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About the Arts
PO Box 153
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617-644-0143
Community based weekly cable television program, created in 1995 to provide exposure and visibility to the arts, bring local artists to the forefront and to present viewers with innovative and original arts programming. Accepts submissions of original poetry, essays and short stories to publish on our website.
Email: or
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS)
9343 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: 310-441-2280
Fax: 310-883-3196
A non-for-profit membership organization serving the interactive entertainment development community.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS)
Academy Foundation
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1972
Phone: 310-247-3000
Fax: 310-859-9351 or 310-859-9619
Famous for the Oscars, but there are other programs and activities of the Academy and its affiliated organization, the Academy Foundation.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS)
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
5220 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: 818-754-2800
A non-profit corporation devoted both to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry.  Also responsible for the annual Emmy Awards.
Actors’ Fund of America
729 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York  10019
Phone: 212-221-7300
Fax: 212-764-0238
A nonprofit organization founded in 1882, committed to helping show business professionals in times of need with programs in health, human services and work programs.
Actor’s Issues Group
The Majestic at W. 72nd St. and CPW
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-580-0251
Support group helping performers strike a balance between everyday life with stage life.
Actors’ Work Program
c/o Actors’ Fund of America
729 Seventh Avenue (48 & 49 Sts.), 11 Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-354-5480
Los Angeles: 323-933-9244 ext: 50
Career management and counseling mostly for sideline and second careers; educational grants for retraining and education.
Email (NY/LA): or
10850 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024-4321
Phone: 310-446-1000
Fax: 310-446-1600
Formerly known as the American Film Marketing Association, is the trade association for the independent film and television industry. AFMA’s global membership distributes (and often produces) the films and programs made outside of the major U.S. studios.
AFMA Europe
49 Littleton Road
Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3SY
Phone: 44-208-423-0763
Fax: 44-208-423-7963
Formerly known as the American Film Marketing Association, is the trade association for the independent film and television industry. AFMA’s global membership distributes (and often produces) the films and programs made outside of the major U.S. studios.
AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union
12711 Ventura Blvd. #200
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: 818-487-6400
Fax: 818-766-9552
Financial services that benefit members of AFTRA, SAG, AGVA and other Select Employee Groups.
Alliance for Community Media
666 11th St., NW, Suite 740, Washington DC 20001
Phone: 202-383-2650
The Alliance’s primary goal is to educate and advocate on behalf of community media. It works with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, state legislatures, state regulatory agencies, and coalition partners to ensure that all people regardless of race, age, gender, disability, religion or economic status have access to technology.
Alliance of Artists’ Communities
255 South Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 503-797-6988
Telefax: 503-797-9560
A nation-wide consortium and professional organization for the field, advances the role artist communities play in the evolution of new ideas and art. Has searchable web-site and database on the field of artist communities.
Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations
P.O. Box 96
245 Love Lane
Mattituck, NY 11952-0096
Phone: 631-298-1234
The Alliance monitors, informs, and mobilizes the field on statewide and national issues affectng the arts, and assists local arts agencies in building community support and developing effective grassroots public policy.
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York)
575 Eighth Avenue, Suite 17 South
New York, NY  10018
Phone: 212-244-6667
Among other things, A.R.T. is a provider of low-cost office space; offers management-related technical assistance; is a grantmaker to small and emerging theatres; is a theatre-specific source of capital financing; is a producer of audience development initiatives.
American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE)
Theatre Department Arizona State University
P.O. Box 872002
Tempe, AZ 85287-2002
Phone: 480-965-6064
The mission of American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) is to promote standards of excellence in theatre and theatre education.
American Arts Alliance
805 15th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-289-1776
Fax: 202-371-6601
AAA is an advocate for America’s professional not-for-profit arts organizations and their publics, representing arts interests before Congress and other branches of the federal government.
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
405 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10174-1801
Phone: 212-682-2500
Fax: 212-682-8391
Along with the Association of National Advertisers, it is officially recognized by the National Labor Relations Board to negotiate labor union agreements with commercial performers affiliated with SAG, AFTRA, and the AFM.
American Association of Community Theatre (AACT)
8402 BriarWood Circle
Lago Vista, TX 78645
Phone: 512-267-0711
Fax: 512-267-0712
Serves both individuals and organizations by providing expertise, assistance and support so that community theatres can provide the best possible theatrical experience for participants and audience alike.
American Composers Forum (ACF)
332 Minnesota Street, Suite East 145
St. Paul, MN 55101-1300
Phone: 6510228-1407
Fax: 651-291-7978
The American Composers Forum is committed to supporting composers and developing new markets for their music, through granting, commissioning, and performance programs. Useful links page.
American Dance Guild
P.O. Box 2006, Lenox Hill Station
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-932-2789
Serves the needs of performers, choreographers, teachers and students through all stages of their development and careers. Through its conferences and publications the ADG addresses issues pertinent to the dance community.
American Dialect Homepage
c/o Arx Publishing, LLC
10 Canal Street, Suite, 231
Bristol PA 19007-3900
Phone: 215-781-8600
Fax: 215-781-8602
Endeavors to bridge the gap between the scholarly and literary worlds of dialectology.
American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM)
4400 Mac Arthur Boulevard NW
Suite 306
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-337-9325
Fax: 202-338-3787
Union that represents professional musicians.
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
East Coast Office:
260 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-532-0800
West Coast Office:
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90036
Phone: 213-634-8100
Email: or
American Film Institute (AFI)
2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-856-7600
Fax 323-467-4578
A national arts organization devoted to film, television and video, and serves as a coordinating body for individuals and institutions concerned with the moving image as art.
Email: or
American Film Institute (AFI)
The John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts
Washington, D.C. 20566
202-833-AFIT (2348)
fax 202-659-1970
A national arts organization devoted to film, television and video, and serves as a coordinating body for individuals and institutions concerned with the moving image as art.
Email: or
Americans for the Arts
Washington Office
1000 Vermont Ave. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-371-2830
Fax: 202-371-0424
Dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts by: increasing public and private sector support for the arts; ensuring that every American child has access to a high-quality arts education; and strengthening communities through the arts.
Americans for the Arts
New York Office
One East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-223-2787
Fax: 212-980-4857
Dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts by: increasing public and private sector support for the arts; ensuring that every American child has access to a high-quality arts education; and strengthening communities through the arts.
American Federation of Jazz Societies
20137 Skyline Ranch Drive
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Phone: 760-247-5165
The Federation is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support jazz through a variety of activities.
American Guild of Musical Artists
1430 Broadway,  14th Floor
New York, NY  10018
Phone: 212-265-3687
Fax: 212-262-9088
Affiliated with the AFL-CIO; Branch of Associated Actors and Artistes of America, This is the labor organization that represents the men and women who create America’s operatic, choral, and dance heritage.
American Music Center (AMC)
30 West 26th Street, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10010-2011
Phone: 212-366-5260 ext.10
Fax: 212-366-5265
A national service and information center for new American music offering various career support programs.
Email: Contact Form or
American Music Conference
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: 760-431-9124
Fax: 760-438-7327
AMC’s goal is to build credibility for music and music education, especially at an early age, and to expand that portion of the population that enjoys and makes its own music.
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
Box 1897
Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-863-3289
Fax: 401-863-7529
Established in 1956, ASTR provides a public voice for theatre scholars and promotes theatre as a field for serious scholarly study and research.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
ASCAP – Los Angeles
7920 W. Sunset Boulevard, Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: 323-883-1000
Fax: 323-883-1049
Oversight that enables creators and publishers to receive payment for the use of their musical property and provides users of that music with easy and inexpensive legal access to the world’s largest and most varied catalog of copyrighted music.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
ASCAP – New York
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 1002
Phone: 212-621-6000
Fax: 212-724-9064
Oversight that enables creators and publishers to receive payment for the use of their musical property and provides users of that music with easy and inexpensive legal access to the world’s largest and most varied catalog of copyrighted music.
American Society of Media Photographers, Inc.
