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Artist Resources

The Museum supports the arts in our community and we strive to be a resource for artists. We are just beginning to compile the different resources available in Fresno and beyond. This page is therefore a work in progress. If you have any suggestions, please submit them by this email link. Include the URL link and a brief description of why you feel the suggested resource may be valuable to artists. We will carefully review and evaluate all suggestions for inclusion on our site. 

Please note that if we provide a link, it does not mean that the Museum necessarily endorses the organization.


AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS

Americans for the Arts' mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. 

Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. From offices in Washington, DC and New York City, we provide a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders. We are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and to creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

Learn more at:  http://americansforthearts.org

ARTS ACTION FUND

The Arts Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit membership organization affiliated with Americans for the Arts and is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Launched in 2004, the Arts Action Fund seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education. The Arts Action Fund's goals are to: Enlist and mobilize 1 million citizen activists who will help ensure that public and private resources are maximized and that arts-friendly public policies are adopted at the federal, state, and local levels.

Learn more at:  http://www.artsactionfund.org/

CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL

Mission: Advancing California through the Arts & Creativity
The California Arts Council encourages public participation in the arts; helps build strong arts organizations; assists with the professional development of arts leaders; promotes awareness of the value of the arts; and directly funds arts programs in California's communities.

Learn more at:  http://www.cac.ca.gov

CULTURAL ARTS ROTARY CLUB

The Cultural Arts Rotary Club of Fresno is dedicated to serving the community through partnerships and collaborations with arts oriented organizations in Fresno. Chartered in 1953, the Club has a long history of service and commitment to the values and objectives of Rotary both locally and internationally. The club meets at noon every Tuesday at Artes América.

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FRESNO ARTS COUNCIL

The Fresno Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts locally, mainly by funding to local artists, awarding prizes, and organizing events. The Fresno Arts Council is the official agency of the City and County of Fresno that is tasked to promote the arts industry and enrich our community's way of life through the arts.

Learn more at:  http://fresnoartscouncil.org

FRESNOARTS.NET

FresnoArts.net is a website created by the Fresno Arts council and Socient to help you stay informed about what is happening in the arts in our community. Artists and arts organizations of all types may register and post their profile on the site.

Learn more or join at:  http://www.fresnoarts.net/

FRESNO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION:  TeachArts.org

Join the FCOE's TeachArts.org website to learn about arts education in the Central Valley. This site is full of arts resources, with an emphasis on arts education. You can post your arts related events on the site and learn about advocacy, arts lesson plans, and more. FCOE also created the Fresno Arts Network (FAN), an organization of educators, arts and cultural organizations, artists, musicians, actors, filmmakers-anyone who is an advocate for the arts in our community. During the school year, this organization has regular meetings, usually held at the Fresno County Office of Education, on the last Tuesday of the month. Check the website listed below for dates, times and details for FAN meetings or to learn the latest about arts education.

Learn more at:  http://teacharts.org/

MINDHUB

The mission of MindHub is to create an (online) community that encourages and supports creative professionals in the Central Valley. The goal is to have subscribers of the MindHub email list, creative professionals in the Fresno and surrounding areas, share information and help each other to find jobs, find employees, compare notes on their respective trades, and learn from each other in an unintimidating environment. Best of all, membership is FREE! If you would like to join MindHub, all you need is an email address.

To join, go to:  http://www.mindhub.org/

OPEN EDUCATION DATABASE (OEDb)

There are many free art history, art theory, and studio art classes and lectures, many available for free, on this website. The list of universities that participate is impressive.

FROM THEIR WEBSITE:  Open Education Database is the most comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses anywhere online. We welcome learners of all levels to explore their interests and prepare for exciting new careers, build on existing foundations of education and experience, or just satisfy a craving to learn something completely new.

Learn more at:  http://oedb.org/open/subjects/arts/

THE PAINTER'S KEYS / ROBERT GENN NEWSLETTER 

This is a fantastic website for visual artists, particularly painters. It is a place where artists can share information on everything from techniques to supplies and includes a searchable database. It is the online extension of Robert Genn's Twice-Weekly Letter. Creative people from more than 115 countries visit this website for information, inspiration, artist advice, friendship and connectivity. Informed and successful painters and other artists make their own contribution through the Twice-Weekly responses.

To learn more or subscribe to the free newsletter, go to:  http://painterskeys.com/

VALLEY CULTURAL COALITION (VCC)

Formerly known as FCASH (Fresno Coalition for Arts, Science & History), VCC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the health of the arts and cultural community through advocacy, communication, cooperation and collaboration.Its purpose is to (1) improve the quality of life in Central California region through the enhancement of the cultural arts, science and history sectors, (2) to support cultural arts, sciences and history organizations with information sharing, training, coordination, resource sharing, fund raising, training, advocacy, cooperation, outreach, public awareness and education, and (3) to help make Central California a place where engagement in delivery, participation in and appreciation of arts, sciences and history can flourish.

To learn more go to:  http://www.valleyculturalcoalition.org

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