Art Networks & Resources 

Following are state, regional and national arts networks that provide valuable resources for artists, arts managers, educators, arts advocates, community development professionals and others involved in the arts. For your convenience, they are reprinted with direct links to resources found on the NC Arts Council Resources page.

Resources for Artists 

Grants for Artists 

Other than the 3 grant programs directly linked on this Brunswick Arts Council Website, please visit the NC Arts Council’s grants section for artists to learn more about the N.C. Arts Council Artist Fellowships, the Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency, Artist Support Grants, and the Folklife Internship opportunities.

Artist Opportunities

A list of opportunities for artists that have been submitted to NC Arts Council is updated on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. To subscribe to receive an email notification when the list is updated sign-up here.

Resources for Dance Artists

Statewide Resources

NC Arts Council – For Dance Artists

NC Dance Alliance 

Statewide service organization that provides a variety of programs and services including The Annual Event, Mini-events, Dance Voice, a quarterly calendar, a membership directory, the annual NCDA Award, fiscal agent services, a web listserv, and their website.

North Carolina Dance Festival 

The Festival is an annual showcase of North Carolina dance artists that travels to six communities. Unique in the country and now a North Carolina institution, eight different companies will tour, performing alongside artists local to the host communities, making the actual concerts a mix of local and statewide artists.

American Dance Festival 

Provides education and training for young dancers, and encourages and supports the creation and presentation of new modern dance work. Click on performances and then performance opportunities to apply to perform during an upcoming ADF season.

National Resources


Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, seeks to advance the art form of dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of professional dance. Website has a variety of resource information and data research on the field.

Creative Capital Foundation 

Creative Capital, a New York City-based nonprofit organization, acts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields. They are committed to working in partnership with the artists whom we fund, providing advisory services and professional development assistance along with multi-faceted financial aid and promotional support throughout the life of each Creative Capital project. Creative Capital funds artist projects in four disciplines: visual arts (includes installation art, painting, fiber art, mixed media works, public art, etc.), film/video arts, performing arts (includes music, dance, theater, puppetry, performance art, etc.), and emerging art fields (includes all forms of digital work, and innovative literature). Projects that transcend traditional discipline boundaries are highly encouraged.

International Association of Blacks in Dance

Provides a network, formal newsletters, choreographer’s directory, published papers and an annual conference. The Association also responds to and initiates dialogue around issues that impact the Black Dance Community as well as the community at large. Participants can be members or non-members.

National Dance Project 

The National Dance Project (NDP) provides a system of support for the living, growing discipline of contemporary dance, by supporting the production and distribution of dance in the United States. Individuals may nominate projects to receive two types of NDP grants: NDP Production Grants and NDP Touring Grants. Every season, NDP awards 15 to 20 Production Grants, which typically range from $15,000 to $35,000 each. Because NDP views touring as essential to the vitality of dance as an art form, NDP Production Grants are awarded in conjunction with NDP Touring support, which assists a tour of the new work in the season following the work’s creation. NDP Touring Grants support the distribution and presentation (touring) of NDP-funded projects, and projects selected to receive NDP Tour Only support (awarded to projects created without a NDP Production Grant that are complete and ready to tour nationally). Touring Grants are paid directly to performing arts presenters who present one of these projects, and generally range from 15 to 25% of the contracted artist’s fee.

The Field 

Offers programs that help independent artists create new artwork, manage their careers, and develop long-range strategies for sustaining a life in the arts.

National Dance Education Organization 

Works to advance knowledge in the field of dance education, encourages research and practical application, and promotes quality instruction in dance arts education conducted by qualified teachers of dance.

Dance Notation Bureau 

This organization advances the art of dance through the use of a system of notation and creates dance scores using the symbol system called Labanotation. This allows the dances to continue to be performed long after the lifetime of the artist. Dance scores function for dance the same way music scores function for music. A membership organization, however, much information online available to non-members also. Notation Basics, Studying Labanotation, Notating Dances, Staging from the Score, DNB Library, Theory Bulletin Board, Web Library for Teachers and an extensive web link area.

Resources for Film & Video Artsits

Quick links:


Film/Video Departments & Programs


Festival Listings


North Carolina Film Festivals

The North Carolina Film Office’s extensive listing.

Searchable international festival listing plus bulletin board and festival news source.

