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. 

 

Marketing 101 For Performers

Performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch writes useful, thoughtful advice for performers looking to develop their brands and businesses. This classic article from Dave's blog is chock full of things performers can be doing RIGHT NOW to get ready for the eventual return to gigging, performing or selling their services.

11 Facebook Live Tips for Artists

Artists in all media are turning to live video platforms to continue connecting with their audiences in order to maintain that personal touch that is so vital to supporting their practice. The created artwork is an extension of the artist, and that’s exactly why many people are really following that artist: to be part of their world.

The most accessible and nearly universal platform artists are using is Facebook Live. Doing a Facebook Live video can be very easy, and you don’t need a slick production to pull it off. All you really need is a cell phone and a Facebook account. And while we are all contemplating real clothing or pajamas, hair up or hair down, while we are socially distancing, here are some concrete tips that can help portray your Facebook Live video—and your artwork—in the best light.

Social Media Panel with Visual Artists at Borshoff

Social Media for Artists featuring guest artists Justin Vining, Malory Hodgkin, and Aaron Scamihorn at Borshoff PR and Marketing in Indianapolis. In partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Borshoff asked artists to talk about what works for them and to share tricks they have learned over the years as they navigate social media to build their unique audience and sell their artwork.

If you are just getting started on social media, check out this Creative Live blog first for some of the basics.

 

Touring 101 for Musicians and EPK (Electronic Press Kits) Part II

Musical Family Tree presents: Touring 101 and EPKs for Musicians.

Part I includes touring basics. Part II covers the EPK.

Sponsored by Sam Ash Music and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, learn the basics of setting up your first tour and the best practices for a useful Electronic Press Kit.

Learn more about Musical Family Tree and its support for local musicians here.

 

Touring 101 for Musicians and EPK (Electronic Press Kits) Part I

Musical Family Tree presents: Touring 101 and EPKs for Musicians.

Part I includes touring basics. Part II covers the EPK.

Sponsored by Sam Ash Music and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, learn the basics of setting up your first tour and the best practices for a useful Electronic Press Kit. 

Learn more about Musical Family Tree and its support for local musicians here.

 

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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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