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American Association of Museums
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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
Email:
Website: http://www.aam-us.org



American Composers Alliance
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Publishes, promotes, preserves and protects concert music by American composers.
Topic(s): Marketing/Communications; Legal Issues; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National
Phone: 212/925-0458
Website: http://www.composers.com



Art Loss Register
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A permanent database that assists law enforcement agencies in the battle against art theft. Includes international services.
Topic(s): Legal Issues; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National
Phone: 212/297-0941
Email:
Website: http://www.artloss.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
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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
Email:
Website: http://www.art-spark.org



California Lawyers for the Arts
1433

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
Topic(s): Legal Issues
Location(s): California Statewide
Phone: (415) 775-7200
Email:
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org



Center for Cultural Innovation
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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



Greg Victoroff

Greg Victoroff & Associates
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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. 
Topic(s): Legal Issues
Location(s): California Statewide
Phone: 310-207-8999
Email:
Website: http://www.victoroff-law.com



IFP West (Film Independent)
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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



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
Email:
Website: http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emergency



National Writers Union
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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



San Francisco Film Society
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The San Francisco Film Society is proud to present a full range of Filmmaker Education classes designed to help students at all levels gather the knowledge and skills they need to succeed as filmmakers from concept and creation to execution and exhibition. The program features 20 30 classes per tri-quarterly session, organized to guide students organically through the filmmaking process. Our instructors are working professionals with a passion for nurturing filmmakers at all stages of their careers. Whether you re a filmmaker, film aficionado or seeking professional or personal development, Filmmaker Education will empower you within a vibrant community of artists and unleash your creative energy in pursuit of cinematic excellence. Presented in partnership with Film Arts Foundation
Topic(s): Fundraising; Legal Issues; Marketing/Communications; Technology Training
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: (415) 561-5048
Email:
Website: http://www.sffs.org



San Jose Entrepreneur Center/SBA
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The Cisco Systems " San Jose Entrepreneur Center is a collaborative effort between the public sector, private industry and non-profit organizations to provide small business owners with the resources information and tools they need to be successful. Together, the sponsors and contributors have developed a one-stop location where start-up and existing businesses can come to fulfill all their needs-from financing to training to expert consulting to technology information and tools to the latest resources available on the market.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Marketing/Communications; Legal Issues; Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development; Technology Training
Location(s): South Bay Area
Phone: (408) 494-0217
Email:
Website: http://www.sanjoseecenter.org/



SCORE
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SCORE, mentors to America's small business, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE offers free and confidential business advice through online and face-to-face mentoring
Topic(s): Management/Strategic Planning; Financial Management and Accounting; Legal Issues; Human Resources/Staff Training; Marketing/Communications
Location(s): California Statewide
Phone: (800) 634-0245
Website: http://www.score.org



Small Business Administration San Francisco District Office
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent federal agency established by Congress to assist, counsel, support and protect the interest of small business concerns and to assist them in their start-up and growth. The San Francisco District Office (SFDO) of the SBA serves fourteen counties in Northern California, spanning from Santa Cruz County to the south and to the Oregon border to the north. Counties include: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma. SFDO is located in downtown San Francisco in the heart of the financial district. 1997 marked the opening of the Business Information Center and Entrepreneur Center opened directly across from the district office. In addition to the SBA's financial guarantee programs, these centers provide businesses with the tools for enhancing and growing their businesses. This reflects SFDO philosophy in assisting Northern California small businesses.
Topic(s): Management/Strategic Planning; Financial Management and Accounting; Legal Issues; Human Resources/Staff Training; Marketing/Communications
Location(s): California Statewide
Phone: (415) 744-6820
Email:
Website: http://www.sba.gov



Starving Artists Law
1369

Starving Artists Law is a website designed to provide legal information for self-help artists on all aspects of arts law. They provide referrals to volunteer legal resources throughout the United States.
Topic(s): Legal Issues
Location(s): National

Website: http://www.starvingartistslaw.com



The Company Corporation
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In business since 1899 to help for-profit and non-profit businesses affordable ways to incorporate.
Topic(s): Legal Issues
Location(s): National
Phone: 800/818-6082
Website: http://www.corporate.com



The Simple Dollar

The Simple Dollar
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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



U.S. Small Business Administration
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A federal agency that offers information on starting, financing and managing small businesses. Provides loan guarantees, counseling and other assistance.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Legal Issues; Management/Strategic Planning; National Organization
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 818/552-3215
Website: http://www.sba.gov



Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
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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