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. 

 

Legal Links and Resources

A Few Quick Resources:

Lawyers for the Arts: Recent events arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in challenges to Indiana artists and arts organizations. Galleries are having trouble paying their rent. Artists have questions about unemployment eligibility. Arts organizations are concerned about liability issues should they re-open and how to access pandemic relief funds. Pro Bono Indiana’s Lawyers for the Arts project is designed to provide legal resources to answer these and other legal issues. Artists and small arts organizations with limited funds may qualify for pro bono legal assistance. Others with greater resources can be referred to attorneys with the expertise to assist with their concerns. To see if you qualify and to obtain help, please call the number below:

Intake number: 812-402-6303 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. central time)

Support provided by the Indiana Bar Foundation

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 

 

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. 

 

Thank you to our funders

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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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