Arts Management


Service Organizations and sites

Americans for the Arts  ( Resources/database, speeches, info on arts in education.

National Endowment for the Arts  ( This is our National Arts funding organization.

Portal Wisconsin  ( For information on Wisconsin arts and cultural events.

Wisconsin Arts Board ( Wisconsin Arts Board Home page of the Wisconsin Arts Board, our state government arts service and funding agency.

Arts Wisconsin ( Another good resource site!


Guidestar ( Guidestar has collected basic program and financial data for some 850,000 nonprofits that are recognized as having 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service.


National Arts Marketing Project ( This site is made for marketing nonprofit arts!

Managing Nonprofits

the balance small business – Nonprofit Organization Basics ( Website for general nonprofit information.

MAPNP library  ( This is an online library of resources. Covers everything from marketing to human resources to facility management to crisis management.

Fractured Atlas  ( This is a national organization that supports artists and arts organizations at every level of the cultural ecosystem. It offers resources to help artists and organizations run their business more efficiently, and make smarter, more strategic decisions.


Board source ( A site for nonprofit board members.


Advocacy tools ( from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, this site has many advocacy tools, including a readiness checklist for arts organizations.

Arts Entrepreneurship and Creative Enterprise

Herberger Institute Enterprise and Entrepreneurship ( Housed at Arizona State University, The Herberger Institute is committed to enterprise and entrepreneurship in design and the arts.

Self Employment in the Arts ( SEA has resources for artist practitioners, experts in the field, and more through their website and programming.  “Programming includes conferences, workshops, panel discussions, webinars, competitions and more. Within these events there are a variety of activities including keynote presentations, artist-led sessions, one-on-one mentoring, round table discussions, networking events, as well as creative releases such as a gallery reception, create room, and improv.”


Can Creativity be Taught:  Results from Research Studies ( An article from the “Creativity at Work” blog that has great information about research on creativity, and its use in business.

A Context for Arts-Based Learning for Business ( Another article from the “Creativity at Work” blog that discusses the value of training for creativity and innovation in the workplace.

When You Say You’re Not Creative… ( A blog post on the myth of being “not creative”.  This means a lot in the context of business careers, where people often say they “aren’t creative”.

Prove Your Worth: 8 Creative Team Metrics You Need To Track  An article that gives key metrics to evaluate the performance of creative activity in an organization.

What Happens To Our Natural Creativity After We Are Born (LinkedIn Article)

The Skills Companies Need Most in 2019 – And How To Learn Them (LinkedIn Article – creativity is at the top of the list!)