General Resources

Regional

Americans for the Arts
http://www.americansforthearts.org

Americans for the Arts is a national nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. It serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.

(Reports, Advocacy, Online Learning, Conferences, Job Listings)

California Arts Council
http://www.arts.ca.gov

State arts agency with a mission of advancing California through arts and creativity.

(Organization/Individual Funding, Reports, Job Listings, Calls for Art)

City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs
http://www.sanjoseculture.org

Agency supporting the development of a rich arts and cultural environment for the City of San José’s one million diverse residents and its many visitors.

(Organization/Individual Funding, Reports, Calls for Art)

Professional Development

Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
http://www.cen.org

The Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN) believes that the most effective way to increase the capacity of the nonprofit sector is to strengthen and sustain the leaders and the board members of nonprofit organizations. CEN provides access to resources and programs, peer support networks, and personal consultation for Silicon Valley nonprofits.

(Workshops, Consulting, Certifications)

National Arts Strategies
http://www.artstrategies.org

National Arts Strategies (NAS) develops market-leading education services for individuals who play a variety of roles in the arts and culture ecosystem: artists, cultural entrepreneurs, board members, staff members and executives. NAS provides open access to analytic tools and leadership frameworks through in-person convenings, the NAS website, and through Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on platforms such as Coursera.

(Online Learning, Certification, Fellowships)

Emerson & Church Publishers
http://www.emersonandchurch.com

Emerson & Church publishes fundraising, management, and marketing books for nonprofit staff and volunteers.

(Publications)

Financial Management Associates
http://fmaonline.net

Dedicated consultants from Financial Management Associates (FMA) have served major foundations and nonprofit organizations nationwide and around the world by helping them develop the capacity they need to fulfill their missions more effectively and efficiently.

(Consulting, Training)

Grantmakers in the Arts
http://www.giarts.org

A national network of private, public, and corporate arts funders, Grantmakers in the Arts provides leadership and services that advance the use of philanthropic and governmental resources to support the growth of arts and culture.

(Research, Conferences, Online Learning)

Funding

Arts Loan Fund
http://www.artsloanfund.org

The Arts Loan Fund (ALF) was created by art funders to alleviate short term cash-flow issues for arts organizations. The fund has provided quick-turnaround loans for over thirty years and aids organizations in sound financial habits that advance their mission. Open to arts nonprofits and fiscally sponsored organizations in the Bay Area.

(Organization Funding)

Northern California Community Loan Fund
https://www.ncclf.org

Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF)’s provides financing and expertise to strengthen low-income neighborhoods and enable disadvantaged people to build a better future. Clients include a number of local arts projects.

(Organization Funding, Consulting)

Discipline-Specific Resources

Theater

Theatre Communications Group
http://www.tcg.org

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for American theater fosters communication among professional, community, and university theaters. TCG offers its organization and individual members networking and knowledge-building opportunities, grants, advocacy, and more.

(Conferences, Research, Organization/Individual Funding)

Theatre Bay Area
http://www.theatrebayarea.org

Theatre Bay Area is a theater arts service organization supporting the radical creativity of their members with access to educational, financial, and professional resources.

(Job Listings, Organization/Individual Funding, Research, Online Resources, Advocacy)

Visual Arts

My Art Resources
http://myartresources.com

My Art Resources is a comprehensive online source of information for artists living in Santa Clara County and nearby cities, providing information about local artists, art venues, local supplies and services, art events, art education, opportunities, informational blog posts, interviews, and more all in one convenient centralized hub.

(Online Resources)

Dance

Dance/USA
http://danceusa.org

Established in 1982 as the national service organization for the professional dance field, Dance/USA is a membership organization currently serving nearly 500 aerial, ballet, modern, culturally specific, jazz, and tap companies, dance service and presenting organizations, individuals, and related organizations.

(Conferences, Online Learning, Research, Advocacy)

Dancers’ Group
http://dancersgroup.org

Dancers’ Group serves San Francisco Bay Area artists, the dance community, and audiences through programs and services. In response to the needs of its constituents, Dancers’ Group has evolved to fulfill a dual function as a service organization and as a presenter of performance opportunities that maximize the visibility of dance in the Bay Area.

(Fiscal Sponsorship, Job Listings, Research, Presenter)

Music

National Association of Composers USA
http://nacusasf.org

National Association of Composers USA is one of the oldest organizations devoted to the promotion and performance of music by Americans. The local San Francisco Bay Area chapter sponsors concerts featuring music by its members.

(Presenter)