• The Actors Fund is a human services organization that helps everyone - performers and those behind the scenes –who works in performing arts and entertainment, and serves over 8,000 people annually. Programs include social services, emergency financial assistance, a free health clinic, insurance resources, housing, employment and training and an assisted living and skilled nursing facility.
  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA) is the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.
  • American Association of Museums (AAM) is dedicated to promoting excellence within the museum community. Through advocacy, professional education, information exchange, accreditation, and guidance on current professional standards of performance, AAM assists museum staff, boards and volunteers across the country to better serve the public.
  • League of American Orchestras provides leadership and service to American orchestras and promotes the value and importance of orchestras and the music they perform.
  • Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and subject areas.
  • Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is the nexus for the performing arts community and the innovators in the field.
  • Chorus America provides information, publications, conferences, consulting, training programs, surveys, networking, and awards to support choruses in North America.
  • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nationwide nonprofit organization composed of public officials who lead departments responsible for elementary & secondary education in the states, the US extra-state jurisdictions, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Educational Activity. In representing the chief education officers, CCSSO works on behalf of state agencies that serve pre K -12 students throughout the nation.
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically under-served individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
  • Educational Theatre Association offers theatre festivals for students, professional development programs for theatre teachers, a magazine, a quarterly journal, and much more. Explore publications, advocacy issues, and a calendar of what’s happening in theater education.
  • The National Association for Music Educationamong the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has created an agency to support excellence in and access to the arts.
  • National Art Education Association (NAEA) serves more than 17,000 art educators; early childhood, elementary, intermediate, secondary, college and university, administration, museum education, lifelong learning, as well as publishers, manufacturers and suppliers of art materials, parents, students, retired teachers, arts councils, and schools.
  • The mission of National Association of Elementary School Principals
    (NAESP) is to lead in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children. NAESP has more than 28,500 members throughout the world.
  • National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) works to strengthen state leadership in educational policymaking, promote excellence in the education of all students, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity, and assure continued citizen support for public education.
  • National School Boards Association (NSBA) seeks excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership.
  • National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFFA) 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.
  • National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts (NGSCA) is the national service organization for a diverse constituency of non-profit, non-degree granting institutions located in urban, inner-city, suburban and rural communities throughout the United States. The mission of the NGCSA is to foster and promote broad access to high quality arts education designed to meet community needs. To that end it provides service, advocacy and leadership for community arts education organizations. The NGCSA site offers information about how to start a community school.
  • The National Congress of Parents & Teachers (PTA) seeks to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; to assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and othernations.
  • NCES School District Demographics Comparison Data provides data about school districts throughout the United States.
  • OPERA America serves the field of opera by providing information, as well as technical and administrative resources to the greater opera community.
  • Arts Education Partnership is a national coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrates and promotes the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America's schools.
  • Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, was founded in 1961. It fosters communication among professional, community and university theatres. TCG's has nearly 700 member theatres and affiliate organizations and more than 12,000 individuals nationwide. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through our conferences, events, research and communications; grants approximately $2 million per year to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level and serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community.