Resources for Artists, Arts Organizations and Film

Arts Stimulus Funds
New England Foundation for the Arts announces arts jobs, three new funding opportunities as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).

Northampton Based Organizations
Review information about resources for the Northampton based organizations.

Northampton Arts Council
The Northampton Arts Council provides city department offering grants to artists. Sponsors several performances to raise funds for grants to artists. Sponsors public art in downtown Northampton.

Northampton Center for the Arts
The Northampton Center for the Arts is a nonprofit arts organization working on behalf of artists in Northampton. Offers performance and gallery space.

Western MA Regional Organizations
Gather information and resources for western Massachusetts regional organizations.

Arts Extension Service
The Arts Extension Service (AES) is based at the University of Massachusetts AES offers training, conferences, and technical assistance in arts management, developing the creative economy, and strengthening arts based businesses.

Western Massachusetts Arts Alliance
The Western Massachusetts Arts Alliance fosters community-based arts activity through building relationships and collaborations among diverse cultural organizations, artists, educators, and community groups. Information clearinghouse for arts listings, arts organizations, cultural tourism in the Pioneer Valley.

Statewide and National Organizations
Obtain information about the available statewide and national organization resources.

The ArtistLink is a new collaborative effort to create a stable yet dynamic environment for Massachusetts artists. ArtistLink works with artists, artist groups, arts-minded organizations, real estate developers, municipalities, and other proponents to develop artist spaces. ArtistLink also promotes the artist agenda in the state’s larger housing and space debate.

Artists Foundation
The Artists Foundation is a nonprofit Massachusetts based organization that fosters the development of artists in all disciplines and works to improve the economic and social position of artists by advocating on public policy issues.

Arts Health Care Coalition
The Arts Health Care Coalition provides information on the new Health Care Reform Law and its benefits/impacts for arts and arts-related employers.

The Health Care Reform Law affects everyone. All Massachusetts residents over 18 years of age are required to have health insurance by December 31, 2007.

Health Care for Artists
The Health Care for Artists site is administered by the Artists Foundation. The foundation has a 34-year history of working on artists' health care issues. This free site is for individual artists working in all disciplines to aid them in navigating the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law, its requirements and programs, and the existing available health care options. This site is a resource for finding health care providers, health care resources and information, and health care advocacy organizations. Important proposed health care legislation is posted on this site. There is a glossary and key terms section for you to reference. This site also hosts a guide for Health Care Organizations and Advocacy Groups enrolling artists working in all disciplines into the Health Care Reform's options and existing health care options.

Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Massachusetts Cultural Council makes grants directly to nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and individuals artists, through funding programs that use arts, science, and the humanities to build strong, diverse, livable communities.

Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities is a programming and grant-making organization that funds public humanities projects.

NonProfit Finance Fund
The New England Office of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) provides advisory and financial services to nonprofits of all types in Massachusetts. Services include: nonprofit business analysis, planning for managing assets, workshops and planning guides on facility and financial planning. NFF also offers facilities loans.

Nonprofit Finance Fund
95 Berkeley Street
Suite 410
Boston, MA 02116
Ph: 617-423-1892
Fx: 617-574-4799

Match Book
Match Book is a service of the New England Foundation for the Arts. The online service matches artists and presenters with arts venues and performance space throughout New England.

Culture Count
The New England Foundation for the Arts Culture Count database allows arts organizations, artists, and arts businesses to self enter your organization into the database. The database provides community cultural profiles and an online economic impact analysis tool.