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.

See below for what's new or search for specific topics to the right! 

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. 

Social Media for Musicians

Kyle Williams hosts an interview-based web show in which he talks to thousands of musicians and marketing professionals to share best practices and tips for building your fan base. Kyle believes that every musician can make a living making their music.

Get introduced to Kyle here in his video "5 Effective Ways for Musicians to use Social Media to Build Super Fans". From there, sign up to recieve his e-news and watch more helpful videos at www.SeedsofMusic.net 

Piggyback App

Piggyback App is a locally-based, affordable, and easy to use mobile platform for cultural organizations. The app allows galleries, museums, performing arts groups and others easy access to create quick and simple content about their shows and programs then upload to the app for their patrons and visitors to easily access via their smart phone, tablets, and now desktop computers via the www.piggybackapponline.com platform.

Watch our quick tutorial below for patrons of Gallery 924 at the Arts Council then visit www.piggyback-app.com to learn more. 

 

IDADA Ethics and Best Practices Committee Research

The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) Ethics and Fair Practices Committee (now defunct) created helpful guidelines for artists covering topics such as Sales and Compensation, the Artist/Gallery Relationship, Donating to Charity Auctions, and much more. The selctions can still be seen on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/IDADAIndy/notes/

Using Copyrighted Music in Your Video

Ron Dawson is a filmmaker and photographer. He has created Dare Dreamer Magazine, a blog about the art and business side of filmmaking and photography. The in-depth blog contains how to videos and thoughtful blog entries about various topics related to the commercial film and photography industry. One blog entry that covers the topic of how to legally use copyrighted music in your video production could be most helpful for our artist viewers.

See the full blog entry here.

American Dance Therapy Association

American Dance Therapy Association

http://adta.org

'The purpose of the ADTA is to establish, maintain, and support the highest standards of professional identity and competence among dance/movement therapists by promoting education, training, practice, and research. The Association provides avenues of communication among dance/movement therapists and those working in related fields, and increases public awareness of dance/movement therapy.

Dance USA

Dance/USA sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators, and organizations. By providing national leadership and services, Dance/USA enhances the infrastructure for dance creation and distribution, education, and dissemination of information.

The www.danceusa.org site lists many resources for funding, jobs, auditions, internships and more!

 

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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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