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Arts and Humanities in Rural America


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This online guide brings together full-text resources for local officials and organizations seeking information on planning arts and humanities programs in their communities. It includes resources on funding trends, community benefits, economic impact, planning, case studies and model programs, federal and private funding sources, and lists of key organizations.

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    Internet Resources

      The Arts and Humanities

    1. American Canvas. Gary O. Larson. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 1997. 194 p. http://www.arts.gov/pub/AmCan/AmCanPDF.html

    2. Arts Participation in America. Arthur L. Dirks. Bridgewater, MA: The Author, 1999. 6 p. http://webhost.bridgew.edu/adirks/ald/papers/artspart.htm

    3. Authentic Passion: An Introduction to the Arts in Rural and Small Communities. Janet Brown. Saxapachaw, NC: Community Arts Network, 2002. 5 p. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/2002/03/authentic_passi.php

    4. The Changing Faces of Tradition: A Report on the Folk and Traditional Arts in the United States. Elizabeth Peterson. Research Division Report #38. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 1996. 96 p. http://www.arts.gov/pub/Report38/ChangingPDF.html

    5. "Don't Get Above Your Raisin'" Bill C. Malone. Tulanian. (Winter 2003): 5 p. http://www2.tulane.edu/article_news_details.cfm?ArticleID=4588

    6. "Feasts of Unnaming: Folk Festivals and the Representation of Folklife." Robert Cantwell. In Public Folklore, edited by Robert Baron and Nicholas R. Spitzer, pp. 263-305. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992. 370 p.

    7. "Festivals and the Creation of Public Culture: Whose Voice(s)?" Robert H. Lavenda. In Museums and Communities. The Politics of Public Culture. Edited by Ivan Karp, Christine M. Kreamer, and Steven D. Lavine, pp. 76-104. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992. 624 p.

    8. Folk Art: Sometimes Fine Art, Sometimes Craft, It Defies Definition. Dan Guillory. Illinois Issues (December 2002): 9 p. http://illinoisissues.uis.edu/features/2002dec/folk.html

    9. A New Framework for Building Participation in the Arts. Kevin F. McCarthy, Kimberly Jinnett. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 2001. 112 p. http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1323/index.html

    10. The Performing Arts in a New Era. Kevin McCarthy, and others. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 2001. 137 p. http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1367/index.html

    11. Raising the Barre: The Geographic, Financial, and Economic Trends of Nonprofit Dance Companies. Thomas M. Smith. Research Division Report #44. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2003. 44 p. http://www.arts.gov/pub/RaisingtheBarre.pdf

    12. Funding Trends

    13. Arts and Humanities: Background on Funding. Susan Boren. CRS Report for Congress, RS20287. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress, 2005. 6 p. http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/43371.pdf

    14. Arts Funding IV: An Update on Foundation Trends. New York: Foundation Center, 2003. 4 p. http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/research/pdf/03arthl.pdf

    15. Arts Funding Into the 21st Century. Dian Magie. Washington, DC: President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, 1997. 24 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=9165

    16. The Case for Public Support of the Arts is Pretty Much What It Was Nearly Seven Decades Ago. Peggy Boyer Long. Illinois Issues. December 2002. 4 p. http://illinoisissues-archive.uis.edu/editor/public.html

    17. How the United States Funds the Arts. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2004. 23 p. http://www.arts.gov/pub/how.pdf

    18. Foundation Funding for the Humanities: An Overview of Current and Historical Trends. Loren Renz, Steven Lawrence. New York: Foundation Center, 2004. 20 p. http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/research/pdf/human.pdf

    19. Foundation Grants to Arts and Culture: A One-year Snapshot and Government Funding for the Arts. New York: Foundation Center, 2007. 12 p. http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/research/pdf/artsfunding_05.pdf

    20. Funding Culture: The Report of the Task Force on the Public Funding of Cultural Institutions in Northeastern Illinois. Chicago, IL: The Civic Federation, 2006. 128 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=12018

    21. National Investment in the Arts. Bruce A. Seaman. Arlington, VA: Center for Arts and Culture, 2002. 70 p. http://www.culturalpolicy.org/pdf/investment.pdf

    22. Community Benefits

    23. Art Works! Prevention Programs for Youth and Communities. Paula Randall. Edited by Dian Magie and Christine E. Miller. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts and U.S. Center for Substance Abuse, 1997. 96 p. http://books.google.com/books?id=ntI97OP9G-YC

    24. The Arts and Humanities as Agents for Social Change: 4th International Congress of Educating Cities, Summary Report. Grady Hillman. Chicago: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 1998. 47 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=9168

    25. Arts Programs for At-Risk Youth: How U.S. Communities are Using the Arts to Rescue Their Youth and Deter Crime. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 1998. 16 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=9209

    26. The CAN Report: The State of the Field of Community Cultural Development -- Something New Emerges. A Report from the Community Arts Network Gathering, May 2004, by Linda Frye Burnham, Steven Durland and Maryo Gard Ewell. Saxapahaw, NC: Art in the Public Interest, 2004. 76 p. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archive/canreport/index.php

    27. Coming Up Taller. Washington, DC: President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, 1996? 25 p. http://www.cominguptaller.org/report/chapters.htm

    28. Cultural Tourism: Bridging America Through Partnerships in Arts, Tourism and Economic Development. Louise Glickman. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 1997. 11 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=7995

    29. Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts. Kevin F. McCarthy, and others. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 2004. 104 p. http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG218/

    30. Imagine! Introducing Your Child to the Arts. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2004. 67 p. http://www.arts.gov/pub/imagine.pdf

    31. Learning Partnerships: Improving Learning in Schools with Arts Partners in the Community. Craig Dreeszen, Arnold Aprill, and Richard Deasy. Washington, DC: Arts Education Partnership, 1999. 22 p. http://www.aep-arts.org/publications/info.htm?publication_id=15

    32. Making Exact Change: How U.S. Arts-based Programs Have Made a Significant and Sustained Impact on their Communities. William Cleveland. Saxapahaw, NC: Art in the Public Interest, 2005. 140 p. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archive/mec/index.php

    33. Strengthening Communities Through Culture. Elizabeth Strom. Arlington, VA: Center for Arts and Culture, 2001. 52 p. http://www.culturalpolicy.org/pdf/communities.pdf

    34. Ten Characteristics of a Healthy Community: How the Arts Can be Integrated: A Report from the First Joint Convention of Americans for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Mara Walker, Johanna Misey Boyer. Monograph. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 2002. 19 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=11611

    35. Economic Impact

    36. The Artistic Dividend: The Arts' Hidden Contributions to Regional Development. Ann Markusen, David King. Minneapolis: Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2003. 25 p. http://www.hhh.umn.edu/img/assets/6158/artistic_dividend.pdf

    37. Arts & Economic Prosperity: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts Organizations and Their Audiences, National Report. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 2002. 170 p. http://www.artsusa.org/pdf/information_resources/economic_impact/National_rpt.pdf

    38. Arts and the Kentucky Economy. Eric C. Thompson, Mark C. Berger, Steven N. Allen. Lexington: Center for Business and Economic Research, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, 1998. 34 p. http://artscouncil.ky.gov/artsecon.htm

    39. Culture and Commerce: Traditional Arts in Economic Development. Chris Walker, Maria Jackson, Carole Rosenstein. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute, 2003. 52 p. http://www.folkculture.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=zf3YFnF8d9Y%3d&tabid=67

    40. Economic Impact of Florida's Arts and Cultural Industry. William Stronge. West Palm Beach: Florida Cultural Alliance, 2004. 16 p. http://www.florida-arts.org/resources/economicimpactofthearts.htm

    41. The Economic Impact of the Arts in Watauga County, North Carolina. James Stoddard, Dinesh Dave, Todd Cherry. Boone, NC: Appalachian State University, 2003. 81 p. http://www.oca.appstate.edu/EconomicImpactStudy200305.pdf

    42. The Economic Impact of the Cultural Industry on the State of South Carolina. Columbia: Division of Research, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, 2002. 18 p. http://www.moore.sc.edu/UserFiles/moore/Documents/Presentations%20&%20Studies/2002%20Cultural.pdf

    43. "The Economy of Mountain Crafts." Mountain Promise. 12, no. 2 (2001): 2-23. http://www.berea.edu/brushyforkinstitute/documents/pdf/mountainnewsletter/Fall2001.pdf

    44. "HandMade Communities." Fred D. Baldwin. Appalachia. January-April 1998, 5 p. http://www.arc.gov/magazine/articles.asp?ARTICLE_ID=134&F_ISSUE_ID=17&F_CATEGORY_ID=

