foundation Center

A national organization offering classes and other tools to assist individuals and nonprofits in finding funding.


Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas provides services, resources, and support to liberate a nation of artists. From healthcare to publicity to development grants, they supply critical tools for independent artists and arts organizations so they can focus on their creative responsibilities.



GOODMakergives individuals and organizations the ability to tap into the public’s creativity and energy to address an issue that’s important to them.


Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA)

Only National association of private and public funders making grants to artists and arts organizations in America.



Kickstarter is an online funding platform for creative projects.



Indiegogo is an online funding platform similar to Kickstarter.


Making Meaningful Connections, a report by the James Irvine Foundation

The arts provide a distinct, powerful contribution to a vibrant, inclusive and compassionate
society. This report provides characteristics of arts groups that engage new and diverse participants.

Making Meaningful Connections

National Endowment for the Arts

The Endowment is a federal agency that awards more than $100 million in grants in all 50 states.


National Network of Fiscal Sponsors

The National Network of Fiscal Sponsors improves the practice of fiscal sponsorship and promotes its value to society.