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American Press Institute
Founded by newspaper publishers in 1946, the American Press Institute is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry and journalism educators. The Institute, housed in a Marcel Breuer-designed building in Reston, Virginia, conducts more than 30 residential seminars a year for journalists, sales, marketing and management professionals in print, broadcast, cable and digital media companies.

Chicago Manual of Style
What would become The Chicago Manual of Style began in the 1890s as a single sheet of typographic fundamentals, prepared by a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book—the first edition of the Manual of Style, published in 1906. Nearly a century later the Manual is in use in homes and offices around the world.

World Press Institute
The World Press Institute is a private, nonprofit organization supported by a wide range of foundations, local and national media, multinational U.S. corporations, and individuals from all over the world.
In addition to financial contributions, WPI receives thousands of hours of support from host families, Macalester faculty who lecture our fellows about U.S. history and other topics, corporations and citizens around the country who allow themselves and their employees to be interviewed, and others who volunteer their time, expertise, and friendship to our international journalists.

Writer's Market
First published in 1921, quickly became the freelance writer's "bible" for getting published, with an excellent tradition of providing not only the most complete market information available, but also tips for getting published, professional advice from top agents and editors, formatting information, and much more. Now, it is available online, at, in an expanded, easy-to-use, always up-to-date format.

Artist Resources

Alliance of Artists Communities
255 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
[p] 401.351.4320 [f] 401.351.4507 +
The mission of the Alliance is to contribute to America’s cultural vitality by supporting our membership of diverse residency programs and advocating for creative environments that advance the endeavors of artists.

Arts Midwest
2908 Hennepin Ave., Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1954
[p] 401.351.4320 [f] 401.351.4507 [f] 612.341.0902 [tty] 612.822.2956
Arts Midwest connects people throughout the Midwest and the world to meaningful arts opportunities, sharing creativity, knowledge, and understanding across boundaries.

116 John Street, Suite 822, New York, NY 10038
[p] 212.343.1735 [f] 212.343.1430 +
ArtTable, Inc. is a national membership organization for women leaders in the visual arts. Founded in 1981, ArtTable has as its purpose to increase the effectiveness, visibility, number, and diversity of women in this field. Through programs and publications, the organization is dedicated to supporting women in the arts at all stages of their careers; to documenting outstanding achievements by women past and present; to increasing opportunities for women in the future, and in so doing, to help enrich the nation's cultural life.

Artists Foundation
516 East Second Street, #49 Boston MA, 02127
[p] 617.464.3559 +
The mission of the Artists Foundation is to nourish excellence in the arts by enhancing the public role and economic position of artists; to build community among practicing artists and new communication between this vital community and the public; to support access to essential resources for artists in all disciplines, particularly low income and under served artists' access to health care and other social services; and to sponsor exhibitions of art for art's sake as well as innovative uses of art to promote public consideration of issues vital to diverse social, political, and economic groups.

Arts Wire - New York Foundation for The Arts [NYFA]
155 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10013-1507
[p] 212.366.6900 [f] 212.366.1778 +
Art news and current events, festivals, opportunities for artists

The Center for Arts and Culture
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
[p] 202.371.2830 [f] 202.371.0424 +
Americans for the Arts will continue to provide the latest news on arts and culture as well as a vehicle for the exchange of ideas, research, and information among policy makers and professionals in the cultural community through the Cultural Policy Listserv.

e-flux (electronic flux corporation) is a New York-based information bureau dedicated to world wide distribution of information for contemporary visual arts institutions via the Internet. Established in January 1999, e-flux has already built a readership of more than 33,000 international visual arts professionals (42% North America, 47% Europe, and 11% other) and a client base of some of the most vital and prestigious institutions. Our focused and selective approach to the information we choose to distribute has been rewarded by an exceptionally high degree of attention and responsiveness from our readers.

Etymology Dictionary
Etymology dictionary and linguistic discussion.

The Field
161 Sixth Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10013
[p] 212.691.6969 [f] 212.255.2053 +
The Field's mission is to serve independent performing artists on a completely non-exclusive basis. This means that everything we do is open to artists from all aesthetic viewpoints, cultural backgrounds, and levels of development. Our priority is to create a climate where risk-taking and originality are championed, and where the broadest range of voices are included. Field programs are affordable, accessible, and rigorous. To support independent performing artists, The Field's programs are directed toward the creation of new work and its dissemination.

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place #301, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1506
[p] 718 398 7255 [f] 718 398 7256 +
Franklin Furnace's mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. Franklin Furnace is dedicated to serving artists by providing both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based visual art, including but not limited to artists' books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, "live art on the Internet"; and to undertake other activities related to these purposes. Franklin Furnace is committed to serving emerging artist and their ideas; and to assuming an aggressive pedagogical stance with regard to the value of avant-garde art to cultural life.

Professional Guidelines
The Professional Guidelines have been developed as a reference to help everyone involved with the arts and crafts community learn how to handle common but important situations that may arise. It is our goal that these documents become a basic tool in implementing improved and equitable business, leading toward standard professional practices.

NYFA Interactive
New York Foundation for the Arts
155 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10013-1507
[p] 212.366.6900 [f] 212.366.1778 +
NYFA Source is the most extensive national database of awards, services, and publications for artists of all disciplines. Artists, arts organizations, and the general public can access information on over 3,000 arts organizations, 2,800 award programs, 2,600 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists nationwide, with more programs added every day.

Timeline of Art History
The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. The Museum's curatorial, conservation, and education staff—the largest team of art experts anywhere in the world—research and write the Timeline, which is an invaluable reference and research tool for students, educators, scholars, and anyone interested in the study of art history and related subjects. First launched in 2000, the Timeline now extends from prehistory to the present day. The Timeline will continue to expand in scope and depth, and also reflect the most up–to–date scholarship.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
The Paley Building
1 East 53rd Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022
[p] 212.319.ARTS (2787) ext. 1 [f] 212.752.6575
Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been the leading provider of pro bono legal services, mediation services, educational programs and publications, and advocacy to the arts community in the New York area. Through public advocacy, VLA frequently acts on issues vitally important to the arts community in New York and beyond. As the first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar organizations around the world.

VLA is supported in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and through generous gifts from law firms, corporations, foundations and individuals.

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