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Artist Resources

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts recognizes the importance of serving as a resource for artists. In an effort to assist you, we suggest visiting the following links to artist resources.

Please note: The Foundation is not responsible for the content provided within these links.

Americans for the Arts

The mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America.

Alliance of Artist Communities

Mission is to contribute to America's cultural vitality by supporting their membership of diverse residency programs and advocating for creative environments that advance the endeavors of artists. For more information, please visit or email

Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

A charitable foundation that assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, printmakers, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement.

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Has been operating since 1976 with two main purposes. They offer grants to individual visual artists through two programs: an annual Individual Support Grant and a separate program to assist visual artists in cases of catastrophic events through an Emergency Grant program.

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists’ organizations, and other cultural institutions to assist in the innovative and scholarly presentation of contemporary visual arts.


The Artadia Award is unique, providing substantial financial support, critical validation and broader public exposure for artists across the country. or email

Creative Capital Foundation

Supports artists creating original work, pursuing innovative, experimental approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts. or email

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

Provides financial assistance to individual working artists of established ability. or email

Worldstudio Foundation

"Dare a Young Artist Dream" supports minority and at-risk youth interested in the visual arts with college scholarships and a national arts mentoring program.

Arts Alive! South Dakota

Lists a variety of opportunities including a grant program for individuals in the Visual Arts.


School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) online searchable database for professional artist opportunities. Users can find employment, internships, grants and residencies, and many other resources.


The mission of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, located in Montpelier, VT, is to help craftspeople sustain crafts making as a livelihood by providing immediate support to professional craftspeople suffering career-threatening emergencies. or e-mail

New York Foundation for the Arts

Explore NYFA Source online, the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists, including arts organizations, award programs, service programs, and publications for individual artists across the country.

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.

(ASCI) is a membership and service organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness about artists and scientists using science and technology to explore new forms of creative expression, and to increase communication and collaborations between these fields.


Online database for artists seeking juried exhibitions, competitions, grants, festivals, financial aid, calls for entries, jobs, internship, residencies and more. View sample listings at


Through membership, this online gallery provides a place for individual artists’ work to be seen on the internet.

Creative Work Fund

Supports creative collaborations between artists and nonprofit organizations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties.

Find a Job

A free service of the Massachusetts Cultural Council that posts jobs for cultural organizations, or corporations employing artists such as photographers, designers, etc.

Ohio Online Visual Artists Registry

The Ohio Arts Council and the Columbus Metropolitan Library maintain a database of works of artists from Ohio and around the country. Offers artists the opportunity to participate in the registry.

NY State Council on the Arts

Provides informational services and professional development opportunities for educators, teaching artists, and arts professionals.

The Artist's Guide

"How to Make a Living Doing What You Love", a comprehensive handbook by artist and writer, Jackie Battenfield, provides the information, tools, and techniques, for developing and sustaining a successful art career

Visual Artists Information Hotline

Artists can receive information and personal assistance on a wide variety of topics, such as emergency funding, health and safety, insurance, international opportunities, studio space, and more, by calling the Visual Artist Information Hotline's toll-free number 1-800-232-2789 (3:00 - 5:00 p.m., EST, Mon - Fri) or e-mail requests to Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts,

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

VLA's Legal Services program includes a wide range of services including: the Art Law Line, a legal hotline; the VLA Legal Clinic for VLA members; in-house appointments with VLA staff attorneys; and pro bono placements for low-income artists and nonprofit arts organizations with one of over 1,200 volunteer attorneys. The Art Law Line: 212.319.2787 x1 Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.