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Lisa Kokin
9910

Lisa Kokin’s work in artist’s books, mixed media installation, assemblage and sculpture is about memory, history, and social commentary. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A recipient of a California Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship and a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, Ms. Kokin’s work is in numerous public and private collections. She is represented by Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA, Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson, WY, Gail Severn Gallery in Sun Valley, ID and Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, TX. Ms. Kokin has a thriving studio teaching practice, which includes one-on-one coaching/mentoring sessions, monthly critique groups, mixed media workshops and six-week classes. Visit www.lisakokin.com to see more of her work. For information about coaching and critique, visit www.lisakokin.com/teaching-coaching.html and www.lisakokin.com/teaching-critique.html 
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego
Phone: 510-758-5862
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Website: http://www.lisakokin.com



Maria Porges
12236

As a maker, writer and teacher, Maria Porges has been working with visual artists at all career levels—from graduate students to well-established practitioners-- since the late ‘90s. Porges’ own studio practice is primarily sculpture and drawing; in addition, she has written nearly 100 catalogue essays for artists working in all media, as well as dozens of reviews and articles on Bay Area exhibitions for both print and electronic media. As one of the lead teachers of a graduate program professional practices curriculum, she has helped many artists launch a career, guiding them through the process of investigating venues/ audiences, developing their portfolios and statements, creating website text and other web content, and by demonstrating how to identify appropriate residency and grant opportunities. She welcomes the opportunity to evaluate and assist, through a process that incorporates studio critiques as well as writing and editing services, research, and website assessment. To read more about her services and writing, please visit www.wordsaboutart.com. To see her work, visit www.mariaporges.com.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Other; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; South Bay Area
Phone: 510-409-9397 x
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Alliance of Artist Communities
1372

Supports artists  communities through advocacy and residency programs.
Topic(s): Education; National Organization
Location(s): National
Phone: 401/351-4320
Website: http://www.artistcommunities.org



American Association of Museums
1427

The American Association of Museums (AAM) has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. AAM is dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future. AAM Professional Development (AAM PD), launched officially in 1988, provides tools to address some of the most critical issues in the field. On the national level, AAM is committed to providing the highest quality PD programs to the broadest audience, addressing the AAM strategic framework goals of leadership, collaboration, and excellence by increasing its capacity to reach museum practitioners of all varieties, on the ground  where they are.  Seminars, workshops, and e-learning opportunities (including live webinars and on-demand programs) are held throughout the year to meet the needs of museum practitioners at every stage of their career (emerging, mid- senior, beyond), in all functional areas, and in a wide range of museum types, sizes, budgets and disciplines across the country. In doing so, AAM anticipates helping individual museum practitioners improve both their technical and interpersonal management and leadership skills (hard and soft skills), thus helping create stronger institutions that can better serve their communities, and ultimately help communicate the value of museums to society in these challenging times and beyond.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Leadership; Legal Issues; Education
Location(s): National
Phone: (202) 289-1818
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Website: http://www.aam-us.org



American Institute of Graphic Arts, San Francisco
1417

Represents and provides activities for 14,000 professional artists through 40 local chapters.
Topic(s): Education; Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: 415/626-6008
Website: http://www.aigasf.org



Americans for the Arts
1452

Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service, the organization is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. With offices in Washington, DC and New York, and more than 5,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders across the country, Americans for the Arts is focused on three primary goals: 1) Foster an environment in which the arts can thrive and contribute to the creation of more livable communities. 2) Generate more public- and private-sector resources for the arts and arts education. 3) Build individual appreciation of the value of the arts. To achieve these goals, Americans for the Arts partners with local, state, and national arts organizations; government agencies; business leaders; individual philanthropists; educators; and funders throughout the country. Americans for the Arts provide extensive arts industry research, and information and professional development opportunities for community arts leaders via specialized programs and services, including a content-rich website and an annual national convention.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Leadership; Marketing/Communications; Education; National Organization
Location(s): National
Phone: (202) 371-2830
Website: http://www.artsusa.org



