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.

See below for what's new or search for specific topics to the right! 

Creative Commons License

A Creative Commons license allows you to protect your work, but at the same time share it and allow others to use it in specific ways you deem appropriate. Of course artists are always wise to register for a federal copyright on fixed works, but in the internet age, there are options for certain work that allow for more sharing and collaboration.

 

Public Art 101: General Resources List

Are you a studio artist who is interested in making the leap to public art? If so, don't make the jump without conducting some basic background research first. The Arts Council's Director of Public Art, Julia Muney Moore, offers her best go-to resources (both on-line and in print) for general public art information.

Public Art: Artist Registries

Participating in Public Art Registries are a critical part of obtaining commissions, especially in cities with Percent for Art Programs. The Arts Council's Director of Public Art, Julia Muney Moore, has outlined some of the best and "must do" registries around the country. 

Americans for the Arts Diversity Statement

Americans for the Arts works on the national level to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

Americans for the Arts encourages all arts organizations to adopt a Diversity Statement that fits their organization's mission. See below for the full AFTA statement.

National Writers Union

The National Writers Union represents all types of writers working in print, electronic, and multimedia formats including novelists, playwrights, poets, and screenwriters. 

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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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