Although this article presumes you have a marketing machine behind you, which most artists don't, it still offers very valuable tips to make sure you are giving yourself the best chance to get press coverage. Some of these may seem like no-brianers, but these are words to live by when responding to a journalist.
- Respond quickly
- Be concise and keep it simple
- Give them exactly what they ask for
- Don't make it harder than it has to be (e.g. Don't ask unnecessary questions)
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This article was originally posted by Fractured Atlas and written by Ciara Pressler.
WomenArts works to empower an international community of women artists and allies by sharing news about inspiring arts projects and opportunities, and by facilitating the annual world-wide Support Women Artists Now(SWAN) celebrations in March and April.
The site offers a community of artists and resources including:
- Employent in the Arts
- Social Justice
- and more...
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.
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)
- Music Business
- Copyright and other legal matters
- 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.
Women Arts has compiled a wonderful list outlining organzations that offer emergency funding for artists who have experienced a tramatic event or illness that has affected their lives and art careers.
View the list of organizations and funding opportunities at: http://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/emergencyfunds/#EmergencyAll
Women Arts has created a listing of organizations offering funding to artists in many different categories including by region, by discipline and specifically for women artists.
Americans for the Arts offers a resource page for artists connecting them to:
- professional development
- and more...
Public Art 101
The Public Art Network (PAN) of Americans for the Arts is the number one resource for public art administrators and artists. Visit this page for a crash course in the basics of public art.
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
IndianaActors.com is the most comprehensive listing of casting calls for Indiana actors. It also offers membership for actors to have a profile listed on the site.
Learn more at www.indianaactors.com
The Midwest Writers Workshop offers writers the opportunity to network with highly credentialed professional writers during their three day workshop, but also offers a blog with a variety of interviews with literary agents, publishers, and others helpful in building a writer's career.
The Indiana Writers Center, located in Broad Ripple Village, serves as a hub for writers; professional, emerging, and students. The Center offers classes and workshops as well as other resources for writers.