The nonprofit or not-for-profit sector offers a great wealth of services to the artistic and arts-related communities in the United States and worldwide. The list of organizations will be expanding and we invite your input on additional organization and content to make this resource as user-friendly as possible.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Established in 1971 by the New York State Council on the Arts as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower artists across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives. We do this through three main program areas: cash grants and fiscal sponsorship, online resources, and professional development training. New York, NY
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been providing arts-related legal aid and educational programs. VLA believes that individual artists and arts organizations deserve access to dedicated legal representation and advocacy to ensure that their voices are heard and that their interests are protected. VLA also believes that the arts community should understand certain legal and business matters to protect themselves and their work. To achieve these goals, VLA serves the arts community through 3 program areas: Legal Services with MediateArt; Education, and Advocacy. New York, NY
The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) is a not-for-profit educational and research organization dedicated to integrity in the visual arts. IFAR offers impartial and authoritative information on authenticity, ownership, theft, and other artistic, legal, and ethical issues concerning art objects. IFAR serves as a bridge between the public, and the scholarly and commercial art communities. We publish the quarterly IFAR Journal; organize conferences, panels, and lectures; offer a unique Art Authentication Research Service; and serve as an information resource. We invite all people interested in the visual arts to join our organization and help support our activities. New York, NY
The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) is a not-for-profit organization that fosters the stewardship of the objects, places, and traditions that define us as societies, nations, civilizations, and even human beings. We are lawyers, legal scholars, and law enforcement agents — but also anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, art historians, students, and others — who champion preservation through the justice system. Through our educational programs and resources, we are also working to prepare a new generation of advocates, as well as educate the public. Washington, DC