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Resources for Emerging Creatives

This page contains a partial list of business and creative resources for students, educators, and other arts professionals.

Surveys and Trends in the Arts
SNAAP/Strategic National Arts Alumni Project snaap.indiana.edu

Professional Organizations
Design
American Institute of Architects aia.org
AIGA/The Professional Association for Design aiga.org
ASID/American Society of Interior Designers asid.org
ASLA/American Society of Landscape Architects asla.org
Directory of Graphic Design Organizations graphic-design-info.com
icograda/International Council of Graphic Design Associations icograda.org
OBD/Organization of Black Designers obd.org
WOW/WebProfessionals.org webprofessionals.org

Photography, Video, and Film
APA/American Photographic Artists apanational.com
ASMP/American Society of Media Photographers asmp.org
ASPP/American Society of Picture Professionals aspp.com
AVP/Association of Video Professionals aovpros.com
DPVA/Digital Video Professionals Association dvpa.com
IFP/Independent Filmmaker Project ifp.org
NPPA/National Press Photographers Association nppa.org
NANPA/North American Nature Photographers Association nanpa.org
PACA/Picture Archive Council of American pacaoffice.org
PPA/Professional Photographers of America ppa.com
SEP/Society of Sport and Event Photographers sepsociety.com
Stockphoto International Index of Professional Photography Organizations stockphoto.net
WWNPA/White House News Photographers Association whnpa.org
WPPI/Wedding and Portrait Photographers International wppionline.com

Teaching and Learning in the Arts
College Art Association collegeart.org
Society for Photographic Education spenational.org

Professional Organizations (Virginia/Regional Organizations and Chapters)
VPPA/Virginia Professional Photographers vppa.org

Career Resources
Entrepreneurship, Business and Marketing
Mary Virginia Swanson/On Making and Marketing Art mvswanson.com
SEA/Self Employment in the Arts selfemploymentinthearts.com

Building a Career in the Arts
AIGA/Making a Living aiga.org/making-a-living
Inside APA/Marketing for Fine Art Photographers searchapa.us
NPPA/Getting Started in Photojournalism nppa.org

Legal Issues and Forms
ASMP/Property and Model Releases asmp.org