    45. The Impact of Folk Festivals. Matlock, Derbyshire, UK: Association of Festival Organisers, 2004. 15 p. http://www.folkarts-england.org/UserFiles/File/Resources/Event%20and%20Festival%20Management/

    46. Louisiana: Where Culture Means Business. Mt. Auburn Associates. Baton Rouge: Office of the Lt. Governor, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism,Offi ce of Cultural Development, Louisiana Division of the Arts, 2005. 200p. http://www.crt.state.la.us/arts/Publications/culturaleconomyreport.pdf

    47. New Mexico Arts: Nurturing the State's Economy. Dinah Zeiger, with Anthony Radich. Denver, CO: Western States Arts Federation, 2005. 66 p. http://www.nmarts.org/pdf/westaf-econ-impact-report-jan05.pdf

    48. The Role of the Arts in Economic Development. Issue Brief. Washington, DC: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, 2001. 9 p. http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/062501ARTSDEV.pdf

    49. Rural America in Transition: Innovative Responses. Martin Nagy. Monograph 5, no. 2. Washington, DC: National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, 1996. 11 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=8841

    50. Strengthening Rural Economies through the Arts. Washington, DC: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, 2005. 23 p. http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/RURALARTS.pdf

    51. Planning Resources

    52. Arts Accessibility Planning Guide: A Self-Survey Tool for Small Arts Organizations in the Seven-County Metropolitan Area. St. Paul, MN: Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, 1997. 23 p. http://www.mrac.org/resources/pdf/artsaccessibilityGuide.pdf

    53. Building Creative Economies: The Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Development. Monograph, Special Report. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 2003. 15 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=11605

    54. Community Arts: Developing a Project. Seattle, WA: Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 2005. http://www.artsresourcenetwork.net/community_arts/developing_a_project/default.asp

    55. Community Arts Handbooks. Patricia Boyd. Lead: South Dakotans for the Arts. 72 p. http://www.sdarts.org/commarts/CommunityArtsHandbookv4.pdf

    56. Community Cultural Planning: Developing and Design to Meet Local Needs. Craig Dreeszen. Monograph 1, no. 8. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 1998. 7 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=9241

    57. Cultural Development in Creative Communities. Bill Bulick with Carol Coletta, and others. Monograph. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 2003. 11 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=10731

    58. Cultural Economic Development: A Practical Guide for Communities. Neeta Delaney with Ric Geyer. Lansing, MI: Office of the Governor, 2004. 11 p. http://ref.michigan.org/cm/attach/9DB23875-35F0-42D9-AEBD-38F2E0DE27A4/Geyer_Cultural_Guide.pdf

    59. How States Are Using Arts and Culture to Strengthen Their Global Trade Development: Executive Summary. Issue Brief. Washington, DC: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, 2003. 15 p. http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/040103GLOBALTRADEDEV.pdf

    60. Lessons Learned: A Planning Toolsite. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, n.d. http://www.nea.gov/resources/Lessons/index.html

    61. North Carolina Summit Retreat on Craft: Proceedings March 21-24, 2002. Edited by Lynn Jones Ennis. Hendersonville: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, A Regional Inter-institutional Center of the University of North Carolina, 2002. 26 p. http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/research/summit/2002/2002Proceedings.htm

    62. Policy Partners: Making the Case for State Investment in Culture. M. Christine Dwyer and Susan Frankel. Arlington, VA: Center for Arts and Culture, 2001? 70 p. http://www.culturalpolicy.org/pdf/policypartners.pdf

    63. Case Studies, Best Practices, and Model Programs

    64. Allen County Common Threads Theater Project Case Study: Arts Council of Greater Lima. Sue Wood. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 2004? 24 p. http://ww3.artsusa.org/animatingdemocracy/pdf/labs/arts_council_of_lima_

    65. Art and Culture in Communities: A Framework for Measurement. Maria-Rosario Jackson, Joaquin Herranz, Florence Kabwasa-Green. Policy Brief No. 1 of the Culture, Creativity and Communities Program. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2003. 6 p. http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311008

    66. Arts and Culture: Community Connections -- Contributions from New Survey Research. Chris Walker. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2002. 11 p. http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310512

    67. The Arts and the Wisconsin Idea: A Conference Report. Maryo Gard Ewell. Saxapahaw, NC: Community Arts Network, 2003. 6 p. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/2003/12/report_on_the_a.php

