About this Collection
The Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive contains websites and select social media to document professional networks in the performing arts over time. The collection items are those of professional, labor, and advocacy organizations at regional, national, and international levels. The websites in this collection represent the range of fields within the performing arts, including performance, publishing, scholarship, technology, education, advocacy, and labor organizing.
Professional organizations particularly prominent in this web archive are those of instrumental and vocal performance organizations, associations for performing arts educators, and trade guilds for instrument technicians and music publishers. Other organizations with strong representation in this collection serve performing arts librarians, archivists, and historians. The unions and advocacy groups represent interests of musicians, actors, dancers, choreographers, designers, playwrights, composers, songwriters, librettists, and theater production staff.
The breadth of this web archive is an opportunity for users to discover the interrelated nature of professional performing arts organizations, such as common missions, leadership, geographical areas served, collaborative projects, outreach initiatives, and hierarchical affiliations. The variety of organizations in this collection also invites research and appreciation of other disciplines, such as education, technology, journalism, and labor.
Collection Period: November 2019 to present (this is an ongoing archive).
Frequency of Collection: The majority of sites in the collection were targeted for capture quarterly or yearly with fewer targeted for capture monthly or weekly.
Languages: Collection material in English, with French, German, Dutch, Flemish, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew, Persian, Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan, Ukrainian, Iranian languages, and Norwegian.
Acquisition Information: Sites have been added incrementally since the project began and will continue to be added as they are identified.