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.

Special thanks to our advisors: Lou Harry* - theatre; Richard Griffin - music technology; Teresa Sabatine - Film; Barbara Shoup* - literature; Roberta Wong* - dance.

*Creative Renewal Arts Fellows

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Fractured Atlas - Resources for Artists

Fractured Atlas is an artist service organization whose mission is to serve and advocate for artists of all disciplines. The group offers many services for professional artists, but their programs involve:

  • Fundraising - fiscal sponsorship program
  • Insurance - for people, art, and events
  • Space - finding space for creative events
  • Web software - free web module to track patrons and ticket sales

The group also has an artist resource site with lots of great info called Fractured U.

Business & Entrepreneur Resources at Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a business resource website by LinkedIN. The site offers memberships for as little as $19.00 per month that will give you access to thousands of video tutorials on a vast aray of business and entrepreneurship topics including some specific to arts related fields such as:

  • Video production
  • Design (modeling and prototypes)
  • Photography
  • Marketing
  • Music Business
  • Copyright and other legal matters
  • Technology
  • Web design

ACI TIP: The resources for musicians are especially plentiful. Non-musicians could sign up for the free trail to see if there are enough business-related resources to make it valuable to them. 


Legal Links and Resources


A Few Quick Resources:

INDY C.A.L.L.: Creative Arts Legal League is a not-for-profit referral organization which facilitates low to no-cost legal services and education to income-eligble artists and arts organizations in the Indiana community.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is a national organization with offices in many major cities. This website offers many helpful resources and links as well as information about obtaining legal services. 

A Guide to the Visual Artists Rights Act - Prepared by Cynthia Esworthy, NEA General Counsel

Copyright Registration Law and Your Art - A helpful guide from ArtBusiness.com 


Fair Use for Copyrighted Materials - Theatre

Dramatists Guild of America presents Contracts 101: Fair Use & the Dramatist livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Watch the video by clicking on the title above. While at HowlRound, you'll find hundreds of live streamed panel discussions on many topics involving theatre professionals. 

Learn more at http://howlround.com

Starting an E-list of Your Fans/Patrons

Did you know that the engagement rate of e-mails is much better than social media posts? Do you have an e-list of fans and/or patrons? Well, you need to start working on that and Kyle Williams of Seeds of Music can help. This lesson is geared towards musicians, but is equally appropriate for visual artists. 

Thank you to our funders

Indiana Arts Commission

This directory is made possible in part by funding from the Willard & Anne Levin Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission.

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