Americans for the Arts http://www.americansforthearts.org/
All the arts policy briefs and research you could possibly want, mostly at the national level. Lots of great info about arts employment, number of arts businesses, government arts expenditures, etc. at the local, state and national level.
Arts Action Fund http://www.artsactionfund.org/
If you sign up for their newsletter, they send updates on arts related national legislation, and have a great section with arts related congressional report cards.
Does arts advocacy at the state level. Lots of great tools and a local arts advocacy handbook that you can download. http://www.artsgeorgia.net/advocacy/advocacy-action-tools/
National Endowment for the Arts - https://www.arts.gov/ In addition to granting, the NEA publishes a lot of research on the arts, creativity and communities. This kind of info is great for creating a case of support for the arts and artists.
Georgia Council for the Arts provides access to a variety of resources that are useful to the nonprofit arts community.
Articles – A library of interesting and relevant topics in the arts.
GCA Publications – Documents and material created by Georgia Council for the Arts for use as guidance and instruction.
Arts Links – Information and links to organizations that provide assistance to nonprofit arts organizations as well as individual artists
Arts Opportunities – Resources include announcements foundations and other funders, calls for artists, and upcoming conference and professional development events.
Economic Impact Calculator – The GCA Arts Economic Impact Calculator (EIC), designed by Dr. Bruce Seaman at Georgia State University, uses county and city populations and local and state tax rates to measure the incremental economic impact of non-profit arts organizations in Georgia.
The Contracts for Arts Services (CAS) program is the City of Atlanta’s means of granting public funding to the arts. CAS awards contracts related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and management of artistic and cultural services in the city of Atlanta. http://www.ocaatlanta.com/?programs=contracts-for-arts-services
The Creative Project (TCP) strengthens and unites arts, education, community and commerce by creating an arts eco-system that empowers eager citizens to recognize Atlanta’s potential. TCP patrons donate subsidized housing and free studio space to support our artists as they serve Atlanta neighborhoods by generating vibrant and fertile communities poised for economic growth and development. http://www.thecreativesproject.org/
C4 Atlanta Inc. is a nonprofit arts business incubator that advocates for artists’ needs including learning how to work ethically with artists. C4 Atlanta recognizes that artists are integral to the social and economic fabric of the Greater Atlanta Community. https://c4atlanta.org/
Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund provides strategic funds to support and strengthen small and mid-sized art organizations so that they may attract, serve and build audiences across the Atlanta region. http://www.cfgreateratlanta.org/nonprofits/available-grants/metropolitan-atlanta-arts-fund/
Grants - A list of art organization grants.
Nonprofit Resources - Tips and lessons on how to improve management of a nonprofit organization.
Scholarships - Information and instruction on how you can invest in a students future and how a student can benefit from financial assistance.
South Arts strengthens the South through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national policies and nurturing a vibrant quality of life. http://www.southarts.org/
Grants - South Arts offers grant programs for nonprofit performing and literary arts presenting organizations.
Resources - South Arts offers external resources for networking in the arts community. These resources include registries, directories, and rosters on state and local levels with information on eligibility and services.
Touring Arts - Artistic programming across the southern nine-state region.
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and educational programming to artists and arts organizations in Georgia. http://glarts.org/
Letterbox Legal counsels creative professionals and focuses on the creative arts and entertainment industries and their specific legal needs. They do copyrights, trademarks, licensing, clearances, production legalities, digital development, and a whole host of other legal services that protect and create value of your creative projects. Letterbox Legal is a new approach based on an innovative pricing-time structure using technology to provide quality, affordable, and effective legal services to independent entertainment professionals. Counsel as Creative as You: Inspired, Affordable and Effective. http://letterboxlegal.com/about/