PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted by College of the Canyons, provides individualized consulting, free counseling, workshops, training and tips to new and growing businesses and entrepreneurs.
Santa Clarita Artists Association provides workshop training to support working artists in all artistic disciplines.
Emerging Arts Leaders/LA is a network of arts advocates formed to support and cultivate the next generation of creative leaders in Los Angeles County by providing them with opportunities to expand their peer network, share resources, and improve their job-related skills through professional development.
LA Culture Net listserv circulates grant, employment and workshop opportunities in the arts.
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) offers Arts Tune Ups. Tune-Ups are an informal round-robin process in which participants visit five expert discussions and topic presentations. The LACAC partners with a local municipality or institution to present the Tune-Up in a municipal or institutional venue.
Center For Cultural Innovation (CCI) provides entrepreneurial training for individual artists working in all disciplines, in order to enhance their business knowledge and career prospects as working artists. CCI’s signature training program, the Business of Art, has been presented to artists in Los Angeles and throughout California since 2002.
California Arts Council provides grants, a job board, artist calls and internship information, as well as extensive information on the arts in communities throughout California.
California Lawyers for the Arts empowers the creative community by providing education, representation, dispute resolution, publications and a resource library to artists of all disciplines as well as arts organizations.
Getting Your Sh*t Together provides resources, technology and solutions created by artists for artists. Programs support arts professionals, educational institutions and arts organizations with an integrated program of software, services and information in order to keep artists working.
Affordable Colleges Online provides students with a guide to online art schools. In addition, it provides college affordability tips and career outlook for professionals with art degrees.
The Best College offers a guide to online associate degrees in art & art history with a helpful comparison of online art degrees across the country. It also includes tips on working in the field of art.
A recently updated Library Science Education Guides include lists of scholarships, comprehensive degree program data, licensing and certification info by state, and career profiles for the industry. The website includes helpful information for current and prospective college students looking for guidance on training and educational opportunities in Library Science.
Arts for LA provides resources to inform, educate and inspire communities about local legislative issues. The Arts Council for Long Beach is proud to partner with on a number of Arts Advocacy initiatives.
California Arts Advocates (CAA) provides advocacy services for California’s arts community and professional advocacy for all arts stakeholders in California.
California Alliance for Arts Education promotes, supports and advocates for visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools.
Americans for the Arts provides insight and research on arts advocacy issues affecting the nation.