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PRO-BONO LEGAL SERVICES

Chicago Bar Foundation

Illinois State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services

Chicago-Kent Patent Hub

Chicago-Kent, Other Legal Resources

UIC Community Legal Clinics

Illinois Pro Bono

Legal Aid Chicago

Legal Council for Health Justice

The American Bar Association’s Division of Legal Services

Illinois Legal Aid Online

UIC Law Community Legal Clinics


BUSINESS START-UP AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ASSISTANCE

Starting Your Business in Illinois Handbook

Illinois Secretary of State Business Services

Illinois Business Publications and Forms

American Nonprofit Academy

Arts Administrators of Color

The Association of Consultants to Nonprofits

The Back Office Cooperative

Building Movement Project

Catch A Fire

Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy

Chicago Booth School of Business

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Community Foundation of East Central Illinois - Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Compass

Executive Service Corps

Forefront

Hands On Suburban Chicago

Jobs in Nonprofits

Latin Policy Forum

North Park University - Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence

SCORE Chicago

Taproot Foundation

University of Illinois Springfield - Non Profit Resource Center


ARTS SERVICES

Chicago Artists Coalition

Arts & Business Council of Chicago

Illinois Arts Alliance

League of Chicago Theaters

The Actors Fund

UIC Health in the Arts Program


GOVERNMENT

Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Secretary of State

State of Illinois

Illinois Attorney General

City of Chicago

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)


LAWS

U.S. Copyright Act

U.S. Trademark Law

Visual Artists’ Rights Act

World Trade Organization (includes GATT/TRIPS)

Illinois Consignment of Art Act

Illinois Right of Publicity Act


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

World Intellectual Property Organization

U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library

American Intellectual Property Law Association

International Trademark Association

Copyright Clearance Center


MUSIC

American Federation of Musicians

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

Guide to Supporting the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Musicians

BMI

SESAC

The Harry Fox Agency

SoundExchange

National Music Publisher’s Association

Chicago Music Commission


VISUAL ARTS

Chicago Gallery News

International Sculpture Center

Portrait Society of America

Sculptors Guild

National Endowment for the Arts


GRAPHIC ARTS / PHOTOGRAPHY

Art World Chicago

Graphic Artists’ Guild

American Institute of Graphic Arts

Professional Photographers of America

Chicago Photography Center

Photography in Public Locations - Chart


FILM / TELEVISION

Directors Guild of America

Screen Actors Guild of America

Writers Guild of America

Variety

Chicago Filmmakers

The Gotham

The Midwest Independent Film Festival

Illinois Production Alliance

Illinois Film Office

Chicago Film Office

Reel Chicago

Mark Litwak’s Entertainment Law Resources


DANCE

See Chicago Dance

The American Dance Guild

The George Balanchine Foundation

The Cecchetti Foundation of America

Dance USA

Dance Chicago

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

Culture Shock Hip Hop Dance Organization

American Tap Dancers Association

Ballet Chicago


THEATER

League of Chicago Theaters

Chicago Dramatists

Dramatists Guild of America

Theater Communications Group

The American Theater Wing — Founder of the Tony Awards

The Broadway League (formerly the League of American Theatres & Producers, Inc.)

Actors’ Equity Association

The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

The Illinois Theatre Association


MUSEUMS / GALLERIES

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Museum of Contemporary Art

The Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago Gallery News

Association of Art Museum Curators

Saatchi Gallery Guide: United States


SCHOOLS

Accredited Schools Online

American Academy of Art

Columbia College Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

University Ballet of Chicago