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. 

 

Copyright Protection

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

Creative Commons License

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.

 

Public Art 101: General Resources List

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.

Public Art: Artist Registries

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 - A Resource Blog for the Entire Arts Community

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.

Americans for the Arts Diversity Statement

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.

Thank you to our funders

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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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