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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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Angela Johnson Peters

ALJ Consulting
10385

Angela Johnson Peters has dedicated her professional and personal career to the support of cultural institutions, artists, and community organizations. Angela entered the art world when, as a volunteer, she walked onto a theater backstage for a jazz concert. That was more than 30 years ago. Johnson Peters has been a cultural worker, producer, writer, caterer, fundraiser, planner, facilitator, organizer, trainer, and travel writer. Angela sees her working with artists and arts organization as a calling, and believes passionately in the importance of art in our society. After spending ten years in the local arts agency field where she developed ways to promote and support the arts communities in the San Francisco Bay Area cities of Berkeley and Oakland; in 1999, Angela founded ALJ Consulting which specializes in developing resources, effectively planning and successfully implementing programs with the non-profit, philanthropic, and government sectors. Over the years, she estimates working with close to 280 organizations and over 135 artists. Some of her formerly clients include dance companies, community arts centers, musicians, playwright festivals, theater groups, film festivals, and museums. Angela has worked with the National Endowment for the Arts as a site visitor and panelist; the California Arts Council, as producer for a statewide arts leaders conference; and served as a panelist for every municiple arts agency in the San Francisco Bay Area and the cities of Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. Accomplished in the areas of strategic planning, development, special events planning, community outreach, and coaching; Angela is currently one of the coaches for the Los Angeles Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color. Angela is a trained facilitator and has completed programs with the Grassroots Institute of Fundraising Training (GIFT), the National Community Development Institute’s Community Builders Leadership Program, and is a Wilder Foundation Shannon Leadership Fellow. 
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Other; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions
Phone: (310) 597-2526
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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
Email:
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



Michelle Pred

Art Career Coaching
1365

Navigate the process of exhibiting and selling art Prepare presentation packages for gallery submission Create/update your artist statement or resume Determine prices for your art and understand the marketplace
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Networking/Field Learning; Marketing/Communications; Fundraising; Management/Strategic Planning
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: (510) 388-2628
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Website: http://artcareercoach.com/



Jamie Brunson

Art Primer
1356

I consult privately with practicing visual artists at different career levels, providing a range of support, research and education services customized to fit individual needs and circumstances. I offer studio critiques to artists who are working on developing their portfolios, and writing and editing services to artists who need help with their statements, web content or catalog text. A majority of artists work with me to achieve more sales, publicity and exposure for their art. I review and evaluate studio inventory and text materials; suggest website improvements and web-based/social networking tools for publicity and outreach; define appropriate markets and audiences in order to research best options for residencies, exhibition submissions and proposals; and, establish a series of time-based goals and actions that will result in greater exposure and increased opportunities. 
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: 510.703.7068
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Website: http://artprimer.blogspot.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



Association of California Symphony Orchestras
1429

Founded in 1969 at Asilomar as a means of sharing information and resources for California orchestras, the Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) is the largest state orchestra association in the U.S. Over the past 40 years, ACSO membership has grown to include over 400 individuals and organizations from California and other states. Its 23-member Board of Directors is representative of organizations with different budget sizes, from different geographic areas, and consists of trustees, music directors, musicians, volunteers and staff. Membership is open to orchestras, choruses and classical music presenters of all sizes, symphony leagues and guilds, youth orchestras, festivals, artists managements, businesses, and individuals associated with orchestras or wishing to access ACSO s services.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Volunteer Management
Location(s): California Statewide
Phone: (916) 484-6744
Email:
Website: http://www.acso.org



Association of Performing Arts Presenters
1430

With over forty years as an active arts service organization, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is the nexus for the performing arts community and the innovators in the field. Representing both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors of the industry, Arts Presenters members hail from all 50 states and more than 15 countries across the globe and range from large performing arts centers in major urban cities, outdoor festivals and rural community-focused organizations to academic institutions, artists and artist managers. The membership of Arts Presenters includes organizations with multi-million dollar budgets and individuals who are performing arts professionals. Members bring performances to over 2 million audience-goers each week. No other association membership rivals the breadth of creative expression, representing disciplines ranging from all forms of dance, music, theater and family programming to puppetry, circus, magic, attractions and performance art
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Leadership
Location(s): National
Phone: (202) 833-2787
Email:
Website: http://www.artspresenters.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