    68. Arts Corps 2006-2007: Evaluation Report. Seattle, WA: Arts Corps, 2007. 17 p. http://www.artscorps.org/downloads/publications/2007%20Evaluation%20Report.pdf

    69. Arts Education Partnerships: Lessons Learned from One School District's Experience. Melissa Rowe, and others. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 2004. 88 p. http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG222/

    70. Bright Stars: Charting the Impact of the Arts in Rural Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN: McKnight Foundation, 2005. 81 p. http://www.mcknight.org/stream_document.aspx?rRID=3169&pRID=3168

    71. Building America's Communities II: A Compendium of Arts and Community Development Programs. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts and the Institute for Community Development and the Arts, 1997. 44 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=7773

    72. Connecting Californians: Finding the Art of Community Change". Cocke, Burnham, Kohl, McGarvey, et al. Saxapahaw, NC; San Francisco, CA: Community Arts Network; The James Irvine Foundation, 2001. 8 p. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archive/concal/index.php

    73. Ecoartists: Engaging Communities in a New Metaphor. Patricia Watts. Saxapahaw, NC: Community Arts Network, 2005. 8 p. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/2005/01/ecoartists_enga.php

    74. Five Keys to Growing a Healthy Community-Connected Museum. Ron Chew. Saxapahaw, NC: Community Arts Network, 2005. 7 p. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/2005/02/five_keys_to_gr.php

    75. Hatching Art: Creating a Vital Arts Presence in Your Community. Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division. Monograph 1, no. 4. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 1997. 11 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=8353

    76. HUD: Integrating the Arts into Community Development and Revitalization. Nina Ozlu. Monograph 3, no. 5. Washington, DC: National Assembly of Local Agencies, 1994. 22 p. http://www.artsusa.org/NAPD/modules/resourceManager/publicsearch.aspx?id=8373

    77. A Legacy of Leadership: Investing in America's Living Cultural Heritage Since 1965. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2000. 96 p. http://www.arts.gov/pub/Legacy.pdf

    78. Let Art Begin at Home: The Amery Story. LaMoine MacLaughlin. Saxapahaw, NC: Community Arts Network, 2005. 19 p. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/2005/03/let_art_begin_a.php

    79. Moby Dick -- Case Study: Perseverance Theatre. Jeffrey Herrmann, Peter Dubois, Susan McInnis. Washington, DC: Americans for the Arts, 2003. 19 p. http://ww3.artsusa.org/animatingdemocracy/pdf/labs/moby_dick_case_study.pdf

    80. Performing Communities: The Grassroots Ensemble Theater Research Project. An Inquiry into Ensemble Theater Deeply Rooted in Eight U.S. Communities. Saxapahaw, NC: Community Arts Network, 2002. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archive/perfcomm/index.php

    81. Schools, Communities, and the Arts: A Research Compendium. by Nancy Welch, with Andrea Greene. Tempe: Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, and National Endowment for the Arts. 1995. 146 p. http://morrisoninstitute.asu.edu/publications-reports/SchoolsCommunitiesAndArts-AResearchCompendium/view

    82. Spirit of the Northwest: Claiming Community Identity 1998-2000. Joint Project of the Idaho Commission on the Arts. the Oregon Arts Commission and the Washington State Arts Commission, 2000. 37 p. http://www.communityarts.net/~commarts/readingroom/archivefiles/2001/03/spirit_of_the_n.php

    83. Telling the Truth in a Small Town: Ukiah Players Theater. Saxapahaw, NC: Community Arts Network, 2001. 5 p. http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/2001/02/telling_the_tru.php

    84. University-Community Design Partnerships: Innovations In Practice. Jason Pearson. Mark Robbins series editor. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2002. 121 p. http://www.arts.gov/pub/Design/UnivCommDesign.pdf

    85. Your Town: Mississippi Delta. Shelley S. Mastran editor, Mark Robbins series editor. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2002. 50 p. http://www.arts.gov/pub/Design/YourTown.pdf

    Funding Sources

    Federal Funding

    Three agencies provide most of the funding available to communities to promote the arts and humanities. These programs can be accessed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) cultural affairs section at: http://www.cfda.gov

    1. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. The NEA is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts in the country, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

      The NEA publishes the NEA ARTS, a bimonthly newsletter. Each issue includes recent information on the NEA's national initiatives, sponsored programs, awards, grants, and a calendar of upcoming events. http://www.arts.gov/about/NEARTS/2010_v1/index.html

      The National Endowment for the Arts
      1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20506

    2. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities. IMLS supports all types of museums, from art and history to science and zoos, and all types of libraries and archives, from public and academic to research and school.

