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Arts Management: Organizations and Collections

Professional Organizations

Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Explore their Research Reports.

ArtsJournal is a digest of arts and cultural journalism.

Arts Management Network is an international information network for arts managers. It addresses primarily professionals in the arts and creative sector. 

Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) is the official professional organization that represents college and university graduate and undergraduate programs in arts administration, encompassing training in the management of visual, performing, literary, media, cultural and arts service organizations. Of note: Resources.

Devos Institute of Arts Management with the University of Maryland offers programs that train arts managers and their nonprofit organizations in capacity building, board development, and administers fellowships.

National Center for Charitable Statistics offers datasets and reports based on all aspects of fundraising and charitable giving. Also includes tools to help nonprofit leaders analyze the strength of their organization.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.

North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) is a not-for-profit service organization dedicated to promoting the professionalism of its members and the vitality of the performing arts.

Permission to use links and comments throughout this guide kindly provided by Kimberly Detterbeck, Purchase College Library, State University of NY.  


Academic and Professional Collections - Performing Arts and Arts Management Research

Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies (CACPS) is a research institute that offers research fellowships, research, publications, and data about arts and policy issues at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) The Giving in Numbers Report shows data about trends in corporate giving broken down by program area, gender, international, and more; and ways that corporations are working to increase volunteerism among employees.

The National Arts Policy Archives and Library (NAPAAL)  is a collaborative project to collect  records of state and national arts agencies, providing "a foundation for research into the evolution of arts policy, strategies for supporting the arts, and the economic and cultural [value] of the arts on our communities."

New York Public Library Best of the Web: Arts Administration  provides links to the best sites of the web for all aspects of arts management including foundations and grants, business and financial help, nonprofits, education centers and more.

Studies from the Research Center for Arts and Culture examine the situation of American performing artists; maintained by Teachers College, Columbia University.