In my research I have found a number of interesting Websites to check out. Each has a different focus but is worthy of a look. All of them are designed for artists to offer assistance in your development both as artists and as a business person. Some of these offer true assistance for entrepreneurs. I hope you take the time to check them out. Creative Capital
This is a grant-making organization that focuses on individual artists with innovative projects. It also administers the Rockefeller Foundationâ€™s Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund. It also administers the Rockefeller Foundation’s Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund.
Born at an art fair in Chicagoâ€™s Old Town neighborhood, this non-profitâ€™s organization maintains a site for and by the self-employed artist. Itâ€™s a membership organization, but makes a great deal of helpful content available to any visitor. There are show directories, tips for finding fairs and shows, what to do when you get there, member galleries and lots more.
This is an advocacy organization concerned with making sure the marketplace makes room for Indie musicians and labels. Besides advocacy, there is a lot of useful information for the independent musician, especially legal issues concerning copyright and digital media.
As the name implies, CAA is devoted to art instructors and students in higher education. It also provides some very well-developed tools, such as formal guidelines for portfolios, artist statements and CVs.
If you donâ€™t mind a little commercialismâ€“this site is rife with adsâ€“youâ€™ll find a trunk full of stuff on this Website. Job boards, arts news, mailing list vendors and a forum called the Visual Arts Cafe are a few features that might be worth your while.
This is a portal dedicated to fine art photography.
Hereâ€™s an online gallery dedicated to independent artists. The founders of the site helped establish sections for self-representing artists at online auction sites. This site is representative of dozens of other online galleries, plus offers some good electronic marketing advice.