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ARTSEDGE: The National Arts and Education Information Network

Bibliography and Internet Sites on the Arts in America
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Dance Theater Workshop
Provides a wide range of administrative, promotional and technical services to the community of independent artists.

Internet Public Library: Arts and Humanities

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National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

National Endowment for the Arts
Official website of the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Humanities
The NEH is a federal agency that supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities.

U.S. Arts and Entertainment on the Internet
Comprehensive portal site from the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Germany.

World Wide Arts Resources
The Definitive Arts and Culture Information Gateway

The National and International Sources | a trusted resource by the foundation's friends and colleagues, associates and affiliates, members and guests, critics and educators [Members & Guests:Please report any broken links or difficult sites]:

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation www.achp.gov , "Affluenza" http://www.pbs.org/kcts/affluenza/ , The Alliance for the Arts, Alliance of  National Heritage Areas www.nationalheritageareas.com , AON the Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org ,  The Arts is Magic http://www.clyde.stac.ac.uk , ArtsMarket Consulting, Inc., Artmax International, http://www.artmax.com , Arts Reach http://artswire.org/ArtsReach/home.html , Arts Wire http://artswire.org/Artswire/www/awfront.html , Artsnet Development Center/Carnegie Mellon University www.artsnet.heinz.cmu.edu/Development/Resources , Artspot Olympia www.halcyon.com/cjlew/artspot/arttrust.html , Artservices http://slarti.ucd.ie/pilots/artservices/ , Association for Cultural Economics, Center for Arts & Culture (US) www.culturalpolicy.org , Benton Foundation http://www.benton.org/ , Bolz Center for Arts Administration www.wisc.edu/bolz/ , The Carnegie Corporation of New York www.carnegie.org , Charitynet http://www.charitynet.org/main,html , CIN-Arts & Culture http://www.cin.org/arts/html , Community Arts Network www.communityarts.net/ , Complete Record Information http://www.erskine.edu/library/catalog/wpacdata/ENG/ , Cross Border Arts http://wysing.demon.co.uk/artists/cross_border.html , Cultural & Heritage Tourism Alliance www.chtalliance.com , Center for Arts & Public Policy - Wayne State University, Center for Business & Economic Research - University of Kentucky, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, EUCLID (UK) www.euclid.co.uk/ , Eurpoean Computer Network for the Arts http://www.ecna.org/ Federation of State Humanities Councils www.statehumanities.com ,  fineArt forum resource directory http://www.msstate.edu/Fineart_Online/art-resources/ , The First European Portal on Public Art www.publicartonline.org/uk , The Foundation Center fdcenter.org , Fund$Raiser Cyberzine http://www.fundraiser.com , The Getty Information Institute http://www.gii.getty.edu/ , Heathcote Art Foundation http://www.artswire.org/Artswire/heathcote/index.html , Information for Nonprofits http://www.nonprofit-info.org/ , The Independent Sector www.indepsec.org , International Directory of Sculpture Parks and Gardens www.artnut.com , International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies www.ifacca.org , The Internet Nonprofit Center www.nonprofits.org , Journal of Arts Management ,  Journal of Cultural Economics www.wkap.nl/journalhome.html/ , Law & Society www.heldref.org , Library of Congress http://www.lcweb.loc.gov/homepage/ , LINC www.linknet.net  , The Muse http://members.aol.com/WDCMuse/index.html , National Association of Artists' Organizations http://www.artswire/.org/Artswire/naao/index.html , The National Association of State Budget Officers, National Conference of  State Historic Preservation Officers www.ncshpo.org , National Conference of State Legislatures  , National Trust for Historic Preservation www.nthp.org , The Nonprofit Times http://www.nptimes.com , Partners for Livable Communities, Creative City www.livable.com/creative_city , Pauline Oliveros Foundation, Inc. http://www.artswire.org/Artswire/www/pof/pof.html , Poetics www.elsevier.com , President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities www.pcah.gov , Public Art on the Net, Art Junction, Ratio Studiorum http://www.music.princeton.edu/chant_ntml/what.html , Restoration Quarterly http://www.rq.acu.edu/ , Social Funds www.socialfunds.com , Social Impact of the Arts Project www.ssw.upenn.edu/SIAP , The Southern Growth Policies Board www.southern.org , Travel Industry Association of America, www.tia.org , U.S. Department of the Interior National Parks Service www.cr.nps.gov/heritageareas , and U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highways Administration National Scenic Byways Programs www.byways.org , Worldwide Internet Music Resources/Indiana University http://www.music.indiana.edu/music-resources

When we add full capacity to our linkage capabilities, we will send you directly to each site mentioned. While many of these links work properly, we will continue to upgrade our links every month for Members.


