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Additional Resources

The following organizations offer resources for arts and humanities practitioners in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area.

  • Americans for the Arts - Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.
  • CultureCapital - CultureCapital cultivates public participation in the arts, and creates partnerships between Washington's artistic and business communities.
  • CultureCapital.com - Check here for performances, classes, lectures, festivals, free and family events from DC's Arts Presenters.
  • Cultural Development Corporation (CUDC) - CUDC offers consulting services to developers, architects, owners, government agencies and other real estate professionals on developing space for arts uses.
  • Dance Metro DC - Dance Metro DC is a board-driven initiative that provides activities and resources to dance professionals in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • Find Art Information Bank - Find Art Information Bank is an artist locator and resource service. The list serv and website feature announcements and weekly listings of events, jobs and other opportunities to the Washington area arts community.
  • The Foundation Center, Washington, DC - The Foundation Center collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.
  • Fractured (Atlas) - Fractured Atlas empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem.
  • The Humanities Council of Washington, DC - The mission of the Humanities Council is to enrich the quality of life, foster intellectual stimulation, and promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in all neighborhoods of the District through humanities programs and grants.
  • Job Bank - A program of HumanitiesDC the Job Bank is Metro DC’s source for recruiting and finding arts administration jobs.
  • Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation - Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation programs connect the arts and artists of the mid-Atlantic region to the rest of the nation and the world.
  • Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS) - OPGS provides assistance to organizations based in the District of Columbia.
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) - The NEA hosts a resource of national, state, and local funding programs for arts initiatives through the NEA Cultural Funding.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - The NEH is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
  • Philanthropy.org - Philanthropy.org is the source for information in the world of philanthropy.
  • Philanthropy News Digest RFPs - Philanthropy News Digest publishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits.
  • Spacefinder DC - Venue directory for performance, rehearsal and event space in DC metro area. Search by location, rate, size and more.
  • theatreWashington -  theatreWashington is the only organization dedicated to supporting and representing all sectors of the Washington theatre community to build a strong, vibrant, connected community.
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) - VLA provides legal assistance to over 6,000 clients each year in a variety of ways, including pro bono case placements for low-income artists and nonprofit arts organizations, the VLA Legal Clinic, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Nonprofit Assistance Program, and the Art Law Line, a legal hotline.
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) - WALA provides education, advocacy and volunteer legal services through workshops and seminars, legal clinics for artists and arts organizations, and pro bono referral services.
  • Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) - WPA supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues, and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture.
  • Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) - WRAG is comprised of charitable trusts, corporate giving programs, charities and community foundations.