Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) advances Colorado’s creative vitality by connecting business and the arts. The Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) is a program of the CBCA and is a pro bono legal referral service connecting limited-income artists and creative entities to volunteer attorneys.
Colorado Creative Industries seeks to capitalize on the immense potential for Colorado’s creative sector to drive economic growth in the state. This organization provides resources and technical assistance to help creative entrepreneurs and enterprises flourish.
The Creative Advocacy Network (CAN) was established as an independent 501(c)3 organization to develop and advocate for this proposed new public fund for the arts in Portland, Oregon. In 2012 CAN successfully established the $12.2 million annual Arts Education and Access Fund.
Future of Music Coalition is a national non-profit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents, and serves the nation’s state and jurisdictional arts agencies. NASAA seeks to strengthen arts advocacy by providing federal legislative updates, conducting webinars focused on helping state arts agencies augment their advocacy goals, and offering technical support and workshops related to building political capital for the arts.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
The Sunlight Foundation is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens alike. This foundation is committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining “public” information as meaning “online,” and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is the primary advocate for the non-profit professional theatres in the United States. TCG represents the theatre field both in Washington, DC, and nationally, to provide timely information for theatres and theatre artists on federal legislation, regulations, and other significant government opportunities and issues.
Think 360 Arts is a leading provider of arts education programs and services in Colorado. Every day, Think 360 Arts brings the arts to K-12 students and teachers because creativity and innovation are essential skills for a 21st century workforce and for life!We are a resource for teacher professional development, a liaison between schools and artists, and a clearinghouse of best practices and research in arts education integration.
The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) is a regional non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. WESTAF’s mission is to strengthen the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West. WESTAF encourages the creative development and preservation of the arts regionally and through a national network of customers and alliances through providing innovative programing, technology, advocacy, grant-making and other services.