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.

Special thanks to our advisors: Lou Harry* - theatre; Richard Griffin - music technology; Teresa Sabatine - Film; Barbara Shoup* - literature; Roberta Wong* - dance.

*Creative Renewal Arts Fellows

See Below for What's NEW!


Managing Your Persona on Social Media: Stage 32

Thursday, November 05 2015. Posted in Social Media

Stage 32 founder and CEO, Richard "RB" Botto, shares insight on how he uses social media to review potential actors, crew, and employees. Take time to make sure all of your social media platforms represent you in the best way possible, both personally and professionally because people you want to work with are probably looking!

Reaching Art Collectors: An Artist Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 28 2015. Posted in Arts Council Resources, Visual Arts

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.

Copyright Protection

Wednesday, October 28 2015. Posted in Legal Matters

Even though your artwork has copyright protection as soon as it is completed, in order to legally address copyright infringement, artists should always register their work with the federal copyright office. offers FAQs, tutorials, and a searchable database of copyrighted material. 

You may register your work via the on-line system or via printed forms here

Creative Commons License

Wednesday, October 28 2015. Posted in Legal Matters

A Creative Commons license allows you to protect your work, but at the same time share it and allow others to use it in specific ways you deem appropriate. Of course artists are always wise to register for a federal copyright on fixed works, but in the internet age, there are options for certain work that allow for more sharing and collaboration.


Public Art 101: General Resources List

Tuesday, October 27 2015. Posted in Arts Council Resources, Public Art

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

Tuesday, October 27 2015. Posted in Arts Council Resources, Public Art

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. 

Create Equity - A Resource Blog for the Entire Arts Community

Monday, October 26 2015. Posted in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Createequity is a research-backed investigation of the most important issues in the arts and what we, collectively and individually, can do about them. Founded in October 2007 by Ian David Moss, Createquity rapidly gained acclaim from readers across the web and has been called “the strongest, most provocative, well-connected arts [blog] that exists today” and “so amazingly good it’s almost in its own category of resource.” Once a one-person shop, Createquity now boasts a full-fledged editorial team and has published work by nearly 50 writers. In summer 2014, anticipating the evolving needs of its readership, Createquity overhauled its editorial structure, priorities, and online presence to place a new emphasis on translating ideas to action to impact. We are committed to helping make the arts ecosystem work better for artists and audiences by making high-value information and analysis about critical issues in our field available to current and emerging decision-makers across the sector.