Arts Administration is the field that concerns business operations around an arts organization. Arts administrators are responsible for facilitating the day-to-day operations of the organization and fulfilling its mission. Arts organizations include professional for-profit entities (e.g. auction houses, art galleries, music companies, etc.) and many smaller professional and non-professional non-profit arts-related organizations (e.g. theaters, museums, symphonies, jazz organizations, opera houses, and ballet companies).

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The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums ) is the one organization that supports all museums . Through advocacy and ... Visit
TMA specializes in venue management, programming and presenting, theatre construction oversight, staff training and performance contract negotiation. Visit
NAPAMA is comprised of a diverse group of managers, agents, self-managed artists, affiliated business vendors, and presenters Visit
Learn more about the different museums and what they have to offer. Includes database of collections, photo galleries and details of exhibits. Visit
Consultants to museums and cultural organizations Visit
NFFA's mission is to identify emerging artists and assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional developments, and to raise appreciation for, and support of, the arts in American society. NFAA is supported by individuals, corporations, foundations and philanthropic institutions. NFFA seeks out artistically accomplished young people throughout the United States and gives them national recognition through cash awards and scholarships. Visit
Bureaus and Offices within the Department with museum collections. Bureau of Land Management More than 14,000,000 items. Housed at 3 BLM locations ... .. Visit
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to help professional dance teachers in the fields of ballroom, latin, country western, swing, theater arts ... Visit