150 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-451-ASMP (2767)
Fax: 215-451-0880
A resource for community, culture, commerce and publications relating to publication photography. “Find a Photographer” database, is searchable by criteria including location and specialty.
American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM)
6100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 230
Beverly Hills, California 90048
Phone: 310-358-8300
Fax: 310-358-8304
To benefit and award scholarship monies by way of the American Society of Young Musicians development and Support Scholarship Fund, to deserving, matriculating musicians who are consistently striving to perfect their art, both on and off stage.
American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT)
1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 330
Vienna, VA  22182
Phone: 703-506-3290
Fax: 703-506-3266
Established in 1951, AWRT has local chapters throughout the United States that promote AWRT’s mission: to advance the impact of women in the electronic media and allied fields, by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry.
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, #302
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-783-0500
Fax: 202-783-0333
Annenberg/CPB is a unit of The Annenberg Foundation. Produces educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for K-12 teachers who are increasing their expertise in their fields and learning how to improve their teaching methods.
Art in the Public Interest
P.O. Box 68
Saxapahaw, NC 27340-0068
API’s goal is to support the efforts of culturally engaged artists and organizations, both by providing information to them about the field, and by providing information about the field to the broader public.
Artists Community Federal Credit Union
155 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-366-5669
A federally-insured financial cooperative owned and controlled by member artists and offering investment programs focusing on arts economics.
1543 Champa Street, Suite 220
Denver, CO 80202
Toll-free: 1-888-JOBS-232 or 888-562-7232
Phone: 303-629-1166
Fax: 303-629-9717
Search for art jobs: full- & part-time employment, internships, grants, public art projects, residencies — you can search by region, art discipline, type of organization, and more. Has listing of state art agencies.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Fax: 202-416-8876
ARTSEDGE supports the place of arts education at the center of the curriculum through the creative and appropriate uses of technology. ARTSEDGE helps educators to teach in, through and about the arts.
Arts Education Partnership
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001-1431
Phone: 202-326-8693
Fax: 202-408-8081
The Arts Education Partnership (formerly the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership) is a national coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrates and promotes the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America’s schools.
Arts International
251 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010-7302
Phone: 212-674-9744
Fax: 212-674-9092
An independent, not-for-profit contemporary arts organization dedicated to the development and support of global cultural interchange in the arts and to educating audiences and the public about the richness and diversity of the arts worldwide.
c/o Arts & Business Council Inc.
520 Eighth Avenue
3rd Floor, Suite 319
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-279-5910
Fax 212-279-5915
A comprehensive web portal that organizes practical marketing information in a format that is easily accessible to novice, intermediate and expert marketers alike.
PO Box 16152
Seattle, WA 98116-0152
Phone: 206-938-0963
Fax: 206-937-6193
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
1182 Market Street, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-346-2051
Fax: 415-346-6343
As a non-profit membership organization with about 1700 members in 18 chapters across the U.S. and Asia, AAJA’s largest membership bases are generally concentrated in metropolitan areas on the West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle), East Coast (New York City and Washington, D.C.) and Mid-West (Chicago).
Asian American Theater Company
690 Fifth Street, Suite 211
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415-543-5738
Fax: 415-543-5638
The mission of the Asian American Theater Company (AATC) is to inspire, nurture and promote Asian and Pacific American theater.
A.S.K. Theater Projects
11845 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-478-3200
Fax: 310-478-5300
National resource organization facilitating the creation of new work through readings, online services, workshop productions, publications, festivals, forums and its Playwrights-in-the-Schools program.
Association for Independent Music
925 W. Baseline Road, #105
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: 480-831-2954
Fax: 480-831-2955
A professional trade organization supporting the independent music industry by providing business opportunities for its members through an annual convention, ongoing information services, educational resource materials and advocacy.
Email: or
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
New York office:
c/o Burton Goldstein & Co., LLC
156 West 56th Street, Suite 1803
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-582-7622; Fax: 212-582-8273
Los Angeles office:
P.O. Box 69473
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 818-771-7301
Dedicated to serving the independent music publishing community by providing continuing professional education; analysis of trends and
developments in creative, business, and legal areas; music copyright exploitation opportunities; and opportunities to cultivate professional relationships in a collegial environment.
Association for the Advancement of Arts Education
655 Eden Park Dr., Suite 730
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Among other things, seeks to implement an arts education clearing house as an information, communications and planning forum for educators and arts professionals.
Email: or
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
P.O. Box 4537
Boulder, CO 80306-4537
Phone: 888-284-3737 or 303-440-0851
Fax: 303-440-0852
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) is an organization of individuals and institutions that actively supports scholarship through teaching, research and practice and serves as a collective voice for its mission through its publications, conferences, advocacy, projects, and through collaborative efforts with other organizations.
Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA)
P.O. Box 4340
Sevierville TN 37862
Phone: 800-681-5031
The APCA is a national campus buyers organization that holds showcases and supplies entertainment information to campus talent buyers throughout the United States.
Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI)
314 North Main, Suite 307
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-495-8040; in LA-323-462-6092
Fax: 406-495-8039
As a governing body for film commissions worldwide, AFCI can be a source of information on wherever film, video or multimedia production and location shoots takes place. It does this through offering: Film Commission Search Engine; information about Locations Trade Show; a list of festivals and trade shows where film commissions appear; the latest on-location production news and other tools.
Association of Independent Feature Film Producers (AIFFP)
P.O. Box 38755
Hollywood, California 90038
Phone/Fax: 530-658-6061
Supports global independent feature filmmaking through education, information, networking, analysis, exposure, and advocacy for both equal opportunities for independent feature filmmakers vis-à-vis studios as well as freedom of artistic expression for feature filmmakers in countries that oppress and/or restrict filmmaking.
Email: or
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
East Coast:
c/o Burton Goldstein & Co., LLC
156 West 56th Street, Suite 1803
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-582-7622 Fax: 212-582-8273
West Coast:
P.O. Box 69473, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 818-771-7301
Dedicated to serving the independent music publishing community by providing continuing professional education; analysis of trends and developments in creative, business, and legal areas; music copyright exploitation opportunities; and opportunities to cultivate professional relationships in a collegial environment.
Association of Location Scouts and Managers (ALSAM)
New York, NY
Engaged in the profession of scouting. ASLAM members share information about locations, creating a network of knowledge and efficiency. Members produce a complete location profile with clear, precise photography, pertinent information and directions.
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington DC, 20036
Phone: 202-833-2787
Fax: 202-833-1543
Provides the benefits and services that are needed in helping presenters, artist managers, and consultants to carry out their organizational missions.
Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP)
11 East 22nd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-475-2600
Fax: 212-475-3910
AICP represents the interests of United States companies that specialize in producing commercials on various media – film, video, computer – for advertisers and agencies.
Association of Independents in Radio (AIR)
328 Flatbush Avenue #322
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 888-937-2477
AIR includes independent storytellers, documentarians, engineers and marketers, public, community and college radio professionals, programmers, stations, and networks in a collaborative environment.
Association of Independent Video & Filmmakers (AIVF)
304 Hudson St. 6th Floor
New York NY 10013
Phone: 212-807-1400 ext. 224
Fax: 212-463-8519
The Association of Independent Video & Filmmakers (AIVF) is the membership organization of the Foundation for Independent Video and Film (FIVF). Their mission is to increase the creative and professional opportunities for independent video and filmmakers and to enhance the growth of independent media by providing services and information.
Email: or
Association of Talent Agents (ATA)
9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 930
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 310-274-0628
Fax: 310-274-5063
Trade association composed of approximately 100 agency companies engaged in the talent agency business. The membership includes agencies of all sizes representing clients in the motion picture industry, stage, television, radio (including commercials) and literary work.
Email: or
Beverly Hills Theatre Guild
P.O. Box 148
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
BHTG is a non-profit organization made up of a diverse group of members who work together to encourage new works in the theatre and musical theatre and to enrich theatrical experiences in the community. “Spotlight Award” is presented on an annual basis to an inspirational person of the theatre.
Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center
1875 Century Park East, Suite 6th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-2199
Phone: 310-284-3170; 24-hour Hotline: 323-957-4747
Fax: 310-284-3169
BHERC strives to highlight the important roles that blacks have played, and continue to play, in film and television. To that end, the BHERC annually celebrates and promotes black history and culture through a series of annual film festivals that recognize black film and television pioneers through showcasing historic films.
Bob Hope Hollywood USO at LAX
Los Angeles Inter. Airport Center
203 World Way West, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 310-645-3716/202-610-5700
Fax: 310/645-0317
The USO (United Service Organizations) is chartered by the Congress as a non-profit charitable corporation, it is not a part of the United States Government. The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military Personnel.
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
195 Piccadilly
Phone: +44 [0]20 7734 0022
Fax: +44 [0]20 7734 1792
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts was established in London in 1947. BAFTA hosts an annual film and television awards show where its members honor motion pictures and television programs.
British Musician’s Union
National Office
60-62 Clapham Road
London SW9 0JJ
Phone: 020-7582-5566
Fax: 020-7582-9805
Founded in 1893 with a history of grass roots service to musicians of all types to help create new playing opportunities under fair conditions at publicans and clubs.
British Voice Association
The Royal College of Surgeons
35-43, Lincoln Inn Fields
London, WC2 A 3 PN
Phone: 020-7831-1060
Fax: 020-8288-5934
Devoted to people with voice problems, ranging from severe pathology and cancer to subtle difficulties of artistic performance, all of whom are entitled to the best care available.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
New York
320 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019-3790
Phone: 212-586-2000
Source for the song titles, writers and publishers of the world’s most popular music, and information for and about songwriting and music licensing.
Email: or
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
Los Angeles
8730 Sunset Blvd.
3rd Flr West
West Hollywood, CA 90069-2211
Phone: 310-659-9109
Source for the song titles, writers and publishers of the world’s most popular music, and information for and about songwriting and music licensing.
Email: or
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
165 West 46th Street, #1300
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-840-0770
Fax: 212-840 – 0551
(BC/EFA) is the nation’s leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization.
Brooklyn International Film Festival (BIFF)
180 South 4th Street, Suite 2S
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-388-4306
Fax: 718-599-5039
Formerly known as Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival (WBFF), is an International, competitive festival for and by independent film makers. BIFF mission is to discover, expose, and promote independent film makers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn. BIFF, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization currently operating under the umbrella of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation.
Burcardo Library and Theatre Collection
Via del Sudario 44
00186 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39-06-68-19-471
Fax: +39-06-68-19-47-27
The theatre library owns about 40,000 volumes, coming from gifts and purchases. The book collections range from XVIth century editions to contemporary publications. They include theatre works of all ages, nations, genres, critical essays and histories of theatre and performing arts in all their forms, reference books and repertories, library science professional literature. Collection accessible through online catalogues.
California Arts Council
1300 I Street, Suite 930
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-322-6555; 800-201-6201
Fax: 916-322-6575
Help independent local groups develop their own arts programs; promotes the employment of artists and those skilled in crafts in both the public and private sector; provides for the exhibition of art works in public buildings throughout California; enlists the aid of all state agencies where needed.
California Lawyers for the Arts
Fort Mason Center, C-255
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 415-775-7200
Fax: 415-775-1143
A nonprofit tax-exempt service organization founded in 1974 which provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and a resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations.
Career Transition for Dancers (CTFD)
In New York:
The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers
165 West 46th Street, Suite 701
The Actors’ Equity Building
New York, New York 10036-2501
Phone: 212-764-0172
Fax: 212-764-0343
A mission to empower current and former professional dancers with the knowledge and skills necessary to clearly define their career possibilities after dance, and to provide resources necessary to help make these possibilities a reality.
Career Transition for Dancers (CTFD)
In Los Angeles:
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 902
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3635
Phone: 323-549-6660
Fax: 323-549-6810
Career Line: 800-581-CTFD (2833)
A mission to empower current and former professional dancers with the knowledge and skills necessary to clearly define their career possibilities after dance, and to provide resources necessary to help make these possibilities a reality.
Casting Society of America
606 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Suite 4-B
Los Angeles, CA 90004 -1309
Phone: 323-463-1925
Fax: 323-463-5753 or
Casting Society of America
2565 Broadway, Suite 185
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-868-1260 x22
Email: or
Center for Cultural Collaborations International
Cultural Affairs Department
Miami-Dade Community College
300 N.E. Second Avenue, Suite 1467
Miami, FL 33132
Phone 305-237-3010
Fax 305-237-7559
The purpose of the Center is to gather resources needed by artists to create new work and/or make lasting, meaningful ties to a community. The Center also advocates for and produces international artistic collaborations between U.S.-based artists and their colleagues in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Center for Intercultural Performance (CIP)
UCLA Department of World Arts & Cultures
A129 Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Box 957173
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7173
Phone: 310-206-1335
Fax: 310-825-5152
Dedicated to performing arts research and experimentation that promote better understanding and appreciation across cultures.
Center for Nonprofit Management
44 Vantage Way, Suite 230
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone: 615-259-0100
Fax: 615-259-0400
Supplying management, training and technology assistance to nonprofit organizations.
Chamber Music America
305 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-242-2022
Fax: 212-242-7955
The mission of CMA is to promote artistic excellence and economic stability within the profession, and to ensure that chamber music, in its broadest sense, is a vital part of American life.
Changing Images In America
P.O. Box 2688
Hollywood, CA 90078
Phone: 310-477-0996
CHIA seeks to promote increased visibility and a more balanced imagery of the diverse groups in America. It also provides career-enhancement and personal growth in various other fields, through a wide range of innovative outreach, educational and networking programs, and the Hollywood Networking Breakfast™ held monthly.
Chorus America
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-331-7577
Serves the spectrum of professional, volunteer, children/youth, and symphony/opera choruses by providing information, publications, conferences, consulting, training programs, surveys, networking, and awards to support choruses in North America.
Christians In Theatre Arts (CITA)
P.O. Box 26471
Greenville, SC 29616
Phone: 864-271-2116
Organized to give Christians a continent-wide support network of other believers who are also theatre artists.
Classical Action
165 W. 46th Street, #1310
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-997-7717
Fax: 212-997-7897
A not-for-profit organization which draws upon the talents, resources and generosity of the performing arts community to raise vitally needed funds for AIDS-related services across the United States. Classical Action became a fundraising program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in October, 1997.
Coalition of Inclusive Performing Arts
Tarjan Center for Developmental Disabilities
c/o National Arts and Disability Center
UCLA University Affiliated Program
300 UCLA Medical Plaza Suite 3330
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6967
Phone: 310-794-1141
Email: or xxx
Association for Hispanic Classical Theater, Inc.
P.O. Box 28226
Tempe, Arizona 85285-8225
Conference of Drama Schools ( CDS )
1 Stanley Avenue
Norwich NR7 OBE
Developed to encourage the highest standards in training for actors and stage managers, as well as hosting a variety of associated training in related Technical and Media Studies in the UK.
Copyright Society of the United States of America (CSUSA)
352 Seventh Avenue, Suite 739
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-354-6401
The Copyright Society of the USA is a nonprofit corporation that was organized in 1953 to foster interest in and advance the study of copyright law and the rights in literature, music, art, the theatre, motion pictures, and other forms of intellectual property.
Costume Society of America
55 Edgewater Drive
PO Box 73
Earleville, MD, USA 21919
Phone: 800-CSA-9447
Fax: 410-275-8936
Advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance.
Country Music Association (CMA)
One Music Circle South
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-244-2840
Fax: 615-726-0314
Objectives of the organization are to guide the development of Country Music throughout the world; to demonstrate it as a viable medium to advertisers, consumers and media; and to provide a unity of purpose for the Country Music industry.
