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. 

 

Indy Tool Lending Library (iTooLL)

Indy Tool Lending Library (iTooLL)
This shared tool shed of Audio/ Visual and Event gear has everything you need to host an outdoor block party, screen a movie, or produce a TV show (including Adobe-equipped MacBook Pros). Member-owned and member-driven, buy a membership for $1 per week check-outs and to use their reservations system. See their full inventory and learn more about the project at https://iAMCoop.org/iTooLL

The Lending Library is a project of the Kheprw Institute

 

Protecting Your Copyright: Public Art edition

When it comes to public art, what is fair use and what is infringement of your copyright? If your artwork is in the public realm, chances are someone has taken photographs of it and used them for their own purposes. It's a double edged sword as artist's work can go viral on social media and add to their desirability and marketability, but when commerce is involved, it can get tricky.  The Arts Council of Indianapolis has pulled together this quick tipsheet to help artists navigate this space. 

Managing Your Persona on Social Media: Stage 32

Stage 32 founder and CEO, Richard "RB" Botto, shares insight on how he uses social media to review potential actors, crew, and employees. Take time to make sure all of your social media platforms represent you in the best way possible, both personally and professionally because people you want to work with are probably looking!

Reaching Art Collectors: An Artist Panel Discussion

In September of 2015, the Arts Council of Indianapolis partnered with the Western Art Society and the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists to pull together an artist panel discussion on Reaching Art Collectors. 

Panelists include:

Krystii Melaine, Colbert, WA
Peter A. Nisbet, Santa Fe, NM
Constance Scopelitis, Indianapolis, IN
H. David Wright, Gallatin, TN
Moderated by Shannon M Linker, Arts Council of Indianapolis

The panel discussion was held in Gallery 924 at the Arts Council. Special thanks to Indianapolis-based artist, William Denton Ray for allowing his artwork and show Shapeshifting, to be photographed as part of this video. All rights reserved.

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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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