The American Alliance of Museums’ mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.
From art museums to science centers, arboretums to zoos, members of the diverse museum community share something in common—strong support, standards of excellence, knowledge sharing, and professional networks provided by the American Alliance of Museums.
Since 1906 the Alliance has been a leader in developing best practices and advocating for museums, as well as providing a host of opportunities to museum staff and volunteers. More than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners benefit from the work of the Alliance.
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
California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) is a statewide nonprofit service organization, providing educational programs, lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, advocacy and other resources for artists and arts organizations. Founded in 1974 by lawyers and artists, its programs and services are designed to help artists understand and apply legal concepts. CLA offers self-help legal workshops in the San Francisco and San Jose Bay Area, Santa Monica/Los Angeles Area and Sacramento. Artists and arts organizations serve as agents of democratic involvement, innovation, and positive social change, and the growth of an empowered arts sector is essential to healthy communities. The goal of CLA s educational programs is to provide affordable, quality legal and business educational workshops and seminars to empower artists throughout California at the earliest, stages of their careers and to offer continuing education throughout their working lives as artists. CLA workshops, seminars and training programs provide substantive legal and business information for the arts and entertainment communities. In an environment of reduced resources for the arts and rapidly escalating living expenses, artists need a working knowledge of the legal and business aspects of their profession in order to earn a living. CLA has established itself as an excellent legal educational resource with affordable programs.
Greater Los Angeles Area Office:
12304 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 304
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: (310) 207-0001
Greater Sacramento Area Office:
Also home to: Sacramento Mediation Center
2015 J Street, Suite 204
Sacramento, CA 95811
Tel: (916) 442-6210 or (916) 441-7979
Fax: (916) 441-1170
San Francisco Bay Area:
Home to LRIS and AAMS
Wells Fargo Building
2140 Shattuck Ave., Suite 310
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (888) 775-8995
Fax: (510) 201-9957
The Center for Cultural Innovation was founded in 2001 with a mission to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants and loans, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field. Through our professional development offerings, individual artists and creative entrepreneurs learn key business skills that provide them with the knowledge and resources to help advance their art, develop their ideas and increase their financial independence. More courses will be scheduled throughout the year. For more information on CCI or to register for Bay Area workshops visit our website at www.cciarts.org.
Topic(s): Fundraising; Marketing/Communications; Legal Issues; Management/Strategic Planning; Technology Training
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro; South Bay Area; San Francisco Bay Area Phone: (415) 288-0530 Email: Website: http://www.cciarts.org
Counsel for Creators
Legal provides an essential ingredient for growing successful and sustainable businesses, yet too many creative people find the whole thing overwhelming. Counsel for Creators helps creative business owners get proactive about legal so that they can stop worrying and focus on building something great.
Karen Atkinson runs GYST Ink (Getting Your Sh*t Together) as an art practice, working to make life better for artists through software, publications and support services. She also does consulting on a one to one basis for artists and arts administrators. See website for additional details.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Legal Issues; Marketing/Communications; Education; Board Development; Technology Training
Greg Victoroff is a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Rohde & Victoroff. Since 1979 Mr. Victoroff’s practice has involved handling business and intellectual property trials and appeals in state and federal courts and negotiating copyright, trademark, fine art, intellectual property, publishing, film, music, and visual art contracts.
He has received a Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV Preeminent,” the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Mr. Victoroff’s institutional clients have included Epson, Mark Burnett Productions, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem as Trustees of the Estate of Albert Einstein, the Graphic Artist’s Guild, Tacony, Balcony Press, Soft Air USA, Bellwork Press, Intervisual Books, the Italian-American Opera Foundation, The Erotic Museum, Plaza de Cultura et Artes, sculptors Carole Feuerman, Tony Delap, musicians Chuck Mangione, Al McKay, Bruno Mars, Phranc, and art galleries Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Timothy Yarger Fine Art and Ikon Fine Art, among others.
Certified by the State Bar of California as an MCLE provider, Mr. Victoroff frequently lectures on intellectual property law matters for Bar Associations, law schools, art and music schools across the country, including UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, Yale Entertainment and Sports Law Association, American Bar Association, American Law Institute, State Bar of California, American Association of Museums, The Art Institute of California - Hollywood, The University of The Arts, Honolulu Academy of Art Center, Claremont College, California Institute of the Arts, Hollywood Film Festival, Otis/Parsons College of Art and of Design, California State Northridge, Art Center College of Design, Ringling School of Art and Design, Chaffee College, College of the Desert, Screen Actor’s Guild, The Graphic Artist’s Guild, The Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair and Art Expo New York.
Mr. Victoroff has served as a legal consultant to documentary films including “I Ain’t In It For My Health”, about Levon Helms, former vocalist and drummer for The Band, “Bombing LA”, about Los Angeles graffiti, “Kamikaze Hearts”, about the San Francisco and Los Angeles adult movie business, and NBC’s “Midnight Caller”.
In addition to authoring numerous articles on copyright and entertainment law, he is the editor and co-author of “The Visual Artists Business and Legal Guide” (Prentice Hall 1995) and a contributor to “The Musicians Business and Legal Guide” (Prentice Hall 2001), “How To Make and Sell Your Own Recording” (Prentice Hall 1999), “A Music Business Primer” (Prentice Hall 2003) ,“Entertainment Publishing and the Arts Handbook” (Clark Boardman 1990) and the “Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines” (GAG 2001-2010).
Mr. Victoroff is the past President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers and a founding member of its Committee for the Arts. In 2008 he received the first Artistic License Award presented to an individual attorney from California Lawyers for the Arts.
As a musician Mr. Victoroff has backed artists such as Santana, Huey Lewis and the News, Bobby McFerrin, Journey, Jefferson Starship and Graham Nash, Ernie Watts and Barbie Benton. He currently performs with the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Orchestra and his own jazz ensemble.
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.
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 email@example.com.