Welcome to the Arts Council ARTIST RESOURCES DIRECTORY

As artists, you are creative and talented in many ways, but the business of art can be quite a challenge for many who have focused their careers and studies on music, sculpture, or dance! In this searchable directory we pull together professional development resources that will build your entrepreneurial skills and help you develop your art business.

Special thanks to our advisors: Lou Harry* - theatre; Richard Griffin - music technology; Teresa Sabatine - Film; Barbara Shoup* - literature; Roberta Wong* - dance.

*Creative Renewal Arts Fellows

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No Film School

Monday, August 24 2015. Posted in Film

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.

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.

Art Licensing Tips

Wednesday, August 19 2015. Posted in Business Tools and Resources, Visual Arts

Tara Reed is an art licensing expert and shares invaluable information on her website and blog ArtLicensinginfo.com and  artlicensingblog.com.

If you are new to licensing art and are curious if you should give it a try, read Tara's "5 Realities of Art Licensing" blog post. Learn what type of art works best for licensing and the time committment necessary. If you are still interested, visit Tara's site to really investigate what it takes to license your work. 

This information was originally found on artbizblog.com 

Tips for Getting Press Coverage

Wednesday, August 19 2015. Posted in PR/Marketing

Although this article presumes you have a marketing machine behind you, which most artists don't, it still offers very valuable tips to make sure you are giving yourself the best chance to get press coverage. Some of these may seem like no-brianers, but these are words to live by when responding to a journalist.

  • Respond quickly
  • Be concise and keep it simple
  • Give them exactly what they ask for
  • Don't make it harder than it has to be (e.g. Don't ask unnecessary questions)
  • read the full article here....

This article was originally posted by Fractured Atlas and written by Ciara Pressler.

 

Resources for Women Artists

Wednesday, August 19 2015.

WomenArts works to empower an international community of women artists and allies by sharing news about inspiring arts projects and opportunities, and by facilitating the annual world-wide Support Women Artists Now(SWAN) celebrations in March and April.

The site offers a community of artists and resources including:

  • Funding
  • Employent in the Arts
  • Advocacy
  • Social Justice 
  • and 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.