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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Grant Writing Tips: Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists

Any artist applying for a grant, whether it be from a local agency like the Arts Council of Indianapolis or a national private funder will need to include well thought out supplemental materials with your grant submission. What are supplemental materials? These include Work Samples (audio of your band playing or video or you performing live on stage) and Support Materials (critical reviews of your work or letters of support). 

Before you submit your next grant application, review this PowerPoint to get tips to best represent yourself and your work.

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Actor's Equity in Central Indiana

For actors in major cities deciding whether or not to join a union may be a simple choice, but in central Indiana where Equity opportunities are limited, it is a much harder decision. Lou Harry, playwright, producer, Arts Council Creative Renewal Arts Fellow, and arts writer for the IBJ shares a bit of insight by laying out the pros and cons of joining a union for central Indiana actors in this piece in the IBJ.

Alternative Spaces: A Guide for Business Owners

With the success of the IDADA First Friday Art Tour which began back in 2004 in downtown Indianapolis, many business owners have sought to use their locations as an alternative gallery space for visual art exhibitions. When done properly, this can be a wonderful opportunity for an artist to reach a new audience and a business owner to bring extra attention and activity to their space. However, there are best practices that should be followed in order to make it a win/win for everyone. 

Artist's Health Insurance Resource Center

AHIRC.org is an up-to-date, comprehensive database of health care resources for artists, performers, freelancers, and the self-employed. With passage of the Affordable Care Act, AHIRC is here to guide artists through the legislation and how it will affect the visual and performing arts and entertainment communities. It's mission is insure every artist in the United States.

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