Artists United believes in the power of partnership! We foster collaboration among artists, and we encourage collaboration among organizations. Our goal for 2017 is to sign up 50 organizations as official Artists United partners. The “Basic Partnership” is based on cross promotion — we will list you on our website, with a description of your organization, your logo, and a live link to your website, in exchange for your doing the same for us. In addition, we will promote your organization six times this year in our communications in exchange for your doing the same for AU. Also, we would love to explore presenting programs with you, including co-hosting events or webinars, or developing new joint programs. To find out more, email Holly Million.
American Indian Model Schools
The American Indian Model of Education focuses on the four tenets of Family, Accountability, High Expectations, and Free-Market Capitalism.
The mission of ARTemis is to advance the woman artist through knowledge building, exposure, and support. We serve self-identifying women artists across three artistic sectors: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Literature . We invite female allies – non-artists, and males – to lend their support by joining our organization both as donors and members. ARTemis will work to improve conditions experienced by female arts professionals through an array of programs, educational opportunities and professional consultations. Our focus is on the artist, their confidence, abilities and promotional capabilities, as well as women-focused creative organizations and producing entities. Full programming will include: Professional Development Programs, Artistic and Creative Assistance for Production and Presentational Development, Packaging and Promoting Support for Key Artistic Works by Female Artists.
Artistas Unidos-Artists United
ArtSpark’s mission is to Ignite Widespread Creative Expression by supporting artists and creators to successfully make, market and sell their work while staying true to their creative practice. To ensure our mission’s success, ArtSpark created the Artist Business Canvas and we develop strategic alliances with organizations serving artist and creator members and customers.
Ballethnic Dance Company
Increasing artistic opportunities and outlets for the community, Ballethnic \bal-eth-nik\ Dance Company, Inc. is enhancing cultural diversity. The organization is comprised of two components, Ballethnic Dance Company and Ballethnic Academy of Dance. The Company is a classically trained, culturally diverse performing company, while the Academy provides professional training for children and adults.
Blue Bear School of Music
Blue Bear School of Music, a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has provided music education for more than 35,000 adults, kids, and teens since 1971. Each year, more than 2,200 students enroll in Blue Bear programs. At schools and community centers across the city, Blue Bear’s expanding Community Outreach Programs provide music education for youth in grades 2–12, filling the gaps where public funding for arts programs has been reduced or eliminated. We provide free music instruction at some of San Francisco’s most iconic community service organizations including Glide Memorial Church, Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, the Teen Center at San Francisco Main Library and the Tenderloin Recreation Center. We grew our outreach programs to serve over 500 kids in 2016. We believe that everyone should have equal access to quality music education and the gift of playing music. Our guiding principle is that learning to play music inspires and strengthens individuals while creating community.
Children’s Creativity Museum
The Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco is an innovative art and technology experience for children ages 2-12 and their families. Our mission is to nurture creativity and collaboration in all children and families. We believe that creative expression, innovation, and critical thinking are core to fostering the next generation.
The Coachella Valley Art Scene
Cultivating a creative community using art advocacy as a platform to safely express, educate, empower and engage the Coachella Valley.
The Conscious Elders Network
The Conscious Elders Network (CEN) is an educational, non-profit organization fostering a budding movement of vital elders, dedicated to growing in consciousness while actively addressing the demanding challenges facing our country. We work inter-generationally for social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and sound governance. We bring our multiple talents and resources, offering these in service to the goal of preserving and protecting life for all generations to come. We invite you to join us in this monumental endeavor!
DecadesOut is a 501(c)(3) non-profit production and arts collective based in New York City. The mission of DecadesOut is to raise public awareness about the cultural impact between science and humanity and transform the discourse between them through an artistic platform. To accomplish this, DecadesOut supports, develops and produces works of fiction and non-fiction of in the disciplines of theatre, film, visual arts, and digital media. International in scope, we work with artists from diverse backgrounds to most fully appreciate global viewpoints. The work of DecadesOut looks toward the future and through history to not only find where the power of science acts in accord with the spirit of humankind, but also where lessons can be learned to avoid the great potential for harm that science possesses when its power is uncontrollable or misused. It also examines the role that scientists, engineers, explorers and educators have and will play as the human ambassadors to science in the understanding of this fundamental relationship. Current projects include S.P.A.R.K. which pairs scientists with artists in the hopes of creating new work based on common inspirations; the Science of Violence Initiative, which will create a video journal and podcast tracing causalities of violent events; The Weather Project, a feature documentary exploring climate change, individual disenfranchisement, and social inaction; and the Launch Pad Theatre Development Series.
EV Films based in Upstate NY and has been producing and marketing film festivals, conferences, movie premieres, parties at major film festivals and concerts in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Utah, Connecticut, Boston, New Jersey, Manhattan, Long Island, Albany, Saratoga Springs and Buffalo since 2005. Some of EV FIlms Credits include the Saratoga Springs International Film Festival, New York State International Film Festival, Long Island International Film Expo, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, Garden State Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Silicon Beach Film Festival, Seal Beach Film Festival, Marina del Rey Film Festival, Culver City Film Festival and San Pedro International Film Festival.
First Amendment Coalition
The mission of the First Amendment Coalition is to protect and promote freedom of expression and the people’s right to know. The Coalition is a non-profit, nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization serving the public, public servants, and the media in all its forms.
Its constituency reflects an increasingly diverse society. The Coalition is committed to the principle that government is accountable to the people, and strives through education, public advocacy, litigation, and other efforts to prevent unnecessary government secrecy and to resist censorship of all kinds. More information here: https://firstamendmentcoalition.org.
In its 80 years, FLAX has become an icon of creative inspiration and a Bay Area institution. Staffed by artists, designers, and musicians, the stores are visited regularly by residents and tourists alike. From established professionals and serious students to weekend dabblers and hobbyists, at FLAX you can awaken your inner Picasso with tools, supplies and gifts for every artistic passion and all age levels. We invite you to come in and let your imagination soar. More information here: http://flaxart.com/.
Gentle Hero Films
Gentle Hero’s mission is to help nonprofits educate the public through the use of animation and artistic storytelling across a variety of visual technologies. More information here: http://gentleherostories.org/.
heArt is Oakland is a collaboration in its purest sense. We came together as individuals connected by our community. We believe that art can be transformative. Art can heal, instill pride, invite introspection, inspire dialogue and affect change. It’s pretty magic stuff.
The heART is Oakland exhibition is a show by artists, for artists. We wish to highlight Oakland’s artistic soul and unique vibe, and shift attention to Oakland’s real treasure, it’s creative community.heART is Oakland features Oakland artists in a show of their own, front and center in their own community.The event is a collaboration of FLAX art & design and We the Artists of the Bay Area (WABA). More information here: http://heartisoakland.org/.
Kulturehaus is synthesis of curation, marketing, and implementation. Built on diverse experience in every step of experience creation, KH takes a multi-faceted approach to events, projects, and ideas that turn imagination into reality! More information here: http://www.kulturehaus.com/.
Late Nite Art
LATE NITE ART is a microcosm for what’s possible when we break through our social and creative walls. Our purpose is to bring connection and imagination into the spaces that need it most: businesses, institutions, and communities. More information here: https://www.lateniteart.com.
Living New Deal
The mission of the Living New Deal is three-fold: research, presentation and education. It begins with the historical work of uncovering the immense riches of New Deal public works. That research is then made available to all through digital mapping and a website that serves as a clearinghouse for information on the New Deal. And, finally, the information gained from our work is disseminated as widely as possible through newsletters, social media, written media, interviews, lectures and other public events. More information here: https://livingnewdeal.org.
Monaco Film Festival/Angel Film Awards
The AFA-MIFF mission is to entertain, inform, inspire, encourage and educate. We honour those artists who, through their creative work, actively increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, and strengthen ties between international audiences and the Angel Film Awards.
An inspiring & intimate platform together with other writers, directors and producers in Monte Carlo to create new opportunities, develop tools for success and forge new alliances within the international film and entertainment industry. More information here: https://filmfreeway.com/AngelFilmAwardsMonacoInternationalFilmFestival.
More Than War
More Than War is a nonprofit corporation in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status. Our mission is to discover, support, and encourage creative veterans, as well as introduce their work to new audiences. In doing so, we believe More Than War and its programs will offer a new way for Americans to interact with and understand those who have served. Learn more here: https://www.morethanwar.org.
Music for Global Change
Music is not only an educational tool but a healing tool as well. At Music For Global Change our vision is to promote the practice of giving back by offering inspiration, funds and profits from our music industry to support and bring awareness to social causes all over our planet. We also strive to showcase songwriters who express a passion for humanitarian issues by offering a platform for this purpose so that their music and message can affect social change. More information here: http://www.musicforglobalchange.com/.
