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Art Practice: Professional Information

Professional Organizations

The College Art Association (CAA) - The College Art Association of America (CAA) is the principal organization in the United States for professionals in the visual arts, from students to art historians to emeritus faculty. Founded in 1911, it promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.

Women's Caucus for Art - The Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972, is a non-profit organization based in New York City, which supports women artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.

Artists Rights Society - Since 1987, Artists Rights Society has been a resource for artists, their families, foundations, and rights holders, protecting the intellectual property rights interests of over 122,000 visual artists and their estates.

Professional Development, Americans for the Arts - Americans for the Arts provides experienced and emerging local arts professionals with programs, ideas, and tools that lead to stronger arts leaders and arts communities.

National Endowment for the Arts - The National Endowment for the Arts supports exemplary arts projects in communities nationwide through grantmaking, initiatives, partnerships, and events.

Kresge Arts in Detroit - Administered by the College for Creative Studies, Kresge Arts in Detroit represents one aspect of The Kresge Foundation’s investment in the artistic communities of metropolitan Detroit, providing support to artists living and working in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. 

Copyright and Appropriation

The College for Creative Studies Library has put together a comprehensive copyright guide that explains how to protect your intellectual and creative rights, as well as the fair use of art in general. How much appropriation is legal? The Copyright guide can be accessed HERE.

College for Creative Studies website