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!
The National Dance Education Organization provides the dance artist, educator, and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.
NDEO offers the following resources at www.ndeo.org
Rocket Jump Film School is a new venture created by the folks at Rocket Jump to share high quality, useful, and entertaining video tutorials on all aspects of filmmaking including directing, cinematography, editing & post, special effects, and more! Look for a well organized video series on specific topics as well as panel discussions for more in depth focus.
Get started by watching their Introduction Video below:
The National Council on Nonprofits is a valuable resource for small and large non-profit arts groups alike. Their site gathers research and tools necessary for the day to day management of an arts organization. Their resources cover topics such as How to Start a Nonprofit, Ethics and Accountability, Financial Management, Employment and HR, Fundraising, Newsletters, and more.
TechSoup.org is a non-profit organization that helps other non-profits and libraries by offering software, hardware, and many technology related items at a discounted non-profit rate. Small non-profit arts organizations may join Techsoup and receive discounts on the technology they need to run their organization on a day to day basis.
The techsoup.org site also offers technical assistance, research, how-to videos, and more!
Visit www.techsoup.org to learn more.
Having a high quality recording of your music is critical to getting grants and gigs! Whether you have several albums under your belt or are an emerging musician ready to make a demo, you'll find the list of Indianapolis - based recording studios a great resource for your next project.
Nearly every studio has a musical style they do best so it is imperative that the musician do their homework to find the studio that is best suited to them and their work.
The Pop Machine Recording Studios
Aire Born Group | Recording Studios Greater Indianapolis
The Lodge Recording Studios
Azmyth Recording Studios
The Alliance for Artist Residencies is a national organization serving artists and the various artist residency programs around the country. This site is a valuable resource to learn about different opportunities for residencies, but also offers a wide variety of "Tips" for artists who are wanting to learn more about how residences work, how to find the right one for you, how to apply and get them funded!
Vimeo.com offers a huge selection of how to videos for those wanting to shoot and edit their own videos. Topics include lighting, gear, DSLR, camera phone shooting, editing, and more!
Search over 100 free videos at www.vimeo.com/videoschool
Career Transitions for Dancers is an organization with offices in New York and Los Angeles, but they serve professional dancers all across the United States. They exisit to help dancers transition into new careers beyond the stage. They offer training, professional development, multiple online resources including a large video library of workshops and panel discussions as well as scholarships and grants.
Whether dancers want to transition into teaching or starting their own business, Career Transitions offers resources to help navigate these new waters.
Panel disucssions such as this one on creative career options are available on their site under Resources at www.careertransition.org
Indianapolis-based artist Bonnie Stahlecker is a book artist who also larger sculptural wall pieces using some of the same delicate materials used to make her artist books. Over the years, she has developed a solid system of building custom boxes to protect her artwork. Here she shares a few of her best practices with us.
In an era where commercial galleries can be scarce, the alternative space can be a very valuable tool for emerging and mid-career artists. An alternative space can be a coffee shop, a bookstore, or corporate board room.