resources

Resources for artists. Social Media, Wed design, Networking, Printing, Books

Comprehensive Resource Lists

National Arts Marketing Project
Artist Trust
Lower Manhattan Cultural Center
NY Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) 
Moo Small Business Toolkit
Artist Daily (Free eBooks and online courses)

 

Web Hosting/Domain Names

Squarespace***
Format (portfolios)
Wix
Zenfolio 
Cargo Collective

WordPress (requires experience w/ HTML/CSS)
GoDaddy ***
Host Gator
Weebly
Yahoo

Helpful Article http://www.sitebuilderreport.com/website-builder/photography

 

Bartering/Services (NEW)

Our Goods

 

Artist Listings

ArtSlant (post profile and images free) 
Artist Directory (can post profile)
Artist-Listing
Artists in Oils
Index Exhibit
SmugMug
Folio Link
Visual Server
Other People’s Pixels
The Art Guide
Re-Title

 

Social Media

Facebook
Google Plus
Twitter (abbreviated messages)
Instagram (photos)
Linked In (professional online community and groups)
Pinterest (photos)
My Space (geared to music)

 

Blog sites

WordPress
Tumblr ***
Blogger
TypePad

 

Printing (art)

Adoramapix

 

Printing (Invitations/Business Cards)

PS Print ***
Overnight Prints ***
Moo ***
Modern Postcard
Next Day Flyers
U Printing ***
Sinalite

 

Print-on-Demand Books, e-Books and Magazines

Blurb
Lulu (also e-books)

 

Edition One Books

MagCloud
Picto Books
Apple iPhoto
Adoramapix

 

Networking with Artists Community

NY Foundation for the Arts ***
Art Business (SF) ***
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Latin American Artists)
Linked-In Groups
Artist Directory
Artists Register (paid subscription)
ArtSpan ***
Squidlist
Fecal Face
SFist
Flavor Pill
Meet Up
DMOZ
Hillyer Art Space

 

Small Business Resources

US Government
California State
New York State
NY Divisions of Corporations 
Legal Zoom

 

Legal

NYFA (NY Foundation for the Arts)

 

Opportunities for Group Shows/Calls for Artists

NY Foundation for the Arts ***
SF Artist Network***
Lens Culture (photography)***
The Art Guide
Art Deadline (free and paid services)
Artist Directory
Artists Network
Artists Register (paid subscription)
ArtSpan Newsletter ***
Intersection for the Arts
Absolute Arts
Art Deadlines List
Art List
Art Rubicon
Art Show
Artist On Line
Arts Opportunities
Bay Area Art Grind
CaFE Calls For Art
California Arts Council
Chicago Art Resource
New York Foundation For The Arts ***
Professional Artist
Re-title
Zapp
The Studio Door
Mobile Photo Awards

NOTE: unless dealing with a non-profit be cautious of submissions that require a fee. Always feel empowered to ask for references and/or attend the event first before submitting.

 

Book Recommendations

 

Blogs: Art

Art In America
Artlog
Art Info
Art Practical (Bay Area)
Art Business (Bay Area) ***
National Arts Marketing Program
Lens Culture (Photography)

 

Blogs: Other

IRS Small Business Resources
Ted.com (motivation, business, etc.)***
Wisebread.com (finance/entrepreneurs)
Wellness Today (inspiration/healthy living)
My Happify (motivation)

 

Online Educational Resources

Creative Live
YouTube (there's information on almost any topic you can imagine)
SkillShare
General Assembly (via Amex)
National Arts Marketing Project Radio
Square Space 
Wix (How To Videos for building your own website)
iTunes University: free audio available on iTunes
 

Logo Design

Graphic Springs (free)
Hipster Logo Generator (free)
Withoomph (starts at $37)
Fiverr (costs $5)
Square Space (basic) 
Logoshi (drawing tool) 
Logaster 
Logomakr

Great article on Shopify 

To Remove Backgrounds from Images

Remove The Background

Online Sales

Etsy (small works, decorative, craft, photos) 
Artfully Walls (non-editioned, they control pricing based on size, they print and ship)
Big Cartel
Pulley
Zatista  (also offered on Amazon)
Saatchi Art
Shopify
Square Up (offers complimentary retail page)

*** Wix and Square Space both offer retail options

 

Accepting Credit Card Payments

PayPal ***
Square Up

Your bank should offer merchant accounts

NOTE: Compare Fees!!!