Searchable international festival listing and news. Also organized by screenwriter-friendly festivals.


Funding Sources


North Carolina Humanities Council 

Supports projects that explore North Carolina’s cultural traditions and diversity. Visit their website for grant descriptions, deadlines, and contact information.


Southern Documentary Fund

Supports documentary films made in or about North Carolina through our annual filmmaking grants. 


NYFA Source


Funding-related books and references


Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video by Morrie Warshawski. 2 nd ed. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2003.


The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook by Gunnar Erickson, Harris Tulchin, and Mark Halloran. Schirmer Books, 2002.


Film and Video Financing by Michael Wiese. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 1999.


North Carolina Giving: The Directory of the State’s Foundations. 4th ed. Raleigh: Capital Development Services, 1999. Also available in an online version,


Foundation Grants to Individuals. 13th ed. New York: The Foundation Center. Also available in an online version at, along with other directories and assistance to grant seekers.


Other sources of information and assistance


NC Film Office

(919) 733-9900; Promotes North Carolina as a site for motion picture, television, and commercial production activity and produces On Location: North Carolina: Official State Film and Video Directory.


Media Arts Project

The Media Arts Project in western North Carolina supports artists and performers who apply innovative approaches to technology, experiential formats and aesthetics.


The Independent

National service organization for independent media and publisher of Independent Film & Video. Web site includes classified section.


National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture

National association of nonprofit organizations and individuals in the media arts. Publishes a newsletter, holds an annual conference, and disseminates information about job openings, funding opportunities, and upcoming events in the field.


Southern Documentary Fund

Promotes documentary work about the American South by providing venues for public screenings, offering technical assistance to media artists, and serving as fiscal sponsor for media projects.


Tar Heel Films

Tar Heel Films provides networking opportunities for filmmakers and film professionals and a clearinghouse for film-related information in the state.


Morrie Warshawski’s Web site

Site is useful for the bibliography on fundraising and other film-related issues. (No recommendation or endorsement of other services offered is implied.)


Working Films

A nonprofit organization committed to social change and justice that works with filmmakers to extend the reach and impact of films through community education and outreach. Offers free consultations to filmmakers to help create strategies for long-term connections between films and audiences.

Resources for Folklife Artists

North Carolina Folklife Organizations and Programs


Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University offers the nation’s only Master of Arts degree in Appalachian Studies. The Center encourages research and collaborative projects concerned with the region’s past, present, and future, such as coordination of the Appalachian Land Ownership Study, preservation microfilming of regional newspaper back issues and historical documents, supervision of multiple oral history projects, production of a syndicated radio program, organization of a regional cultural festival, development of Matewan Development Center, research on ethnic Appalachia, and sustainable development initiatives.


Center for Documentary Studies, an interdisciplinary educational organization affiliated with Duke University, carries out documentary projects at local, state, national, and international levels. Founded in 1989, CDS connects the arts and humanities to fieldwork, drawing upon photography, filmmaking, oral history, folklore, and writing as catalysts for education and change.


Core Sound Waterfowl Museum on Harkers Island is dedicated to documenting, preserving, and presenting the coastal community traditions of the Core Sound area. Through exhibits, demonstrations, festivals, and other public programs, the Museum represents the diverse community of rural fishermen, hunters, carvers, boatbuilders and their families that settled North Carolina’s Outer Banks and soundside villages over the past three hundred years. It helps preserve and perpetuate these important skills, trades and traditions by educating both local residents and visitors to the region.


Curriculum in Folklore at UNC-Chapel Hill was established in 1940 and was one of the first graduate programs in folklore in the country. The Curriculum is a master’s level program that has been instrumental in establishing a place for folklore studies in higher education, in training many folklorists now working in the state, and developing the Southern Folklife Collection.


East Carolina University‘s Folklore Archive is a regional folklife collection, holding manuscript collections of field documentation, video and audiotapes, photographs, and other documentary forms. The range of folklife subjects is wide, with depth in folk medicine and material culture as well as verbal lore.


John C. Campbell Folk School offers classes in traditional and contemporary arts, craft, folk music, folk dance, gardening, nature studies, literature, and folklore. The Folk School instituted a Folklore Program in 1988 through which research, fieldwork, and documentation of traditional Appalachian culture is conducted on an ongoing basis. The results of fieldwork are presented in the form of CD releases, radio programs, publications, and public presentations.


Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University studies, documents, and interprets the culture and history of southern Appalachia and provides museum services to the western part of the state. To that end, it collects artifacts, builds exhibitions, documents and presents traditional craft demonstrations and musical performances, produces books and musical recordings, and enriches the curricula of elementary, secondary, and university students.


Museum of the Cherokee Indian was founded in 1948 as part of the Cherokee Historical Association to preserve and perpetuate Cherokee history, culture, and stories through permanent and changing exhibits, workshops, festivals, archives, and special educational programs. The museum is a non-profit organization representing the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a federally recognized tribe, and has become one of the most visited and successful tribal museums in the United States.


North Carolina Folklife Institute is the support organization for the Folklife Program of the North Carolina Arts Council and seeks to encourage the preservation and understanding of folklife in North Carolina. Contact the Folklife Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, (919) 733-7898.


North Carolina Folklore Society is one of the oldest state folklore societies and is committed to promoting the appreciation, study, and preservation of North Carolina’s rich folk cultural heritages. Through its publications, annual meeting, awards, and other programs, the Society encourages the continuation of local folk traditions (both those indigenous to the state and recently arrived through immigration), and their documentation and analysis by both professional and amateur folklorists.


North Carolina Pottery Center opened in 1998 in Seagrove, a rural area of the North Carolina piedmont where pottery making has a 200-year history. The Center’s mission is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation.


Pocosin Arts collects, presents, and preserves Tyrrell County folkways by connecting its traditional arts to its natural environment through the interdisciplinary arts process focused on the rich cultural heritage found in eastern North Carolina.


Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ranks as one of the nation’s foremost archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular culture. Located in the Manuscripts Department in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library, the SFC holdings extensively document all forms of Southern musical and oral traditions and is especially rich in materials documenting the emergence of old-time, country-western, hillbilly, bluegrass, blues, gospel, Cajun and zydeco musics.


Student Action with Farmworkers, housed at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other’s lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change. SAF sponsors student interns to conduct documentary fieldwork in farmworker communities in North and South Carolina. The publications Recollections of Home / Recuerdos de mi Tierra and Culture Ground / Tierra Aculturada resulted these projects.


Tobacco Farm Life Museum has been preserving the history and cultural heritage of Eastern North Carolina farm life since its opening in 1983. The museum was started by a group of local families who wanted to preserve the personal and special history of the Eastern North Carolina flu-cured tobacco farm family for future generations.



National Folklife Organizations and Programs


The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress was created by Congress in 1976 ‘to preserve and present American Folklife.’ The Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, which was established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American Folk Music. The Center and its collections have grown to encompass all aspects of folklore and folklife from this country and around the world.


The American Folklore Society is an association of people who create and communicate knowledge about folklore. Its more than 1,200 members are scholars and teachers at colleges and universities, professionals in arts and cultural organizations, and community members involved in folklore work.


Davenport Films‘ The American Traditional Culture Series are documentaries of the American south and other American folklore subjects, produced in collaboration with Daniel Patterson and the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklore and Cultural Heritage promotes the understanding and continuity of contemporary grassroots cultures in the United States and abroad. It produces the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, exhibitions, documentary films and videos, symposia, and educational materials. The Center conducts research, maintains archives, and provides educational and research opportunities.


Folkstreams is an interactive website with video streaming. Its purpose is to create a public cultural preserve of important films and videos about American traditional or “roots” culture, to be video streamed on the Internet with supporting materials about their artistic, social, and cultural meaning. “” will make these works easy to find and to explore, giving renewed and greater exposure to work originally funded in large part by the two National Endowments and their state counterparts.


Other state folklife resources in southeast region:


The National Storytelling Festival, sponsored by the International Storytelling Center, celebrates the power of storytelling each year in October by showcasing the world’s stories, storytellers, and storytelling traditions.


The Center for Appalachian Study and Services at East Tennessee State University is a hub of scholarly, educational, public service, and artistic projects addressing the needs and interests of the Appalachian region.


The Archives of Appalachia are part of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services.. The Archives includes three units concerned with the collection, preservation, and public use of historical materials: Appalachian Collections, a multimedia collection of materials that documents the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Southern Appalachia.


