Arts and Culture
For over 30 years, NFF has been helping arts and cultural organizations solve their financial challenges and plan for a more vibrant, healthy future. We have worked with more than 1,300 arts organizations across the country, from small neighborhood-based community centers to large performing arts organizations and museums.
What We Do
Our team of arts experts assist organizations facing a range of artistic and business opportunities, from change, to growth, to collaboration, customizing our approach to individual circumstances and organizational sizes. For nonprofits, we provide sector-specific financial consulting services and access to capital, both loans and grants. NFF also provides funder services to support effective grantmaking in the arts. We advocate for improved funding and financing practices and better dialogue between arts organizations and their supporters.
We work with foundations and nonprofits to delve into specific financial issues relevant to a cohort of organizations. In addition to testing innovative shared approaches and examining sector trends, we focus on each nonprofit's unique financial situation.
NEW! 2015 ARTS SURVEY RESULTS
(Summary and Full Results)
This year we heard from over 900 arts, culture, and humanities organizations from across the country. Explore the national arts dataset yourself and learn more about the health, vitality, and unique challenges organizations are currently facing.
Blogs dedicated to arts and culture
NFF's Social Currency Blog
NFF's Money & Mission on The Chronicle of Philanthropy
NFF has worked with more than 1,300 arts and culture organizations, from grassroots art studios to large renowned theaters, partnering with funders with varying grantmaking budgets, interests, and needs. Our understanding of the sector is bolstered by this breadth and depth in service. Check out our client features for On the Boards, ArtsQuest, and Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.