Email: or
Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive – CPANDA
Princeton University Library
1 Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544-2098
Phone: 609-258-7562
Fax: 609-258-0441
Web-based interactive digital archive of policy-relevant data on the arts and cultural policy in the United States. Search for, analyze, and download survey data about cultural policy and the arts; find facts and statistics about artists, audiences, arts organizations, and support for the arts; obtain overviews of research on artists, arts organizations, audiences, and support for the arts with a summary of sources of data and research questions; find links to web resources on cultural policy and the arts, United States and international arts organizations and data archives, and information about social science data.
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 820
Washington, DC, 20005-1726
Phone: 202-833-1717
Fax: 202-833-2686
Advances the art form of dance by addressing the needs,concerns and interests of the professional dance community through journals, monthly member bulletins, specialized listservs, and a collection of studies and booklets.
Drama League
520 Eighth Avenue
Third Floor, Suite 320
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-244-9494
Fax: 212-244-9191
Founded as an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to encouraging the finest in professional theatre, the League also serves as a service organization for theatre lovers interested in enhancing their understanding and experience of live theatre.
Dramatists Guild of America
1501 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-398-9366
Fax: 212-944-0420
The website of this association of Playwrights, Composers, and Lyricists holds information about membership, copyright, contracts, events & seminars, ways to contact playwrights and their agents, and articles from The Dramatist.
Dramaturgs’ Network
139B Tooting Bec Road
SW17 8BW
Phone: 020 8767 6004 / +44 20 8767 6004
An organisation of professional dramaturgs with the aim of promoting the role of the Dramaturg in the UK by bringing dramaturgs, literary managers, script editors and others together; making opportunities for debate and sharing information and experiences.
DramaWest, The Association of Drama Educators
PO Box 543
Subiaco, Western Australia 6904
Phone: 08 9388 9388
Professional development, information and advice on pedagogy; and a conduit for the discussion of issues in drama education.
Email: by form
Educational Theatre Association
2343 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: 513-421-3900
Specializes in theatre festivals for students, professional development programs for theatre teachers, a magazine, a quarterly journal, and much more.
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC)
EIC West Coast
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA  91521-7283
Phone: 818-955-6845
Fax: 818-955-6870
Founded in 1983 to provide information, awareness and understanding of major health and social issues among the entertainment industries and to audiences at large.
Email or
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC)
EIC East Coast
Govt. Relations & Administration
1760 Reston Parkway, Suite 415
Reston, VA 20190-3303
Phone: 703-481-1414
Fax: 703-481-1418
Founded in 1983 to provide information, awareness and understanding of major health and social issues among the entertainment industries and to audiences at large.
Entertainment Industry Development Corporation (EIDC)
7083 Hollywood Boulevard., 5th floor
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-957-1000
Fax: 323-463-0613
Coordinates and releases film shooting permits for many jurisdictions in Southern California. The EIDC also supports and cultivates community-based arts organizations.
Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)
11132 Ventura Boulevard  Suite 401
Studio City, CA 91604-3156
Phone: 818-760-7722
Fax: 818-760-7898
Commitment to coordinate the philanthropy of the entertainment industry.
Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS)
P.O. Box 5841
Beverly Hills, CA  90209-5841
Phone: 888-399-EPPS
Fax: 310-452-9005
Focus on publicity and marketing education, providing valuable seminars, industry resources and networking opportunities.
Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA)
875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001 USA
Phone: 212-244-1505
Fax: 212-244-1502
A nonprofit trade association for the North American entertainment technology industry, ESTA is concerned with industry news, technical standards, customer service, equipment quality, business practices, insurance, and credit reporting.
Episcopal Actors Guild of America, Inc.
One East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-685-2927
Fax: 212-685-8793
A charity and a fellowship organization that puts on staged performances, a bi-monthly newsletter and maintains a Guild Archive of performing arts memorabilia.
Experimental Television Center Ltd.
109 Lower Fairfield Road
Newark Valley, NY 13811 USA
Phone/fax: 607-687-4341
Supports the creation of work using new electronic media technologies, by providing space and time to artists for personal, self-directed creative investigations, and by providing funding and other administrative support directly to makers.
Extras Casting Guild
400 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 306
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-277-1007
Provides assistance to both SAG members and Non-Union Background Actors as well as the Casting Directors who hire them by answering questions about where to begin in the industry or how to seek out legitimate casting agencies, and providing a talent database for casting directors to peruse.
The Field
161 Sixth Avenue, 14 Fl.
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-691-6969
Fax: 212-255-2053
A membership organization offering programs that help independent artists create new artwork, manage their careers, and develop long-range strategies for sustaining a life in the arts. The Field publishes several industry guides, including Space Chase (a guide to performance and rehearsal spaces in New York City, as well as a compilation of out-of-town festivals, residencies and artist colonies), Funding Guide, Self-Production Guide, and Gone With the Field Guide (describes alternative performing possibilities for independent artists in select cities across the United States.
Feldenkrais Guild UK
P.O. Box 370
London, W10 3 XA
Phone: 07000-785506
Fax : 0122-861530
The Feldenkrais Guild UK is a non-profit professional organisation of practitioners and teachers of The Feldenkrais Method®. The Feldenkrais Method® teaches how to improve movement, flexibility and posture, reduce pain, stiffness and stress.
1722 1/2 Whitley Avenue
Hollywood, CA   90028
Phone: 323-464-9119
Fax: 323-856-8529
Federally funded program that trains adults in film industry occupations by pairing them along side professionals in film production.
The inFILM Network, Inc.
FilmCommissionHQ Division
8491 West Sunset Boulevard, #1300
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 818-904-0277
Fax: 818-904-2884
Actors can register as a Professional Member of (a not-for-profit organization). There is no cost to register. Among many other benefits, Professional Members may receive a free online profile in their Talent Directory. Producers, photographers, talent scouts, and casting directors will be looking to the local Film Commission in the area they are filming in to find local talent. Your online profile will be available for everyone to see in the Talent Directory of your local Film Commission at
Film/Video Arts
462 Broadway, Suite #520
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-941-8787
Fax: 212-219-8924
Provides an environment where emerging and established film, video and digital media producers of diverse backgrounds can take courses, receive fiscal sponsorship for their projects and edit their projects affordably.
Email:,, or
Future of Music Coalition
c/o Michael Bracy
1615 L Street NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-8855
Fax: 202-429-8857
Organization that addresses pressing music-technology issues as well as advocacy.
Gen Art
New York:
133 West 25th Street, 6th Floor East
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-255-7300
Fax: 212-255-7400
Los Angeles:
292 S. La Cienega Blvd
Suite 317
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-360-0141
Fax: 310-360-7032
Gen Art’s charter states that it works to provide access to the film, fashion and art worlds for those that are interested in these areas by showcasing emerging fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists.
Giant Screen Cinema Association
5050 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-533-8077 or 636-244-0947
Fax: 314-289-4420
The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA®) is the professional development network to advance the international business of producing and presenting giant screen experiences for the public. GSCA was formed in January 2006 with the unification of the Giant Screen Theater Association and the Large Format Cinema Association. Its nearly 300 member organizations include giant screen filmmakers, distributors, exhibitors, suppliers, and students from around the world.
Gospel Music Association
1205 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-242-0303
Fax: 615-254-9755
As an umbrella organization, the GMA provides an atmosphere in which artists, industry leaders, retail stores, radio stations, concert promoters and local churches can coordinate their efforts for the purpose of benefiting the industry as a whole
Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center
596 Broadway, Suite 602
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130
Fax: 212-431-7693
A non-for-profit organization founded in 1977 to cultivate artistic talent using electronic technologies. Harvestworks’ programs provide the artist with production studios, grant opportunities, education, communal lab practice and distribution.
Health & Retirement Funds (AFTRA)
261 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-499-4800
Toll Free: 800-562-4690
Provides you with the most current information regarding your health and retirement benefits.
Health & Retirement Funds (AFTRA)
5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323-937-3631
Toll Free: 800-562-4690
Provides you with the most current information regarding your health and retirement benefits.