Chamber Music America
1401

Chamber Music America is a national membership organization that promotes artistic excellence and economic stability within the profession to ensure that chamber music, in its broadest sense, is a vital part of American life.
Topic(s): Marketing/Communications; Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National
Phone: 212/242-2022
Website: http://www.chamber-music.org



J. Alexandra Mathews

Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles
14447

Dance Resource Center is the hub and voice for Greater Los Angeles dance. DRC promotes the visibility and viability of Greater Los Angeles dance on local, state and national levels. DRC welcomes all professional dance companies, makers and stakeholders of all genres, organizational formats, and perspectives. Just as Southern California ranks as the most diverse region of the U.S, DRC represents and includes dance forms and voices reflecting LA’s rich socio-cultural mosaic. www.danceresourcecenter.org
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Audience Development; Advocacy; Marketing/Communications; Other
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: x
Email:
Website: http://www.danceresourcecenter.org



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



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



Marin Arts Council
1441

For 26 years, the Marin Arts Council has championed the arts, ensuring that the arts are woven into Marin s infrastructure, making our quality of life one of the best in the nation. We support artists by providing grants, sponsorships and programs that provide direct financial support to keep artists and future artists living and working in Marin. We promote the arts through major civic celebrations, by showcasing and promoting local performing artists and arts organizations, and by advocating for increased funding and recognition of the arts overall. The Marin Arts Council engage the community by bridging cultural, economic and social divides, by working to ensure access to the experience and practice of the arts to every resident in Marin, and most especially to those with limited resources and opportunities.
Topic(s): Fundraising; Leadership; Networking/Field Learning
Location(s): North Coast
Phone: (415) 499-8350
Email:
Website: http://www.marinarts.org



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 Performance Network
1414

NPN has grown to a partnership of 55 art organizations in over 36 cities across the country. NPN connects artists with communities around two simple ideas - to help artists make work in their own neighborhoods, and to cross geographic and cultural divides to increase the traffic of fresh, challenging artistic work. NPN provides support for established and emerging artists in dance, music, theater, performance art, puppetry, and spoken word.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National
Phone: 504/595-8008
Website: http://www.npnweb.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



Renaissance Entrepreneur Center
1443

The mission of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse women and men, and thereby strengthen our communities through the creation of sustainable new businesses, new jobs, and the promotion of financial self-sufficiency.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Management/Strategic Planning; Networking/Field Learning; Technology Training
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: (415) 541-8580
Email:
Website: http://www.rencenter.org



Allison Wyper

Rhizomatic Arts
5424

Allison Wyper is an interdisciplinary artist with over a decade of experience providing administrative, marketing, and production support for artists and creative professionals. She founded Rhizomatic Arts in 2014 to provide affordable professional consulting, training, and services to independent artists and small companies in person and online. Allison specializes in 21st century marketing and communications, intuitive website design, publication assistance, and economical administrative systems. Rhizomatic Arts takes a holistic approach to creative sustainability, supporting the cultural eco-system on a grassroots, person-to-person level, empowering artists to take charge of their own careers within a supportive network of peers. Our motto: "work independently, not alone." Rhizomatic Arts is based in Los Angeles, with clients located across the US.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Technology Training
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions
Phone: (415) 370-8320
Email:
Website: http://rhizomaticarts.com



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



Victoria Plettner-Saunders

v.p.s cartographie/artcareercafe.com
14123

Victoria Plettner-Saunders is Chief Strategist at v.p.s. cartographie an arts research, strategy and planning firm. In addition, she created ArtCareerCafe.com, a nonprofit arts sector-specific site to help connect qualified, passionate arts job seekers with employers; provide career and arts business coaching and research to the field. With more than 25 years experience, her work assists arts workers and leaders; arts organizations; philanthropic foundation; and arts agencies with services such as research; assessment; planning and professional development. She has led or managed small andmid-sized arts organizations, and managed programs and the agency's budget at the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; San Diego
Phone: 619-540-2925 x
Email:
Website: http://www.vpscartographie.com



Michael Warr

WarrConsulting
14729


Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Board Development
Location(s): Central Valley; Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; South Bay Area
Phone: 4156064781
Email:
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelwarr/