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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.

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.

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. 

This guide helps foundation and nonprofit communicators learn whether their communications are effective and what is being achieved -- and determine if any course corrections are necessary.

Author: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Categories: For Organizations, Local Arts Network          Topic: Community Development

CMAP has created a new toolkit (PDF) to help municipalities incorporate arts and culture into their communities, enhance livability by improving quality of life, and become more attractive places to live, work, and play. It offers a primer on different types of arts and culture and their inherent primary needs and secondary impacts, then proceeds to detail steps that can be taken by communities.


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.

For obtaining proof of nonprofit status.

By documenting Dun & Bradstreet business and employment data for both the nonprofit and for-profit arts sectors, you can paint a picture of a powerful engine in your community's information economy. What makes this data especially potent is that it can be localized to any city, county, state, region, or political jurisdiction in the country, and it can be updated annually so that you can track trend data. From Americans for the Arts.

Information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws.

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.