DIRT

Introducing the DIRT Resources page!

This page is just the beginning of a list we hope to grow and expand (with your help!) to include resources for multidisciplinary art practices, including dance, theatre and music.

If you would like us to consider adding a resource, please email us at youvegotdirt@gmail.com. We cannot guarantee all resources will be listed, but we appreciate any and all submissions! 

 

ARTS PUBLICATIONS


Arts.Black (Detroit, MI & Brooklyn, NY)

Bmore Art (Baltimore, MD)

Brooklyn Rail (Brooklyn, NY)

Brown Girls Museum Blog (Washington, DC) 

Contemptorary (Los Angeles, CA)

Gallery Gurls (New York City, NY)

Glass Tire (Houston, TX)

Pelican Bomb (New Orleans, LA)

Miami Rail (Miami, FL)

One Good Eye (Denver, CO)

Temporary Art Review (St. Louis, MO)

The Chart (Portland, ME)

The Rib (National, USA)

X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly (Los Angeles, CA)


EVENTS LISTINGS


A Creative DC - Email listserv goes out 3-4 times a month featuring event flyers, artist interviews and general announcements about happenings in the DMV, giving special attention to posts with the #aCreativeDC tag.

730DC Newsletter - Connecting Washingtonians to their communities, to their city, and to each other, 730DC sends out a diverse mix of city-centric news (cultural, political, etc), event schedules, and commentary on all of the above every weekday morning at 7:30AM.

Brightest Young Things Agenda - The online magazine component publishes 20+ articles per day on all things arts + culture (in DC and way beyond), and they're the production team behind festivals + events including Bentzen Ball and FotoWeek DC.

Pink Line Project Newsletter - The Pink Line newsletter mails out weekly with hits from DC's art, music, theater, and dance happenings.

The Humanities Council of Washington, DC - The mission of the Humanities Council is to enrich the quality of life, foster intellectual stimulation, and promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in all neighborhoods of the District through humanities programs and grants.

Find Art Information Bank - Find Art Information Bank is an artist locator and resource service. The list serv and website feature announcements and weekly listings of events, jobs and other opportunities to the Washington area arts community.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Common Field  - A national network of independent visual arts organizations and organizers that connects, supports, and advocates for the artist-centered field.

W.A.G.E - Working Artists and the Greater Economy is a New York-based activist organization founded in 2008. Our mission is to establish sustainable economic relationships between artists and the institutions that contract our labor, and to introduce mechanisms for self-regulation into the art field that collectively bring about a more equitable distribution of its economy.

The Business of the Arts - Professional Development Series - The Business of the Arts Professional Development Series refers to workshops organized by The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) that aim to provide CAH grantees (past, present, and future) knowledge and skills that will increase capabilities for successful grant writing, networking, advancing cultural democracy, and improving operation sustainability.

CultureCapital.com - Check here for performances, classes, lectures, festivals, free and family events from DC's Arts Presenters.

Springboard for the Arts - Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life.


RESIDENCY LISTINGS


Alliance of Artist Communities, Residencies - an international association of artists' residencies — featuring more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work

Res Arts - Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies.


LEGAL


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) - VLA provides legal assistance to over 6,000 clients each year in a variety of ways, including pro bono case placements for low-income artists and nonprofit arts organizations, the VLA Legal Clinic, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Nonprofit Assistance Program, and the Art Law Line, a legal hotline.

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) - WALA provides education, advocacy and volunteer legal services through workshops and seminars, legal clinics for artists and arts organizations, and pro bono referral services.


FUNDING


DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities - The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities offers several funding programs for individuals and nonprofit organizations located in the District of Columbia. Individuals are not required to provide matching funds. Organizations are only required to provide matching funds as indicated.

Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) - WRAG is comprised of charitable trusts, corporate giving programs, charities and community foundations.

Fractured (Atlas) - Fractured Atlas empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem.

The Foundation Center, Washington, DC - The Foundation Center collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.

United States Artists (USA)  - United States Artists (USA) awards $50,000 fellowships to the country’s most accomplished and innovative artists working in the fields of Architecture & Design, Crafts, Dance, Literature, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts and Visual Arts.