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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.

This series of articles will explain, generally, the basics of copyright law for artists.

Categories: For Artists, For Organizations          Topic: Funding Resources

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.

CERF+ is a national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists. CERF+ accomplishes its mission through these programs and initiatives:

  • Emergency Relief
  • Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Resources
  • Emergency Preparedness Educational Programs
  • Artist Preparedness Campaign
  • National Coalition for Arts Preparedness & Emergency Response
  • Research on the Needs & Status of Working Artists
Category: For Artists          Topic: Funding Resources

Creative Capital was founded in 1999 to support artists pursuing adventurous and imaginative ideas, drawing on venture capital concepts to provide funding, counsel and career development services. It is the only national grantmaking and artist service organization for individual artists with an open application process, supporting projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, Performing and Visual Arts.

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

For K-12 teachers and administrators, this valuable guide is filled with many innovative tips and resources to help you expand and refine your assessment strategies for project-based learning.  One of the ways to propel Edutopia’s movement for positive change in education is to spread the word about strategies that work. Edutopia urges colleagues to share these practical ideas and resources with friends and colleagues.

Fractured U. was created to address the emerging needs of artists and arts managers in the DIY environment. Their online courses in entrepreneurship and small business provide

  • critical skills for navigating the business of art;
  • access to some of the top experts in the field;
  • opportunities for sharing knowledge and forging collaborations with peers.

Note: You will need to create an account with Fractured Atlas to participate in these courses, but there is a free "community member" option.

Categories: For Artists, For Organizations          Topic: Funding Resources

The mission of Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is to provide leadership and service to advance the use of philanthropic resources on behalf of arts and culture.