Alan Bamberger

ArtBusiness.com
10969

ArtBusiness.com provides complete art consulting and advisory services, art appraisals, art price data, articles for artists and collectors, and market research and information to anyone involved with art. Services include appraising all works of fine art; consulting on buying, selling, donating, collecting or otherwise transacting in works of fine art; assistance with inheritance issues involving art; research, documentation, organization and assistance in settlement or dissemination of artist estates; assistance in resolving disputes or disagreements over art; and expert testimony and opinions in legal cases involving art. ArtBusiness.com accesses a variety of databases containing well over 5,000,000 art price sales records, and biographical information for more than 450,000 artists. For artists at all stages in their careers, ArtBusiness.com consults on matters including organizing and presenting their art, writing about their art, assistance with situations involving formal agreements or representation of their art, marketing, promotion, pricing individual or multiple works of art, approaching the marketplace, targeting specific venues for possible shows or sales, website functionality, selling online, self-representation, exhibiting and selling at galleries or alternative venues, long term career development, estate issues, and appraisal and documentation of individual pieces or larger bodies of work. ArtBusiness.com contains over 3,000 pages of free content, over 50,000 images, regularly posts art business articles, reviews art gallery openings, critiques art, covers art market news, and critically evaluates specialized technical art reference books, CD-ROMs and online databases. Out-of-print and rare art reference books and exhibition catalogues are also available through the site. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego

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Website: http://www.artbusiness.com



Sydney Metrick

Artful Coaching
12396

Artful coaching provides practical tools and resources, enthusiastic encouragement, support and accountability to non-linear and creative thinkers. Together we target their most challenging areas developing strategies and habits which lead to substantial achievements. Sydney Metrick has a background in psychology. Her master’s degree is in transpersonal counseling psychology (from JFK University) and her doctorate is in expressive arts therapy. When she discovered coaching she was impressed with the solution-orientation and went on to get certified in the process. That was sixteen years ago. Since that time, Dr. Metrick has been coaching people in the arts, and those with attention deficit disorder. Her business is called Artful Coaching. She works primarily on the phone. Dr. Metrick has been involved in the arts as an author--four books on using ritual to support or celebrate life transitions, arts and culture commissioner, and concert producer. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Other; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: 510 223 3882 x
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Website: http://www.ArtfulCoaching.com



Artist Help Network
1421

Offers career, legal, and financial advice on a regional, national and Internet level.
Topic(s): Education; Networking/Field Learning; Legal Issues; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National

Website: http://www.artisthelpnetwork.com



Kristine Maltrud

ArtSpark
13253

ArtSpark is dedicated to shifting the arts ecosystem where artists live and work. The current arts ecosystem is confusing, frustrating, fragmented and full of inefficiencies. ArtSpark envisions a realigned arts ecosystem that minimizes the burden of building and managing the business of being an artist so artists can remain true to their creative practice and art. To that end, ArtSpark offers workshops and technical assistance to artists, artisans, designers, makers and creative entrepreneurs focused on business development (Artist Business Canvas workshops), communications (including social media), fundraising, marketing and branding, audience development and community engagement. ArtSpark also connects artists (and designers, makers, etc.) to creativity-friendly business professionals and online resources in their communities. 
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Leadership; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Legal Issues; Marketing/Communications; Education; Technology Training
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: x
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Website: http://www.art-spark.org



Career Transitions for Dancers
1412

Provides career counseling; bridge  scholarships for dancers; workshops, resources and other CTFD services.
Topic(s): Education; Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National
Phone: 323/549-6660
Website: http://www.careertransition.org



Diana Rivera

Creative Empowerment Coaching/Facilitation
10344

Diana Rivera is an expert creativity coach, facilitator and specialist in the psychology of creativity. She provides one-on-one and group coaching programs to support the process of creative exploration and profession in artist professionals. She strategizes and advances her clients personal and professional goals. She uses coaching models and contemporary research in psychology to create profound purpose and direction. As a producer, Diana creates original content as the host of the Co-Creator Series podcast, interviewing leading professionals in a variety of creative industries around the skills, strategies and synergies that empower creativity and productivity. As a writer, she focuses on the psychology of creativity within the arts for her blog and academic research. Blog: http://creativeempowermentcoaching.wordpress.com/
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Education
Location(s): National; Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 310-801-7399
Email:
Website: http://www.creativeempowermentcoaching.com/



