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. 

 

Business Software for Artists from Artful.ly

Artful.ly is an intuitive software program that allows artists or arts organizations to sell tickets, take donations, and track donors and patrons on their own site. It works with Mail Chimp and your own website to allow artists and arts organizations to connect with and manage their relationships with their patrons and fans in a more organized way. The best news is, it's made possible through Fractured Atlas and is FREE!

ACI TIP: Seems to be an awesome tool for bands or small performing arts companies, but other artists should check it out to see if it might be useful for them too. 

Watch this video to learn more.

Art Licensing Tips

Tara Reed is an art licensing expert and shares invaluable information on her website and blog ArtLicensinginfo.com and  artlicensingblog.com.

If you are new to licensing art and are curious if you should give it a try, read Tara's "5 Realities of Art Licensing" blog post. Learn what type of art works best for licensing and the time committment necessary. If you are still interested, visit Tara's site to really investigate what it takes to license your work. 

This information was originally found on artbizblog.com 

Tips for Getting Press Coverage

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)
  • read the full article here....

This article was originally posted by Fractured Atlas and written by Ciara Pressler.

 

Resources for Women Artists

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:

  • Funding
  • Employent in the Arts
  • Advocacy
  • Social Justice 
  • and more...

 

Fractured Atlas - Resources for Artists

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.

Business & Entrepreneur Resources at Lynda.com

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)
  • Photography
  • Marketing
  • Music Business
  • Copyright and other legal matters
  • Technology
  • 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. 

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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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