ArtsNow works to offer tools, resources, and opportunities to ensure our colleagues and partners have access to information that will be helpful in their work. This page includes local, regional, and national reports that can assist you in telling your story as an organization or agency. We also share links to other resources provided by entities like Americans for the Arts.
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Links for Arts Educators
The Cleveland Arts Education Consortium’s (CAEC) Ready To Go Online Arts Programs is now available! The updated 2020 booklet now includes online-virtual arts experiences and learning programs to assist with distance learning.
- Google Art Project – (Grades K-12) This interactive website provides students, educators and parents with access to more than 40,000 artworks from 250 museums from around the world.
- The Kennedy Center – (Grades K-12) This interactive arts website has articles, how-to lessons and activities, resource collections and media and interactives.
- Making Music Fun – (Grades K-12) This interactive music website provides sheet music, worksheets, lesson plans, an online music library, music theory arcade games and songs.
- National Gallery of Art – (Grades K-12) This interactive website provides teaching resources, videos, lessons, activities and student interactives.
- Virtual Museum Tours – (Grades K-12) Travel and Leisure has provided virtual tours of museums around the globe. Students will be able to experience artifact exhibits, watch videos and engage in exploration at a museum in a new and exciting way.
Summary Report: Arts Educators’ Professional Development Needs Survey
GAR’s microgrant program for teachers
Arts & Culture: Aging Creatively
Arts & Our Future: Engaging our Young People
Akron’s Plan for Public Art
Americans for the Arts Public Art Resource Center
How to Find Public Art Projects Online: CaFE (Call For Entry)
Policy and Procedures: Visual Artists Rights Act
The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions by Lynn Basa
The Art Opportunities Book by Benny Shaboy
The Business of Being an Artist by Daniel Grant
Planning for Public Art: Developer Guide
*NEW* Complete Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities | Artwork Archive
Artist Resume: Examples, Templates, and Resume Tips
Comparing an Artist’s CV with Their Biography
The Artist CV: Are you the right fit for the job or exhibition? Will you get noticed?
College Art Association of America: Standards & Guidelines – Intellectual Property
Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief
Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Accessibility
*NEW* Creative Placemaking and Welcoming: Tips and Tools for Integrating Arts, Culture, and Immigration
Guide to Using Inclusive Language
Gender Transition and Transgender Inclusion in the Museum Workplace: A Toolkit for Trans Individuals, Institutions, and Coworkers
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits
Standards for Accessible Design
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Compliance Assistance, Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act
Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Regulations
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Disability Language Style Guide
Terms to Avoid When Writing About Disability
Make Your Marketing More Accessible_VSAO_ArtsNow 2019
Interesting Reports & Stats
“Community Ties: Understanding what attaches people to the place where they live” August, 2020 (Knight Foundation and Urban Institute)
The 2019 US Cities Sustainable Development Report
Setting the Stage_External Report (an overview of the work that stemmed from the gathering of ArtsNow, Partners for Theatre, and the Akron Civic to discuss the changing theatre landscape in Summit County and to set the stage for work ahead)
Creative Placemaking: Culture in Community Development
How the United States Fund Arts (a comprehensive overview of the diverse network of public and private funders that directly and indirectly support the arts in the U.S.)
VSA Ohio: Research Results – “Adaptation, Integration and the Arts” Makes a Difference
Americans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018: An In-depth Look at Perceptions & Attitudes About the Arts in America
GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture 2017
Arts & Culture Landscape Study (the start of it all!)
Greater Ohio Policy Center (January 2016) 62.4 Report: Profile on Urban Health and Competitiveness in Akron, Ohio
Blue Ribbon Task Force Final Report and Recommendations
Greater Ohio Policy Center (February 2017): Opportunities for Residential Reinvestment in Akron’s Neighborhoods
Greater Ohio Policy Center (June 2016) From Akron to Zanesville: How Are Ohio’s Small and Mid-Sized Cities Faring?
Soul of the Community (November 2010)
Soul of the Community (November 2010) Full Report
Attracting and Retaining Talent to Greater Akron: Research, Report and Recommended Actions (August 2005)
Ohio Community Development
Ohio CDC Association 2016 Annual Report
An Overview of Community Development Corporations Creative Ohio: Transforming Communities(December 2015)
Tips & Tricks for Nonprofits
VolunteerPro- Expert Training for Volunteer Coordinators
Four Bold Moves: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay CEO shares lessons for fundraising capacity, resource investment, board engagement, and cash reserves
Funding Performance: Network Effect – A Profile of Venture Philanthropy Partners
Board Stewardship for Mission Effectiveness and Performance
Graceful Exit: Succession Planning for High-Performing CEOs
Effective Working Groups: Collective Process, Smart Solutions
Funding Performance: A Profile of the Mulago Foundation
Small But Mighty: The Performance Imperative for Small Nonprofits
Three Truths and a Lie About Organizational Performance (video)
Forging a Path to Educational Excellence: How a young organization used the Performance Practice to examine its role
Performance Practice for New Leaders
Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social-Sector Excellence
Handbook for Nonprofits (June 2012) from Ohio Attorney General’s Office
The Cycle and the Annotated Cycle
Example Business Documents
Playbook for Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem from ESHIP Summit