Articles in Category: Arts Council Resources

Special thanks to the Indiana Arts Commission and the Willard & Anne Levin Foundation for making these workshops and videos possible.


Reaching Art Collectors: An Artist Panel Discussion

In September of 2015, the Arts Council of Indianapolis partnered with the Western Art Society and the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists to pull together an artist panel discussion on Reaching Art Collectors. 

Panelists include:

Krystii Melaine, Colbert, WA
Peter A. Nisbet, Santa Fe, NM
Constance Scopelitis, Indianapolis, IN
H. David Wright, Gallatin, TN
Moderated by Shannon M Linker, Arts Council of Indianapolis

The panel discussion was held in Gallery 924 at the Arts Council. Special thanks to Indianapolis-based artist, William Denton Ray for allowing his artwork and show Shapeshifting, to be photographed as part of this video. All rights reserved.

Public Art 101: General Resources List

Are you a studio artist who is interested in making the leap to public art? If so, don't make the jump without conducting some basic background research first. The Arts Council's Director of Public Art, Julia Muney Moore, offers her best go-to resources (both on-line and in print) for general public art information.

Public Art: Artist Registries

Participating in Public Art Registries are a critical part of obtaining commissions, especially in cities with Percent for Art Programs. The Arts Council's Director of Public Art, Julia Muney Moore, has outlined some of the best and "must do" registries around the country. 

Grant Writing Tips: Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists

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.

icon Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists PDF (312.06 kB 2015-10-25 22:24:47)

 

Alternative Spaces: A Guide for Business Owners

With the success of the IDADA First Friday Art Tour which began back in 2004 in downtown Indianapolis, many business owners have sought to use their locations as an alternative gallery space for visual art exhibitions. When done properly, this can be a wonderful opportunity for an artist to reach a new audience and a business owner to bring extra attention and activity to their space. However, there are best practices that should be followed in order to make it a win/win for everyone. 

Legal Links and Resources

 

A Few Quick Resources:

INDY C.A.L.L.: Creative Arts Legal League is a not-for-profit referral organization which facilitates low to no-cost legal services and education to income-eligble artists and arts organizations in the Indiana community.

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 

 

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