Being an artist means being an entrepreneur. This list of resources includes tools an artist can use to ensure they have the business know-how to support the creative side of their artistic career.
Business Resources for Artists
General Business Resources for Artists
GYST-Ink’s professional practice articles cover a broad range of topics from goal setting to estate planning to self-publishing.
Fractured Atlas helps artists acquire 501(c)3 nonprofit status through the Fiscal Sponsorship program to open up funding programs to support creative projects.
Tax Prep for Artists
The “ArtUp: Tax Prep for Artists” webinar presented by CPA Ken Sturgis covers basic tax information for artists.
Insurance Guide for Artists
Springboard for the Arts’ Insurance Guide offers information about liability, event and business insurance.
Legal Q & A
The “ArtUp: Legal Q&A for Artists and Nonprofits” webinar, by David Bright of Iowa Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, discusses topics such as copyright and trademark protection, business contracts and nonprofit formation.
Artist Residency Programs
The Alliance of Artist Communities maintains a searchable residency database of international programs that host artists of all disciplines.
Grantseeking for Artists
The “ArtUp: Grantseeking for Individuals in the Arts” webinar presented by the Foundation Center teaches artists how to prepare for a funding search and application process to support their artwork.
Grants for Individuals
The Foundation Center maintains the Foundation Grants to Individuals online database, a collection of foundation and public charity programs that fund individual grantseekers.
The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains NYFA Source, a searchable database of awards, funding and opportunities for artists.
Emergency Relief Funds for Artists
The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) offers funds that are available to professional artists who suffer career-threatening emergencies.