      Institute of Museum and Library Services
      1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 510
      Washington, DC 20506
      Email: imlsinfo@imls.gov

    3. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. NEH is the largest funder of humanities programs in the country. According to the 1956 National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, "The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life."

      The NEH publishes the Humanities, a bimonthly review of notable humanities programs. http://www.neh.gov/news/humanities.html

      The NEH in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities and Marco Polo Education Foundation sponsor EDSITEment, an online humanities resource from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities.
      EDSITEment -- The Best of the Humanities on the Web

      The National Endowment for the Humanities
      1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20506
      Email: info@neh.gov

    Private Funding

    1. Databases

    2. Searchable Databases of Arts Resources

      Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises
      Carnegie Mellon University

    3. Guides to Funding Organizations

    4. Article/Publications


    African American Review
    Saint Louis University
    Humanities 317
    3800 Lindell Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    Email: keenanam@slu.edu

    American Art
    The University of Chicago Press
    Journals Division
    P.O. Box 37005
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Email: subscription@press.uchicago.edu

    American Craft
    American Craft Council
    72 Spring Street.
    New York, NY 10012
    Email: council@craftcouncil.org

    American Indian Culture and Research Journal
    University of California at Los Angeles
    American Indian Studies Center
    3220 Campbell Hall
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548
    Email: sales@aisc.ucla.edu

    American Indian Quarterly
    University of Nebraska Press
    233 N. 8th St.
    Box 880484
    Lincoln, NE 68588-0255
    Email: cpress2@unl.edu

    American Music
    University of Illinois Press
    1325 S. Oak Street
    Champaign, IL 61820
    Email: journals@uillinois.edu

    Craft Connection
    Minnesota Crafts Council
    Hennepin Center for the Arts
    528 Hennepin Ave. Rm. 216
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    The Crafts Report
    P.O. Box 1992
    Wilmington, DE 19899-1992

    Folk Art Finder
    Gallery Press
    117 North Main Street
    Essex, CT 06426

    Folk Dance Directory
    Folk Dance Association
    P.O. Box 300500
    Midwood Station
    Brooklyn, NY 11230
    Email: director@folkdancing.org

    Hoosier Folklore
    Hoosier Folklore Society
    Department of English
    Indiana State University
    Terre Haute, IN 47809
    Email: english@indstate.edu

    The Foxfire Magazine
    Foxfire Fund, Inc.
    PO Box 541
    Mountain City, GA 30562
    Email: foxfire@foxfire.org

    Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life
    West Virginia Division of Culture and History
    The Cultural Center
    1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
    Charleston, WV 25305-0300
    304-558-0220 Ext. 153
    Email: goldenseal@wvculture.org

    Journal of American Folklore
    University of Illinois Press
    1325 S. Oak Street
    Champaign, IL 61820
    Email: journals@uillinois.edu

    Journal of Folklore Research
    Indiana University Press Journals
    601 N. Morton St.
    Bloomington, IN 47404
    Email: iuporder@indiana.edu

    Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
    University of Connecticut
    Department of English
    215 Glenbrook Rd. U-4025
    Storrs, CT 06269
    Email: melus@uconn.edu

    North Carolina Folklore Journal
    North Carolina Folklore Society
    P.O. Box 62271
    Durham, NC 27715
    Email: pcoyle@email.wcu.edu

    Sing Out
    Sing Out Corporation
    PO Box 5460
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    Email: info@singout.org

    Southern Humanities Review
    Department of English
    9030 Haley Center
    Auburn University, AL 36849-5203

    Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin
    Tennessee Folklore Society
    c/o Jubilee Community Arts
    1538 Laurel Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37916-2016
    Email: tfseditor@jubileearts.org

    Western Humanities Review
    University of Utah, Dept. of English
    255 S. Central Campus Dr. Room 3500
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
    Email: whr@mail.hum.utah.edu

    Woodworker's Journal
    PO BOX 56585
    Boulder, CO 80322-6585
    Email: support@woodworkersjournal.com

