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.
Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists PDF (312.06 kB 2015-10-25 22:24:47)
New Dramatists is one of the country’s leading playwright centers and a nationally recognized new play laboratory. In the 65 years since its founding, 600 new dramatists have passed through its doors, creating work that has laid the foundation for contemporary American dramatic literature.
In January 2015, the Salmagundi Club presented the art law panel discussion “Legal Issues for Artists and Patrons: Arts Lawyers Address Questions of Vital Interest to Arts Professionals”.
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists provides business training and funding to professional working artists.
The Artist Services Team at the Arts Council of Indianapolis offers a wide variety of FREE programs and services for central Indiana artists.
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.
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.
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)
- Music Business
- Copyright and other legal matters
- 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.
4x6 of How to Write a Great Musician's Bio
*Editors tip - this is a great video for all performing and visual artists to learn how to write about themselves in a consise and thoughtful way.
Watch this simple step-by-step video to learn how to sign up for the Arts Council of Indianapolis' Online Artist Directory. It's free and its simple to sign up and edit your profile.
The Arts Council has multiple ways of helping artists and arts organization promote and share their events, watch this short video to see how.
Learn how to create your own Artist Elevator Pitch and see examples from other artists in a variety of artistic disciplines.