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The Artists' Resource Guide published by the Pew Fellowships in the Arts contains info on Service Organizations; Awards, Fellowships, Grants and Residencies; Documentation; Promotion; Business and Professional Services; Work Space and Housing; Employment; Property and Liability Insurance; Health and Safety; Emergency Assistance; and Legal Issues.


Agents

ArtBusiness.com offers several articles on finding an artist agent or website to help publicize your work.

Chicago Artists Resource has a listing of information on agent and gallery realtionships - a great place to start! Check under the Strategies/Guides menu item for the Representation page.


Arts Marketing


ArtsMarketing.org
helps your organization address its daily marketing needs and longer-term marketing issues.

Arts Reach is the Association of Arts Management, Marketing, and Development Professionals. Their site has multiple marketing resources.


Artist Collectives


Art.net offers some listings of artists collectives. Most collectives have individual websites.

The Open Directory Project has a vast list of visual arts collectives. Keep in mind that this is an open listing and links are not necessarily kept in functioning order.


Artists Colonies


A sampling of Artist Colonies:

www.macdowellcolony.org
www.vcca.com
www.rair.org
www.jentelarts.org
www.vermontstudiocenter.org
www.thecac.org
www.zpub.com
www.millaycolony.org

You can also check out Yahoo's listing of Artists' Retreats and Colonies for a listing.



Board Information


CompassPoint offers the free electronic Board Cafe Column for members of nonprofit boards.

Boardsource
provides tips, training, and support for making sure your nonprofit board is successful and involved.

Free Management Library offers a comprehensive toolkit for the nonprofit board.


Community Arts


Alliance of Artists Communities


Center for the Study of Art & Community


Cost of Living

If you type "Cost of Living" into any web browser, you will get a multitude of calculators designed to help you figure out what it will cost you - or save you - to move to another area. Try the links below which give a bit more info than the typical calculator.

Bankrate.com not only gives you salary info and home prices, but compares everything from the cost of doctor's visits to a bottle of Ibuprofen.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Department of State offers a lot of information in a one stop site. If you have the patience to browse, you can look at all kinds of cost of living information in a state by state breakdown.


Event Planning

With regional and local branches, the International Festivals and Events Association, is an invaluable resource for the event and festival planner. Local seminars and conferences on all aspects of planning, from crowd management to sponsorship.


Exhibitions

Art in Context offers a listing of exhibitions by geographic region, discipline, time period, etc. with links and references.


Galleries

Art-Collecting.com offers an extensive listing of galleries across the US broken down by states.

http://art-collecting.com/galleries.htm


General Artist/Arts Issues


Art Biz Blog is a great resource for marketing, technology and resource tips for artists.

ArtPromote.com Free and low cost resources designed to help artists create, manage, and promote their websites on the internet. Includes free gallery templates, free online portfolio creation for low income artsits, copyright help and more.

Artist Trust offers an extensive database of information on artist issues including opportunities, employment, promption, safety, etc. Also offers a comprehensive professional development section.

Fractured Atlas provides information on healthcare, fiscal sponsorship, liability insurance, marketing & promotion, and professional development

MusiCares Foundation assists musicians and other professionals in the music industry experiencing personal, medical or financial emergency. 


Grantwriting

Artists Network has a great outline with tips on grant writing.

The Foundation Center offers a free, online proposal writing short course.

Non-Profit Guides offers an extensive online grant writing resource.


Health Care

Access to Health Insurance/Resources for Care is a health insurance resource for artists and people in the entertainment industry.

Fractured Atlas gives you a listing a healthcare options available by state.

MusiCares Foundation assists musicians and other professionals in the music industry experiencing personal, medical or financial emergency. 


Legal Issues



Creative Commons lets you share your work or search for work to use - legally.

GuideStar Basic is a simple search for users who want to verify a nonprofit's legitimacy, learn whether a contribution will be tax deductible, view a nonprofit's recent Form 990, or find out more about its mission, programs, and finances. Thanks to the generosity of a number of foundations, GuideStar Basic is available at no charge to users.

Harbor Business Compliance has created a Nonprofit Startup Guide to take you through the steps of applying for nonprofit status.

Public Knowledge has produced a new, free-to-download publication, entitled So What...About Copyright? What Artists Need To Know About Copyright & Trademarks.

The U.S. Copyright Office
homepage was created to serve the copyright community of creators and users, as well as the general public.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


Life Planning

ArtsBusiness.com
provides information on planning your art estate.

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation offers a great guide to estate planning for visual artists.


Literature/Poetry Sites

ConferenceAlerts.com offers an international listing of events in the literary fields.

The Poetry Foundation offers a number of programs in support of poets in addition to a comprehensive archive of works, Poetry Magazine, and audio and podcasts.

Poets.org is a program of the Academy of American Poets and features a poetry map, calendar, resources for writers, and a poetry archive.

Poets & Writers
is the nation's largest non profit serving creative writers. The site includes a toolbox for writers, funding support information, and a way to connect with others in the field.


Live/Work Space


Regional

www.nycmusicplaces.org NYC relearsal and performance space for vocal and instumental musicians.

www.sharpeartfdn.org/freestudiospace.htm Provides free studio space in NYC. Applications available online - juried process.

National


www.artisthelpnetwork.com The Creature Comforts section provides a lists of links to live/work resources across the country.

www.artspaceusa.org Arts Space develops properties for artist live/work space. Check out their buildings online.

Craigslist Just about every city has an online craigslist. Simply type craigslist and your city into your browser - once the site pops up, go to the housing section. Some cities even have a live/work section in housing.


Publishing

Self publishing is an easy way to get your work out to your audience without dealing with excess inventory. A number of services are available online, including:

www.blurb.com
www.booksurge.com
www.iuniverse.com
www.lulu.com
www.selfpublishing.com
www2.xlibris.com


Retreats


Beltway Poetry Quarterly offers a listing of artist retreats both in the US and abroad..

Mid Atlantic Region Retreats provides a nice listing of retreats across the disciplines



Safety and Hazardous Materials


The Arts and Creative Materials Institute
provides information on hazards and safety certified working materials.

Arts, Crafts, & Theatre Safety provides safety and hazard information for the arts.

Chicago Artists Resources has a comprehensive listing of articles pertianing to Health and safety in the arts. From the home page choose Healthy and Safety Articles.

The City of Tucson provides a comprehensive, searchable site focusing on studio safety.


Tax Issues


ArtBusiness.com offers tips on income tax, gift and estate tax issues.

Arts Resource Network
offers both legal and tax advice.

Artstaxinfo.com
offers downloadable checklists and worksheets for artists.


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