Lisa R Chow, ADC President, 602-740-9616 PO Box 64852-4852, Phoenix AZ.

Resources & Links

Dance Resource 

The Arizona Dance Coalition is a resource for dance artists, schools and organizations. ADC can help you create classes, lectures and workshops on various dance-related topics – physical therapy for dancers, benefits of dancing, social dancing through the ages, etc. It can provide business advice on starting a nonprofit, social networking, managing a business, and more. We can also act as your fiscal sponsor provided you have started your nonprofit application process. Contact us with your needs and we will do our best to assist or point you in the right direction from our connections at the local, state, and national level.

If you’d like to add a resource to the list below or have any questions, please contact:gro.noitilaoCecnaDzAnull@anytsyrK.

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Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a unifying association formed in 2004 to advance the common interests of more than 20,000 nonprofits in the Grand Canyon State. We are a statewide organization of, by, and for all of Arizona’s nonprofits.

The name “Alliance” is strategic. More than a mere “coalition” or an “association,” an “alliance” involves collective action for a purpose: “an association to further the common interests of the members.” The Alliance is an action-oriented group of partners across the state – both nonprofits and those in the community who support them – dedicated to furthering the common interests of Arizona’s nonprofits.

The Alliance does this by serving, supporting, protecting, and promoting the nonprofit sector. We:

  • Serve the Arizona Nonprofit sector by providing quality information, training, and networking opportunities;
  • Support the nonprofit sector by offering savings through group-buying discount programs;
  • Protect the nonprofit sector by representing the nonprofit sector at the Arizona Legislature, state agencies that regulate nonprofits, and many other local arenas of decision making across the state; and
  • Promote the nonprofit sector by projecting a collective voice to the public about the sector’s essential contributions and significant challenges in our communities.

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

The Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts acts as the eyes, ears and voice of the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Arizona – at the State Legislature, in local city halls and in conversations with business and community leaders involved in building and supporting quality of life in Arizona. Nonprofit arts organizations represent more than a half billion dollars of economic activity in communities all across Arizona. And they help support a larger creative industries sector that employs more than 50,000 individuals statewide. Arts and culture contribute to local tourism, support job attraction efforts and contribute to excellence in education in our schools.  Get Connected to Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts, visit our Legislative Action Center or review Arts and Public Policy  to learn more about what we’re doing to support arts, culture and arts education in Arizona.


Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA)

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is an agency of the State of Arizona which provides grants, programs, services and leadership in support of arts and arts education programs. In partnership with arts organizations, schools, festivals and individual artists, we endeavor to celebrate Arizona’s diverse communities and rich cultural traditions, inspire creativity, grow local economies and enhance quality of life for all Arizonans.

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO)

The mission of AzDEO is to support and advance dance education centered in the arts. The primary goals of AzDEO include:

  1. Build needed networks for communication, action and services through various communication vehicles including technology.
  2. Provide organization and power to dance educators to advocate for the field of dance education.
  3. Provide services to support the field of dance education.
  4. Provide professional development opportunities to support dance educators and classroom teachers.
  5. Maintain connections and collaborations with the professional dance community.
  6. Represent and advocate for the interests of Arizona dance education through affiliations with other local, state, and national organizations including the Arizona Alliance for Arts Education (AAAE).
  7. To work with the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) in carrying out the national mission of promoting and strengthening dance education, centered in the arts, and as an effective tool for education.