The Center for the Study of the American South has as its mission to encourage teaching about, research on, and service to the South at the UNC-Chapel Hill. The Center strives to deepen scholarly understanding of the South and to make the University’s best resources available to states and communities facing challenges within the region.


Georgia Folklife


Tennessee Folklife


Alabama Folklife Program


Virginia Folklife Program


The New York Folklore Society (NYFS) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services designed to nurture traditional arts and culture in the communities where they originate, foster the sharing of folk traditions across cultural boundaries, and further cultural equity and cross-cultural understanding. The Society is committed to fostering the folklore and folklife of all cultural groups and communities in the State, particularly those whose cultures and histories have been undervalued and underdocumented in the past.


Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students (CARTS) is a project of City Lore, a cultural organization whose mission is to document, preserve and present the living cultural heritage of New York and other cities. is a compilation of the best practices and resources of this successful approach to education. This site is also a hub for information and curricular materials for all of City Lore’s programs. From this site you can link to our City Lore website, and to our Place Matters and Peoples Poetry Gathering websites.


Texas Folklife Resources (TFR) is a private, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to celebrating and perpetuating the traditional arts and culture of the Lone Star State. It works directly with folk artists and communities to document living traditions and present them to the public through exhibitions, concerts, media projects and educational residencies. By recognizing and promoting the authentic artistic traditions passed down within communities, Texas Folklife Resources helps ensure that they live on.

Resources for Public Art Artists

Americans for the Arts

Official Web site of the Americans for the Arts’ National Public Art Network. A variety of public art resources and links are found here including a public art network e-mail group (click on issues/other issues/public art network). Membership in AFA required for full access.

Web site with additional public art web links, a public artist index, an e-mail list, a Q&A forum, book reviews and a bibliography of articles, addresses, etc. about public art. Links are to U.S. and international resources.


New Mexico Art in Public Places Bulletin

A one time bulletin from the New Mexico Arts Commission that gives very good information on what artists can expect from a public art commission from the RFP to budgeting time and materials.


International Sculpture Center

Official Web site of the International Sculpture Center. Features include links to U.S. and international sculpture organizations, an on-line version of Sculpture Magazine, artist Lists, portfolios and web specials of a variety of changing topic, some related to public art. Membership in ISC needed for full access.

Comprehensive resource to everything related to sculpture with links to a variety of sculpture and architecture related sites.


Tri-State Sculptors

Official Web site of the Tri-State Sculptors organization (NC, SC, VA). Features information about sculpture activities in the Tri-State area, artists’ portfolios and commissions.


Sheffield Hallam University Public Art Links

This site is hosted by Sheffield Hallum University in England and serves as a clearinghouse of international public art information including links to many U.S. municipal programs.


General Artist Assistance Sites


NYFA Source Directory for Artists

Maintained by the New York Foundation for the Arts, this site lists resource for artists to find employment including those with exhibition and public art competitions.


Copyright and Other Legal Issues

U.S. Copyright Office Forms

This Library of Congress website provides downloadable information and forms necessary for copywriting your artistic endeavors (search for Form VA, FL115 circular 40).


The Committee on Intellectual Property of the College Art Association

This Web site was created to disseminate information about copyright and artist rights issues as part of a forum held at the 2002 College Art Association Conference in Philadelphia. There is a part of the site devoted to Q&A.


OSLA Arts and Law

This site operated by the Ocean States Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is a most comprehensive and easy to use resource for art law. The site features case studies that interpret copyright and other laws pertinent to visual, performing and literary artists.

Resources for Theater Artists

Statewide Service Organizations

NC Theatre Conference

The mission of the North Carolina Theatre Conference is to improve and enhance the environment for quality theatre in North Carolina.


National Organizations

Theatre Communication Group

Offers a number of different programs and opportunities to individuals and organizations. NEA/TCG Career Development Programs for Directors and Designers, NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program, New Generations Program, Observership Program, TCG/MetLife Foundation Extended Collaboration Grant, TCG/ITI Travel Grants Program. The ArtSearch is one of the premier listings for jobs in the performing Arts. Fee.


