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The following are links for assistance for artists and cultural organizations, to access our large library of other arts related links organized by discipline and genre please visit our Cultural DirectoryThese links are periodically updated, however if you find a broken link or would like to suggest a the addition of a link, please email vpaylo@broward.org

 Artist Assistance Links

Government Arts Services Agencies

National Endowment for the Arts(NEA)
http://www.nea.gov/
(Federal Agency)
The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.
   
Florida Dept. of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council 
http://www.florida-arts.org/
(State Agency)

Since 1969, Cultural Affairs has connected cultural funding opportunities and services to Florida’s citizens and visitors. The Florida Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts provide funding for the Division.

   
South Florida Cultural Consortium
http://www.broward.org/arts

(Regional Arts Agency)
The South Florida Cultural Consortium operates under an inter-local government agreement to coordinate projects and share resources for the growth of South Florida cultural activities, organizations and artists.  It provides regional cultural planning, new project development, statewide cultural marketing, information sharing, regional arts education training and support for ethnic and rural audience development.
   
Broward County Cultural Division Broward Cultural Council
http://www.broward.org/arts

(Local Arts Agency)
The Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S., providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. 
 

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Not-for-Profit Arts Services Agencies

Americans for the Arts
http://www.artsusa.org
(National Arts Agency)
Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education providing a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders. 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.
   
American's for the Arts/Arts Action Fund PAC
http://artsactionfund.org

(National Bipartisan Political Action Committee)
The Arts Action Fund PAC is the only national bipartisan political action committee devoted to electing members of Congress who will fight for the arts and arts education at the federal level. Though the Arts Action Fund itself is legally allowed to participate in many forms of advocacy, it’s only through the member-supported PAC that donations can be given directly to the campaigns of arts-friendly candidates.
   
South Arts  http://www.southarts.org
(Regional Arts Service Agency)
South Arts was founded in 1975 to build on the South's unique heritage and to enhance the public
value of the arts. South Arts' work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional
perspective, offering a portfolio of activities designed to address the issues important to the region
and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts.
   
Florida Cultural Alliance
http://www.flca.net

(State Advocate for Arts & Culture)
 
The Florida Cultural Alliance works to develop local, state and national partnerships. These unique
partnerships work together to initiate, coordinate and strengthen advocacy, communications, research,
culturally friendly policies, and educational efforts to advance arts and cultural resources
throughout the state.
   
Florida Arts CCE (PAC)
http://www.flca.net
(Regional Bipartican Political Action Committee)
Created in 1992, the Florida Arts PAC helps advance greater understanding, financial and policy support
for Florida's arts and cultural resources among Florida candidates for State office and incumbents
in the Florida Legislature. The Florida Arts CCE iden􀆟fies candidates demonstrating leadership to help
sustain and increase support of its arts and cultural resources; endorses and makes campaign contributions these candidates.
   
Business for the Arts of Broward
www.facebook.com/BFABroward
(Local Business/Arts Community)
Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) engaging businesses and business leaders
to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s art and cultural community as well as
to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development.
   
ArtServe
http://www.ArtServe.org
(Local Arts Services & Incubator)
Incorporated in 1989 as one of six original arts incubators in the U.S. ArtServe has expanded its services to become South Florida’s premier arts incubator, developing events, programs and services that help artists turn art into business while providing a positive impact on the lives of children, seniors, and at-promise individuals.

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 Arts Funding

Americans for the Arts -Job Bank
http://jobbank.artsusa.org
Premier electronic recruitment resource for the industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs.
   
Arts & Culture Grants
http://www.fundsnetservices.com
List of links offering information about Arts & Cultural Grants.
   
Donors Forum of South Florida
http://www.donorsforumsf.org/
Donors Forum of South Florida is a nonprofit regional membership association comprised of private and public funders that support nonprofits.
   
Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org
Nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.
   
Funding Arts Network (FAN)
http://www.fundingartsnetwork.org/
Miami-Dade County non-profit organization offering member-supported grants to arts providers, capacity-building workshops for grant applicants, and forums for members which foster arts involvement, appreciation and awareness.
   
Grants.gov
http://www.grants.gov
Governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President's 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public.
   
Knight Foundation
http://www.knightfoundation.org
Seeks opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism, and help them reach their highest potential.
   
Miami Dade Grants
http://www.miamidade.gov/grants
Countywide resource and knowledge base and provides expertise in assessing potential changes that in the future may impact the County’s continuity of funding.
   
NYFASource
http://www.nyfa.org
Largest provider of grants, services, and information to artists working in all disciplines in the United States.
   
Philanthropy News Digest
http://foundationcenter.org
Mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy and offering links and resources.

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 Artists Health Resources

AHIRC
http://www.ahirc.org/
A health insurance resource for artists and people in the entertainment industry
   
Fractured Atlas
http://www.fracturedatlas.org
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. We help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit. By nurturing today's talented but underrepresented voices, we hope to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.

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