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Disability Culture is an international movement that includes visual art, music, dance, theater, literature and sports. The Permanent Collection at Access Living is unique; comprised of art by professional artists with disabilities, as well as work by non-disabled artists whom have made disability a central focus of their investigations.

Category: For Artists          Topic: Funding Resources

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has been operating since 1976 with two main purposes. The Gottlieb Foundation offers grants to individual visual artists through two programs: an annual Individual Support Grant and a separate program to assist visual artists in cases of catastrophic events through an Emergency Grant program. The Gottlieb Foundation also maintains an archive on the art and life of Adolph Gottlieb and organize exhibitions of his art and that of others.

Categories: For Artists, For Educators, For Organizations          Topic: Education Resources

The African American Performance Art Archive ( makes crucial documentation of historically significant performances by African American artists available on-line to artists, scholars, and students in the spirit of intellectual exchange.

Author: Carter McNamara          Source: Free Management Library
Category: Local Arts Network          Topic: Finances
Author: Carter McNamara          Source: Free Management Library
Category: Local Arts Network          Topic: Strategic Planning
Source: Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Category: Local Arts Network          Topic: Leadership

National nonprofit organization dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

Category: For Organizations          Topic: Funding Resources

The Foundation’s grantmaking activity is focused on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists. 

Source: Americans for the Arts
Category: Local Arts Network          Topic: Leadership

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