National Funding Resources for Organizations and Individuals

The Foundation Center

The leading online resource and learning center for foundation grants and information. The website has a number of areas that are extremely valuable to any grants writer. Some aspects of the site are fee based, but there are also listings of Foundation Center Libraries per state. Some of these libraries even have the FC Search CD-ROM program available. Be sure to check out the Learning Lab menu button. Within the Learning Lab there are three sections: Virtual Class Room, Online Librarian and the Online Bookshelf.


New York Foundation for the Arts

NYFA Source is the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country.


National Endowment for the Arts

Listing of Theater funding opportunities, guidelines and application forms.

Clearing house for all federal grant listings.



ArtsLink Projects support U.S. artists, curators, presenters and non-profit arts organizations undertaking projects in Central Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Awards are made in a given discipline on an alternate-year basis: 2006 Performing Arts and Literature. Click on Grants & Opportunities, then Arts Link Projects.


Fund for Southern Communities

The Fund for Southern Communities is a public foundation that supports and unites organizations and donors working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people. Through grant making and related activities the Fund fosters social change initiated by community-based groups in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.


Grants for Individual Theater Artists

Theatre Communication Group

Offers a number of different programs and opportunities to individuals and organizations. NEA/TCG Career Development Programs for Directors and Designers, NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program, New Generations Program, Observership Program, TCG/MetLife Foundation Extended Collaboration Grant, TCG/ITI Travel Grants Program. The ArtSearch is one of the premier listings for jobs in the performing Arts. Fee for ArtSearch.


Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art

Awards grants of $2,000-$5,000 to performance artists, allowing them to produce major works anywhere in the State of New York. Artists from all over the world are invited to apply.


Ella Lyman Cabot Trust

Grants to individuals for projects (sometimes involving a departure from one’s usual vocation or a creative extension of it) with a promise of good to others. Awards are usually made on a one-year basis and are not renewed.


Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation

To provide encouragement and financial assistance to composers, lyricists and bookwriters as well as nonprofit producing companies with a commitment to supporting the work of new musical theatre projects and musical theatre artists.


Princess Grace Awards for Theater Artists and Playwrights

Dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging young artists in theater to realize their career goals through scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. Awards are based primarily on the artistic quality of the artist’s past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the appropriateness of the activities to the individual’s artistic growth.


National Young Arts Foundation

The foundation aims to identify emerging artists and assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development, and to raise the appreciation for and support of the arts in American society. Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS): Through this national program, 15 to 18 year-old artists may apply for college scholarships. 


Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute’s artist programs provide support at every step of the creative journey for individuals with distinct voices in film, theatre, film composing, episodic storytelling, and emerging platforms .


Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation

Offers young, early-career directors and choreographers the opportunity to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create new productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres, primarily in New York, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Observers often have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal to opening night, and receive stipends of $250-$1,000.


United States Institute for Theatre Technology

USITT is dedicated to actively promoting the advancement of the knowledge and skills of its members. Member grants and fellowships are available in performing arts design and technology.


CEC ArtsLink Inc.

ArtsLink Projects provide support to US artists, curators, presenters, and arts organizations undertaking projects in Central Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the US and the host country. CEC ArtsLink, can assist interested applicants in identifying contacts in the region.


U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program

A partnership of the NEA and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), allows American artists to live and work in Japan for six months. Artists from the visual, media, performing, literary, and design arts are encouraged to apply.


Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship Program

Established to increase participation of people of color in professional theater. Fellowships require a 40-44 week commitment and are available to work with seasoned professionals in the areas of artistic and technical production, arts administration and Community Engagement. Arena Stage provides a modest stipend and may assist in locating housing.


Jim Henson Foundation

Awards grants for the development and creation of new works of puppet theater by American artists. Awards can only be made to IRS tax-exempt organizations. Individual artists are encouraged to apply using a fiscal sponsor.

Resources for Touring Artists

North Carolina Presenters Consortium

Artist members connect with presenters through a list serv and at NCPC’s annual meeting.


South Arts

South Arts hosts the Performing Arts Exchange booking conference each fall. Applications to showcase are available in the spring.


National Performance Network

Member services for artists include technical assistance, funding, and a national conference. The Creation Fund supports both commissions and community residencies.


Creative Capital

Grants and support for artists creating original work that involves innovative, experimental approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts.

Resources for Visual Artists

Fairs and Festivals lists shows in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, New York and other east coast and west coast venues.

