Backstage.com has listed the range of unions and professional organizations for stage and screen actors, musicians, and others in the performing arts.
Any artist applying for a grant, whether it be from a local agency like the Arts Council of Indianapolis or a national private funder will need to include well thought out supplemental materials with your grant submission. What are supplemental materials? These include Work Samples (audio of your band playing or video or you performing live on stage) and Support Materials (critical reviews of your work or letters of support).
Before you submit your next grant application, review this PowerPoint to get tips to best represent yourself and your work.
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art offers a wonderful digital resource for artists, about artists, the Louisiana Channel. This video includes clips from well known and respected musicians and visual artists offering their best advice to emerging artists.
Musical Family Tree is the Indianapolis-based site for all home grown Indiana music - both past and present. The site hosts an archive of hundreds of Indiana bands and their music. The group, a 501c3 non-profit, also helps promote local bands and musicians as well as sponsors events and festivals featuring local music.
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 compiled a wonderful list outlining organzations that offer emergency funding for artists who have experienced a tramatic event or illness that has affected their lives and art careers.
View the list of organizations and funding opportunities at: http://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/emergencyfunds/#EmergencyAll
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.
Americans for the Arts offers a resource page for artists connecting them to:
- professional development
- and more...
4x6 of How to Write a Great Musician's Bio
*Editors tip - this is a great video for all performing and visual artists to learn how to write about themselves in a consise and thoughtful way.