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.
Women Arts has compiled a wonderful list outlining organzations that offer emergency funding for artists who have experienced a tramatic event or illness that has affected their lives and art careers.
View the list of organizations and funding opportunities at: http://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/emergencyfunds/#EmergencyAll
Women Arts has created a listing of organizations offering funding to artists in many different categories including by region, by discipline and specifically for women artists.
Americans for the Arts offers a resource page for artists connecting them to:
- professional development
- and more...
Public Art 101
The Public Art Network (PAN) of Americans for the Arts is the number one resource for public art administrators and artists. Visit this page for a crash course in the basics of public art.
The Supplemental Materials Workshop - Arts Council of Indianapolis, 2012
Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists PDF
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/
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.