Below please find a range of categories of links to resources for arts advocates.
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
A nonprofit organization made up of 24 member museums, cultural arts and science institutions in San Diego’s Balboa Park.
San Diego Art + Sol
San Diego Art + Sol provides a complete calendar for theatres, museums, historic sites and monuments, music, public art, dance, film, galleries, missions and a multitude of other cultural organizations.
San Diego Performing Arts League
A service organization whose mission is to promote San Diego County’s performing arts by increasing awareness of and encouraging attendance and participation in arts events.
Association of California Orchestras
Service organization for member orchestras statewide
California Alliance for Arts Education
Promotes, supports, and advocates visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools.
California Association of Museums
Nonprofit service organization representing the interests of California museums
Americans for the Arts
National organization dedicated to advancing the arts in the United States; national leader in arts advocacy
Performing Arts Alliance
A national network of more than 4,100 members comprising the professional, nonprofit performing arts and presenting fields
American Association of Museums
Dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape
Community Arts Network (CAN)
CAN project promotes information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based arts (art made as a voice and a force within a specific community of place, spirit or tradition).
The national service organization for professional dance.
Educational Theatre Association
Honors excellence among students of theatre and support the work of theatre educators
Keep Arts in Schools
Online community for arts education advocates, focusing on local efforts and successes
National Art Education Association
Community of visual arts teachers, scholars, researchers and professors, students, administrators, and art museum educators, and artists
National Dance Association
Organization of dance and dance education professionals
National Endowment for the Arts
Federal public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts in the United States
National Performing Arts Convention
Coalition of national service organizations in the performing arts. Website includes advocacy section as well as sections on arts education, artists, diversity, and technology.
National organization for opera
Theatre Communications Group (TCG)
National organization for the American theatre
U.S. House of Representatives Arts Voting Records
City Council Candidates Arts & Culture Questionnaires
Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning
An extensive report of a compilation of seven major studies that provide new evidence of enhanced learning and achievement when students are involved in a variety of arts experiences.
Coming Up Taller Report
Describes how local artists and educators help turn around the lives of young people and identifies the common characteristics of effective arts and humanities programs. Produced by The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities with Americans for the Arts.
Improving Learning in Schools with Arts Partners in the Community
Presents the major impacts on school policy and practices, the principles of effectiveness and key questions to be addressed in each stage of development of successful arts education partnerships.
The Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP)
SIAP is committed to developing methods for studying the role of arts and culture in contemporary American society.
A daily digest of arts news and portal to a range of arts blogs