    State and Regional Arts Agencies and Humanities Councils

    State Arts Agency and Regional Arts Organizations Directory


    State Humanities Councils


    Arts Organizations

    Alternate Roots
    1083 Austin Ave.
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    Email: info@alternateroots.org

    American Federation of Arts
    41 E. 65th St.
    New York, NY 10021-6594
    fax: 212-861-2487
    Email: pubinfo@afaweb.org

    Americans for the Arts
    1000 Vermont Ave. NW, 6th fl.
    Washington, DC 20005

    The Arts Coalition
    P.O. Box 5266
    San Antonio, TX 78201
    Email: artco@concentric.net

    Arts Extension Service
    Box 31650
    University of Massachusetts
    Amherst, MA 01003
    Email: aes@admin.umass.edu

    Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers
    304 Hudson St., 6th Fl.
    New York, NY 10013
    Email: info@aivf.org

    Association of Performing Arts Presenters
    1112 16th St. NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036
    Email: artspres@artspresenters.org

    Business Committee for the Arts
    1775 Broadway, Suite 510
    New York, NY 10016
    Email: info@bcainc.org

    Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies
    Robertson Hall
    Princeton, NJ 08544-1013
    Email: artspol@princeton.edu

    Community Arts Network (CAN)
    Art in the Public Interest/CAN
    P.O. Box 68
    Saxapahaw, NC 27340
    Email: info@communityarts.net

    1156 15th St. NW, Suite 820
    Washington, DC 20005
    Fax: 202-833-2686
    Email: danceusa@danceusa.org

    Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
    KCAAEN Education Department
    Washington, DC 20566
    Email: kcaaen@kennedy-center.org

    The League of Historic American Theatres
    34 Market Place, Suite 320
    Baltimore, MD 21202

    National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
    1029 Vermont Ave. NW, 2nd Fl.
    Washington, DC 20005
    Email: nasaa@nasaa-arts.org

    National Association of Artists Organizations
    918 F St. NW, Suite 611
    Washington, DC 20004
    Email: naao2@artswire.org

    National Council for the Traditional Arts
    1320 Fenwick Ln., Suite 200
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Email: info@ncta.net

    Partners for Livable Communities
    1429 21st St. NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Email: partners@livable.com

    Performing American Arts Alliance
    formerly the American Arts Alliance
    Advocates for the Arts
    805 15th St. NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20005
    Email: aaa@artswire.org

    Humanities Organizations

    American Association for Museums
    1575 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20005
    Email: aamino@aam-us.org

    American Association for State and Local History
    1717 Church Street
    Nashville, TN 37203-2991
    Email: membership@AASLH.org

    American Folklife Center
    Thomas Jefferson Building, Room LJ-G53
    101 Independence Ave, SE
    Washington, DC 20540-4610
    Email: folklife@loc.gov

    American Folklore Society
    Mershon Center, Ohio State University
    1501 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43201-2602
    Fax: 614-292-2407

    American Historical Association
    400 A Street, SE
    Washington, DC 20003-3889
    Email: info@historians.org

    American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
    1717 K Street NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20036-5346
    Email: info@aic-faic.org

    Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
    8774 Route 45 NW
    North Bloomfield, OH 44450
    Fax: 440-685-4410

    Center for the Study of Southern Culture
    Barnard Observatory
    The University of Mississippi
    P.O. Box 1848
    University, MS 38677-1848
    Email: cssc@olemiss.edu

    Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
    c/o John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
    Box 90403, 2204 Erwin Road
    Duke University
    Durham, NC 27708-0403
    Fax: 919-668-1919
    Email: chci@duke.edu

    Cultural Policy Center
    University of Chicago
    1155 E. 60th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637-2745
    Email: culturalpolicy@listhost.uchicago.edu

    Federation of State Humanities Councils
    1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 902
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: info@statehumanities.com

    Louisiana Folklife Program
    (part of Louisiana Division of the Arts)
    P. O. Box 44247
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804
    Email: folklife@crt.state.la.us

    Museum on Main Street
    Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service
    Arts & Industries Building
    900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Suite 1271
    Washington, DC 20560-0706

    National Humanities Alliance
    21 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20036
    202-296-4994 ext. 149

    Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
    Smithsonian Institution
    750 9th Street, NW, Suite 4100
    Washington, DC 20560-0953
    Email: folklife-info@si.edu

    USDA, Rural Information Center
    National Agricultural Library
    10301 Baltimore Ave.,Room 123
    Beltsville, MD 20705-2351