Danielle Marcelle Bond

Danielle Marcelle Bond
11464

If you want a career in the arts, you need to have a Plan A. It’s not about having one goal with a straight arrow to it. It’s about creating an ultimate career goal and a plan to get there so that you know how to articulate it to others so they can see how to use your talent & how to help you. Knowing your skills, resources and assets and being able to express clearly what you want from life will get you jobs. As a Film & TV music executive at a major record company, I had the pleasure of running our west coast internship program. Through mentoring our valuable interns, I thrived by helping people achieve their goals and break into their career path. I was then a part time opera singer, and decided to use the lessons I was teaching them to apply to my own true career path. Through tangible action steps, guided by a Plan A, I got to my goal of singing full time. Yet, I still had many people contacting me for mentorship to break into the entertainment industry, whether it be in music licensing, singing, acting, or taking the next step in their careers, developing management & leadership skills, work efficiency and marketing strategies. It was then that I started taking on these people as clients. It is joyful work for me to help others get where they are meant to go. I've worked with countless people as a singer and in the music industry and am so inspired by the unique paths available to us all. A common thread is that we need mentorship. I didn't realize how important it was until years into my career when, for the first time, I became a mentor. In my one-on-one consultations, I work with people on their specific needs. A few examples of frequent client needs are: • Create your Plan A -Assess your ultimate career goal -Identify the assets, resources and skills you currently have -Plan to acquire the assets, resources and skills you need -Create action steps & timelines to move your Plan A forward • Resume and cover letter revisions & interview skills • Management & Leadership styles • Educational guidance as to the best courses to take for your specific goals • Social media development • Website development • Demo & Press Kit development 
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Education
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro

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Website: http://www.alwayshaveaplan.com



Fractured Atlas
1459

Fractured Atlas helps artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education and more.
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Education
Location(s): National
Phone: 212/277-8020
Website: http://www.fracturedatlas.org



Gigi Rosenberg

Gigi Rosenberg
9442

Gigi Rosenberg is an author and speaker offering workshops and presentation coaching. Her book, The Artist’s Guide To Grant Writing, published by Watson-Guptill (a division of Random House), is in its second printing. The book grew out of Gigi’s popular workshops, which empower artists to craft winning proposals and fundraise for their artistic endeavors. With twenty years of experience in writing, theater, and corporate communications, Gigi also specializes in coaching artist entrepreneurs how to make stellar public presentations.
Topic(s): Fundraising; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Education
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area; National; Other States/Regions
Phone: 503.771.0400 x
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Website: http://www.gigirosenberg.com



IFP West (Film Independent)
1381

Benefits include access to an affordable health plan and discounts on everything from lab work to legal services for independent filmmakers. Also provides screenings, workshops, and seminars for film industry members and filmmakers.
Topic(s): Education; Networking/Field Learning; Legal Issues; Facilitation; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro; National
Phone: 310/432-1200
Website: http://www.ifp.org



Daniel Nevers

Independent Consultant
10023

Daniel Nevers is a conceptual artist, educator, and coach who thinks expansively to change the way people see the world. He is adept at fearlessly generating ideas through structured play, navigating unwieldy processes with transparency and humor, and synthesizing complex information to achieve clarity. He has extensive experience in nonprofit marketing communications with an emphasis on creating resonant message that nurture relationships over the long term, and he is skilled at designing frameworks, delivering eye-opening presentations, and facilitating inclusive discussions. He loves working with artists and nonprofit organizations to help them articulate and get what they want.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Programming; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; South Bay Area
Phone: x
Email:
Website: http://www.danielnevers.com



Joan Mitchell Foundation

Joan Mitchell Foundation
14338

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or manmade disasters that have affected their community. Artists who have been negatively impacted due to catastrophic situations of this nature can apply to the Foundation for funding. Please contact the Joan Mitchell Foundation for additional information at grantsupport@joanmitchellfoundation.org.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Fundraising; Legal Issues; Advocacy; Other; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego
Phone: (212) 524-0100 x
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Website: http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emergency



National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)
1404

Provides advocacy, grants, research, education, and advances recorded music in American culture. NARAS also has a program called MusiCares which provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. Includes financial, medical and personal assistance.
Topic(s): Education; Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 310/392-3777
Website: http://www.grammyfoundation.com



National Alliance of Musical Theatre
1413

Benefits include a festival of new musicals, two annual conferences, online resources and directories, surveys and research, the Producer-Writer Initiative, new works summits, insurance, and discounted rehearsal space.
Topic(s): Education; Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National
Phone: 212-714-6668
Website: http://namt.org



