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The following is a list of organizations that provide services and/or information useful to artists and cultural organizations:

Advocacy
Alliance for the Arts
www.allianceforarts.org

American Association of Museums
www.aam-us.org

Americans for the Arts
www.americansforthearts.org

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit
www.mta.info/mta/aft

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
www.namac.org

Art Service Organizations
Actors Fund
A human services organization for performing artists that provides health care access information, and programs and services for those in need, crisis or transition.
www.actorsfund.org/services

Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
A service and advocacy organization for the Off Broadway, non-profit theater community.
www.art-newyork.org


Arts & Business Council of New York
Builds partnerships between arts organizations and businesses in the New York City community.
www.artsandbusiness-ny.org

Bronx Council on the Arts
Serves Bronx artists and arts organizations by providing financial support, re-grant funding, information services, technical assistance, professional development, and community programming.
www.bronxarts.org


Brooklyn Arts Council
Offers service and support to Brooklyn artists and arts organizations, including re-grant funding.
www.brooklynartscouncil.org


Chamber Music America
Provides health, liability and instrument insurance and other benefits to chamber musicians and composers who are Chamber Music America members.
www.chamber-music.org/membership/benefits.html

College Art Association
A service and advocacy organization for visual art professionals, students, administrators, and professors. Promotes dialogue among the visual arts community and provides access to professional development resources, fellowships, travel grants, publications, and legal and financial services.
www.collegeart.org

Staten Island Arts
Develops, fosters, and promotes arts, cultural, and humanities activities on Staten Island, and provides re-grant funding within the borough.
www.statenislandarts.org


Dance/NYC
Provides resources, professional development, and one-on-one consulting to the NYC dance community.
www.dancenyc.org

Fractured Atlas
Provides artists with access to funding, healthcare, and education.
www.fracturedatlas.org

Harlem Arts Alliance
Nurtures artistic growth and organizational development of artists and arts organization in Harlem and surrounding communities.
www.harlemaa.org


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Leading arts presenter, advocate, and service provider to artists and arts groups throughout Lower Manhattan. Also provides services and re-grant programs through neighborhood-based organizations across Manhattan.
www.lmcc.net


New York Foundation for the Arts
Supports the development of individual artists through services that include fiscal sponsorship and artists’ fellowships.
www.nyfa.org


Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Supports artists and arts organizations in Washington Heights and Inwood, and serves as a catalyst in the cultural and economic development of Northern Manhattan.
www.nomaanyc.org

Queens Council on the Arts
Fosters, develops, and promotes cultural organizations within Queens, and provides services to artists and arts organizations including re-grant funding.
www.queenscouncilarts.org

The Field
Supports independent performing artists through programs focusing on the creation of new work, services include professional development workshops, fiscal sponsorship, and rehearsal space.
www.thefield.org

Capital Resources
The Trust for Cultural Resources
The Trust for Cultural Resources of the City of New York is authorized to issue triple tax-exempt debt for the benefit of certain cultural institutions.

Find out more information

New York City Industrial Development Agency
Issues tax-exempt bonds to nonprofit organizations that are planning major capital projects.
http://www.nycedc.com/FINA.../IDA.aspx

Seedco Financial ArtBusiness
Financial and technical assistance for small arts businesses and small-to-midsized arts nonprofit organizations. Offers financing for working capital, facilities expansion, and connects nonprofit organizations to a network of technical assistance providers.
www.seedcofinancial.org/arts/

Targeted Services
Cultural Services for Seniors
The NYC ARTS Cultural Guides for Seniors provide details on cultural programs for senior citizens across the five boroughs; ticket and membership discounts at arts organizations; and assistance available for visitors with disabilities.
www.nyc-arts.org/seniors

LGBTQ Youth
The NYC Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual, Bisexual, and Questioning Runaway and Homeless Youth develops strategies to address the unique needs of LGBTQ youth before they run away, to provide homeless youth with shelter and support, or to help reunite them with their families when appropriate. Strategies include cultural opportunities targeted to LGBTQ youth. 
Learn more about the commission.

