Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service, they are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
The Connecticut Office of the Arts develops and strengthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors. Through its grant programs, the office invests in Connecticut artists and arts organizations and encourages the public’s participation as creators, learners, supporters, and audience members. Through its programs and services, the office connects people to the arts and helps to build vital communities across the state. The COA is a division of the Department of Economic and Community Development.
The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community and regional philanthrophy to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds and contribute to existing funds. The foundation also provides philanthropic advisory services, and develops and leads initiatives to tackle critical community issues.
Community Fundraising Calendar
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence has a new resource for Fairfield County nonprofits, a community fundraising calendar. The purpose of the calendar is to help nonprofits plan their fundraising events so that organizations are not holding their events on the same day. With this calendar you can:
• Check to see if a date is available.
• Enter your organization's fundraising events.
• Search for upcoming events, by town and date.
You may view the Community Calendar and submit your fundraising events at this this link.
The Connecticut Arts Alliance
This organization was founded in 2005 as an advocacy organization. The CAA was established to ensure that the arts are central to life in Connecticut. The CAA works to foster public education and awareness of the arts, increase funding for the arts, and influence public funding and actions that affect the arts.
Visit Fairfield County CT
This is Connecticut's official online guide for travel and tourism in Fairfield County. You'll find information on travel packages, lodging, dining, attractions, events and more.
The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut
This radically open international art competition in Grand Rapids, Mich., is part arts festival and part social experiment. The winners of this contest are decided solely by public vote.
The Education Index at PhDs.org is the Internet’s premier source of updated, clear educational data about undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States.
Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization that provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines.
Their pioneering approach combines funding, counsel and career development services
to enable a project's success and foster sustainable practices for their grantees.
The Professional Organization of Women in the Arts is a membership-based association of women business leaders in the visual arts. POWArts promotes the professional and personal advancement of our members through educational programming, professional leveraging opportunities and community service initiatives.
NEFA is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership and resources that benefit artists, the public, arts funders, and policymakers throughout New England and beyond.
New York Foundation for the Arts
NYFA’s mission starts with individual artists in the visual, media, performing and literary arts. Their Web site offers access to the most comprehensive list of resources for artists in the nation, opening doors to the widest range of financial, educational, technological, and institutional resources and information.
Vocal Area Network
This organization is dedicated to the advancement of vocal ensemble music in the New York City area. Their information-sharing services are offered for the benefit of the vocal ensemble community.
Additional resources for artists may be found here.
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