GREAT LAKES: www.artincontext.org/index.htm (Athens)www.topics.com/articles/0/045905-9060-121.html (Carmel), www.charcoll.com/artsdistrict/may.html [or] http://chicago.district-to-brand.com/city-guide/river-north-arts-district.html  [or] www.architecture.org/tours1.html [or] www.thetheatredistrict.org/  [or] www.chicagoartsdistrict.org/ (Chicago)www.cleveland.com/artseconomy/index.ssf? (Cleveland) , www.census.gov.epcd/ec97/dc/DC000_71.HTM [or] www.columbusalive.com/2002/20020530/main.html [or] http://columbuscvb.org/arts.htm [or] www.hgtv.com/HGTV/resource/ [or] www.columbus.citysearch.com/profile/11354562 (Columbus) ,  www.geocities.com/CapitalHill/Lobby/6780/business.html (Dayton) , www.web.bsu.edu/cbp/rc2020/charrettes/northwest/team2/vision2.htm [or] www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article? (Indianapolis), www.spookynetdesign.com/twad/home.html [or] www.thirdwardarts.com (Milwaukee) , www.keycity.com/hennepin [or] www.startribune.com/stories/384/2915952.html (Minneapolis) , www.shopoakpark.com/harrisonarts/ (Oak Park), www.news.wisc.edu/story.php? [or] www.news.wisc.edu/view/html?get=5293 [or] www.madstage.com/html/artspay.html [or] www.ci.madison.wi.us/clerk/committee/madison_cultural_arts_district_bd_mtn_htm

[or] www.thedailypage.com/features/favorites/odds.php (Madison) , www.art-a-whirl.org (NE Minneapolis), www.northrupkingbuilding.com (NE Minneapolis), www.paramountarts.org [or] www.stcloudmn.com/directory/param6288_detail.php (St. Cloud),  www.ridistrict.com (Rock Island), www.shortnorth.org (Columbus), www.co.montgomery.oh.us/Departments/com&econ/arts.html (Dayton), www.soonet.ca/arts/ (Sault Ste. Marie)

MIDDLE ATLANTIC: www.ci.baltimore.md.us/news/press/011130.html (Baltimore)  , www.escapemaker.com/ny/beacon/beacon.html (Beacon) , www.bethesda.org.arts/arts [or] www.bethesda.org/mediacenter/artsdesignation.htm (Bethesda) , www.artscouncilbuffalo.org/ (Buffalo) , www.tourerie.com/arts_culture.shtml (Erie) , www.msac.org/praedes.htm (Hagerstown) , www.ci.ithaca.ny.us/planning/hp/arts_quad.cfm (Ithaca) , www.proartsjerseycity.org/ (Jersey City) , www.riverfrontcenter.org [or] www.glasstownartsdistrict.com (Millville) , www.nyc.com/index.aspx?secid+2 (New York) , www.newarkmuseum.org/pages/general.html (Newark) , www.smartraveler.com/phl/avearts.pdf [or] www.centerphila.org [or] www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review_g60795-d143551-Review (Philadelphia) , www.benedumcenter.org/district.cfm [or] www.pgharts.org/district.cfm (Pittsburgh) ,    www.redbankartsantique.com [or] www.redbankartsantique.com/What/SRBAAD.cfm?Frames+False [or] www.redbankcenter.org/ (Redbank) , www.co.mo.md.us/news/press/02-50.html (Silver Spring), www.troynet.net/artsdistrict/ (Troy), www.dfaonline.com [or] www.dcartscenter.org [or] www.downtowndc.org/inside.html (Washington, DC) ,

MIDWEST: www.accardoarts.com/pages/ (Kansas City), www.grandcenter.org [or]                                                    www.record.wustl.edu/archive/1998/10-15- 98/articles/loop.html (St. Louis) ,

NEW ENGLAND: www.connectthedots.org/body_map.html (Hartford) , www.lynndevelopment.com/lynnarts_data (Lynn) , www.pawtucketri.com/Arts/entertai.htm (Pawtucket)  www.pova.com/visitors/visguide/perming_arts.html [or] www.portlandmaine.com/heritage/about.htm (Portland) , www.worcestermass.org/development/artsdistrict/ [or] www.wbjournal.com/Archives/1999/083099/83099F2.HTM [or] www.artsworcester.org/artsdistrict.html/ (Worcester) ,          www.provincetown.com (Provincetown) , www.providenceri.com/as220/district.html (Providence)

