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General Resources


Americans for the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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


Financial Management Associates

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

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)


Arts Loan Fund

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

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)


“We Are Enough: Equity, Inclusion, and Emergent Leadership in Silicon Valley’s Multicultural Arts Community”
School of Arts and Culture at MHP

The School of Arts and Culture at MHP is proud to release, “We Are Enough: Equity, Inclusion, and Emergent Leadership in Silicon Valley’s Multicultural Arts Community,” an academic “brown” paper detailing the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute’s (MALI) origins and impact in Silicon Valley over the past decade.

MALI is a leadership development program for people of color deeply engaged in Silicon Valley’s arts, cultural, and entertainment sectors. To commemorate ten-plus years of leadership development, the School commissioned acclaimed folklife scholar, Dr. Maribel Alvarez, Associate Dean for Community Engagement for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Arizona, to write an academic paper quantifying the impact of MALI and the program’s future. We Are Enough is a collection of anecdotes, quantitative data, and field level analysis that puts into perspective MALI’s success in helping to develop arts leaders of color.

(Brown Paper, Research)

Discipline-Specific Resources


Theatre Communications Group

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

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

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)



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

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)


National Association of Composers USA

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.