Arts Resources

For Individual Artists

Alliance of Artists’ Communities Residency opportunities for artists of all disciplines

Art Promote A website with tons of resources for artists such as copyright help, legal help and web design help Lists exhibition and fellowship opportunities, commissions, residencies; subscription based

Artist Help Network Resources on artist housing, legal matters, insurance and career help

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center Read their Every Artist Insured booklet explaining the most significant programs and recent reforms within the law, with special emphasis on those that directly impact the lives of artists.

Connecticut Visual Artist Resource Guide The Visual Artist Resource Guide includes a variety of opportunities and resources that are available to Connecticut artists. While the Guide is focused on visual artists, a number of the resources are also relevant to artists of all disciplines

Creative Capital Funding and professional development opportunities for artists of all disciplines

Creative Placemaking This Canadian site features a creative placemaking toolkit, free webinars, case studies and more

Creativz A conversation about what artists in the US need to sustain and strengthen their careers

Drama and Theater Resource Guide Resources about the history and craft of drama and theater, teaching and study resources and theatrical production resources, among many others.

Department of Economic & Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts The Office of the Arts develops and strenthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors.

Freelance Taxation Offers articles and tools to help freelance artists with financial management, record keeping and tax preparation

Freelancers Union Nonprofit organization that offers group insurance plans and individual market insurance plans to its members

Harness the Crowd A crowdsourcing how-to. Kickstarter,  Indiegogo and Gofundme are all crowdsourcing sites where artists can raise funds to support projects.  Harness the Crowd is a community driven resource library to help individuals better understand the crowdfunding process.

New York Foundation for the Arts Comprehensive listing of funding, learning, and exhibition opportunities

Professional Artist A business magazine for visual artists

Res Artis An association of organizations offering residencies in over 70 countries

Resources by Arts Discipline Comprehensive listing of service organizations by discipline

Taking Care of Business Workshop Series Hear presenters from the 2010 workshop series An authoritative website on art careers, schools, and artistic professional growth


Health Insurance

Chamber Insurance Trust Offers free health insurance consultations to Arts Council members

Fractured Atlas Membership organization that offers healthcare options and liability insurance for CT artist members



Accessibility Resources Links to publications and resources to help organizations make the arts accessible to people with disabilities

Artists in Transition One of the most comprehensive sites for arts and health/disability information on the Internet


Additional Arts Resources

Americans for the Arts The nation’s leading non-profit for advancing the arts in the US. Provides advocacy, public policy and research information

Arts Ready Emergency preparedness to help cultural organizations create plans for post-crisis sustainability

Center for the Study of Art and Community Establishing relationships between art and the greater community

Community Arts Network Archived information, research and dialogue within the community arts field

Connecticut Arts Alliance The CAA works to foster public education and awareness of the arts, increase funding for the arts, and influence public funding and actions that affect the arts

Culture Hive A UK website devoted to cultural marketing.  Articles, tips, and  research on marketing the arts

Leveraging Investments in Creativity (L.I.N.C.) National initiative to improve conditions for artists

National Arts Marketing Project Research, webinars, podcasts on best practices in arts marketing

Online Portfolios: How to Setup & What to Include

National Center for Arts Research Data-driven insights to advance the arts

Public Art Archive Extensive database of images and descriptions of public art across the US

Technology in the Arts Exploring the intersection of arts management and technology

Website Setup How to make an online portfolio