OUTSIDE USA : www.eaf.asn.au (adelaide, AUSTRL) ,  www.artsbarrie.on.ca  (Barrie) ,  www.798space.com/798artsdistrict (Beijing, CHINA) , www.edmontonplus.ca/profile/3445 Edmonton, CN , www.constructiontimes.co.uk/default.asp?channel_id=1964&editorial_id=7315 (Kowloon, CHINA) , www.expo.02.ch/e/home/infopatique.html (Montpelier, Agglo) , http://www.montrealcam.com (Montreal) , www.hurunui.com/index/cfm/arts         (North Caterbury, NZ) , www.ottawakiosk.com (Ottawa,CN) , www.toronto.com/ (Toronto) , www.discoveredmonton.com/Departments/StateoftheArt/ (Edmonton) , www.taipaitimes.com/news/2002/06/17/story/0000146124 (Taipai) , www.district.north-van.bc.ca/ (Victoria) , www.workingham-arts.org.uk (Workingham, UK) 

PLAINS STATES: www.kyleupchurch.com/paseoartsdistrict.html ,  www.okclive.com/paseo  (Oklahoma City) , www.thefoxtheatre.org/artsdistrict.htm [or] www.travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-476070-salina-vacations-i (Salina) ,  www.caz25pub.com/ (Tulsa) ,

ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATES: www.gtad.org/ , www.portland.craigslist.org/apa/4395899.html (Alberta, CN) , www.zidaho.com/features/arts/ (Boise) , www.visionbox.com/dada/Downloads/DADAProjectConcept.pdf [or] www.downtown.coloradosprings.com/aboutus.dada.html       (Colorado Springs) , www.ciruli.com/archives/sevencities.htm (Denver) , www.uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/ams/963/MatCult/becky/becky.htm (Laramie) , www.library.ppld.org/communityconnection (Pike's Peak) 

SOUTHERN STATES: www.main.ne.us/openstudio/river [or] http://main.nc.us/openstudio/river/ (Asheville) , www.high.org/inabout.cfm (Atlanta) , www.augustaga.org/shopping.html (Augusta) , www.gbc.org/news/Dec01/artsdistrictmap.html [or] www.ci.baltimore.md.us/news/press/010712.html (Baltimore) , www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-db02linesuag02.story?coll=sta%Dnews%2Dpalm , www.bracvb.com (Baton Rouge) , www.ci.bay-st-louis.ms.us/ (Bay St. Louis) , www.cultural-alliance.org/pubs/gateway.html [or] www.mncppc.org/cpd/arts.htm [or]     www.hylandbaron.com/gateway/ (Brentwood) , www.noda.org/about.htm (Charlotte) , www.virginia.edu/topnews/artsprecinct.html (Charlottesville) ,  www.Bluff_View_Arts_District-Chattanooga_Tennessee (Chattanooga) , www.mydelraybeach.com (Del Ray Beach - S),  www.co.broward.fl.us.arts.mk001.htm (Ft. Lauderdale) , www.mncppc.org/cpd/arts , www.valleyarts.org/district.htm (Harrisonburg) , www.hotsprings.org/arts/ (Hot Springs) , www.hylandbaron.com/gateway/ (Hyattsville) , www.arts.endow.gov/pub/artsearch/mississippi.html (Jackson) , www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/081300/ent3775558.html (Jacksonville) , http://rivermarkdistrict.com (Little Rock) , www.henryturley.com/memphis/neighborhood.php?hood=3 (Memphis) , www.miami.com/mid/miami/entertainment/visual_arts/3091047.htm (Miami) ,  www.adac.mississippimills.com (Mississippi Mills), www.studio2880.com (Mt. Rainier) , www.naples-florida.com (Naples) , www.nomorehotels.com/pages/46344.htm [or] www.pralineconnection.com/zoomtour2.htm [or] www.peopleorg.com/connect/americas/WarehouseArtsDistrictHotels.pdf [or] www.travelbase.com/auto/max/hotelist.cgi?arealist+noarts (New Orleans) , www.studio2880.com (North Brentwood) , www.cityoforlando.net/arts/downtownarts_district2.htm (Orlando) ,  www.bestjobusa.com/sections/CAN_best (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) , www.renolaketahoe.com/arts/district/ (Reno) , www.hewv.com/cultural_arts/4.html (Richmond) , www.palmavenue.net/home.html  (Sarasota), www.tampagov.net/documents/downtown_cultural_district/ (Tampa) , www.visitwinstonsalem.com/Whattodo/arts/visual_arts/artsdistrict.html [or] www.journalnow.com/wsj/specialreports/downtownupdate/popup/31.htm [or] www.triadcalendar.com/showpage.html?calendaraction-8&venveid=980 (Winston-Salem) ,