Arizona Department of Education, Arts Education 

     2022 Dance Standards

Arizona State Legislature, 1700 W Washington, Phoenix AZ 85007-2890, 602-926-3559 info desk

District Locator – Find your district/legislators by entering your address

Legislators Member Roster

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, 520-624-0595 / Lumies Arts & Business Awards

Creative Flagstaff / Viola Awards

Phoenix: Office of Arts and Culture / PHX Arts and Culture / @phxarts_culture,  vog.xineohpnull@CA-XHP, 602-262-4637

Scottsdale Arts Council, 480-994-ARTS (2787)



American Dance Festival (ADF)

Today, the ADF remains committed to serving the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers and professionals in dance-related fields. As the needs of the field have changed and grown over the years, the Festival’s programs have been expanded and altered to help accommodate them. Remaining true to the goals of its founding artists, ADF’s programs are developed based on its mission to:

  • encourage and support the creation of new modern dance work by both established and emerging choreographers
  • preserve our modern dance heritage through continued presentation of classic works, as well as through archival efforts
  • build wider national and international audiences for modern dance
  • enhance public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its cultural and historical significance
  • provide a sound scientific/aesthetic base for professional education and training of young dancers and a forum for integrating and disseminating information on dance education.

Americans for the Arts

Since 1960 Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America and is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.

Arts Education Partnership (AEP)

The mission of the Arts Education Partnership is to demonstrate and promote the essential role of the arts in enabling every student to succeed in school, life and work in the diverse and global economies and societies of the 21st century. The primary focus of the Partnership is on the student, in assisting every student to reach high levels of achievement and competence in the arts and in the other subjects and skills essential to their success in school, life and work.

Career Transition for Dancers (CTFD)

Career Transition For Dancers is a nonprofit organization that enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines. We believe in the potential of dancers. We are committed to providing the experience, insight and resources dancers need to define their career possibilities and develop rewarding post-performance careers.

Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)

The Congress on Research in Dance in a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for dance professionals from a broad range of specialties to exchange ideas, resources, and methodologies through publication, international and regional conferences, and workshops. We encourage research in all aspects of dance and related fields and promote the accessibility of research materials.

Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1981 and incorporated in the State of Arizona. The organization is dedicated to research about dance and supports many types of endeavors and activities with the dance field. Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, Inc. programs include research and consultation, performance events, discussions, and book promotions.

Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC)

The Dance Heritage Coalition is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.


Dance/USA the national service organization for professional dance. We believe that dance is essential to a healthy society, demonstrating the infinite possibilities for human expression and potential, and facilitating communication within and across cultures. Dance/USA sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators and organizations. By providing services and national leadership, Dance/USA enhances the infrastructure for dance creation, education and dissemination.

Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. We help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit. By nurturing today’s talented but underrepresented voices, we hope to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.

International Dance Council – CID UNESCO

International Dance Council is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world. CID is recognized by UNESCO, national and local governments, international organizations and institutions. It brings together the most important international, national and local organizations, as well as select individuals active in dance. It is a non-governmental organization founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based. Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in 155 countries.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance is lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (TIME Magazine), “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), and “the dance center of the nation” (The New York Times). “The Pillow” is a treasured 163-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival. Each year thousands of people from across the U.S. and around the globe visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts to experience the Festival with more than 50 dance companies and 200 free performances, talks, and events; train at The School at Jacob’s Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S.; explore the Pillow’s rare and extensive dance Archives; and take part in numerous Community Programs designed to educate and engage dance audiences of all ages.

National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP)

The website of the National Arts Marketing Project, provides information, tools, and practical ideas to design high-quality, cost-effective marketing programs and strengthen arts organizations. Our Advisory Committee provides expert guidance and constantly seeks new resources and information to keep the site relevant and useful. The National Arts Marketing Project also hosts an annual conference, organizes regional training programs, and provides on-site workshops on a range of arts marketing topics. and the National Arts Marketing Project are managed by the Arts & Business Council of Americans for the Arts, and were developed with support from American Express Company.

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

The National Dance Education Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance. NDEO provides the dance artist, educator and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience. NDEO forges alliances with over 150 federal and state agencies and arts and education associations to support quality dance education at local, state, and national levels in the United States and with our friends in international communities.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

New York Performing Arts Spaces (NYPAS)

Space solutions for Music, Dance and Theatre. In 2008 NYC Performing Arts Spaces became a program of Fractured Atlas, a national non-profit service organization serving the infrastructure needs of artists, arts groups, and cultural institutions.

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