Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for 30 years

Links for Artists

This page has links and resources for arts organizations, "all artist discplines," and then specfic resources for each.


Local Media List

(Updated Feb. 2022. If you see any mistakes or updates, please let us know.

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For Arts Organizations and Artists

New York State Council on the Arts Through our core grantmaking activity, NYSCA awarded $43.8M in FY2020 to 2,500 organizations statewide through direct grants and regrants in our 15 programs; the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. NYSCA funding supports the visual, literary, media and performing arts and includes dedicated support for arts education and underserved communities. NYSCA further advances New York's creative culture by hosting convenings with leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources.

New York Foundation on the Arts & NYFA Source  provides fiscal sponsorship, professional development, grants, and online resources for individual artists. 

Candid and Candid Learning Information about nonprofits, grants, funding and data. Learn at

Tompkins County Tourism Grants
The Tompkins County Tourism Program offers a variety of grant programs. All tourism grants are funded from the Hotel Room Occupancy Tax. The Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) advises the Tompkins County Legislature on all tourism grant programs and awards.

Tompkins Festivals
The Tompkins Festivals program assists tourism generating events in Tompkins County (NY) by providing free equipment rentals, technical assistance, and access to common information

Tompkins County Grants Development Center
The Center offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the grantseeking needs of County departments and programming affiliates. This unique central resource includes information on Federal and State funding as well as grant opportunities from local and private foundations.

Human Services Coalition
Check out their workshop series and consulting services (i.e. help with board and staff relations) at
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New York Council of Non Profits (NYCON)
NYCON and its affiliates provide many services designed to meet the diverse needs of nonprofits throughout New York State and beyond. They have innovative programs and resources in almost every area of nonprofit operations and governance, helping nonprofits achieve sustainability and growth.

World’s largest source of information on not for profit organizations.
a free knowledge base and virtual community center for the volunteer leadership and professional staff of nonprofit organizations.

Grant writing support

Other Grant Websites (federal)
Association of Fundraising Professionals

Copyright Law

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

NY Sales Tax information


Visual Artists


Great Books
"The Artist's Guide", How to Make a Living Doing What you Love", by Jackie Battenfield

"Art/work, Everything You Need to Know (And Do) As Your Pursue Your Art Career" by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber

Artist Statement and Bio Advice
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Craft Shows Resources



Community of Literary and Magazine Presses

Poets & Writers - The primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers.

The New York State Literary Web Site

The Arts Council of Finger Lakes provides information on resources to present work.

Inkitt Writing Competition Directory​



Contests and competitions

International Centre for Women Playwrights



Dance Theatre Workshop

The Field

New Music Box - E-zine

Meet the Composer

Artist Farm

American Composers Forum

American Music Center

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Actors Fund



Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center

International Documentary Association

Rooftop Films

Women Make Movies

New York Media Arts Map

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