The National Writers Union represents all types of writers working in print, electronic, and multimedia formats including novelists, playwrights, poets, and screenwriters.
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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 art: music, sculpture, theatre, dance and more! In this searchable directory we pull together professional development resources that will build your entrepreneurial skills and help you develop your art business.
If you are looking for upcoming workshops and resources, check out our Artist Opportunities listing.
AgentQuery.com houses the largest database of literary and publishing agents on the web.
AbsoluteWrite.com is an on-line community of writers and publishing professionals.
Any artist applying for a grant, whether it be from a local agency like the Arts Council of Indianapolis or a national private funder will need to include well thought out supplemental materials with your grant submission. What are supplemental materials? These include Work Samples (audio of your band playing or video or you performing live on stage) and Support Materials (critical reviews of your work or letters of support).
Before you submit your next grant application, review this PowerPoint to get tips to best represent yourself and your work.
For actors in major cities deciding whether or not to join a union may be a simple choice, but in central Indiana where Equity opportunities are limited, it is a much harder decision. Lou Harry, playwright, producer, Arts Council Creative Renewal Arts Fellow, and arts writer for the IBJ shares a bit of insight by laying out the pros and cons of joining a union for central Indiana actors in this piece in the IBJ.
Howl Round is a site created to support the theatre community. It includes a blog, reviews, a New Play Map to show you were new work is happening around the country and more. The site creates an environment for theatre artists to engage with and learn from each other. www.HowlRound.com
The following sites are useful resources for seeking employment in the arts, both locally and nationally.
The annual IU Writers Conference is open to writers of all levels. Participants take part in faculty-led workshops and classes in fiction, poetry and other prose narrative styles.
Scholarships are available. To learn more, visit www.iuwc.indiana.edu
The New Harmony Project brings together talented writers, directors, dramaturgs, filmmakers, actors, and students from around the country.
Stage 32 has been called the LinkedIN meets Lynda for film, television, and theatre creatives. The vast site offers job listings, individual profiles, and networking opportunities. The most helpful to us was the Blog which included five years of archived articles and resources that are easy to search!
Film Indiana offers this annotated list of all the film festivals in Indiana.
Women at Sundance is a program at the Sundance Institute created to build support, resources and opportunities for femal filmmakers.
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