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.


Looking for upcoming Workshops and Professional Development opportunities? Visit the Arts Council's Artist Opportunities listings - updated daily. 

 

IDADA Ethics and Best Practices Committee Research

The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) Ethics and Fair Practices Committee (now defunct) created helpful guidelines for artists covering topics such as Sales and Compensation, the Artist/Gallery Relationship, Donating to Charity Auctions, and much more. The selctions can still be seen on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/IDADAIndy/notes/

Using Copyrighted Music in Your Video

Ron Dawson is a filmmaker and photographer. He has created Dare Dreamer Magazine, a blog about the art and business side of filmmaking and photography. The in-depth blog contains how to videos and thoughtful blog entries about various topics related to the commercial film and photography industry. One blog entry that covers the topic of how to legally use copyrighted music in your video production could be most helpful for our artist viewers.

See the full blog entry here.

American Dance Therapy Association

American Dance Therapy Association

http://adta.org

'The purpose of the ADTA is to establish, maintain, and support the highest standards of professional identity and competence among dance/movement therapists by promoting education, training, practice, and research. The Association provides avenues of communication among dance/movement therapists and those working in related fields, and increases public awareness of dance/movement therapy.

Dance USA

Dance/USA sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators, and organizations. By providing national leadership and services, Dance/USA enhances the infrastructure for dance creation and distribution, education, and dissemination of information.

The www.danceusa.org site lists many resources for funding, jobs, auditions, internships and more!

 

National Dance Education Organization

The National Dance Education Organization provides the dance artist, educator, and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.

NDEO offers the following resources at www.ndeo.org  

  • Conferences and workshops
  • National Honor Society
  • Professional networking
  • Online community
  • Job & internship opportunities
  • Groundbreaking research
  • Informative publications
  • Curriculum and standards
  • Strong advocacy
  • Informed Leadership

 

Rocket Jump Film School

Rocket Jump Film School is a new venture created by the folks at Rocket Jump to share high quality, useful, and entertaining video tutorials on all aspects of filmmaking including directing, cinematography, editing & post, special effects, and more! Look for a well organized video series on specific topics as well as panel discussions for more in depth focus.

Get started by watching their Introduction Video below: 

 

 

 

National Council on Nonprofits

The National Council on Nonprofits is a valuable resource for small and large non-profit arts groups alike. Their site gathers research and tools necessary for the day to day management of an arts organization. Their resources cover topics such as How to Start a Nonprofit, Ethics and Accountability, Financial Management, Employment and HR, Fundraising, Newsletters, and more.

 

 

Visit www.councilofnonprofits.org 

TechSoup.org

TechSoup.org is a non-profit organization that helps other non-profits and libraries by offering software, hardware, and many technology related items at a discounted non-profit rate. Small non-profit arts organizations may join Techsoup and receive discounts on the technology they need to run their organization on a day to day basis.

The techsoup.org site also offers technical assistance, research, how-to videos, and more!

Visit www.techsoup.org to learn more.

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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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