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

Arts Marketing

has a whole section on articles addressing presenting, promoting and marketing your art.

provides the information needed to create high-quality marketing tools. Not just for organizations!

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 Communities and Residencies

The Alliance of Artists Communities is a service organization specializing in artists communities and residencies.

Djerassi Resident Artists Program hosts visual artists, media artists, and writers.

The Jentel Artist Residency Program welcomes visual artists and writers.

The MacDowell Colony supports writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and architects from all parts of the United States.

Millay Colony supports writers, visual artists, and composers.

The National Park Service offers a variety of residencies at parks across the US.

The Vermont Studio Center hosts visual artists and writers from around the world.

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts is a working retreat for writers, visual artists, and composers.

Yaddo offers residencies to artists working in: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video.

Board Information

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

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.


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


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

The Arts Dealers Association of America offers a listing of their member directory.

BLOUINARTINFO offers a searchable listing of galleries worldwide.

General Artist/Arts Issues

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

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

Mid Atlantic's Artist Toolkit gives basic guidance on contracts, press, business plans, and quality work sample.

NYFA Source offers a comprehensive site dealing with a variety of artist issues across all disciplines - not just for NY artists!


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.


The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation provides one-time grants to mature visual artists for emergency health issues.

Affordable Care Act information and links.

The Artist's Health Insurance Center is a health insurance resource for artists and people in the entertainment industry.

The Author's League Fund provides emergency loans for health care costs to writers and dramatists.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund provides immediate support to craftspeople facing career-threatening illness.

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

The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

Legal Issues

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

Lehman Strobel offers a resource section and a whole host of legal forms for artists and organizations.

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

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

www.artisthelpnetwork.com 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.

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

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.


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

RetreatFinder allows you to filter by discipline and country.

Safety and Hazardous Materials

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

Arts, Crafts, & Theatre Safety provides health, safety, industrial hygiene, technical services, and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities.

Tax Issues

As always, both federal and state tax laws are forever changing. The information below should provide a starting point - but you should consult with a tax professional for the most up-to-date information each year.

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

offers downloadable checklists and worksheets for visual artists.

eHow has some very broad based tax tips for artists. Look in the left hand scroll bar for more information broken down by discipline.

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