As artists, you are creative and talented in many ways, but the business of art can be quite a challenge for many who have focused their careers and studies on art: music, sculpture, theatre, dance and more! In this searchable directory we pull together professional development resources that will build your entrepreneurial skills and help you develop your art business.

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Artists Working in Community Handbook

Art and artists can shape the world around them, and for artists interested in integrating their work with their communities, Springboard For The Arts has compiled a handbook for artists to guide them through the process of integrating their art and their practice with their communities. Read on for more information!

How to Claim Paid Covid-19 Sick Leave as an Actor

From Backstage: the Families First Coronavirus Response Act introduced a tax credit for individuals and families that are losing work due to illness or caring for family members sick with Covid. The article is geared toward actors, but is applicable to anyone claiming self-employment income. Click onward for more information!

Artist Statement Guidelines From the Team at GYST

From the team at artist consultancy GYST (that's Getting Your Sh*t Together!), a set of guidelines for preparing your artist statement. Their comprehensive guidelenes cover everything from what to include, what not to include, with added thoughts on voice and style. They also include sample statements of different lengths. Click onward for details....

Writing An Elevator Pitch For Your Music

As a musician, being able to describe your music succinctly and in vivid terms is one of your most powerful marketing tools. Julia Rogers writes a guide for everything from using your fans to help craft your pitch, to integrating your elevator pitch into your social media. Read on for more information!

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This directory is made possible in part by funding from the Willard & Anne Levin Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission.

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