ArtDeadline.com is a fully categorized and searchable database, with free calls for artists, as well as subscription based local, national and international newsletters and magazines; internet based art and artist publications for the professional community; art news networks, and other artist advocacy and promotion services. In addition, ArtDeadline.com also offers both an online Jury Review Service, and a pay for use option to publish complete PSAs, press releases, prospectuses and applications for organizations.
ArtHome’s mission is to help artists build assets and equity through financial literacy, home-ownership, self-sufficiency and the responsible use of credit. Its programs help low to moderate-income artist and independent workers get access to non-traditional loans for homes and business ventures. This site contains links to money managing tools and resources to help keep one on track finacially.
ArtistLink is a collaborative effort to create a stable environment for Massachusetts artists as they seek workspace and housing. ArtistLink achieves this mission by providing individual artists, developers, and municipalities with targeted information and technical assistance and by advocating for relevant policy changes at the state level.
Assets for Artists is an innovative matched savings grant program that provides financial and business training opportunities for low- to moderate-income artists in Massachusetts. By meeting savings goals and completing financial training, participating artists can receive grant funds as a savings match for “working capital” to invest in their work as an artistic micro-enterprise, or receive down payment assistance for the purchase of a home. This site includes a lot of links to resources for artists as well.
The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) promotes and facilitates filmmaking and new media opportunities in western Massachusetts. BFMC aggregates area resources, locations and talent to: attract film, television and new media productions to the region; maintain an online production guide and locations library; network local industry professionals and help area filmmakers with their projects; develop film-related educational programs.The Berkshire Film and Media Commission serves as an economic and cultural engine for Berkshire County and surrounding areas.
At crafting an MBA, the goal is to help you polish those basic skills (like business planning and bookkeeping), develop a marketing plan (online and off), and help keep you up to date with trends in the business world – while also helping develop skills specific to a craft based business (selling online, craft shows, trade shows, and promoting your portfolio). This sites offers a workbook, how-to books, and one-on-one consulting services for a fee.
CERF+ is a national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists. CERF+ accomplishes its mission through these programs and initiatives: Emergency Relief, Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Resources, Emergency Preparedness Educational Programs, Artist Preparedness Campaign, National Coalition for Arts Preparedness & Emergency Response and Research on the Needs & Status of Working Artists.
CreativeGround is the next step in the digital evolution of NEFA’s online services and replaces MatchBook.org and CultureCount, which have been used by the creative community of New England since 2006 and 2008, respectively. CreativeGround is dedicated to spotlighting the rich range of creative people and places at work in the six New England states. This online directory includes profiles for cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like television studios and design agencies, and artists of all disciplines such as performing arts, visual arts, and crafts.
Etsy is an on-line marketplace of artists, creators, collectors, thinkers and doers. As a seller on Etsy, you join a community of helpful, knowledgeable sellers. This platform allows one to share ideas with fellow craftsmen through Etsy Forums, collaborations with other Etsians on an Etsy Team, events, and online workshops.
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations.The programs and services facilitate the creation of art by providing artists and art organizations access to funding, healthcare, education, and more.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
Matchbook.org is an online cultural marketplace presented by the New England Foundation for the Arts and Massachusetts Cultural Council that brings together New England’s performing and teaching artists and the people and organizations who present them. This free website features an easy-to-search directory of artists, performance spaces and presenting organizations, designed to MATCH artists with presenters that BOOK them.
MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) provides professional development training, resources, and support to the artists, art managers, and creative workers of Berkshire County. Through its multiple programs and presentations, BCRC brings the best of performance and art to the Berkshires and showcases the best of the Berkshires to the world. BCRC is a collaborative project of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, MASS MoCA, and the City of North Adams.
The New York Foundation for the Arts’ mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. NYFA offers resources for artists, art organizations, and those working in the arts related fields. NYFA’s mission starts with individual artists in the visual, media, performing and literary arts. Their site offers access to a comprehensive list of resources for artists in the nation, including financial, educational, technological, and institutional resources and information such as jobs in the arts, opportunities & services for artists, event listings, learning workshops, business of art articles, information for teaching artists, fellowships, fiscal sponsorships, and more.