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Additional Resources for Artists


The following organizations offer resources for artists in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area.

  • DCCAH Artist Toolbox [PDF] - Get information on DCCAH's partner organizations and other granting organizations for DC artists.
  • Americans for the Arts - Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.
  • Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington (CAGW) - CAGW cultivates public participation in the arts, and creates partnerships between Washington's artistic and business communities.
  • CultureCapital.com - Culture Capital is a gateway to the world of arts and entertainment in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.
  • Cultural Development Corporation (CUDC) - CUDC offers consulting services to developers, architects, owners, government agencies and other real estate professionals on developing space for arts uses.
  • Find Art Information Bank - Find Art Information Bank is an artist locator and resource service. The list serv and website feature announcements and weekly listings of events, jobs and other opportunities to the Washington area arts community.
  • FotoWeek DC Events - FotoWeek is a week-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital, events will be organized to attract those who make a living practicing the art, science, business, education and craft of photography as well as amateur photographers and the simply curious.
  • The Foundation Center - The Foundation Center collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.
  • The Kennedy Center - The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center’s free daily performance series.
  • Mayor's Office of Partnerships and Grants Development (OPGD) - OPGD provides assistance to organizations based in the District of Columbia.
  • Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation - Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation programs connect the arts and artists of the mid-Atlantic region to the rest of the nation and the world.
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) - The NEA hosts a resource of national, state, and local funding programs for arts initiatives through the NEA Cultural Funding.


  • Philanthropy.org - Philanthropy.org is the source for information in the world of philanthropy.
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) - VLA provides legal assistance to over 6,000 clients each year in a variety of ways, including pro bono case placements for low-income artists and nonprofit arts organizations, the VLA Legal Clinic, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Nonprofit Assistance Program, and the Art Law Line, a legal hotline.
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) - WALA provides education, advocacy and volunteer legal services through workshops and seminars, legal clinics for artists and arts organizations, and pro bono referral services.
  • Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) - WRAG is comprised of charitable trusts, corporate giving programs, charities and community foundations.