SOUTHWESTERN STATES: www.artsdistrict.org/foundation , www.magnifico.org/exh_pgm/artsdist.html (Albuequerque) , www.austin.citysearch.com/feature/2857/ [or] www.austinchronicle.com/issues/vol18/issue14/arts.southbank.html (Austin) , www.thedallasplan.com/artsdistrict.html [or] www.dallasnews.com/localnews/city/collin/stories/062302dnplaartshall.7a02e.html [or] www.skyscrapers.com/english/worldmap/buildrgl0.9/102159 [or] www.dallasfoundation.org/tour/arts-print.html (Dallas) , www.clarkwork.org/galleryhop.com (Ft. Worth) , www.galveston.com/postoffice/ (Galveston) , www.houston-guide.com/guide/arts/framearts.html [or] www.houston-guide.com/guide/arts/museums.htm [or] www.ci.houston.tx.us/abouthouston/artentertainment.html (Houston) , www.irvingartsdistrict.org     (Irving) , www.jeromechamber.com/ (Jerome) , www.theartsfactory.com/ [or] www.ci.las-vegas.nv.us/1083700.htm [or] www.communitylink.koz.com/ [or] www.communitylink.koz.com/serulet/lvrj_ProcServ (Las Vegas) , www.mcallen.lib.tx.us/city/planning/mcavis20/mv20ts.htm [or] www.mcallen.lib.tx.us/library/mainlib/ (McAllen) , www.drums.org/dng/jingle.htm (Old Oak Cliff/Dallas) , www.azcentral.com/moving/livinghere/ (Phoenix) ,  www,realestate.escapeartist.com/P-5211/ (Prescott) , www.renolaketahoe.com/arts         (Reno) , www.santafe.org/visitors_Guide/ (Santa Fe) , www.scottsdalegalleries.com (Scottsdale) , www.laplaza.org/art/museums.php3 (Taos) , www.tubacaz.com/profile-htm (Tubac) , www.lwtucson.com/community/cultural.html [or] www.emol.org/emol/tucson/tad/tadindex.html [or] www.newvillage.net/1artinveson.html (Tucson)   

WEST COAST: www.hotelsdiscounted.com/anaheim/hotelsby locality/THEATER_ARTS_DISTRICT (Anaheim), www.el.com/to/astoria/ (Astoria) , www.communityrelations.berkely.edu/CalNeighbors/Spring2002/arts-corridor.htm [or] www.gordoncommercial.com/artsdistrict.html [or] www.downtownberkely.org/ [or] www.auroratheatre.org/theatre.htm (Berkely) , www.ocregister.com/local/features/growth/entertainment/arts00207cci.shtml (Costa Mesa) , http://civic.net/build-com.archive/199908 (Eureka) , www.towerdistrictnews.com/ [or] www.rrmdesign.com (Fresno) , www.ladad.com [or] www.downtownla.com/BID/Artswalk.pdf [or] www.artsdistrict.org/ (Los Angeles), www.cenecal.com/PomonaArts.html [or] www.scagallery.com (Pomona) , www.tjm.org/photos/2001-12-29_PearlDistrict/ (Portland) , www.ci.richland.wa.us/ed/a&edist.htm [or] www.threeriversarts.org/artsorgs.html [or] www.winsomedesign.com/three/river/(Richland), www.sacforart.com/nsac.html [or] www.stillmountainlake.com/pearce/map.htm (Sacramento) , www.postaddisoncircle.com [or] www.thinker.org/  [or] www.mexicanmuseum.org/information/index.asp?language=english (San Francisco), www.gaslamp.com [or] www.photdistrict.com (San Diego)www.cdforum.org [or] www.cityofseattle.net/arts/publications/publicart/walkingtours/udistrict.asp  (Seattle) , www.home.earthlink.net/lklave/tours.html [or] www.spokanearts.org/resources.asp?OrgID=45 [or] www.steamplantsquare.com/davenport.htm (Spokane) , http://broadwaycenter.org/ (Temecula) , www.conteproductions.com/eventschedule [or] www.noho.org/visit/nohoad.htm [or] www.nohoartsdistrict.com (Universal City-N. Hollywood) , www.kona-Kohala.com/about/arts.htm (Waimea)

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