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.
Learn how to create your own Artist Elevator Pitch and see examples from other artists in a variety of artistic disciplines.
Jesse Speight offers inights into properly packing and storing artwork at the IMA, 2012.
The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) Ethics and Fair Practices Committee (now defunct) created helpful guidelines for artists covering topics such as Sales and Compensation, the Artist/Gallery Relationship, Donating to Charity Auctions, and much more. The selctions can still be seen on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/IDADAIndy/notes/
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:
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.
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
Tyler Stalman offers an excellent and easy to follow guide to documenting your own artwork with a simple camera most of us already have. Find more helpful videos at www.Saatchionline.com