The NYC Administration for Children’s Services publishes a guide to community resources available to LGBTQ youth in New York City.
NYC Administration for Children’s Services: Community Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth.

Technical Assistance and Professional Development
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Membership organization that delivers management and governance support services to nonprofit organizations.
www.allianceonline.org


Arts Manager
Resource of solutions to management challenges faced by nonprofit arts organizations. Hosted by The Kennedy Center Institute for Arts Management.
www.artsmanager.org

Board Source
A comprehensive resource that provides classes, publications, and tools to help nonprofit organizations build effective boards.
www.boardsource.org

Engage NYC: Digital Media for Nonprofits Toolkit
In 2013 the Department of Cultural Affairs joined NYC Digital, NYC Service, and Greater New York to host the Engage NYC: Digital Media for Nonprofits conference. All of the videos, presentations, and other materials are now available online.
Access the EngageNYC Digital Toolkit.

Foundation Center’s New Focus on Funding for the Arts website
A "one-stop shop" of free, easily accessible information including charts that show the geographic locations and giving interests of grantmakers supporting the arts, RFP listings, arts-related reference guides and resource lists.
www.foundationcenter.org/focus/arts

Mayor’s Office of Contract Services
CapacityBuildingand Oversight Initiative provides classes on internal controls, governance, and accounting for nonprofits.
www.nyc.gov/html/mocs/html/home/home.shtml

New York City Business Solution Centers
New York City Department of Small Business Services staff on hand to help identify permits and licenses required to open a small business in New York City , especially useful for artist entrepreneurs. One-on-one and small group technical assistance provided for marketing, accounting, and legal issues.
www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/home/home.shtml

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
Information source for the New York nonprofit community, offers management services, courses, and other technical assistance.
www.npccny.org

NYCulture Calendar      
Cultural nonprofits are encouraged to contribute events to the NYCulture Calendar. Items listed on the NYCulture Calendar are shared with NYC & Company’s Cultural Calendar, nyc.gov events calendar and 311 call centers.
Visit the NYCulture Calendar.


Emergency Preparedness Resources
Resources to assist cultural organizations in preparing for emergencies:


Resources for Arts Organizations and Artists Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

FINAL FEMA & SBA APPLICATION DEADLINES: MARCH 15, 2013
The Department of Cultural Affairs has compiled updated information on federal, state and local resources for arts organizations and artists impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Access the Disaster Relief Resources document.

New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
OEM plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery, and collects and disseminates critical information.  
Find out more information

NYC Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)
OEM coordinates the CERT program in NYC, which brings together volunteers who support their local communities through emergency education and response. 
Find out more information


Private Asset Logistic Management System (PALMS)
Through OEM PALMS, businesses can donate goods, services and facilities for use by the City in an emergency.  
Register your organization


Ready New York
Ready New York is OEM's education campaign to prepare New York City residents and businesses for emergencies. 
Download a copy of Ready New York


Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) CEAS is the City's program to ensure access for critical employees to restricted areas following a serious emergency.  
Find out more information  


DCLA encourages organizations to reach out to their local NYPD precinct, FDNY station, CERT teams, area businesses, residents and schools, and peer cultural organizations to coordinate emergency preparedness efforts.

To report suspicious activity, call 1-888-NYC-SAFE (692-7233), 718-615-7506 or 311. In case of an emergency, call 911.

Other City Agencies
New York City Department of Small Business Services
www.nyc.gov/sbs

New York City Economic Development Corporation
www.nycedc.com

New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services
www.nyc.gov/hra

Find a health insurance plan that works for you or your organization
www.nyc.gov/hilink

NYC & Company
www.nycgo.com

Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit
www.nyc.gov/cau

Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
www.nyc.gov/film

The Artful Manager
Discusses topics around business model development in arts administration.
www.artsjournal.com/artfulmanager

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Provider of pro bono legal services, mediation services, educational programs and publications, and advocacy acts on issues vital to the arts community.
www.vlany.org