Resources include job search sites, grant information, competitions, fellowships, copyright information, gallery listings, professional organizations, self-promotion, freelance jobs, and more.

  1. Artists Resources
  2. International Student Resources
  3. Freelance
  4. Job Search & Creative Staffing Agencies
  5. Legal & Business Resources
  6. Professional Organizations
  7. Relocation Tools
  8. Self Promotion Resources
  9. Recommended Reading

Artists Resources

International Student Resources

Freelance

  • www.adbase.com – Connect with art buyers, art directors, photo editors, and other industry contacts
  • www.agencyaccess.com – Promotional service for photographers and illustrators
  • www.ahirc.org – The Artists' Health Insurance Resources Center
  • www.artcalendar.com The business magazine for visual artists
  • www.artservemichigan.org – Membership includes pro bono legal and small business advice
  • The Business of Being an Artist, Third Edition by Daniel Grant
  • Business and Legal Forms for Crafts by Tad Crawford
  • Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists by Tad Crawford
  • Business and Legal Forms for Industrial Designers by Tad Crawford, Eva Doman Bruck and Carl W. Battle
  • Contract Terms and Conditions Reference for Product Design Consultants, www.apdf.org
  • www.crowdspring.com – Freelance resource for designers, illustrators and photographers
  • Fair Use, Free Use and Use by Permission. How to Handle Copyrights in All Media by Lee Wilson
  • Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 12th Edition, Graphic Artists Guild Handbook
  • www.gyst-ink.com – The business of art, getting your Sh*t together
  • How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul 5th ed. by Carol Michels
  • www.ideabounty.com – A social think tank where creatives can sell their ideas
  • Inside the Business of Illustration by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman
  • The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting by Theo Stephan Williams
  • www.theispot.com – Website for illustrators to market work cost effectively
  • www.legalzoom.com – Trademarks, Copyright, Patents, Incorporation, LLC's and more
  • Licensing Art 101, Third Edition: Publishing and Licensing Your Artwork for Profit by Michael Woodward
  • www.lincnet.net – Health care information for artists, artist spaces and communities
  • www.literarymarketplace.com – Worldwide resource for the book publishing industry
  • www.loc.gov/copyright – Copyright information
  • Pricing Photography by Michael Heron and David MacTavish
  • www.thumbtackpress.com – Resource for illustrators to sell prints
  • www.zapplication.org – Resources for managing applications for art shows, festivals and fairs

Job Search & Creative Staffing Agencies

In addition to job search tools, these sites may also include salary surveys, salary negotiation, networking and other helpful search tips.

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations are a great resource for networking, competitions, salary surveys, conferences and events, industry standards, access to directories and/or job listings and professional ethics.

Relocation Tools

Self Promotion Resources

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