Recommended Links

Browse our list of recommended links to connect to other helpful arts resources and organizations in New York and beyond.

Public Art Resources and Organizations in New York City

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network
(PAN) develops professional services for  individuals and organizations engaged in public art.
Art in the Public Interest
(API) is a nonprofit organization providing programs and services in the field of community arts.
Creative Time
Presents innovative art in the public realm throughout New York City.
CITYarts, Inc.
Brings together youth and professional artists to create public art that addresses civic and social issues.
DUMBO Arts Center
Exhibition space and producer of the annual DUMBO Arts Under the Bridge Festival which transforms the distinctive waterfront neighborhood into a multi-sensory public art arena.
Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
Commissions works of art specifically for city-owned buildings throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Groundswell Community Mural Project
Brings together professional artists, grassroots organizations and communities in partnership to create murals in under-represented neighborhoods.
Public Art Fund
Commissions and presents art projects and exhibitions in public spaces, working with emerging and established artists to expand their practice.
Socrates Sculpture Park
Provides artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale work in a sculpture park environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public.

Art Service Organizations in New York City:
Funding and Professional Development

The Actors Fund
Provides programs that support the unique, essential needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts.
American Music Center
Provides advocacy, support and connection for the field of new American music.
Amerinda Inc.
Serves the Native arts community through artist consultations, fiscal sponsorship and publications.
ART/New York (Alliance of Resident Theatres)
Serves the Off Broadway theatre community through workshops, cash grants, low-interest loans, and affordable office, meeting and rehearsal space.
Asian American Arts Alliance
Is dedicated to strengthening Asian American artists and groups in New York City through funding, promotion and community building.
Bronx Council on the Arts
Is involved in grantmaking, programming, arts education and the use of cultural strategies to help revitalize local communities in the Bronx.
Brooklyn Arts Council
Strives to enrich the quality of life throughout Brooklyn by fostering, encouraging and promoting the arts through service and support to artists and arts organizations.
Chamber Music America
A National association of professional chamber music provides links, calendars, email lists, publications, and grants.
Creative Capital
Supports artists pursuing adventurous and imaginative work in the performing and visual arts, film/video, innovative literature, and emerging fields through funding, services and a trademark Professional Development Program.
Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI)
Develops, fosters and promotes arts, cultural and humanities activities on Staten Island through grant & award programs, technical assistance, workshops, artist registry, networking and promotion.
Cue Art Foundation
Is an institution where visual artists can make and exhibit their work, learn skills that strengthen their careers and expose thousands of people from around the world to new art without curatorial bias or commercial constraint.
Dance NYC
Is a branch of Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance. Dance NYC focuses on advocacy, real estate/space issues and professional development for all segments of the NYC dance community.
The Field
Serves independent performing artists on a completely non-exclusive basis through workshops, presentation, creative development opportunities and space grants.
Fractured Atlas
Helps artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more.
Franklin Furnace
Funds, presents, preserves, interprets, proselytizes and advocates on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content.
Harlem Arts Alliance
Is a membership organization in Harlem created to preserve, promote, sponsor and present the work of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural artists.
Supports the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies through commissions, residencies, production services, education and information programs, presentation and distribution.
Independent Feature Project
Represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker magazine, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking.
Meet the Composer
Offers programs designed to make available important resources—money, expertise, connectivity—to composers and those interested and engaged in their work.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Offers award, service, and information programs to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives.
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Works to cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in Inwood and Washington Heights.
Queens Council on the Arts
Fosters and develops the arts in Queens County through grants, professional development, and education services for artists and arts organizations.
Theater Communications Group
Serves over 700 US member theatres through grants to theatre companies and individual artists, conferences, events, workshops, research, communications and advocacy.
Tribeca Film Institute
Offers year-round funding and support to help get movies made, including artist programs and youth and education initiatives.
Women Make Movies
Is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women

Community Boards in Lower Manhattan

Attending community board meetings can be a good way to learn about local issues and network with others in the community.
Websites contain such information as neighborhood boundaries and demographics, and links to other neighborhood resources such as business associations, cultural resources, and public parks.

General Resources on Lower Manhattan

Alliance for Downtown New York
Manages the Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID), serving an area roughly from City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to West Street. The website contains information about rebuilding projects, important contacts, and an interactive map with locations of, and information about, different public and historic sites.
Fourth Arts Block
The East 4th Street Cultural District is the only official cultural district in Manhattan, and one of only two in the city. The creation of the cultural district ensures the survival and growth of the block’s long-term cultural groups while retaining neighborhood character through the development and support of cultural facilties, streetscape improvements and business partnerships.
Lower East Side Business Improvement District
This nonprofit economic development organization is dedicated to revitalizing the Orchard Street Shopping District while preserving its unique and diverse character. Services include storefront improvement, neighborhood guides and discounts, sanitation programs and marketing initiatives and events.
Lower Manhattan.Info
A site of the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, providing news and information about Lower Manhattan and its recovery, placing particular emphasis on construction projects taking place throughout downtown. Website features a “visualization tour” of Lower Manhattan showing proposed changes in its landscape. It also contains a tour of existing public art in Lower Manhattan.
LMCC’s Downtown Cultural Map
Shows neighborhood boundaries and links to various arts and cultural resources in Lower Manhattan.
Rebuild Downtown our Town (R.Dot)
A group comprised of Lower Manhattan residents, businesses, community and business associations, artists, colleges, professionals, architects, designers, and public officials and appointees. Meets regularly to discuss, research, and develop a collective vision for a new downtown.
Wall Street Rising
A coalition of businesses, industries and residents of the downtown community dedicated to restoring Lower Manhattan after the devastation of September 11, 2001. Website contains information about programs and events taking place in Lower Manhattan, and links to news and press clippings.

General Resources for Nonprofits

Lawyers Alliance for New York
Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. Our network of pro bono lawyers from law firms and corporations and staff of experienced attorneys collaborate to deliver expert corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other legal services to community organizations. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, we help nonprofits to develop affordable housing, stimulate economic development, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs for children and young people, the elderly, and other low-income New Yorkers.

Information & Resources on Chinatown

Chinatown Partnership
The Chinatown Partnership brings residents, business owners and community groups together to rebuild Chinatown following 9/11, and to preserve the neighborhood's unique culture while ensuring its vitality in the future. Programs include a Clean Streets initiative, streetscape improvements, wayfinding, events for visitors, and area marketing campaigns.
Explore Chinatown
A tourism promotion campaign on behalf of New York City's Chinatown, which suffered great economic damage from the events of September 11th. Funded by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the September 11th Fund, and administered by NYC & Company, the campaign is intended to build awareness and increase revenues for Chinatown businesses. The Explore Chinatown campaign is a project of the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation.
Chinatown Online
A general tourism site with links to Chinatown attractions as well as history.
The History of New York’s Chinatown
A general history of Chinatown and links to other resources.
Rebuild Chinatown Initiative (RCI)
A community-based planning project sponsored by Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), to engage Chinatown stakeholders including residents, businesses, and public agencies in the revitalization of Chinatown in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

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