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The following are links to selected organizations focused on 'open' technologies and solutions for the Creative Arts:
  • Alliance of Artists Communities - Helping to supporting today’s artists in the creation of new work is essential to human progress.
  • Americans for the Arts - Helping to lead the network of individuals and organizations who cultivate, promote, and support the arts in the U.S.
  • Artists Network - Connecting artists with news, ideas, inspiration and instruction.
  • Digital Arts Community - A social media site for the digital arts community.
  • Fractured Atlas - A non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, technology, etc.
  • Graphic Comm Central - Provides industry professionals, educators, and students access to resources & information about the Graphics Communication industry.
  • International Digital Media & Art Association - Dedicated to serving educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media.
  • LibrePlanet Artists - A network of graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, videographers, animators, and audio engineers working to create free artwork using free & open source software.
  • National Art Education Association - The leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators in the U.S.
  • National Assembly of State Art Agencies - Unites, represents and serves the state and jurisdictional arts agencies across the U.S.
  • National Endowment for the Arts - An independent U.S. government agency supporting artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.
  • OpenCourseWare Consortium  - A collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons - Providing access to a wide range of teaching and learning materials that may be freely used and shared - for elementary schools, high schools, and universities.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum - Home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.
  • Technology in the Arts - Providing the arts community with resources to better understand and benefit from the intersection of arts and technology

Spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations—just a fraction of the total arts and entertainment industry—was an estimated $61.1 billion in 2010, and leveraged an additional $74.1 billion in event-related spending by arts audiences. This $135.2 billion in economic activity supported 4.1 million FTE jobs and generated $22.3 billion in total government revenue.  -  Economic Impact of the Non-Profit Arts Industry

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