The Center for Craft - This organization is a nonprofit that focuses on furthering the interdisciplinary field of crafts through programming and grants for makers, curators, and scholars.
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) - This nonprofit organization advances creation, teaching, and learning through clay in the contemporary world via conferences, online resources, and fellowships.
American Craft Council - A national nonprofit, this organization covers a wide range of disciplines and offers awards, a magazine, shows, and more.
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.