The Hollywood Arts Council
P.O. Box 931056
Hollywood, CA 90093
Phone: 323-462-2355
Fax: 323-463-0533
The Hollywood Arts Council serves two constituencies: The Hollywood community (Hollywood, a district of the city of Los Angeles, distinct from ‘Hollywood’ the industry) and the artists and arts organizations who work in Hollywood.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311
Formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
Hollywood Entertainment District
1680 N. Vine Street, Suite 216
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-463-6767
Fax: 323-463-1839
The Hollywood Entertainment District is a $2.25 million property-business improvement district (BID) spanning an 18-block stretch of Hollywood Boulevard. Funded by 210 property owners, the original BID commenced operations in 1996 and was signficantly expanded in late 1998. In September, 2001, the property owners voted to renew the BID for another two years with an unprecedented 82 percent approval. The BID will expire in December, 2003. A clean and safe Hollywood is the BID’s primary objective. The BID also strives to manage the area as a visitor destination and promotes business investment opportunities.
Hollywood Entertainment Museum
7021 Hollywood Boulevard (West of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre)
Hollywood, CA
Phone: 323-465-7900
Fax: 323-469-9576
The 33,000 square foot museum features technologically advanced, interactive exhibits, memorabilia, special exhibitions, a six-minute multi-screen video presentation, a studio backlot tour, and a variety of programs designed to educate and entertain.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
646 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA, 90069-5022, USA
Phone 310-657-1731
Fax 310-657=5576
HFPA has about 90 members who disseminate information about movies and television to the world through their various publications throughout the world. The group also is famous for starting and continuing to co-produce the annual Golden Globe Awards, held in January each year. Awards grants.
Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS)
13701 Riverside Drive, Ste 205
Sherman Oaks CA 91423
Phone: 818-789-1182
Fax: 818-789-1210
A mentoring organization of West Coast executives from the networks, stations, studios, producers, advertisers, ad agencies, cable companies, media companies, legal firms, publicity agencies, talent and management agencies, performers, services, suppliers and allied fields.  Regarded for its HRTS Newsmaker Luncheons and the annual Holiday Party in December.
Email: or
IFP/Los Angeles
8750 Wilshire Boulevard, Second Floor
Beverly Hills, CA. 90211
Phone: 310-432-1200
Fax: 310-432-1203
Reservation Hotline: 310-432-1222
Event Hotline: 310-432-1289
Development: 310-432-1250
Programming: 310-432-1210
IFP is a not-for-profit service organization providing resources and information for its members – independent filmmakers, industry professionals and independent film enthusiasts.
IFP/New York
104 West 29th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001-5310
Phone: 212-465-8200
Fax: 212-465-8525
IFP is a not-for-profit service organization providing resources and information for its members – independent filmmakers, industry professionals and independent film enthusiasts.
Imagen Foundation
18034 Ventura Boulevard, Suite #261
Encino, California 91316
Phone: 800-311-3177; 626-791-8140
Fax: 626-791-5957
Organization dedicated to encouraging the television, film and advertising industries to portray Latino actors and production storylines in a positive and accurate manner.  one of the authorized organizations selected to work with ABC and The Walt Disney Studios to distribute scholarships designed to nurture and support aspiring writers, directors and filmmakers from diverse backgrounds including college and graduate school students and non-student artists interested in getting into the entertainment industry.
Independent Film & Television Alliance
10850 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024-4321
Phone: 310-446-1000
Fax: 310-446-1600
The Independent Film & Television Alliance ®, formerly known as the American Film Marketing Association (“AFMA®”), is the trade association for the independent film and television industry. I.F.T.A.’s global membership distributes internationally (and often produces and finances) the films and television programs that are produced outside of the seven major U.S. studios.
Email: info@;
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE )
1430 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-730-1770
Fax: 212-730-7809
Represents technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theater, film and television production.
International Amateur Theatre Association (IATA)
Americas Service Center
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive, Allendale MI 49401
As a non-governmental member of UNESCO, and one of the 9 members of the Standing Committee of International Theatre Organizations, IATA helps organize several major international festivals, and provides patronage to hundreds of national festivals with international participation.
International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC/AICT)
6, rue de Braque
75003 Paris
The purpose of the IATC is to bring together theatre critics in order to promote international cooperation.
International Bluegrass Music Association
2 Music Circle South, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37203 USA
Phone: 615-256-3222
Fax: 615-256-0450
Toll Free: 1-888-438-4262
Creates and hosts events to foster Bluegrass music’s opportunities for success.
International Brecht Society
Department of Literature and Philosophy
P.O. Box 8023
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460-8023
Phone: 912-681-0155
Fax: 912-681-0653
The International Brecht Society Homepage is maintained as a service to scholars, critics, dramaturgs, students, and theater people round the world who are interested in the works and thought of Brecht.
International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA)
The Department of Theatre and Film
University of Kansas
356 Murphy Hall
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Phone: 913-864-3511
Created in 1998 as a repository of primary source recordings for actors and other artists in the performing arts. All recordings are in English, are of native speakers, and you will find both English language dialects and English spoken in the accents of other languages. The recordings are downloadable and playable for both PC and Macintosh computers.
Email: or
International Federation for Theatre Research
c/o Dean of Arts & Humanities
Lancaster University
Lancaster, LA1 4YN
Exists to promote collaboration and the exchange of information between individuals and organizations concerned with theatre research through conferences and publications and project assistance.
International Federation of Festival Organizations (FIDOF)
4230 Stansbury Ave. #105
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA)
2525 E. Camelback Road, Suite 755
Phoenix, AZ 85016
IMTA is an association of training centers and agencies throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South America, and Europe. IMTA members include independent (AIM – Alliance of Independent Members) and franchised (Barbizon and John Robert Powers) centers. Membership in IMTA is available only through an application and recommendation process. Applications are reviewed and specific professional criteria must be met to become a member of IMTA.
Email: (for information request form)
International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA)
17 Purdy Avenue
P.O. Box 909
Rye, NY 10580
Phone: 914-921-1550
Fax: 914-921-1593
ISPA is a not-for-profit international organization (founded 1949) of over 600 executives from more than 50 countries in every region of the world, having involvement in every performing arts discipline.
International Student Film Festival Hollywood
5259 Lankershim Boulevard, Suite A
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: 818-506-1066
Fax: 818-203-4179
Provides a venue for independent films by student filmmakers from around the world. The festival is open to students only.
International Theatre Institute (ITI)
UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis
International Phone: +33 1 45 68 26 50
Fax: +33 1 45 66 50 40
In France Phone: 01 45 68 26 50
Fax: 01 45 66 50 40
An international non-governmental organization (NGO) was founded in Prague in 1948 by UNESCO and the international theatre community. In 1962 the International Theatre Institute inaugurated World Theatre Day which is celebrated on 27th March each year.
International Theatre Institute of the United States
47 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-254-4141
Fax: 212-254-6814
International consultation and information service which maintains a library.
International Theatre Institute of the United States
355 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-697-5230
Fax: 212-983-4847
International consultation and information service which maintains a library.
Jazz Foundation of America
Wendy Atlas Oxenhorn
C/O Jazz Foundation of America
322 West 48th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-245-3999
The JFA was established by a group of caring jazz enthusiasts to preserve the interests of an art the U.S. Congress recently designated “a rare and valuable national treasure” – jazz. The JFA operates the Jazz Musicians’ Emergency Fund (JMEF) to assist struggling jazz artists, many of whom are getting older or sick, with medical, financial, and career development needs.
LA Sports and Entertainment Commission
333 South Hope Street, 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-236-2354
LASEC is the official organization for the City of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote and retain major sporting and entertainment events that positively impact the local economy.
League of Historic American Theatres
616 Water Street, Suite 320
Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
Phone: 410-659-9533
Toll-free: 877-627-0833
Fax: 410-837-9664
LHAT is a network of people who appreciate the cultural and architectural heritage of historic theatres and who work locally and nationally to rehabilitate them to serve communities throughout North America and abroad.  International network of people who collaborate to restore historic theatres. Newsleter, conference, regional workshops.
Email: contact form
Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas
PO Box 728, Village Station
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 718-437-5462
Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas is the membership organization for the fields of dramaturgy and literary management. LMDA sponsors projects designed to assist the growth of the dramaturgical professions and of theater in general. These projects are carried out by volunteers among LMDA’s membership.
Marilyn Horne Foundation
Programs include: National Artist Residency Programs; On Wings of Song – NYC Recital Series; The Song Continues… festival; Annual Song Commission; New York City Educational Outreach; MHF Vocal Competition at the Music Academy of the West; Supertitles; WQXR Radio Broadcast & Webcast; WFMT Radio Network Chicago Syndication.
Media Communications Association-International (MCA-I)
9202 N. Meridian Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN  46260-1810
Phone: 317-816-6269
Fax: 800-801-8926
Professionals who work in video, film, distance learning, Internet, and other forms of interactive visual communications and associated crafts that are adapted to the communication needs of businesses, non-profit organizations, government and education. MCA-I’s mission is to provide members opportunities for networking, forums for education, information resources, and career advancement through seminars, workshops, social events, newsletters, and screenings.
Media Communications Association-International
1000 Executive Pkwy. #220
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-514-9995
Fax: 314-576-7989
Global community for media communications professionals that will drive the convergence of communications and technology for the growth of the profession. Job bank on website.
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation
55 Bethune Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-691-9751, ext. 30
Multi-faceted support group for dancers, musicians and media artists.
Method Fest – Independent Film Festival
880 Apollo Street, Suite 337
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 310-535-9250 or 310-491-3177
The Method Fest, dedicated to discovering unique independent films showcasing breakout acting performances, is the only film festival in America that puts its focus on the actor, through “Method Fest Actor” competition and other film competitions, believing acting is the core ingredient to independent film.
Mid-America Arts Alliance
912 Baltimore, Suite. 700
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-421-1388
Fax: 816-421-3918
Arts Council / Agency, Artists Services, Arts Educator Services, Arts Organization Services,
Mid-America Arts Alliance is a regional, public-private partnership organized to foster the arts locally and in communities throughout Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Mid-America identifies, subsidizes and tours performing artists and exhibitions, provides for community based activities that broaden and deepen public participation in the arts and facilitates international artistic residencies and exchanges.
Modeling Association of America International (MAAI)
Annual convention conducted at New York’s Waldorf Astoria is known to draw agents who attend from such global modeling hot spots as Tokyo, Miami, and Milan. Also runs a Modeling & Fashion Arts Fund, the scholarship fund of MAAI that helps aspiring actors or models to continue developing their craft. There’s a “Junior Scholarship Division” for ages 13-15 and a “Senior Scholarship Division” for ages 16-26.
Email: (for information request form)
Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation
22212 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: 818-876-1900; 800-876-8320
MPTF is a service organization that provides health care, child care and social and charitable services, in addition to retirement care.
Motion Picture Theatre Association of Canada
146 Bloor Street West
Toronto Ontario M5S 1P3
Phone: 416-969-7057
Fax: 416-969-6504
A national trade association of motion picture theatre exhibitors, consisting of owners, operators, executives and managers.
Museum of Television and Radio
West Coast
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-786-1025 for daily information on scheduled activities;
310-786-1000 for all other information
Performers, critics, writers, directors, producers, and journalists come to the Museum to discuss topics ranging from the collaborative process behind programming to significant events in the media industry.  The seminars include television and radio clips from the Museum’s collection, and time for the audience members to ask questions.  Informational and networking functions for members closed to the rest of the public.
Museum of Television and Radio
East Coast
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-621-6800 for daily information on scheduled activities; 212-621-6600 for all other information.
Performers, critics, writers, directors, producers, and journalists come to the Museum to discuss topics ranging from the collaborative process behind programming to significant events in the media industry.  The seminars include television and radio clips from the Museum’s collection, and time for the audience members to ask questions.  Informational and networking functions for members closed to the rest of the public.
Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA)
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 83
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-3975
Fax: 504-865-3985
Organized in 1979 to bring together educators and the leaders of the music and entertainment industry in order to more successfully prepare students for careers in these fields. The goal of the Association is to provide a marketplace for ideas, strategies, and original concepts in education.
Musicians Assistance Program (MAP)
NY, LA, Nashville
Phone: 888-MAP-MAP1
Organization that helps members of the music industry to receive treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, regardless of their financial condition.
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS)
3402 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA  90405
Phone: 310-392-3777
Dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. An organization of more than 11,000 musicians, producers and other recording professionals, The Recording Academy is internationally known for the GRAMMY® Awards.
National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
145 Ninth Street, Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-431-1391
Fax: 415-431-1392
A nonprofit association composed of diverse member organizations who are dedicated to encouraging film, video, audio and online/multimedia arts, and to promoting the cultural contributions of individual media artists.
National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA)
145 Ninth Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-863-0814
Fax: 415-863-7428
NAATA’s mission is to present stories that convey the Asian Pacific American experience to the broadest audience possible. This is done by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting films, videos and new media.
National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, South Carolina 29212
Phone: 803-732-6222
Toll Free: 800-845-2338
NACA has evolved into the nation’s largest collegiate organization for campus activities with nearly 1,200 member colleges and universities, and more than 600 associate member talent agencies, performers and product specialty firms working in the college market.
National Association for Music Education (MENC)
1806 Robert Fulton Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 800-336-3768 or 703-860-4000
Fax: 703-860-1531
Organization to advance music education with a variety of music education topics of interest to teachers, parents, students, researchers, etc.
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
c/o University of Maryland
8701-A Adelphi Road
Adelphi, Md.  20783-1716
Phone: 301-445-7100
Fax: 301-445-7101
Mission is to strengthen ties among African-American journalists, promote diversity in newsrooms, honor excellence and outstanding achievement in the media industry, expand . opportunities and recruiting activities for established African-American journalists and students interested in the journalism field.
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036-2891
Phone: 202-429-5490
Fax: 202-429-4199
The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects the interests of radio and television broadcasters in Washington and around the world.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
1193 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045-2100
Phone: 202-662-7145
Fax: 202-662-7144
Toll Free: 888 346-NAHJ
Dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.
National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703-437-0700
Fax: 703-437-6312
An organization of schools, colleges, and universities that offer theatre studies. NAST provides statistical information, professional development, and policy analysis services, publications, and a listing of accredited institutions.
National Association of Talent Representatives (NATR)
c/o The Gage Group
315 West 57th St., #4H
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-262-5696 -or- 212-541-5250
Fax: 212-956-7466
National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE)
2425 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 600E
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone: 310-453-4440
Fax: 310-453-5258
NATPE is an alliance of media content professionals, for media of all types, providing content to all audiences.
National Cable Television Association
1724 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1969
Phone: 202-775-3651
Fax: 202-775-3695
NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation’s cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks. Hosts the industry’s annual trade show, which serves as a national showcase for the cable industry’s innovative services, including quality television programming, interactive television services, high-speed Internet access, and competitive local telephone service.
National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS)
Conceived as a “center without walls,” was formally organized in 1990 with the assistance of a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The NCVS is an intellectual hub of scientists, clinicians and educators. Physically, they are spread about the country, but they share a common website and hold regular meetings. The NCVS consortium is composed of four highly-respected institutions of education and research: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The University of Iowa, The University of Utah, and The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
National Chamber of Commerce for Women
10 Waterside Plaza, Suite 6H
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-685-3454
Fax: 212-685-4547
This organization helps women make gains in business ownership by providing technical assistance and access to a national database of business opportunities. The Chamber consists of committees, including the Business Owners Advisory Task Force, the Home Based Business Committee and the Productivity Improvement Network.
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY  10001
Phone: 212-807-6222
Fax: 212-807-6245
An alliance of over 40 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups united by a conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression must be defended.
