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.

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Protecting Your Copyright: Public Art edition

When it comes to public art, what is fair use and what is infringement of your copyright? If your artwork is in the public realm, chances are someone has taken photographs of it and used them for their own purposes. It's a double edged sword as artist's work can go viral on social media and add to their desirability and marketability, but when commerce is involved, it can get tricky.  The Arts Council of Indianpolis has pulled together this quick tipsheet to help artists navigate this space. 

Indy Tool Lending Library (iTooLL)

Indy Tool Lending Library (iTooLL)
This shared tool shed of Audio/ Visual and Event gear has everything you need to host an outdoor block party, screen a movie, or produce a TV show (including Adobe-equipped MacBook Pros). Member-owned and member-driven, buy a membership for $1 per week check-outs and to use their reservations system. See their full inventory and learn more about the project at https://iAMCoop.org/iTooLL

The Lending Library is a project of the Kheprw Institute

 

Create Equity - A Resource Blog for the Entire Arts Community

Create Equity is a research-backed investigation of the most important issues in the arts and what we, collectively and individually, can do about them. Founded in October 2007 by Ian David Moss, Createquity rapidly gained acclaim from readers across the web and has been called “the strongest, most provocative, well-connected arts [blog] that exists today” and “so amazingly good it’s almost in its own category of resource.” Once a one-person shop, Createquity now boasts a full-fledged editorial team and has published work by nearly 50 writers. In summer 2014, anticipating the evolving needs of its readership, Createquity overhauled its editorial structure, priorities, and online presence to place a new emphasis on translating ideas to action to impact. We are committed to helping make the arts ecosystem work better for artists and audiences by making high-value information and analysis about critical issues in our field available to current and emerging decision-makers across the sector.

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This directory is made possible in part by funding from the Willard & Anne Levin Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission.

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