Opportunities Outside of Mid Atlantic Arts

Links and tools to opportunities for artists, organizations, and all kinds of creatives.

In addition to our e-newsletter which shares field opportunities each month, we will be working to update this page with broader tools to assist in your search for support, tools for learning, and other resources to help grow your work. You may also want to take a look at our Useful Links for additional information and possibilities nationwide.

Where to Start?

You might start by exploring the resources available through your state arts agency, which will frequently have a resource page connected to state opportunities as well as Local Arts Agencies in your area. You can also take a look at offerings from your Regional Arts Agency – there are six of us covering every state, territory, commonwealth, and district in the U.S.

If on social media, you can follow your state and local arts agencies and regional. You can also follow the service organizations working in your discipline or field of interest. All of us share opportunities of our own along with those we feel might serve our constituents.

American Alliance of Museums – Represents the entire museum field
Association of Performing Arts Presenters – National service organization for the live performing arts field
Chamber Music America – Supporting the evolving chamber music field. Includes support for jazz.
Creative Capital – Artist support
Dance/USA – The national service organization for dance
League of American Orchestras – Supporting orchestras across the U.S.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) – Supporting the work of state agencies
Theatre Communications Group – National organization for theatre

One Stop Shopping

Artist Communities Alliance has an online database of open calls and residency opportunities. They also post opportunities to their social media channels – so be sure to follow!

Artist Trust has a list of national funders for individual artists sorted by discipline.

Fractured Atlas provides a variety of tools a guidance to artists. They also provide opportunity listings and a variety of learning resources on their website.

NYFA Source is a searchable database of awards, services, and publications for artists and arts professionals. Thousands of resources are posted and you can drill down using a variety of filters to find what you might need. In addition to the database, there are also emergency resources, resources for teaching artists, and professional development links on the database homepage.

The Philanthropy News Digest Alerts and Newsletters. Create a free account and sign-up for alerts and newsletters across a variety of subjects. These are delivered right to your inbox and you decide on the frequency. Many of our newsletter opportunity links are culled from this resource! Bonus – the alerts provide deadlines, brief overviews, and links to the full opportunity on the pertinent website.

Sign-up for our sister Regional Arts Organization’s Pushing the Flywheel blog. This bi-weekly resource is provided by Mid-America Arts Alliance and features opportunities for artists and organizations across the U.S.