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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 art: music, sculpture, theatre, dance and more! In this searchable directory we pull together professional development resources that will build your entrepreneurial skills and help you develop your art business.

If you are looking for upcoming workshops and resources, check out our Artist Opportunities listing.


Recording Studios in Indianapolis

Having a high quality recording of your music is critical to getting grants and gigs! Whether you have several albums under your belt or are an emerging musician ready to make a demo, you'll find the list of Indianapolis - based recording studios a great resource for your next project.

Nearly every studio has a musical style they do best so it is imperative that the musician do their homework to find the studio that is best suited to them and their work.  

The Pop Machine Recording Studios

Aire Born Group | Recording Studios Greater Indianapolis

Music Garage

The Lodge Recording Studios

Azmyth Recording Studios

Alliance for Artist Residencies

The Alliance for Artist Residencies is a national organization serving artists and the various artist residency programs around the country. This site is a valuable resource to learn about different opportunities for residencies, but also offers a wide variety of "Tips" for artists who are wanting to learn more about how residences work, how to find the right one for you, how to apply and get them funded!

Career Transitions for Dancers

Career Transitions for Dancers is an organization with offices in New York and Los Angeles, but they serve professional dancers all across the United States. They exisit to help dancers transition into new careers beyond the stage. They offer training, professional development, multiple online resources including a large video library of workshops and panel discussions as well as scholarships and grants. 

Whether dancers want to transition into teaching or starting their own business, Career Transitions offers resources to help navigate these new waters.

Panel disucssions such as this one on creative career options are available on their site under Resources at 

Packing and Storing 3D Artwork


Indianapolis-based artist Bonnie Stahlecker is a book artist who also larger sculptural wall pieces using some of the same delicate materials used to make her artist books. Over the years, she has developed a solid system of building custom boxes to protect her artwork. Here she shares a few of her best practices with us.

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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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