Doing work is much easier with the right tools and resources. Here are some resources we've gathered over the years. They include Arts Service Organitions (both national and local), headshot resources, coaches, teachers, union information, etc.
NATIONAL ARTS SERVICE ORGS:
The Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations.
National Arts Strategies
Executive education for arts and culture organizations.
The Pricing Institute
This resource draws together thinking on the subject of pricing for organizations with admissions, with contributions from a range of individuals who have been developing thinking and practice around the subject for many years.
WomenArts is a worldwide community of artists and allies that works for empowerment, opportunity, and visibility for women artists. We provide a variety of free online networking, fundraising and advocacy services, and we organize Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN Day), an annual international holiday celebrating women's creativity in all its forms. We believe in the power of women artists to create, connect, and change the world.
International Federation of Actors
The International Federation of Actors (FIA) is a global federation of performers’ trade unions, guilds and professional associations. Founded in 1952, it represents several hundreds of thousands of performers with some 90 member organisations in more than 60 countries around the world. FIA’s main purpose is to voice the professional interests of actors (in film, television, radio, digital media, theatre and live performance), broadcast professionals, dancers, singers, variety and circus artists and others.
GREATER BOSTON SERVICE ORGS:
Celebrates culture and the arts and uses these resources as valuable assets to foster the physical, economic and social revitalization of Roxbury.
A Massachusetts-based artist-driven not-for-profit that fosters conditions in which people in the arts can thrive, impact their communities and stimulate the creative economy.
Promotes the arts in Greater Boston through marketing and audience development initiatives.
The Art Connection
A nonprofit organization that expands public access to visual art through a unique art donation and placement program.
The Boston Black Theatre Collective
The Boston Black Theatre Collective aims to provide support and awareness for the black theater community in Boston.
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
Promotes the mutuality of arts and business partnerships, strengthening both sectors through advocacy, and programs that serve the full diversity of individuals, organizations and communities. RESOURCES INCLUDE: Business on Board, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, SpaceFinderMass.org
Live/Work and Work-Only Studio Space for Boston Artists
Artists Under The Dome/MALC
The overall goal is to empower our community, support our artists leaders, and to mentor new artists leaders. We want to ensure that artists are at the policy making table.
Blue Pumpkin Productions
Pursues entertainment-related projects for stage, film, audio-recording and other media. They also provide consulting services in theater and film, and in audience development/public relations.
Boston Association of Cabaret Artists
Promotes public awareness of cabaret and provides advocacy and support to cabaret artists and audiences in the greater Boston area.
Boston Dance Alliance
A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting dance in the Greater Boston area.
Boston Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events
Boston Mayor's office supporting arts and culture.
Boston Public Schools
Includes Boston Public Schools' Arts Education Policy, course descriptions and scholarship information.
Boston Singers Resource
Singing resource for the New England community at large and an information service for regional Classical Singers, Directors, Accompanists, Composers, and Managers of all levels.
Color of Film Collaborative
Supports media makers of color and others who have an interest in creating and developing new and diverse images of people of color in film, video and performing arts.
Consortium of Boston-Area Children's Theatres
Provides a network for Boston-area children's theaters to enhance access to resources and audiences, to share ideas and build upon and enure one another's success, and to broaden the rewarding, long-lasting effects of children's theater on both the public & the participants.
Cultural Access New England
Champions the belief that the arts must be accessible to all regardless of physical or cognitive abilities or financial means. CA-NE works in partnership with community members to provide cultural institutions with access technical support, access information and referral, and outreach initiatives linking human services and arts organizations.
Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres
To encourage and promote Community Theater in Eastern Massachusetts through educational programming, supportive services, and the recognition of excellence.
The Fenway Alliance
A consortium of academic, cultural, and arts organizations working collaboratively to enhance the cultural, environmental, and economic vitality of the Fenway area.
Massachusetts Advocates for Arts Sciences and Humanities
A broad-based, statewide organization that serves as a unified voice for the cultural community of Massachusetts. MAASH identifies significant issues of importance to the industry and works to influence legislation and public opinion.
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. RESOURCES INCLUDE: Adams Grants, Cultural Facilities Fund, Local Cultural Councils, Advocacy Resources
Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild
The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. exists for the charitable and educational purpose of promoting and strengthening excellence, access, and education in the theatrical arts for middle and secondary school students and teachers.
Massachusetts Film Office
Promotes Massachusetts as an ideal destination for filming, thereby strengthening and leveraging the overall economic infrastructure of the Commonwealth. RESOURCES INCLUDE: Location Finder, Green Production Best Practices, Local Town Connections
Massachusetts Production Coalition
The Massachusetts Production Coalition works to promote the welfare of the business community and the economic vitality of the Commonwealth by building a sustainable production industry.
MASSCreative works with creative leaders, working artists, arts educators and arts and cultural supporters to empower creative organizations and the public with a powerful voice to advocate for the resources and attention necessary to build vibrant, connected, and creative communities.
Noir Network Boston
Where New England black and diaspora artists, artisans and administrators in theater and the arts educate, cultivate, support, advance, and connect.
Non Profit Center
Members of the NonProfit Center of Boston believe that by working together much more can be achieved with and for the center’s nonprofit member organizations, the larger nonprofit community, and for the residents of Greater Boston and beyond. The environmentally sustainable NonProfit Center fosters a physical and philosophical environment that nurtures and supports our community of organizations.
New England Museum Association
Serving museums of all sizes and the people who work for and with them.
Small Theatre Alliance Boston
The Small Theatre Alliance of Boston is an organization dedicated to fostering the growth of small theaters and emerging artists in the Boston theater community.
Theatre Arts Marketing Alliance
An alliance of marketing personnel representing over 30 of Greater Boston's professional theater companies. A program of StageSource.
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of MA
Established to meet the legal needs of the state's artistic community. provides a Legal Referral Program, seminars and workshops to artists and arts organizations from all creative disciplines including, among others, visual arts, music, literary arts, performing arts, and film and video.
VSA arts of MA
Serves individuals with disabilities by creating opportunities for participation in the arts and integration into the cultural and educational mainstream of our communities.
Coaches & Teachers:
Celia Slattery- Voice and Performance Studio
Dossy Peabody- The Actor's Acting Coach
Lori A. Frankian- Business Consultant for Actors
Nancy Cetlin- Peak Performance Coach
Paula Plum- Individualized Coaching
Amanda Good Hennessey- Coaching and Classes
Teresa Winner Blume-Private Voice Lessons
Jean Danton- Voice Lessons & Monologue Coaching
Lau Lapides - Boutique-Coaching vocal studio (voice-over, etc).
Nile Scott Shots
Gretje Ferguson Photography
Lynne Wayne Photography
Meg Taintor Photography
Michael Naimo Photographer
Kate Joyce Photography
O'Callaghan Studios Photography
Ariel Mandeville Photography
David Costa Photography
Paul's Portrait Arts
Teddy's Shoes-Dance shoe specialist
AEA Actors Equity Association– stage actors and stage managers union
SAG Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA American Fedration of Radio and Television Artists– film/TV actors union
USA United Scenic Artists– designers and artists union for the entertainment industry
IATSE-The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada
SDC– Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers