Books for Fashion & Design Careers

Are you exploring a career in Fashion or Design? This book list is for you.

Creative Careers in Fashion: 30 Ways to Make a Living in the World of Couture – Debbie Hartsog


Creative Careers in Fashion: 30 Ways to Make a Living in the World of Couture

Creative individuals who want to explore fashion as a career will gain a thorough understanding of how the industry works and discover the myriad opportunities available in the fashion business. This book provides details on salary ranges, educational requirements and experience requirements, job locations, future opportunities, and new trends as well as expert advice from successful artists already working in the industry. In addition, there is an extensive chapter on degree programs available at colleges in the United States and Europe.  This book is available from the website listed below.


Your Modeling Career: You Don’t Have to Be a Superstar to Succeed – Debbie Hartsog


Your Modeling Career: You Don’t Have to Be a Superstar to Succeed (2nd Edition)

Newly updated to cover the latest changes in the industry, this comprehensive guide proves that you don’t have to be drop-dead gorgeous or a size two to make a living as a model.  This book explores all aspects of this diverse industry, including: high fashion, editorial print modeling, catalog work, commercial print, petite, or large-size, shoe, hand, jewelry, hair, fit, and character modeling. The chapters in this book cover, building a portfolio and finding an agency, avoiding scams, jumpstarting a career in your own backyard, making ends meet in a new city, international modeling markets, staying healthy and fit, packing your makeup bag and growing a career in fashion. This book is available from the website listed below.


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U.S. Arts Organizations

By Lisa Canning



Here is a list of  U.S. Arts Organizations to help you or your organization advance and make connections.

State & Regional Partners

State, Regional, and Jurisdictional Art Agencies

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
1029 Vermont Avenue, N.W., 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Regional Arts Organizations

U.S. Regional Arts Organizations Web Site

Arts Midwest
2908 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55408-1954
TT/Voice: 612/341-0901
Member states: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI

Mid-America Arts Alliance
2018 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108
Member states: AR, KS, MO, NE, OK, TX

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 North Charles Street, #401
Baltimore, MD 21202
TT: 410/539-4241
Member states: DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, VI, WV

New England Foundation for the Arts
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Member states: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

South Arts
1800 Peachtree Street, Suite 808
Atlanta, GA 30309
Member states: AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN

Western States Arts Federation
1743 Wazee Street, suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Member states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

State and Jurisdictional Arts Agencies

Alabama State Council on the Arts
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-1800
TT/Relay: 1-800-548-2546

Alaska State Council on the Arts
161 S. Klevin St.#102
Anchorage, AK 99508-1506
TT/Relay AK: 1-800-770-8973

American Samoa Council on Arts, Culture & Humanities
P.O. Box 1540
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Arizona Commission on the Arts
417 West Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Arkansas Arts Council
1500 Tower Building
323 Center Street, #1500
Little Rock, AR 72201

California Arts Council
1300 I Street, #930
Sacramento, CA 95814
TT: 916/322-6569

Colorado Council on the Arts
1625 Broadway, #2700
Denver, CO 80202

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
1 Constitution Plaza, second floor
Hartford, CT 06103

Delaware Division of the Arts
State Office Building
820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302/577-8278 (from New Castle County)
302/739-5304 (from Kent or Sussex Counties)
TT/Relay: 1-800-232-5460

District of Columbia Commission on the Arts & Humanities
200 I Street SE, #1400
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 724-5613
TTY/TDD (202) 724-4493

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
R.A. Gray Building, 3rd Floor
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
TT: 904/488-5779

Georgia Council for the Arts
75 Fifth Street, NW – Suite 1200
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Guam Council on the Arts & Humanities
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 2950
Tiyan, GU 96932-2950

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
TTD: 808/586-0740

Idaho Commission on the Arts
2410 North Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, Idaho 83712

Illinois Arts Council
State of Illinois Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 10-500
Chicago, IL 60601
TT: 312/814-4831

Indiana Arts Commission
100 N. Senate Ave,. Room N505
Indianapolis, IN 46204
TTD: 317/233-3001

Iowa Arts Council
600 East Locust
State Capitol Complex
Des Moines, IA 50319

Kentucky Arts Council
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601-1987

Division of the Arts
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
1051 North 3rd Street
P.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Maine Arts Commission
193 State Street
25 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
TT: 207/287-5613

Maryland State Arts Council
175 West Ostend, Suite E
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-333-4519 (TDD)

Massachusetts Cultural Council
10 St. James Ave., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116-3803
TT: 617/338-9153

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
702 West Kalamazoo
P.O. Box 30705
Lansing, MI 48909-8205

Minnesota State Arts Board
Park Square Court, Suite 200
400 Sibley Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
TT/Relay: 612/297-5353

Mississippi Arts Commission
501 North West Street, #701B
Jackson, MS 39201

Missouri Arts Council
Missouri Arts Council
815 Olive Street, Suite 16
St. Louis, MO 63101-1503
toll free 866/407-4752

Montana Arts Council
830 North Warren
Helena, MT 59620-2201
TT/Relay: 1-800-833-8503

Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street, Plaza Level
Omaha, NE 68102
TT/Voice: 402/595-2122

Nevada Arts Council
716 North Carson Street, Suite A
Carson City, NV 89701

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
19 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH
Concord, NH 03301-4974
TT/Relay: 1-800-735-2964

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
225 West State Street
P.O. BOX 306
Trenton, NJ 08625-0306
TT: 609/633-1186

New Mexico Arts
Bataan Memorial Building
407 Galisteo St, Ste 270
Santa Fe NM 87501-2641
TT: 505/827-6925

New York State Council on the Arts
300 Park Avenue South 10th Floor
New York, NY 10010
TT: 212/387-7049

North Carolina Arts Council
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

North Dakota Council on the Arts
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649

Commonwealth Council for Arts & Culture
P.O. Box 553, CHRB
CNMI Convention Center
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Saipan, MP 96950

Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
Rhodes State Office Tower
30 E. Broad St., 33rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
TT/Relay: 1-800/750-0750

Oklahoma Arts Council
P.O. Box 52001-2001
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2001

Oregon Arts Commission
775 Summer Street, NE, Suite 200
Salem, OR 97310
TT: 503/378-3772

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Finance Building, Room 216A
Harrisburg, PA 17120
TT/Relay: 800/654-5984

Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Apartado 9024184
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-4184

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
One Capitol Hill 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02908
TT: 401/277-3880

South Carolina Arts Commission
1800 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

South Dakota Arts Council
711 E Wells Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-3369
TT/Relay: 1-800-622-1770

Tennessee Arts Commission
Citizens Plaza
401 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243-0780

Texas Commission on the Arts
P.O. Box 13406
Austin, TX 78711-3406
TTY: 512/475-3327

Utah Arts Council
617 East South Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Vermont Arts Council
136 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-6001
TT/Relay: 800/253-0191

Virginia Commission for the Arts
1001 East Broad Street, Suite 330
Richmond, Virginia 23219
TT: 804/225-3132

Virgin Islands Council on the Arts
41-42 Norre Gade, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 103
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Washington State Arts Commission
711 Capitol Way S., Suite 600
PO Box 42675
Olympia, WA 98504-2675
TT/Relay: 206/554-7400 or 1-800-833-6388

Arts & Humanities Section
West Virginia Division of Culture & History
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
TT: 304/348-0220

Wisconsin Arts Board
PO Box 8690
Madison, WI 53708-8690
TT: 608/267-9629

Wyoming Arts Council
2320 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
TT: 307/777-5964


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