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Category: Technical Assistance

Grant Writing Tips: Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists

Sunday, October 25 2015. Posted in Arts Council Resources, Dance, Music, Theatre, Grants and Funding, Technical Assistance

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.

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Business Software for Artists from Artful.ly

Wednesday, August 19 2015. Posted in Arts Organizations, Business Tools and Resources, Technical Assistance

Artful.ly is an intuitive software program that allows artists or arts organizations to sell tickets, take donations, and track donors and patrons on their own site. It works with Mail Chimp and your own website to allow artists and arts organizations to connect with and manage their relationships with their patrons and fans in a more organized way. The best news is, it's made possible through Fractured Atlas and is FREE!

ACI TIP: Seems to be an awesome tool for bands or small performing arts companies, but other artists should check it out to see if it might be useful for them too. 

Watch this video to learn more.

Fractured Atlas - Resources for Artists

Wednesday, August 19 2015. Posted in Dance, Film, Literary Arts, Music, Public Art, Theatre, Visual Arts, Grants and Funding, Technical Assistance

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.

Business & Entrepreneur Resources at Lynda.com

Wednesday, August 19 2015. Posted in Arts Organizations, Film, General Resources, Music, Professional Development, Technical Assistance

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)
  • Photography
  • Marketing
  • Music Business
  • Copyright and other legal matters
  • Technology
  • 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.