National Communication Association (NCA)
1765 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-464-4622
Fax: 202-464-4600
The purpose of the Association is to promote study, criticism, research, teaching, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication. NCA is organized around professional units (including mass communication and theatre divisions) that offer opportunities exchange among members.
National Dinner Theatre Association
c/o Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
510 Centerville Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: 717-898-1900
Fax: 717-898-1546
The National Dinner Theatre Association is an organization of over forty dinner theatres nationwide dedicated to giving you, our patrons the best service possible. The N.D.T.A is a group of professionals who share their insight into the operation and management of the dinner theatre industry. Membership includes some of the top theatrical producers in the country (both union and non-union).
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20506
Phone: 202-646-8400
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, and public programs in the humanities.
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA)
Arts Recognition and Talent Search®
800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 500, Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-377-1140
Toll Free: 800-970-ARTS
Fax: 305-377-1149
NFAA serves as a springboard for successful careers in the arts by helping young artists realize and pursue their dreams in the fields of Classical, Jazz and Popular Music, Voice, Dance, Film and Video, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts and Writing.
National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts
40 North Van Brunt Street, Suite 32
P.O. Box 8018
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: 201-871-3337
Fax: 201-871-7639
The mission of the Guild is to foster and promote broad access to high quality arts education designed to meet community needs. To that end it provides service, advocacy and leadership for community arts education organizations.
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA)
1420 K Street, NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-588-9888
Fax: 202-588-1818
Journalists, online media professionals, and students that works from within the journalism industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
National Music Coalition
The current partners in the National Music Partnership/Coalition represent the fields of classical, jazz, opera, and other forms of art and concert music. provides access to the only national database of online resources from the professional non-profit music sector in America and is a project of the National Music Coalition. At users can access information from the web sites of eight of the nation’s leading music service organizations.
National Music Council
Founded in 1940 and chartered by the 84th Congress in 1956, the National Music Council acts as a clearing house for the joint opinion and decision of its members and represents the United States to the International Music Council/UNESCO.
National Performing Arts Convention
c/o OPERA America
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC 20005
202-293-4466, ext. 501
Artist workshops; cross-disciplinary sessions on arts journalism and criticism, audience development, diversity, education, governance, new business models, new works, public policy and advocacy, and research; individual conference programming for members of participating organizations; opening plenary; and performing arts showcases.
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
3200 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 306
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-383-7246
Fax: 919-383-7261
NPPA is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media. Members include still and television photographers, editors, students and representatives of businesses that serve the photojournalism industry.
National Radio Hall of Fame & Museum
c/o The Museum of Broadcast Communications
400 N. State St.
Suite 240
Chicago, IL 60610-4624
Phone: 312-245-8200
Recognizes and showcases contemporary talent from today’s diverse programming formats, as well as the pioneers who shaped the medium during its infancy.
New York Public Library
Photographic Services & Permissions
476 Fifth Avenue, Room 68
New York, NY 10018-2788
Photography/Digital Imaging: 212-930-9270
Microfilm: 212-930-0808
Fax: 212-221-3423
A vast array of images from the thirteenth century to the present can be found at The New York Public Library. Thousands of original photographs, color transparencies and book images from the Research Libraries are available for reproduction and for research/scholarly/commercial use.
Non-Traditional Casting Project (NTCP)
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-730-4750
Fax: 212-730-4820
NTCP works to promote inclusive hiring practices and standards, diversity in leadership and balanced portrayals of persons of color and persons with disabilities.
P.O. Box 15172
1001 MD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Fax: +31 20 5277 622
Undertakes a variety of projects in the areas of Education, Technology, Scenography, History and Theory, Publication and Communication, and Architecture.
PEN American Center
568 Broadway
New York, NY 10012-3225
Phone: 212-334-1660
Fax: 212-334-2181
Members of the American Center are poets, playwrights, essayists, editors, and novelists (whence the acronym PEN), as well as literary translators and those agents who have made a substantial contribution to the literary community.
Performing Arts Medicine Association
PO Box 61228
Denver, CO 80206
An organization of physicians and other allied professionals dedicated to improving the health care and treatment of performing artists through education, research, and teaching.
Phone: 303-632-9255
Performing Arts Research Coalition
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 820
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-833-1717
Fax: 202-833-2686
Aims to help performing arts organizations across the country significantly improve their management capacity, increase their responsiveness to their communities, and strengthen local and national advocacy efforts on behalf of American arts and culture.
Producers Guild of America
8530 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 450
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-358-9020
Fax: 310-358-9520
The PGA’s membership and affiliated membership exceeds 1,700 working motion picture, television and new media producers worldwide. Use their resources to get in touch with other producers; to gather information on producers and on their productions; to find answers to production questions; to consult with the PGA regarding producer credit issues; to pursue other issues that matter to you industry-wide.
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Professional Photographers of America, Inc.
229 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-522-8600
Fax: 404 614-6400
A certifying agency for imaging professionals and the world’s largest not-for-profit association for professional photographers, with more than 14,000 members in 64 countries. PPA offers consumers free referrals to photographic professionals, as well as acting as a locator service for finding the owners of images.
Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006-2838
Phone: 202-659-6510
Fax: 202-223-4007
Represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries through RTNDA’s programs, publications, products and services.
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Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
1330 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-775-0101
Fax: 202-775-7253
Mission is to protect intellectual property rights worldwide and the First Amendment rights of artists; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies.
SAG Pension & Health Funds
Burbank Plan Office
3601 West Olive Avenue
P.O. Box 7830
Burbank, CA  91510-7830
Phone: 818-954-9400 or 800-777-4013 (outside the Los Angeles Area)
Fax: 818-953-9880
This site provides you with the most current information regarding your health and pension benefits
Scriptwriters Network
11684 Ventura Blvd., Suite 508
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: 323-848-9477
Dispenses nformation about the way the entertainment business works and how you as a writer can make intelligent, career advancing decisions in getting your work out to the people who count. Producers Outreach Program and Television Outreach Program were created in 1995 to give Network members the opportunity to have their scripts read by accredited producers/production companies.
Shiatsu Society
Eastlands Court
St Peters Road
Rugby CV21 3QP
Phone: 0845-130 4560
Fax: 01788-555052
The Society was set up in 1981 to facilitate communication within the field of Shiatsu and to inform the public of the benefits of this form of natural healing.
SIBMAS, the International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts
c/o President/Prйsidente:
Claudia Balk
Deutsches Theatermuseum
Galeriestrasse 4a
D-80539 Mьnchen
Phone: +49 89 21069130
Fax: +49 89 21069191
A forum for colleagues from all over the world promoting research, practical and theoretical, in the documentation of the performing arts, and maintains involvement in three permanent projects: The World Directory on Theatre Museums and Libraries; The International Bibliography of Theatre (IBT); The World Encyclopedia of contemporary Theatre, 6 vol. (1994-2000)
Society for Cinema Studies
c/o College of Communication and Information Sciences
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
Telephone: 512-471-7233
Fax: 512-320-0668
Professional organization composed of college and university educators, filmmakers, historians, critics, scholars, and others concerned with the study of the moving image, and with goals to promote all areas of media studies within universities and two-and four-year colleges. Job postings on website.
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Society of Singers, Inc.
6500 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 640
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-653-7672
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1984 to aid professional singers who face financial, medical, family or other crises.
Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
1st floor, Linton House
39-51 Highgate Road
London, NW5 1RS
Phone: +44-020-7284-3338
Fax: +44-020-7482-5435
The Technique is taught in music and drama colleges worldwide and, due to its positive influence on coordination, is seen as an essential element in a performer’s training.
289 S. Robertson Boulevard, Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-238-0359
A non profit organization based in Sydney, Australia (head office) and Los Angeles, USA, that is dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide.
