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Access to Health Insurance Resources for Care (AHIRC)

A database of health insurance resource for artists and people in the entertainment industry.

Americans for the Arts

National organization that supports the arts and culture through private and public resource development.

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

National organization that develops and supports a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it through continuing education, funding, government affairs, and an annual conference.


Organization that is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of not-for-profit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors through workshops, training, and web-based resources. In addition, BoardSource offers a comprehensive selection of material on not-for-profit governance, including a large selection of books, videotapes, and audiotapes.

BZ/Rights & Permissions, Inc.

Organization that provides assistance with music rights, music clearance, TV & film clip clearance, celebrity rights, art or photo clearances or information about the Public Domain for everything from art to music to literature.  Call 212.924.3000 for your FREE initial consultation.

Career Transitions for Dancers

Organization that offers career counseling, scholarships and workshops in New York and Los Angeles for dancers transitioning out of careers as performers. 

Dance Critics Association

Organization that seeks to further the identity of dance criticism as a profession; provides national and regional conferences, promotional services, a quarterly newsletter and other publications; and explores outside projects which might use DCA as a resource.

Dance Heritage Coalition

An alliance of major dance collections, formed to document and preserve America’s dance.

Duke Dance Dialogues  (pdf format)

A brief overview of keys issues raised in rich and complex conversations initiated by Dance/USA, as contracted by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The intent was to explore current issues pertaining to the dance field in the United States today.

Fractured Atlas

A not-for-profit organization that provides services and support to artists and arts organizations.  Dance/USA members are eligible to receive a complimentary Associate Membership to Fractured Atlas.

Guide to Music Rights for Perplexed Choreographers

A general guide to performance music rights prepared by Dance/USA in 2002.

Funding Resources

Collection of links for grantseeking and other fundraising for the Arts. Also see: Current Funding Opportunities

Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

A non-profit organization at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases that offers many subsidized and free services for the dance community including clinics staffed by orthopedists and dance physical therapists; state-of-the art research and rehabilitation technology and free injury prevention screenings and lectures.

International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD)

Organization that preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in networking, funding, performance, education, audience development, philosophical dialogue, touring and advocacy.

Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC)

A national initiative to improve the conditions for artists working in all disciplines. LINC believes that providing artists with a relevant system of support and resources will enhance their creative output, enabling them to make greater and more meaningful contributions to our communities and society as a whole.

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

Organization that advances dance education centered in the arts and is dedicated to promoting standards of excellence in dance education. NDEO offers professional development, service and leadership at local, state and national levels.


Ovation is the only television network devoted to arts culture featuring a mix of documentaries, series, movies and specials. In addition to original programming the network has forged partnerships nationwide with major arts and cultural organizations, providing high-caliber, locally relevant content. The network's award-winning online community offers resources designed to engage and inspire arts lovers.

Society of Dance History Scholars

Organization dedicated to Western and non-Western dance history, with working groups in early dance and reconstruction.

Sole Stories

Website dedicated to telling the stories of female tap dancers and an invitation to the dance. Sole Stories is designed to inspire a more expansive, sustainable and hopeful future for tap.

TechSoup is a 501(c)3 making software donations to nonprofits from 35 major technology providers, including Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec, Intuit, and Adobe (for an administrative fee as little as 5% of retail cost).  To qualify, organizations must be a 501(c)3 or a library. 
The Refurbished Computer Initiative gives nonprofits a chance to get low-cost, high-quality computers with a new operating system and up-to-date software (covered by a 90-day warranty).

The Center for What Works

The Center for What Works (WhatWorks) improves social sector results through benchmarking for nonprofits, a strategy to facilitate outcomes measurement and reporting by linking nonprofits and funders through a common language. 

Voice of Dance

Website providing message boards, reviews from the top dance critics, calendar listings for dance performances around the country, a Local Class Finder to find information on dance classes, discount tickets, and a Global Dance Directory to find basically anything you are looking for in the dance world.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Organization that delivers pro bono and low cost legal services and information to over 10,000 members of the arts community each year.

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