The following listings do not reflect any endorsement by the Arts Council of the information, programs or services offered by these organizations and websites. They are provided only as a convenience to visitors to our site doing research on these topics.
Fairs and Festivals
lists shows in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, New York and other east coast and west coast venues.
Arts Tax Info
is a Web site created by an accounting firm that addresses basic tax questions for artists in a variety of disciplines and provides useful worksheets for tracking income and expenses.
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
offers emergency support of up to $10,000 to painters, printmakers, or sculptors with at least ten years professional experience. Grants to mid-career artists in these disciplines are also available.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
provides small grants, loans, and other forms of assistance to craft artists in crisis. The web site also has useful links to professional resources for artists.
offers grants of up to $30,000 to painters, sculptors, and printmakers based on merit and financial need.
Other Regional and National
See NYFA Source
and other online sources under Opportunities, or some of the publications listed below.
is a nonprofit that provides services to artists and arts organizations. The site includes information about health insurance, liability insurance, and other forms of insurance relevant to arts professionals.
Legal Assistance and Resources
See also NYFA Source
for faqs on art law and articles on copyright and contracts.
provides an introduction to cmomon legal questions and references for further study.
provides information about funding, commission, residency, exhibition, and other opportunities for visual artists, media artists, and writers. Subscriber access only.
List provides listings of grants, competitions, residencies, jobs, festivals, and other opportunities of interest to visual and media artists. Some information available to all visitors. Two subscriber lists, one paid and one free.
. Online database of close to 8,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers. Monthly, quarterly and annual subscription rates available.
Alliance of Artist Communities
is a national service organization for the field of artist communities. Their web site and directory offer information about artist communities in the United States and selected international sites.
in Raleigh offers two six-month Regional Emerging Artist Residencies and one four-week Summer Artist-in-Residence annually. The regional residencies offer a free studio and an exhibition at the end of the year. The summer resident works in an open studio and teaches one adult workshop and one youth class. The residency culminates in a solo exhibition. See web site for application deadlines and further information.
Elsewhere Artist Collaborative
in Greensboro invites emerging and established artists and scholars to create site-specific works using the objects and architecture of the Elsewhere collections and facility. Residencies last up to one month during the residency season which runs from April to October. Visit the Web site for more information about requesting an application.
Hambidge Artist Residency Program
in northeast Georgia offers two- to eight-week residencies from February to December, with reduced stipend and scholarships available. See Web site for details.
HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence Program
is an artist residency program in South Carolina offering rent-free space for eleven months and a stipend in exchange for work performed for HUB-BUB. See web site for application deadlines and further information.
McColl Center for Visual Art
offers three-month residencies with studio space, lodging, and stipends to artists selected by a national jury. Four- and 18-month residencies with private studio space are provided to regional artists, who are chosen by a panel of area arts professionals.
Penland School of Crafts
offers three-year subsidized residencies to craft artists at transitional points in their careers, with studio space and housing provided at below-market rates. Residents are encouraged to participate in the life of the Penland community. See web site for application deadlines and further information.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
offers two-week to two-month residencies to artists in music, literature and the visual arts at its Mt. San Angela facility in Virginia and at Le Moulin â Nef in France. See Web site for more information.
Artist Help Network
is a service designed to help visual artists find information about career-related questions, exhibitions, commissions and sales opportunities, funding, legal issues and other resources. Commercial sites pay for listings; nonprofit organizations receive free listings on the site.
focuses on Washington State, but the site also has extensive general resources for artists.
The Foundation Center
publishes print and online directories of funding opportunities and offers tutorials and information for grant seekers through its web site.
a service of the New York Foundation for the Arts, provides articles and listings on topics of interest to visual artists, including grant opportunities, residencies, insurance, legal information, etc. Site is accessible to all visitors.
offers several services addressed to visual artists’ needs, including ArtsOpportunities, a free online listing of funding, employment, exhibition, and other opportunities available to artists; SouthernArtistry, a juried showcase of work by artists working in the southeastern region; and an extensive links page, organized by discipline.