Even though your artwork has copyright protection as soon as it is completed, in order to legally address copyright infringement, artists should always register their work with the federal copyright office. www.copyright.gov offers FAQs, tutorials, and a searchable database of copyrighted material.
You may register your work via the on-line system or via printed forms here.
A Creative Commons license allows you to protect your work, but at the same time share it and allow others to use it in specific ways you deem appropriate. Of course artists are always wise to register for a federal copyright on fixed works, but in the internet age, there are options for certain work that allow for more sharing and collaboration.
Fractured Atlas has been providing healthcare for artists all over the country since 2001, but with the Affordable Care Act their role has changed a bit in that they now provide education and information artists need to buy their own healthcare.
Fractured Atlast provides this listing of insurance information for the arts community at www.arts-insurance.info
Fractured Atlas has been helping artists obtain healthcare insurance since 2001, but you may not know they also help artists find insurance for their work, their events, and equipment.
Once you have a few projects under your belt and are ready to take on national and international public art projects, you'll need to know the best repositories of calls for artists. Julia Muney Moore, Director of Public Art for the Arts Council has listed her go-to sites for Artist Opportunities here.
Are you a studio artist who is interested in making the leap to public art? If so, don't make the jump without conducting some basic background research first. The Arts Council's Director of Public Art, Julia Muney Moore, offers her best go-to resources (both on-line and in print) for general public art information.
Participating in Public Art Registries are a critical part of obtaining commissions, especially in cities with Percent for Art Programs. The Arts Council's Director of Public Art, Julia Muney Moore, has outlined some of the best and "must do" registries around the country.
Create Equity is a research-backed investigation of the most important issues in the arts and what we, collectively and individually, can do about them. Founded in October 2007 by Ian David Moss, Createquity rapidly gained acclaim from readers across the web and has been called “the strongest, most provocative, well-connected arts [blog] that exists today” and “so amazingly good it’s almost in its own category of resource.” Once a one-person shop, Createquity now boasts a full-fledged editorial team and has published work by nearly 50 writers. In summer 2014, anticipating the evolving needs of its readership, Createquity overhauled its editorial structure, priorities, and online presence to place a new emphasis on translating ideas to action to impact. We are committed to helping make the arts ecosystem work better for artists and audiences by making high-value information and analysis about critical issues in our field available to current and emerging decision-makers across the sector.
Why Equity Matters: New Ideas and Action Steps
Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 24, No 1 (Winter 2013)
Americans for the Arts works on the national level to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
Americans for the Arts encourages all arts organizations to adopt a Diversity Statement that fits their organization's mission. See below for the full AFTA statement.
Equity in Theatre: What exactly does it mean and what would it take to actually have it?
Shellen Lubin explores the idea of cultural and gender equity in theatre while linking to recent summits and symposiums on the topic for further review. The article originally appeared on www.HowlRound.com