Backstage.com has listed the range of unions and professional organizations for stage and screen actors, musicians, and others in the performing arts.
Stage 32 has been called the LinkedIN meets Lynda for film, television, and theatre creatives. The vast site offers job listings, individual profiles, and networking opportunities. The most helpful to us was the Blog which included five years of archived articles and resources that are easy to search!
The Sundance Institute offers #ArtistServices including workshops, labs, and blog entries like this one by Diane Bell who shares her experiences once her film was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival.
The following list has been compiled of organizations who support filmmakers. Please go to each site to find specific information for that organizaiton. If we left some out, please let us know and we'll add them.
In no particular order:
No Film School is the leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required.
This is a great community where filmmakers can share their lastest work on their profile page and ask questions of other filmmakers on the site. Watch the video below to get a sense of what the group offers.
Fractured Atlas is an artist service organization whose mission is to serve and advocate for artists of all disciplines. The group offers many services for professional artists, but their programs involve:
- Fundraising - fiscal sponsorship program
- Insurance - for people, art, and events
- Space - finding space for creative events
- Web software - free web module to track patrons and ticket sales
The group also has an artist resource site with lots of great info called Fractured U.
Lynda.com is a business resource website by LinkedIN. The site offers memberships for as little as $19.00 per month that will give you access to thousands of video tutorials on a vast aray of business and entrepreneurship topics including some specific to arts related fields such as:
- Video production
- Design (modeling and prototypes)
- Music Business
- Copyright and other legal matters
- Web design
ACI TIP: The resources for musicians are especially plentiful. Non-musicians could sign up for the free trail to see if there are enough business-related resources to make it valuable to them.
Women Arts has created a listing of organizations offering funding to artists in many different categories including by region, by discipline and specifically for women artists.