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! 

Panel Discussion: The Challenges and Rewards of Creating Large Work

On March 15, 2015 at First Street Gallery, The Clark Hulings Fund presented The Challenges and Rewards of Working Large, An Art Business Panel Discussion. The panelists discussed what it was like to create large works of art: the difficulties in transporting, insuring and placing them, and the rewards of creating them.

 

 

No Film School

No Film School is the leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required.

This is a great community where filmmakers can share their lastest work on their profile page and ask questions of other filmmakers on the site. Watch the video below to get a sense of what the group offers.

Business Software for Artists from Artful.ly

Artful.ly is an intuitive software program that allows artists or arts organizations to sell tickets, take donations, and track donors and patrons on their own site. It works with Mail Chimp and your own website to allow artists and arts organizations to connect with and manage their relationships with their patrons and fans in a more organized way. The best news is, it's made possible through Fractured Atlas and is FREE!

ACI TIP: Seems to be an awesome tool for bands or small performing arts companies, but other artists should check it out to see if it might be useful for them too. 

Watch this video to learn more.

Art Licensing Tips

Tara Reed is an art licensing expert and shares invaluable information on her website and blog ArtLicensinginfo.com and  artlicensingblog.com.

If you are new to licensing art and are curious if you should give it a try, read Tara's "5 Realities of Art Licensing" blog post. Learn what type of art works best for licensing and the time committment necessary. If you are still interested, visit Tara's site to really investigate what it takes to license your work. 

This information was originally found on artbizblog.com 

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