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Alliance of Artists Communities
The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists' residencies — a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work. Believing that the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress, the Alliance's mission is to advocate for and support artists' communities, to advance the endeavors of artists.
American Screenwriters Association
A community of screenwriters whose mission is to help screenwriters hone their skills and sell their screenplays. We are dedicated to creating a dialog between screenwriters, producers, filmmakers, actors, and industry to foster mutual success.
Americans for the Arts
Their mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
Association of Writers & Writers Programs
AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 550 college and university creative writing programs, and 150 writers’ conferences and centers. Their mission is to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.
The Authors Guild
The Authors Guild is the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization for writers. The Guild advocates for authors on issues of copyright, fair contracts, free speech and tax fairness, and has initiated lawsuits in defense of authors’ rights, where necessary.
International Association for Journal Writing
The IAJW was founded in 2009 as the first online membership journaling community. The IAJW is committed to helping authors write consistently, deeply, and authentically to keep journaling fresh and enjoyable.
International Association of Art
The International Association of Art, IAA/AIAP, is an NGO working in official partnership with UNESCO, with the consultative status, comprising artists belonging essentially to the fields of painting, sculpture, printmakers, and artists practising other forms of creative work in the visual arts. The objectives of the IAA are to stimulate international cooperation among the artists of all countries, nations or peoples, and to improve the economic and social position of artists in the national and international levels, as well as to defend their material and moral rights.
International Screenwriters Association
Founded in 2008 with the mission to provide resources to emerging screenwriters, the ISA has over 80,000 members.
International Women's Writing Guild
The IWWG's mission is to foster the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing.
National Association of Independent Artists
Begun in 1995, the National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA) is a membership-based 501c6 nonprofit trade organization that serves to enhance the economic well-being of people who exhibit their artwork at quality outdoor and indoor art and/or fine craft shows, encourage creative expression and artistic excellence, and expand public awareness, appreciation and acquisition of fine art and fine craft. Further, the organization serves as an advocate for artists.
National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
NAIWE is a professional association for writers, editors. Their mission to help members succeed, with a unique focus on creating multiple streams of writing income can make it happen.
National Storytelling Network
The NSN is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling – as a performing art, a process of cultural transformation, and more.
Nonfiction Authors Association
An educational community for aspiring and experienced writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about writing, publishing, promoting and profiting from nonfiction books. The mission of the NAA is to provide valuable education, resources, and a supportive community for authors of nonfiction books.
North American Drama Therapy Association
The North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) was incorporated in 1979 to establish and uphold rigorous standards of professional competence for drama therapists. The organization maintains requirements that must be met to qualify as a registered drama therapist (RDT). NADTA promotes drama therapy through information and advocacy.
Transformative Language Arts Network
TLAN brings together and encourages individuals and organizations that promote forms of the spoken, written, and sung word as a tool for personal and communal transformation. Offers professional development opportunities, an annual conference, a blog, a journal, and more.
Vermont Arts Council
The Council's mission is to advance and preserve the arts at the center of Vermont communities.
Western States Arts Federation
Founded in 1974, WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) is a regional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West. WESTAF assists state arts agencies, arts organizations, and artists in their quest to serve diverse audiences, enrich the lives of local communities, and provide access to the arts and arts education for all. Through innovative programming, advocacy, research, technology, and grantmaking, WESTAF encourages the creative advancement and preservation of the arts regionally and through a national network of customers and alliances.