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  • National Sculpture Society The National Sculpture Society is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States. It is master sculptors and architects like Daniel Chester French, Augustus St. Gaudens, Richard Morris Hunt, and Stanford White, who founded the NSS in 1893 and have comprised its active membership since. Current members continue to contribute to the great public sculpture in this nation, as well as being represented in museum, corporate, and private collections around the world.  Contact: or (212) 764-5645 in New York.

  • International Sculpture Center  The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the advancement of contemporary sculpture and to the professional development of sculptors. Through its activities, the ISC strives to educate the public about contemporary sculpture by promoting developments in three-dimensional art worldwide. Established in 1960, the ISC is the only international visual arts organization offering a wide range of programs and services to sculptors, arts professionals, and others with an interest in sculpture. To this end the ISC seeks to enlist as members all sculptors as well as those interested in sculpture.

  • The Sculpture Center, New York The Sculpture Center is the only non-profit organization in New York City devoted entirely to the teaching and exhibition of sculpture. Located in a former carriage house that is owned by the Center, it consists of a ground floor gallery and three floors of school and studio space. The Sculpture Center School offers courses in stone and wood carving, clay modeling, bronze casting and mold making, welding, mixed media, and 3D computer visualization. It has a capacity of approximately 200 students, and its faculty are all working and exhibiting artists. The school has an open admissions policy, with registration for classes by the month rather than by the semester.

  • The Sculpture Center, Cleveland Ohio  The Sculpture Center is a non-profit organization "fostering the careers of emerging sculptors and promoting the preservation of outdoor sculpture." We maintain the Ohio Large Sculptures Inventory, are involved in restoration projects, have a gallery and hold workshops and lectures for sculptors.

  • Save Large Sculptures (SOS) is a private/public initiative to document all monuments and outdoor sculpture in the United States and to help communities and local groups of all ages and interests preserve their sculptural legacy for the next century.  Save Large Sculptures! is a catalyst to save our sculptural heritage. In Phase I, 7,000 volunteers reported 30,000 publicly accessible outdoor sculptures to the Smithsonian Institution's Art Inventories database. Of that total, 45 percent were determined to be in critical need of attention, nine percent requiring urgent treatment to survive.  Contact: 202-634-1422 in Washington DC USA.

  • Sculptors Forum !! An ongoing informal series of presentations and discussions among sculptors, The Sculptors Forum is an opportunity to put heads together and exchange opinions, resources and contacts among artists working in three dimensional mediums. Also featuring: - resources - gathering schedule - on-line discussions. On-line Sculptors' Conference

  • Sculptors Guild, a nonprofit organization of professional artists, was founded in 1937 to provide free exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.  Its members, chosen on the basis of excellence, work in a variety of aesthetic perspectives techniques, and materials.  Membership is by invitation. Once a years, the Admission Committee reviews applications of sculptors interested in joining the Guild.  Application deadline is March 1.  Contact: or 212-431-5669 in New York, New York USA.

  • Alliance of Artists' Communities Artists' communities are professionally run organizations that provide time, space, and support for artists' creative research and risk-taking in environments rich in stimulation and fellowship. Whether they are located in pastoral settings or in the middle of urban warehouse districts, artists communities have been founded on the principle that through the arts, culture flourishes and society's dreams are realized.