 

Electronic File Sharing

Drop Box
Hightail (Formerly You Send It)
Google Docs

 

Artist Databases

eArtist
Flick!
Art & Craft Business Organizer
Working Artist
Artist's Butler
Gyst
My Art Collection

(Excel and/or Filemaker Pro are also excellent options)

 

Workshops

Silicon Valley Creates

 

Conferences

Silicon Valley Creates

 

Fellowships

NYFA (NY Foundation for the Arts)

Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

 

MAT Degrees

Helpful Articles

How to Find Great Keywords

Photography Portfolio Reviews

Foto Works
Photo Nola
Photo Plus Expo
Powerhouse Portfolio Review
Mediums San Diego 

 

Transfering Slides into Digital Images

Baboo Fine Art Printing and Graphic Solutions (NY) 
Duggal (NY)

 

Residency Programs

Residency Unlimited
Lower Manhattan Cultural Center

 

Grants and Funding Sources

A Room of Her Own
Aaron Siskind Foundation
Alabama State Council on The
Arts

Alexia Foundation (Prison Photography)
Art Production Fund
Arts and Healing Network
Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Seattle Museum
Center for Documentary Studies
Costume Society of America
Council on Foundations
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Craft Research Grants
Creative Capital ***
Creative Work Fund (Collaborations)
Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
Durfee Foundation
Emergency Artists Support League for North Texas
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Fitch Foundation
Fulbright Grants
Funds for Writers
Funds Net (List of additional resources)***
Getty Grant Program
Grantmakers in the Arts
Grant Proposal.com (General Info/Online Search)
Gunk Foundation
Harpo Foundation ***
James Marston Fitch Foundation
Jerome Foundation
Just Grants! Arizona
Kentucky Foundation for Women
Kickstarter ***
Kress Foundation
Lannan Foundation (Non-Profits, Native Americans)
Leeway Foundation (Women and Trans Community)
LEF Foundation (New England Documentary Film Makers and Video Artists)
Liquitex (Sponsorships for Non-Profits and Mural Arts)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Center
MacArthur Foundation
Malevich Society
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation (Provides Free studio space in Brooklyn)
Michigan Native American Arts Initiative
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
New York Foundation for the Arts ***
Open Society Foundation (Documentary Photography)
Pew Fellowships in the Arts
Princess Grace Foundation (Film, Theatre, Playwrights)
Puffin Foundation (Fine Art, Film and Dance)
Rema Hort Mann Foundation
Resources in Art History for Grad Students (full listing of benefits for graduate students)
Silicon Valley Creates (Formerly Arts Council Silicon Valley)
Smack Mellon (Free studio spaces for 11 months)
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition
South Dakota Arts Council
Surdna Foundation The Artist Trust (Artists engaging in Social Change and Teen Programs)
The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (Residencies for Visual Artists, Poets and Writers)
The Fleishhacker Foundation (San Francisco)
The Foundation Center
The Fund for Women Artists
The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
The Japan Foundation
The Kentucky Foundation for Women
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 
The Pollack-Krasner Foundation
The Profant Foundation For The Arts
The San Francisco Foundation
Turbulence
Visual Aid
Warhol Foundation
William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts
World Studio
Xeric Foundation

 

Grant Writing Tips

Art Business
Artists Network
Foundation Center 

 

Resources for Freelance Illustrators

PACT (Professional Artists Client Toolkit)