 Art Fair Source Book is a subscriber-based national listing of art and craft fairs and festivals. Calendar of Events is a free, searchable online listing of fairs, festivals and other N.C. events throughout the year.


Financial Information

Arts Tax Info is a Web site created by an accounting firm that addresses basic tax questions for artists in a variety of disciplines and provides useful worksheets for tracking income and expenses.

Funding Sources


 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation offers emergency support of up to $10,000 to painters, printmakers, or sculptors with at least ten years professional experience. Grants to mid-career artists in these disciplines are also available.

 Artists’ Fellowship Inc. offers emergency assistance to professional fine artists.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund provides small grants, loans, and other forms of assistance to craft artists in crisis. The web site also has useful links to professional resources for artists.

 Pollock-Krasner Foundation offers grants of up to $30,000 to painters, sculptors, and printmakers based on merit and financial need.


Other Regional and National

See NYFA Source and other online sources under Opportunities, or some of the publications listed below.



Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center is a listing of health insurance programs and carriers available to artists and searchable by state.


Fractured Atlas is a nonprofit that provides services to artists and arts organizations. The site includes information about health insurance, liability insurance, and other forms of insurance relevant to arts professionals.


Legal Assistance and Resources

See also NYFA Source for faqs on art law and articles on copyright and contracts. provides an introduction to common legal questions and references for further study.



Art Deadline provides information about funding, commission, residency, exhibition, and other opportunities for visual artists, media artists, and writers. Subscriber access only.


Art Deadlines List provides listings of grants, competitions, residencies, jobs, festivals, and other opportunities of interest to visual and media artists. Some information available to all visitors. Two subscriber lists, one paid and one free.



Finding Funding. Online database of close to 8,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers. Monthly, quarterly and annual subscription rates available.



Alliance of Artist Communities is a national service organization for the field of artist communities. Their web site and directory offer information about artist communities in the United States and selected international sites.


Artspace in Raleigh offers two six-month Regional Emerging Artist Residencies and one four-week Summer Artist-in-Residence annually. The regional residencies offer a free studio and an exhibition at the end of the year. The summer resident works in an open studio and teaches one adult workshop and one youth class. The residency culminates in a solo exhibition. See web site for application deadlines and further information.


Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro invites emerging and established artists and scholars to create site-specific works using the objects and architecture of the Elsewhere collections and facility. Residencies last up to one month during the residency season which runs from April to October. Visit the Web site for more information about requesting an application.


Hambidge Artist Residency Program in northeast Georgia offers two- to eight-week residencies from February to December, with reduced stipend and scholarships available. See Web site for details.


HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence Program is an artist residency program in South Carolina offering rent-free space for eleven months and a stipend in exchange for work performed for HUB-BUB. See web site for application deadlines and further information.


McColl Center for Visual Art offers three-month residencies with studio space, lodging, and stipends to artists selected by a national jury. Four- and 18-month residencies with private studio space are provided to regional artists, who are chosen by a panel of area arts professionals.


Penland School of Crafts offers three-year subsidized residencies to craft artists at transitional points in their careers, with studio space and housing provided at below-market rates. Residents are encouraged to participate in the life of the Penland community. See web site for application deadlines and further information.


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offers two-week to two-month residencies to artists in music, literature and the visual arts at its Mt. San Angela facility in Virginia and at Le Moulin â Nef in France. See Web site for more information.



Artist Help Network is a service designed to help visual artists find information about career-related questions, exhibitions, commissions and sales opportunities, funding, legal issues and other resources. Commercial sites pay for listings; nonprofit organizations receive free listings on the site.


Artist Trust focuses on Washington State, but the site also has extensive general resources for artists.


The Foundation Center publishes print and online directories of funding opportunities and offers tutorials and information for grant seekers through its web site.


National Association of Independent Artists offers marketing and resource information to artists who show work at art fairs and craft shows. Site is generally accessible, but some benefits restricted to members.


NYFA Source a service of the New York Foundation for the Arts, provides articles and listings on topics of interest to visual artists, including grant opportunities, residencies, insurance, legal information, etc. Site is accessible to all visitors.


South Arts offers several services addressed to visual artists’ needs, including ArtsOpportunities, a free online listing of funding, employment, exhibition, and other opportunities available to artists; SouthernArtistry, a juried showcase of work by artists working in the southeastern region; and an extensive links page, organized by discipline.