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Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading
nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in
America. With a 40-year record of objective arts
industry research, they are dedicated to representing
and serving local communities and creating
opportunities for every American to participate
in and appreciate all forms of the arts. For more
information, go to http://www.americansforthearts.org.
Americans for the Arts released the findings from
Arts & Economic Prosperity: The Economic Impact
of Nonprofit Arts Organizations and Their Audiences.
This research project reveals dynamic data about the
cultural sector.

The Artists Foundation, founded in 1973 is a non profit Massachusetts art organization established to foster the development of artists of all disciplines and to improve the economic and social position of artists by advocating for and with artists on public policy issues that affect the artists' community.   Our website offers free information about artists' live/work space, health hazards, health care options, professional issues and more.  All Artists Foundation's programs, resources, and services are either free or at little cost to the patron.  For key information on Massachusetts health care reform see: www.healthcareforartists.org
516 East Second St. #49
Boston MA, 02127
Tel. (617) 464-3559
Tel. (617) 464-3561 (24-hour info line)

Artists Under the Dome
ArtistsUndertheDome.org is an effort to provide a State level forum for Massachusetts artists of all disciplines. The goals of which are to foster a dialogue across artistic disciplines and to assess and address overlapping concerns and needs of the artist community.

Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston is
devoted to stimulating partnerships between the arts
and businesses that benefit both sectors and the
communities they serve.
Celeste Wilson, Executive Director
C/O Goodwin, Procter LLP
Exchange Place
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 570.8346
Fax: (617) 523.1231

Arts Extension Service (AES) develops the arts in
communities and community through the arts with
continuing professional education for arts managers,
artists, and civic leaders. http://www.umass.edu/aes

Arts Marketing.org aims to help your organization address
its daily marketing needs and longer-term marketing issues. http://www.artsmarketing.org

325 Columbus Avenue, Suite 11
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 262-8632
Fax: (617) 262-8633

Business Volunteers for the Arts
Massachusetts branch:
Celeste Wilson, Executive Director
C/O Goodwin, Procter LLP
Exchange Place
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 570.8346
Fax: (617) 523.1231

Cambridge Business Development Center
494 Massachusetts Avenue, Ste. 4
Cambridge MA 02139
Tel. (617) 349-4690
Fax (617) 349-4691

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
859 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel. (617) 876-4100
Fax (617) 354-9874

Champions of Change, a report published by the
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities,
is a resource for anyone advocating for in-school or
out-of-school arts programming.
http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/champions or http://www.pcah.gov

Community Arts Advocates, Inc.
Stephen H. Baird, Executive Director
PO Box 112
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Community Arts Network (CAN) promotes information
exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of
community-based arts. http://communityarts.net Check out
the Community Arts Reading Room, a wealth of essays and
links on a wide variety of subjects. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/readingroom.php

The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations is an
interdisciplinary research center at Harvard University based
at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. It seeks to expand understanding about nonprofit organizations and civil society. http://www.ksghauser.harvard.edu

Living Cities: The National Community Development Initiative is a partnership of leading foundations, financial institutions, nonprofits organizations and the federal government that is committed to improving the vitality of cities and urban neighborhoods. http://www.livingcities.org

MAASH - Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts,
Sciences, and Humanities
is a road-based, statewide organization that serves as a unified voice for the cultural community of Massachusetts. MAASH identifies significant issues of importance to the cultural community and works to influence legislation and public opinion.
Dan Hunter, Executive Director
75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02116-3936
Tel. (617) 338-4395
Fax (617) 338-1608

Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) is the voice of cities and towns in Massachusetts. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides advocacy, training, publications, research and other services to Massachusetts cities and towns. http://www.mma.org

Meekat Technology
Phone: (617) 392-9123

The Urban Institute's Arts and Culture Indicators in Community Building Project is an exploratory initiative designed to develop neighborhood arts and culture indicators for use in local planning, policymaking and community building. http://www.urbaninstitute.org/nnip/acip.html

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
of Massachusetts, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to meet the legal needs of the state's artistic communities.
James F. Grace, Executive Director
249 A Street #14
Boston, MA 02210
Tel. (617) 350-7600
Fax (617) 350-7610








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