Artist Services

The Arts Council of Indianapolis serves as the city’s chief advocate for artists in our community. Our Artist Services team offers a variety of programs and services to help build the careers of professional artists of all disciplines and all career levels. Programs such as exhibitions and performances at the Indianapolis Artsgarden* and Gallery 924* allow us to share the talents of our artists with our community while offering professional experience and paid opportunities. Our professional development workshops and events offer insight into business and legal matters necessary for artists to manage their art practice at a high level.

REGISTER NOW: Fall Workshop Series

The Arts Council of Indianapolis has been working closely with artists engaged in the Murals for Racial Justice project as well as those activily creating innovative ways to keep creating during the pandemic. We are dedicating this year's professional development workshop series to the specific requests of these artists.

Artists of all disciplines are welcome to attend the sessions as they are free and open to everyone, but you must register to receive the ZOOM link. All sessions will be recorded and added to our Artist Resources Directory where they will be available 24/7. RSVP at the links below to hold your spot and look for more detailed information coming soon.

Emerging Artist Starter Kit
Wednesday, September 16, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    • Writing an Artist Statement and Bio
    • Developing Your Elevator Speech
    • Creating a Solid Online Presence

Protect Yourself and Your Work POSTPONED

Due to unforseen circumstances, we need to postpone this workshop. All registered attendees will be notified with the new date ASAP. Please stay tuned for more information. 

We will divide this workshop into two sections - one for Visual Artists and one for Musicians. New dates coming soon.

Wednesday, October 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    • Copyright and Contract Basics
    • Protecting your Online Images/Work
    • Keeping Records (lessons from the pandemic)

RSVP for Oct. 21st on Eventbrite.

Media Training
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    • How to Prepare for an Interview
    • How to Write a Press Release & What Other Options Exist for Promoting Your Show
    • Learn What Journalists Need from You

RSVP for Nov. 18th on Eventbrite.

Registration closes at 5pm on the day of the event. You must register before 5pm to receive the Zoom link.

Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Our services are intended for artists working in all artistic disciplines and include the online Artist Directory* to help promote artists and their work; the Artist Resources Directory to offer professional tips and guidelines for marketing, healthcare, documentation, sales, legal issues, and much more; the Artist Opportunities E-newsletter to create a level playing field offering information about upcoming grants, commissions, and audition notices to all artists in a timely manner. Our latest program, Artist Industry Nights* networking events, seek to bring together artists of all disciplines to foster the development of stronger networks and collaborative opportunities for all our artists.

All of our programs and services are intended to bolster the professional careers of our central Indiana artists and are offered to all for free.

If you are an artist and have questions about any of our programs or services, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are looking for an artist, please utilize our online Artist Directory where you will be able to search for musicians, painters, poets, and more. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can often assist in your search by offering a short list of qualified artists or by sending out an open call to artists in our weekly Artist Opportunities E-newsletter.

*Due to funding restrictions, these programs and services are intended for use by professional artists living and/or working in Marion or one of the surrounding counties in central Indiana. 

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