Songwriters Hall of Fame / National Academy of Popular Music
330 West 58th Street, Suite 411
New York, NY 10019-1827
Phone: 212-957-9230
The organization is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the accomplishments and lives of those men and women who create the popular songs heard and enjoyed on recordings, in concerts, in movies and on radio, television and the Internet, both in our country and around the world. While the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors and highlights the accomplishments of established songwriters, its umbrella organization, the National Academy of Popular Music, serves the up-and-coming songwriter via an extensive program of workshops, showcases, open mics and networking meetings, along with other support services.
Television and Film Producers & Artists Association (TFPAA)
P.O. BOX 190758
Boston, MA 02119
Phone: 617-442-9970; 857-389-6426
TFPAA is a not-for-profit organization founded in January, 2002. It’s primary mission is to provide education, networking, and support for new, prospective, and experienced film and tv industry professionals in New England, and increase the skill-set, awareness, and support of filmmakers of color by educating and promoting amateur and professional filmmakers in their pursuits.
Texas Non-profit Theatres, Inc.
3505 W Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth TX 76107-3002
Phone: 817-731-2238
Fax: 817-731-2239
Provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas by persons engaged in educational and nonprofit theatres. Also distributes Theatrically Speaking, by Enid Holm. Topics covered in the 340 page book include: organizing and structuring for the business of theatre; developing codes of operation for business and artistic endeavors; management by goals and objectives and more.
Theater Authority, Inc.
729 7th Ave 10th floor
New York, NY, 10019
Phone: 212-764-0156
Theatre Bay Area (TBA)
870 Market St., Suite 375
San Francisco, CA  94102
Phone: 415-430-1140
Fax: 415-430-1145
TBA serves as a liaison between the theatre community and government, business and others who benefit from a healthy and thriving theatre community.  Posts audition notices but must be member.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG)
355 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-697-5230
Fax: 212-983-4847
The national organization for the American theatre, TCG supports the not-for-profit theatre community with programs for artists and managers, advocacy, and publications, including ArtSearch, American Theatre, plays, and theatre reference books.
Theatre Development Fund (tdf)
1501 Broadway 21st Floor
New York, NY 10036
NYC/ONSTAGE Phone: 212-768-1818
TDF’s ticket marketing initiatives (including the TKTS discount booths) encourage production of new plays and musicals and make attending live arts performances in New York more affordable. TDF’s Costume Collection is a production resource for costume designers and theatre companies.
Theatre Historical Society of America (THSA)
York Theatre Building, 2nd floor
152 North York
Elmhurst, Illinois  60126-2806
Phone: 630-782-1800
Fax: 630-782-1802
Records and preserves the architectural, cultural and social history of American theatres; provides an archive and publications on over 8,000 theatres nationwide; encourages research.
Theatre USA
Ross Rowland, President
8209 N. Costa Mesa Drive
Muncie, IN 47303-9020
Phone: 765-288-5067
Fax: 765-288-8766
1008 Ferdinand
Detroit, MI 48209
Phone: 313-843-6940
Fax: 313-843-3030
Made up of six national organizations with individual members in every state, Theatre USA is the voice of the USA amateur theatre community speaking to the world. Its parent organization AITA is a non-governmental organization (NGO) having official relations with UNESCO, and is a member of the Standing Committee of International Theatre Organizations. The International Amateur Theatre Association (AITA/IATA) was funded in 1952 in Brussels, Belgium, as the umbrella organization for amateur theatre across the world.
Toward International Peace Through the Arts (TIPA)
c/o The Library of America
14 E 60th Street
New York, NY 10022-1006
Phone: 212-874-2225
A city nonprofit organization founded to promote peace and unity through free performances, in cooperation with the Library of America.
P.O. Box 19369
Stanford, CA 94309
Phone: 650-725-0012
Fax: 650-725-0011
UNAFF is an independent project of the Midpeninsula Chapter of the UNA-USA, a non-profit organization. The festival promotes documentary filmmaking as a tool for social and political understanding and facilitates community participation in effecting international change.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
7, place de Fontenoy
75352 PARIS 07 SP
Phone national: O1 45 68 10 00
International: 33 1 45 68 10 00
Fax national: 01 45 67 16 90
International: 33 1 45 67 16 90
Telex: 204461 Paris; 270602 Paris
Main objective is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.
UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists
Communication and Information Sector
7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP
Phone: +
Fax: +
Created in 1994 to open new prospects of career to artists in all disciplines by offering them the opportunity to continue their training in specialized institutions. This programme is under the aegis of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) of UNESCO.
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Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA)
Secrйtariat Gйnйral de la UNIMA
10, Cours Aristide BRIAND
B.P. 402 – 08107 Charleville-Mйziиres
Phone: +33 (0)3 24 32 85 63
Fax: +33 (0)3 24 32 76 92
An international organization aimed at the development of the art of puppetry.
United States Center for the International Association of Theater for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ/USA)
724 Second Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: 615-254-5719
Fax: 615-254-3255
A resource for our member theaters and playwrights, as well as for anyone needing information about theater for young audiences.
United States Department of State Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (Formerly United States Information Agency)
301 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20547
Phone: 202-205-2209
Fax: 202-619-6315
Educational /cultural exchange programs and grants.
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
6443 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY 13206-1111
Phone: 315-463-6463
Fax: 866-FXU-SITT
USA: 315-463-6525
Resources for design professionals and educators can be found on the site of this association of entertainment technology professionals, which publishes a newsletter, Sightlines, and a journal, Theatre Design & Technology (TD&T).
University of Pittsburgh Voice Center
The Eye & Ear Institute Building, Suite 214
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
Phone: 412-647-SING (7464)
Fax: 412-647-8450
Dedicated to the evaluation and care of voice disorders, the Voice Center is a resource for both the general public and those who use their voices professionally.
University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA)
1560 Broadway, Suite 903
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-221-1130
Fax: 212-869-2752
Consortium of professional theatre training graduate programs and associated theatre companies.
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U.S. Department of State Cultural Programs Division Staff (ECA/PE/C/CU)
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW, Suite 568
Washington, D.C. 20547
Phone: 202-619-4779
Fax: 202-619-6315
The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions (The Fund) provides support for U.S. artists invited to participate in major international performing arts festivals.
Voice & Speech Trainers Association (VASTA)
P. O. Box 524
Laie, HI 96762
Phone: 808-293-3903
Fax: 808-293-3900
To advance the cause of voice and speech training through promotion of better training programs and development of more highly trained voice and speech teachers. The organization and its chief officers are situated among various universities across the U.S. Visit the website for more information.
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WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation)
1743 Wazee Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Toll free: 888-562-7232
Phone: 303-629-1166
Fax: 303-629-9717
A nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. WESTAF fulfills its mission to strengthen the financial, organizational and policy infrastructure of the arts by providing programs and services to artists and arts organizations.
Whole Arts Foundation, Inc.
San Francisco Office
2940 16th St. Suite 110
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-565-0725
Fax: 415-565-0731
Provides administrative support to individual artists and other non-profits, particularly in the fields of dance, music, performance art, radio, theatre, film and video arts. Involved in development and management where a major focus is assisting emerging artists to become self-managed.
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Women In Film
8857 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 201
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-657-5144
Fax: 310-657-5154
Women In Film is a nonprofit organization for women in the global entertainment industry. It provides a mentor program, workshops, seminars and screenings, scholarships, film finishing funds and grants, advocacy, community outreach programs, such as the production of public service announcements, and other practical services for its members.
World Communities: Center For Community Based Theater
Department of Fine Arts
Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus, Georgia-31709
Phone: 229-931-2039
Fax: 229-931-2059
The Center is a part of the University System of Georgia and is designed to help create original dramas from the history or issues of communities, and to work from a developing body of methods and principles that guide the creation and presentation of historic theater.  Posts job listings and auditions.
Writers Guild of America (WGA)
7000 West Third Street
Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone: 323-951-4000
Toll Free: 800-548-4532
The WGA represents writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries.
Young Musicians Foundation
195 South Beverly Drive, Suite 414
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-859-7668
Fax: 310-859-1365
Has provided encouragement and recognition to gifted young musicians from around the country through financial assistance, performance opportunities, and music education programs.


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