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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Americans for the Arts

Provides extensive arts industry research, and information and professional development opportunities teaching artists.

Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance(AEMS)

Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance strives to provide the opportunity for all students to participate in arts.

Arts Education Partnership

Promotes the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America's schools.

Arts for a Complete Education/Florida Alliance for Arts Education (ACE/FAAE)

ACE/FAAE works in partnership with local arts agencies and community representatives at school and district levels to promote and improve education in and through the arts.

Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons seeks to incorporate arts into the learning process, education, and life by transforming schools into vibrant, exciting places where children gain appreciation for the arts, fulfill their need to create and are stimulated through the arts to improve their proficiency in reading, writing and math.

Center for Arts in Education

Center for Arts in Education provides information and resources that demonstrate the benefits of and need for arts education as part of a quality, balanced education.

Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA)

Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts seeks to promote student achievement in the fine arts by defining and supporting quality professional development for Texas educators.

Chicago Artists Resource

Chicago Artists Resources assist artists with their creative and professional practice and to strengthen the community of artists in Chicago

Chicago Teaching Artists Collective (CTAC)

The Chicago Teaching Artists Collective is a volunteer-based network of artists from all disciplines working together to build the field of the artist as teacher on local, national, and global levels.

Creative Educational Systems

An excellent source for curriculum and activity resources.

CUNY Educational Theater Masters Program

This program meets the requirements necessary to become a certified K-12 drama teacher in both NYC and all New York State school districts.

Dana Foundation

Dedicated to the support of activities and publication in education and arts.

Department of Education Arts Standards

This site has a description of the California Department of Education arts standards.

Division of Cultural Affairs

The Arts in Education program supports activities that promote the arts as an integral part of education and lifelong learning for all people in the State of Florida.

ESTA (Elders Share the Arts)

Community-based arts programs run by professional artists. ESTA offers programs in three disciplines: Living History arts, Intergenerational arts and arts in dementia care for older adults. The sites are based throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and the Bronx.