Resources and Links
- Americans for the Arts — An organization aimed to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
- Arts for LA — Organization that aims to foster a healthy environment in which arts and culture may thrive and be accessible to all in Los Angeles County. (Check out their Advocacy Toolkit.)
- Californians for the Arts — An organization seeking to increase public awareness of the importance of the arts; to ensure that the arts are an ongoing part of the public dialogue; and to encourage Californians to care about the arts as a critical component of their own lives and the lives of their communities.
- Actors Access — A free digital communications network and casting system used by professional casting directors and talent reps.
- Backstage — Audition listings for theatre, film, television, commercials, and voiceover roles.
- LA Casting — Digital casting network for entertainment professionals, including tools for communication, scheduling, media management, marketing, career development, and talent scouting.
- The Hollywood Fringe Festival — An annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community, held during the month of June.
- ExperienceLA.com — Cultural events calendar for Greater LA.
- onStage.LA — Discount tickets and comprehensive calendar specifically for LA theatre productions
- California Lawyers for the Arts — Aims to empower the creative community by providing education, representation, and dispute resolution.
- D’Alessio Law Group – D’Alessio Law Group practices exclusively in the area of US immigration law, offering a particular level of expertise to clients, particularly expats, who seek to immigrate to the United States to invest and or work in the entertainment industry.
- Schweickert & Company — General insurance brokerage firm insuring all types of clients, specializing as a program manager for the arts and entertainment community, including nonprofit theatres and orchestras.
- The Actors Fund-Artist Health Insurance Resource Center — Working from our offices in New York and Los Angeles, our experienced staff provides health insurance counseling nationwide. Our multi-faceted services include, consultations in person-by phone and via email, weekly seminars on Affordable Care Act plans, Medicaid & Medicare, enrollment assistance in New York City and Los Angeles from certified application counselors, information and practical tips from our online educational materials & an extensive database of nationwide health care and insurance resources, community outreach through participation in health fairs, arts conferences & other local events, and advocacy for legislative changes that will make insurance more user-friendly and affordable.
- The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund — Conducts charitable and educational activities that advance the progress of arts. They promote the right to freedom of speech, particularly with respect to stage productions, and educate the public and the legal community about the protections afforded under the Copyright Act of 1976, the interactions between such protections and the First Amendment protection of free speech, the artistic and lawful importance of a robust public domain, and the public benefits that arise from such protections.
- Arts for LA Job Board — Employment opportunities for artists and arts administrators.
- LA2050 Jobs Listing — A variety of employment opportunities (not just for artists).
- LA County Arts Commission Internship Program — An annual summer paid internship program for undergraduate students.
- LA County Arts Commission Jobs Resource List — A collection of links for various employment resources.
- The Nonprofit Network – A variety of nationwide nonprofit employment opportunities (not just for artists).
- Yahoo Groups Alternatives – Since Yahoo Groups, and therefore LA Culture Net, have closed, check out these alternatives.
- CA Arts Council – Arts-related job opportunities throughout California.
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- United American Costume
- Western Costume
- World Hats
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CLEANING & REPAIR
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SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, RESOURCE SHARING & EXPENDABLES
- 4Wall Entertainment
- Alliance Rental Solutions
- Beethoven Foundation
- Facebook Networks
- Green Set, Inc.
- Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
- Hollywood Expendables
- Independent Studio Services
- LA Shares
- Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse
- Quality Equipment Rentals
- Ready Set Recycle
- Recycled Movie Sets
- The ReUse People
- Tandy Leathe
- LA STAGE Alliance Artist Membership – A monthly membership that provides professional development resources, networking events, and workshops created and curated for LA Theatre Professionals of all levels.
- The Actors Fund — A nonprofit dedicated to serving all professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, and dance through programs that address their unique and essential needs. Programs range from artist housing to healthcare workshops and financial assistance.
- Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) — A nonprofit organization that promotes knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field.
- Directors Lab West — An annual, week-long intensive training for LA’s professional directors and choreographers
- Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles (EAL/LA) — A network of arts professionals whose purpose is to grow and support the next generation of creative leaders in the Greater Los Angeles area.
- LA County Arts Professional Development Program — Various programs that provide professional development opportunities for arts administrators and artists.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness — Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance of their Direct Loans after they have made 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employed full time by certain public service employers.
- Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) — The theatrical labor union that represents more than 50,000 actors and stage managers in the United States.
- The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP) — A service and support organization dedicated to protecting the rights and addressing the professional needs of the Los Angeles playwriting community.
- The Dance Resource Center (DRC) — A service organization that provides the dance community access to information, resources and services; and promotes the visibility and viability of Greater Los Angeles dance on local, state and national levels.
- Dramatists Guild of America — The professional association of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.
- LA Female Playwrights Initiative (LA FPI) — An LA-based movement working to ensure that women playwrights are fairly represented on local stages, and beyond.
- Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) — Organization of support and advocacy for dramaturgs and literary managers in the U.S. and Canada.
- Playwrights Union — A network of LA theatre artists writing for stage, tv, and film.
- SAG-AFTRA — The union that represents more than 165,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals.
- Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) — The theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional stage directors and choreographers throughout the United States.
- Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles – Intimate (TPL-LA/I) — A trade association comprised of theatrical producers working within the Greater Los Angeles area.
- United Scenic Artists (USA) — A labor union and professional association of designers, artists and craftspeople, organized to protect craft standards, working conditions, and wages for the entertainment and decorative arts industries.