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The following websites and organizations may provide information that will be of interest to artists and/or arts organizations looking for technical assistance resources. Click on the organization’s web-link to find out more information.

Arts Technical Assistance Providers

The Actors' Fund of America
The Actors' Fund is a human services organization that helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition. The Fund's services include social services and financial assistance, health services, housing, and employment and job training.

Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA)
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts strives to “ensure California’s future holds California’s past” by providing model programs and services to support the state’s diverse living cultural heritage.

Artists Meeting Place and Resource Collective (AMP)
Connect with and learn from AMP's over 2000 members in 61 countries worldwide. The core of AMP is its member community, an international resource collective of artists and those who work in the arts. Through joining and participating in this community, you gain immediate access to a pool of creative knowledge, energy, and wisdom.

Arts for LA
Arts for LA fosters a supportive and healthy environment in which arts and culture may thrive and be accessible to all in Los Angeles County. To do this, Arts for LA brings together a broad spectrum of arts and policy leaders to focus on local, regional, state and federal issues that affect the arts.

Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc.
The primary mission of Arts & Services for Disabled is to provide unique programming, education and therapy through the creative arts, to severely disabled individuals who have difficulty working and living in an unaccommodating world. is an on-line resource for current and future arts managers, board members, and students who seek real solutions to management challenges faced by many not-for-profit arts organizations

Artcareer Network
A complete on-line resource for your living, growing careers at museums, art galleries, educational institutions, and multi-disciplinary organizations as well as businesses related to visual arts.

ArtHouse (A Program of California Lawyers for the Arts)
ArtHouse is a statewide resource for arts organizations seeking to improve their educational programs, publications, lawyer referral and alternative dispute resolution services for artists and arts organizations of all disciplines.

Arts & Business Council
The Arts & Business Council is devoted to stimulating partnerships between the arts and business that benefit both sectors and the communities they serve.

California Association of Museums (CAM)
The California Association of Museums (CAM) is a non-profit service organization formed to represent the interests of California museums.The Center for Nonprofit Management fosters healthy neighborhoods and communities by improving the performance of nonprofit organizations addressing the critical issues and serving underserved populations.

California Arts Advocates (CAA)
The mission of California Arts Advocates is to develop strategies and coordinate advocacy that strengthen arts and culture in California.

California Association of Nonprofits (CAN)
The California Association of Nonprofits (CAN), a statewide membership organization of over 1,740 diverse nonprofits, is dedicated to protecting, strengthening, and promoting nonprofit organizations in the state.

California Lawyers for the Arts
The mission of California Lawyers for the Arts is to establish a bridge between the arts and legal communities so that (1) artists and art groups may gain greater competence in handling legal and business aspects of their creative activities; (2) the legal profession may become more aware of and involved in issues affecting artists and the arts community; and (3) the law may be more responsive to the needs and interests of the arts community.

California Presenters
California Presenters is a statewide association of non-profit performing arts presenters and affiliated organizations committed to advancing professional touring and presenting of the performing arts.

Community Arts Resources (CARS) produces festivals and consults in southern California and across the country on a wide range of arts related projects. CARS also acts as a networker and resource for the Los Angeles area, providing a state-of the art-database of artists, arts organizations, venues and audiences.

Center for Cultural Innovation
The Center for Cultural Innovation was launched in 2001 as a next-generation financial and management support center for self-employed artists, small arts businesses and the non profit arts sector, focusing on the needs of artists and creative entrepreneurs.

Center for Nonprofit Management
The Center for Nonprofit Management fosters healthy neighborhoods and communities by improving the performance of nonprofit organizations, addressing critical issues, and serving underserved populations.

Community Partners
Community Partners enables Southern Californians, especially in underserved communities, to meet and master the challenges of urban and rural life by creating and strengthening opportunities for the emergence of community-building ideas, innovations, leaders and social entrepreneurs.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a nonprofit training, consulting and research organization with offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Although located in San Francisco, the website has information that can be of value to arts organization in Los Angeles County.

Dance Resource Center
The mission of the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles (DRC) is to advance the visibility of Los Angeles dance on local, state, and national levels and to promote the growth of Los Angeles dance choreographers, dancers, dance educators, and students.

Executive Service Corps
Executive Service Corps of Southern California is a nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing management skills in the nonprofit sector through involvement of retired executives volunteer consulting services.

Flintridge Foundation
The Flintridge Foundation houses a philanthropy resource library and provides capacity building services in Pasadena.

Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Center offers grantsmanship training and low-cost publications to nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

Getting Your Sh*t Together (GYST)
Provides information and resources to artists of all kinds.

K-Tech Computer Services
K-Tech Computer Services specializes in providing nonprofits with the solutions necessary to streamline their operations and improve their efficiency.

L.A. Shares
L.A. SHARES is a non-profit program that takes tax-deductible donations of reusable goods and materials (both new and used) from the local business community. L.A. SHARES redistributes these items free of charge to non-profit agencies and schools throughout Los Angeles.

LA Stage Alliance
LA Stage Alliance (LASA) is a non-profit service organization dedicated to building awareness, appreciation and support for the performing arts of Greater Los Angeles through community building, collaborative marketing, advocacy, audience development, professional development and strengthening operations for members.

Latino Arts Network
This listserv is designed to strengthen and promote California’s Latino arts.

Long Beach Culture.Org
Provides artists with specialized tools to showcase and promote their works via the web.

Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership
The mission of the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership is to iimpact the community by strengthening nonprofit organizations through leadership, education and collaboration.

National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latino/Latina independent producers.

Neighborhood Resource Center
The Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) was established in 1995 to assist neighborhood and community organizations to increase their effectiveness.

Side Street Projects
Side Street Projects is a visual arts organization whose mission is to give artists of all ages the ability and means to support their creative endeavors. The organization provides support services designed to meet the needs of working artists, serving over 1,000 children and 200 adult artists each year, most of whom go onto produce public exhibitions.

TechSoup is an online comprehensive source of technology information just for nonprofit organizations.

Western Arts Alliance (WAA)
Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is a membership organization of touring and performing arts professionals engaged in promoting and presenting performing arts.

Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, is a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. Based in Denver, Colorado, WESTAF fulfills its mission to strengthen the financial, organizational and policy infrastructure of the arts by providing innovative programs and services to artists and arts organizations in the West and nationwide.