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Arts Journal - ArtsJournal was founded September 13, 1999 in the heady days of the dotcom boom. The site is a digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. Each day ArtsJournal features link to stories culled from more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture.

Arts Manager - The Kennedy Center has developed this section of in order to better inform arts managers of the options available to them through this website. As well as providing an opportunity to converse, network, and problem solve with other community arts professionals from around the globe.

Arts Research Monitor - provides synopses of qualitative and quantitative research findings in the arts and culture. We hope that the site is useful to artists, arts managers, funders, policy makers, researchers and others with an interest in learning more about the arts and culture.

Artists House Music - Funding for the development of Artists House Music has been provided by the Herb Alpert Foundation. The foundation devised the idea for an online, non-profit musicians’ Website where all musicians can receive informational support, guidance, and expert resources to help them navigate the challenges and maximize the opportunities available to them within the music industry.

Association of Performing Arts Presenters - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), based in Washington, D.C., is the national service and advocacy organization with more than 1,400 members worldwide, dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it.

Center for Arts and Culture Policy Studies - The Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies was founded in 1994 to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about the nation's artistic and cultural life. Its programs and activities are designed to create an infrastructure of well-trained scholars who have access to regularly collected information about cultural organizations, activities and providers, and who produce timely research and analysis on key topics in arts andcultural policy.

Capterra - Capterra helps people find and compare software for their business – any kind of business, small or large, for-profit or nonprofit. We also help software companies reach their target audience more efficiently. At last visit, 170 different ticketing software options.

EMPAC - The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) opened its doors in 2008 and was hailed by the New York Times as a “technological pleasure dome for the mind and senses… dedicated to the marriage of art and science as it has never been done before.”

Entrepreneur the Arts -   We tap into the power of creative artistry to innovate lives, bottom lines, and the communities we live in. We serve artists, corporations, universities and government. 

Fractured Atlas - You're not alone. Fractured Atlas was created to give artists the tools and help they need to shift their focus back to the important things, like actually making art! Artists are our priority, not a side business. We understand what you need to get your work done, from insurance that actually makes sense to advocacy on the issues that impact your life. Fractured Atlas is here for you.

Free Management Library - The Library provides free, easy-to-access, online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit). Over the past 15 years, the Library has grown to be one of the world's largest well-organized collections of these types of articles and resources.

National Arts Strategies -  NAS has been working with leaders in arts and culture for over twenty-five years. We've seen that a dynamic, sustainable arts community comes from the vision and effort of skilled professionals. In our organizational leadership programs arts leaders explore the toughest challenges facing organizations today, and learn from some of the leading business school faculty in the United States. 

Living Music - LIVING MUSIC offers a snapshot of contemporary musical life throughout the United States and the globe. Linking interviews and questionnaire responses with aesthetic, sociological, and historical responses, the project site offers a collection of first-person commentaries on music today. 

National Arts Marketing Project - The website of the National Arts Marketing Project, provides information, tools, and practical ideas to design high-quality, cost-effective marketing programs and strengthen arts organizations. Our Advisory Committee provides expert guidance and constantly seeks new resources and information to keep the site relevant and useful.

NorthSky Nonprofit Network - NorthSky is a nonprofit program of Rotary Charities of Traverse City that assists northern Michigan nonprofit organizations strengthen their capabilities through capacity building and sustainability support. It provides a wide range of services and resources to help nonprofit organizations deliver programs effectively and efficiently. It also serves as an advocate—securing state and national support and technical and financial resources, bringing them home to the nonprofits in its region.

Performing Arts Online - This site is dedicated to the perpetuation of quality performing arts where performing artists, performing arts management, performing arts presenters, and audiences may participate in the exchange and creation of cultural and artistic ideas.

The Pricing Institute - This resource draws together thinking on the subject of pricing for organizations with admissions, with contributions from a range of individuals who have been developing theory and practice around the subject for many years. There has never been a greater need for arts organizations to explore and exploit all opportunities for maximizing earned income and the aim in sharing this work is to help disseminate thinking and practice that will benefit organizations, as well as exploring the cutting edge ideas that may shape the future of income generation.

The Rand Group - RAND's work on arts and policy studies the role that governmental agencies play in the availability of arts education, in cultivating a demand for the arts in society as a whole, and in developing and supporting strategies to maintain interest and participation in the arts.

Technology in the Arts - Technology in the Arts, a research initiative of the Master of Arts Management program at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, provides the arts community with resources to better understand and benefit from the intersection of arts and technology in order to make more informed management decisions in an increasingly technological society.

The Urban Institute (link to performing arts studies)- The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.