Artist Services

The Arts Council of Indianapolis serves as the city’s chief advocate for artists in our community. Our Artist Services team offers a variety of programs and services to help build the careers of professional artists of all disciplines and all career levels. Programs such as exhibitions and performances at the Indianapolis Artsgarden* and Gallery 924* allow us to share the talents of our artists with our community while offering professional experience and paid opportunities. Our professional development workshops and events offer insight into business and legal matters necessary for artists to manage their art practice at a high level.


REGISTER NOW: Fall Workshop Series

The Arts Council of Indianapolis has been working closely with artists engaged in the Murals for Racial Justice project as well as those activily creating innovative ways to keep creating during the pandemic. We are dedicating this year's professional development workshop series to the specific requests of these artists.

Artists of all disciplines are welcome to attend the sessions as they are free and open to everyone, but you must register to receive the ZOOM link. All sessions will be recorded and added to our Artist Resources Directory where they will be available 24/7. RSVP below to hold your spot.


Protect Yourself and Your Work

NEW DATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, this workshop has moved to Tuesday, December 15 from 6:00 to 7:30.

MUSICIANS and other PERFORMING ARTISTS: We are excited to present Indy-based musician and attorney Brandi Caruthers, known around the live music scene as Books. Learn more about Brandi, here.

This workshop will cover:

  • Copyright and Contract Basics
  • Protecting your Online Images/Work
  • Keeping Records (lessons from the pandemic)

    REGISTER HERE

Registration closes at 5pm on the day of the event. You must register before 5pm to receive the Zoom link.

Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Our services are intended for artists working in all artistic disciplines and include the online Artist Directory* to help promote artists and their work; the Artist Resources Directory to offer professional tips and guidelines for marketing, healthcare, documentation, sales, legal issues, and much more; the Artist Opportunities E-newsletter to create a level playing field offering information about upcoming grants, commissions, and audition notices to all artists in a timely manner. Our latest program, Artist Industry Nights* networking events, seek to bring together artists of all disciplines to foster the development of stronger networks and collaborative opportunities for all our artists.

All of our programs and services are intended to bolster the professional careers of our central Indiana artists and are offered to all for free.

If you are an artist and have questions about any of our programs or services, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are looking for an artist, please utilize our online Artist Directory where you will be able to search for musicians, painters, poets, and more. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can often assist in your search by offering a short list of qualified artists or by sending out an open call to artists in our weekly Artist Opportunities E-newsletter.

*Due to funding restrictions, these programs and services are intended for use by professional artists living and/or working in Marion or one of the surrounding counties in central Indiana. 

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