National Writers Union
1391

Supports freelance writers through seminars, grievance assistance, and copyright guidance.
Topic(s): Education; Legal Issues; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: 415-642-4763
Email:
Website: http://www.nwu.org



Poets & Writers, Inc.
1393

Provides information about grants and awards, conferences, colonies, and reputable competitions for writers. Nation s largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers.
Topic(s): Education; Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 310/481-7195
Website: http://www.pw.org



Shreya Shah

SALTWATER Social Justice Training & Consulting
13222

SALTWATER: Social Justice Training & Consulting is committed to giving trainings that strengthen communities, universities, colleges, organizations and movement-building for sustainable, lasting social change. SALTWATER designs, plans, and facilitates retreats, institutes, leadership development projects, webinars, individualized and group coaching, panel speaking, and long-term contracts in California and nationally. I work with clients to customize trainings based on what issues and content is important for their group/organization. Shreya D. Shah, MPH is a facilitator, healer, artist, and activist. S.D. has over 10 years of experience providing workshops and education. She has worked as a sexual health educator, youth worker, HIV/STD Tester & Counselor, media justice project editor, and facilitator around the States. Shreya graduated from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with a B.A. in Political Science and Columbia University with a Masters Degree in Public Health, focusing on health inequities, the built environment, and community-based participatory research (CBPR). She is Training for Change's JCJ Fellowship Program Co-Coordinator for Trainers of Color and a member of the Funding Queerly Giving Circle , mobilizing resources for community organizing by and for LGBTQI communities. She co-founded and co-directed the Rhizome Consulting Project before being called to her next chapter with SALTWATER Training & Consulting. S.D. is a certified ThetaHealing Practitioner, supporting individuals to deconstruct 'old stories' to heal and actualize their goals and visions. She integrates a body-based approach into her facilitation & healing work, moving groups through challenging experiences in an embodied, grounded way. She is deepening this capacity as part of a cohort of politicized healers through the Generative Somatics : Somatics & Trauma 2015 Program. Shreya's art and design work shares liberatory, healing messages that can be found locally and nationally, in stores and online.
Topic(s): Facilitation; Human Resources/Staff Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Education
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: x
Email:
Website: http://www.saltwatertraining.org



The Simple Dollar

The Simple Dollar
14531

The Simple Dollar is a place where anyone can come to acquire financial information on finding the best products and services, saving money, making smart investments, and controlling personal finances. Think of the The Simple Dollar as a personal finance platform you can use to make better financial decisions and grow your bank account.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Legal Issues; Other; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego
Phone: x
Website: http://www.TheSimpleDollar.com



The Society of Illustrators
1425

The Society s mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.
Topic(s): Marketing/Communications; Education; Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro; National
Phone: 800/799-6368/212/838
Website: http://www.societyillustrators.org



Theatre Communications Group
1454

Theatre Communication Group s (TCG) mission is to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. Over the last 45 years, TCG s constituency has grown from a tiny network of groundbreaking theatres to over 460 members across the country, as well as over 17,000 individuals nationwide. Today, TCG s programs further its core values of fostering connection, embracing diversity and supporting artistry in the American theatre. In all its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a larger public understanding of and appreciation for the theatre. TCG is led by executive director Teresa Eyeing and is governed by a national board of directors representing the theatre field.
Topic(s): Leadership; Education; Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National
Phone: (212) 609-5900
Email:
Website: http://www.tcg.org



Visual Communications
1384

Premier Asian-Pacific media arts center that offers training, education, advocacy and both presents and produces the work of Asian-Pacific filmmakers and videographers.
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Education; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 213/680-4462
Website: http://www.vconline.org



Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
1371

Provides referrals to lawyers and affiliates throughout the country who provide legal services, assistance and workshops on topics of interest to artists.
Topic(s): Education; Legal Issues
Location(s): National
Phone: 212/319-2787, ext. 1
Website: http://www.vlany.org



Pablo Hernandez-Garcia

Youth Speak Collective
9547

Youth Speak Collective is a youth-driven organization founded on the idea that all young people can succeed if provided with the right opportunities. We follow a “for youth, by youth” philosophy in which young people are help design and implement our academic, artistic and leadership programs.
Topic(s): Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Advocacy; Education
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 818-890-2928 x
Email:
Website: http://www.youthspeakcollective.org