Nautilus Studios is a multimedia production facility located in the heart of the Namib desert & features both analog & digital recording studios. Designed and built to accommodate creative minds throughout the media & entertainment industry, the studio aims to provide exceptional customer support by facilitating the endeavours of multimedia production teams, as well as independent producers, engineers & artists. From video & live streaming to mixing & mastering. If you can dream it then we can help bring it to life. www.nautilus-nam.com.
Currently, Paintbrush Diplomacy sponsors a number of local teachers and programs within Hayward Unified School District. Working alongside local teachers and community leaders, Paintbrush Diplomacy advocates for arts integration in K-12 curriculum, as well as the creation of a master plan to make visual and performing arts classes available to all students within the district. For the past couple of years, one of Hayward’s resounding successes has been the Art is Education Saturday Art Workshop series. Over the course of 4 Saturday sessions, more than 100 teachers from various schools across the district came to learn how they can use art in their classrooms. For more information: http://www.paintbrushdiplomacy.org.
Preservation Hall New Orleans
New Orleans’ Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America’s truest art forms – Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture. Picking up the mission where his parents left off, Ben Jaffe began a series of initiatives centered around expanding listenership to the music both at the Hall and on tour.
In addition to rejuvenating the music, Preservation Hall engages with the New Orleans cultural community emphasizing education and social programming. Persevering through the hardships of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, the Preservation Hall team created and supported organizations such as The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program and the New Orleans Musician’s Hurricane Relief Fund (NOMHRF), in addition to partnering with local institutional partners such as The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, and the Make It Right Foundation.
Radio Free Amsterdam
Founded in 2005 and operated as a project of the non-profit John Sinclair Foundation (johnsinclair.us), Radio Free Amsterdam is a grassroots internet radio, with unique music & arts programming contributed by independent broadcast producers from around the world and beamed out over our 24-hour live broadcast stream. Posted as daily broadcast episodes produced by John Sinclair that remain archived on the Radio Free Amsterdam website, managed by executive producer Steven Pratt.
Raindance Film Festival Barcelona
Raindance Barcelona is the Spanish hub of the Raindance Film Festival and training school. We organise networking events for filmmakers, as well as courses, workshops, webinars, conferences. More information here: https://www.raindance.org/barcelona/.
RBA Creative is a design, communications and consulting firm, which provides a comprehensive offering of services for corporate and nonprofit clients. Our creative services include graphic design, along with photography, web development, and media production. Our consulting practice includes work in the areas of the arts, economic and community development.
Built upon strong, cross-sectoral relationships and a deep repository of trust, we have developed specialties in community outreach and engagement for real estate development and municipal projects, program design and development, and managed arts integration. With RBA Creative, our clients are able to forge strong partnerships and reach diverse communities while providing innovative solutions to complex challenges. For more information, visit www.rbacreative.com.
Rocking Causes is a musician-focused, crowdfunding platform that connects Artists and their fans to the charities and causes making a difference in the world. Through our partnership with a popular crowdfunding platform, Rocking Causes develops cross-marketing campaigns from concept to completion for both Artists and charities alike. Artists are able to create a campaign page in support of a cause they’re passionate about. Fans are incentivized to participate and give to the campaign through exclusive experiences, merchandise, VIP tickets, bonus tracks, and more. More information here: http://www.rockingcauses.org/.
King is running to inspire and spark CHANGE. She is running with the intention of affirming the Health and Happiness of every human being on this planet. While running her 1st LA Marathon, March 20th, 2011, Fee realized the true Power of Prayer; as Focused prayer, meditation, determination and the kindness of strangers, helped to propel her across that finish line. Two months after completing this marathon, her mother was diagnosed with Lukuemia.
Who better to run, pray and affirm health and happiness for, but her. Two months after her diagnosis, she passed – August 17th, 2011. King had neither the desire nor the strength to run again, until 2016. Run…PRAY…Heal’s momentum has now been inspired by a 69-year old homeless lady, named Asu Jones.
Fee invited Ms. Jones and her two dogs; one of which is blind and has only 3-legs, to move in with me. Ms. Asu Jones and the thousands of other people who find themselves without shelter on any given night in this Country, are the reason she runs and prays. Learn more here: www.runprayheal.com.
Saint John Coltrane Church
Our mission is to paint the globe with the message of A Love Supreme, and in doing so promote global unity, peace on earth, and knowledge of the one true living God. More information here: http://www.coltranechurch.org/.
San Diego IndieFest
IndieFest celebrates and advocates for outstanding independent music, film, art, business and ideas. We are passionate in our conviction that music and art can uplift, inspire and motivate in ways nothing else can. There is a world of good going on out there that simply doesn’t get the attention nor support it deserves.
We strive to change that. With the collective power of the people, progress happens! IndieFest 8 features a three-day celebration of independent music, film, art, business and thought. It is family friendly and wildly eclectic with a wide array of amazing visual art, activities, film, comedy, dance, delicious food, beer and spirits for our 21+ patrons. And then of course, we have tons of music. More information here: http://sandiegoindiefest.com/.
Serrahna is a women’s fashion boutique in Oakland’s Rockridge district specializing in contemporary and sophisticated fashions sewn from the sensational and richly colorful fabrics of India. Come and be inspired to celebrate the queen in you – via the joy of Serrahna style! We are located in Oakland’s Rockridge district at 5303 College Avenue. More information here: http://www.serrahna.com/.
Since 1947, San Francisco Beautiful, a non-profit 501c3 organization, has been the only organization to advocate for civic beauty, neighborhood character and accessible public art for all in San Francisco. More information here: https://sfbeautiful.org.
The Goal of Soullab is to gather and share soul-building technologies to all who wish to develop themselves fully to be in service to the world.
We train storytellers and story mentors through online webinars, live events, team mentoring, keynotes, one-on-one mentoring and ongoing advising. Our writers-room style workshops create an empowering communal experience that builds deeper, sustainable relationships with your creative teams, while expanding and sustaining your audience. Learn more about Storyteller’s Academy https://tomschlesinger.com/.
Tribe in the Sky
“Bearing Witness, Creating Change.” That’s our shorthand mission. We produce compelling documentary films about solutions to the world’s problems: Everyday people finding ways to overcome oppressive socio-economic barriers. Most known for HOOP DREAMS, we tell transformational stories that transform lives. Though we specialize in stories of the poor, youth, people of color, the dispossessed… each story is issue specific.
We go worldwide to tell the right story. Warrior Films: compelling new movies, award-winning documentaries and short film. We tell transformational stories about warriors of the spirit on journeys of the soul. Our newest film, Veterans Journey Home is no exception.
With more than 22 million US veterans facing a myriad of issues, from combat wounds to depression, PTSD, homelessness, unemployment, suicide, and more, Warrior Films is shining the spotlight on how veterans can use traditional and non-traditional rites of passage to heal from the emotional and psychic scars of war. Help us help them! https://warriorfilms.org/
Way Beyond Sports
Marilyn King is a two-time Olympian in the five event Pentathlon. Her 20-year athletic career includes five national titles and a World Record. An automobile accident in 1979 rendered her unable to train physically for her third Olympic Team. Using only mental training techniques she placed second at the Olympic trials for the 1980 Moscow Games. This extraordinary experience and resulting research led to a 35-year career as an expert in the field of exceptional human performance.
Her work focuses on systemic change in the areas of business, education and peace. Marilyn’s participation in an international, five- year business think tank led to a career conducting programs for senior executives with global responsibilities at Fortune 500 companies.
Her corporate clients include: AT&T, IBM, Ikea, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, Starbucks and Wells Fargo. Marilyn has also presented at over 200 national and international education conferences with academicians and researchers who are designing the schools of the future.
Her most pioneering work, a joint Russian-American venture called “The Peace Team” resulted in two opportunities to speak at the United Nations and an invitation to create a U.N. sub-committee on the role of sport in peacebuilding. Learn more here: http://www.waybeyondsports.com
Winter Williams Presents
Women in Film & Video New England (WIFVNE)
Women in Film & Video New England (WIFVNE) supports female voices within the film, television and media industry. By bringing together industry officials, workers & audiences, WIFVNE promotes positive images of women to the public, and works to empower women working in the industry to achieve their professional potential.
The World As It Could Be
The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program (TWAICB) is an outgrowth of a series of successful initiatives carried out since 2006 to inspire people of all ages to take actions, large and small, that lead to equality, justice and dignity for all.
These initiatives use the creative arts to deepen learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); they give participating youth the voice to teach their peers and adults about the importance of the UDHR principles. http://www.theworldasitcouldbe.org.