Websites for Artists: web design for artists and the art community

Artist Opportunities

NYFA: Probably the best site for New York Artists. You will find lists of jobs, opportunities, grants and residencies, and useful articles for working artists.

Chashama: studio space and exhibit/performance space

CUE Art Foundation: non profit forum for contemporary artists.

Drawing Center: focuses on the exhibition of drawings.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning: offers diverse programs to artists of Queens and greater metropolitan area.

LMCC: lower Manhattan Cutltural Council. NY State Council on the Arts. Offers grants to organizations, and a great resources section with lists of very useful websites.

The Art List- Monthly e-Newsletter and searchable database listing upcoming Art Contests, Art Competitions, and Opportunites for visual artists and photographers.

A searchable database and magazine that lists local and national juried artist competitions, grants, call for submissions, art jobs, art festivals, residencies, fellowships, & more. A monthly newsletter (via email or paper) with several hundred announcements every month. information about community festivals, including film, visual arts, music, and other cultural events

The Urban Art Commission: list of public art commissions and opportunities


Grants and Funding

Creative Capital Foundation: acts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas.

Experimental Television Center: provides completion awards to NY state artists.

Franklin Furnace: privides awards grants to emerging artists to produce major works.

Harvestworks: 2 internships to young digital media artists at the post-graduate level in NYC.

Jerome Foundation: grants to support new works for artists living in Minnesota and NYC.

Pollack-Krasner: grants to visual artists.

Queens Arts Council: grants to support cultural activities in Queens.


Residencies and Work Space

Art OMI: 3 week residency in upstate NY.

Center for Photography at Woodstock: residency program to support artists of color working in photography.

Dieu Donne Papermill. offers 6 annual residencies to emerging artists to create work in handmade paper.

ISPC: visual arts residency that aims to connect its resident artists and curators to local institutions.

Lower East Side Printshop: studio space, career services for printmakers.

Sculpture Space: 20 artists awarded residencies each year.

Skowhegan: nine week summer residency in Maine.

Smack Mellon: free studio space for 1 year in Brooklyn.

Socrates Sculpture Park: six month residency in outdoor studio in Queens.

Studio Museum Harlem: 12 month residency for 3 emerging artists.

Triangle Arts Association: free studio space for six months in NYC.

Whitney Independent Study Program: variety of art practices with emphasis on installation, film and video.

Women's Studio Workshop: specialized studios in printmaking, ceramics, photography and book arts.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild: Founded in 1903, Byrdcliffe is one of the older artists colonies in the country. It is home to a national Artist-in-Residence program.


Art Registries the largest site for contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios, online since 1995.



One of the first alternative spaces in New York, Artists Space was founded in 1972 to support contemporary artists working in the visual arts, including video, electronic media, performance, architecture and design. The mission of Artists Space is to encourage experimentation, diversity and dialogue in contemporary arts practice, provide an exhibition space for new art and artists, and foster an appreciation for the vital role that artists play in our community.

Brooklyn Arts Council: Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), an arts and services organization founded in 1966, is the umbrella for Brooklyn’s range of cultural groups and individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, and literary arts. chashama has become a major force in the NYC arts community by supporting the work and ideas of an increasing number of emerging artists every year.

Delaware visual Images registry: The Visual Images Registry, located in the Division's office in Wilmington, contains digital images and information about Delaware visual artists. Download the application form from the website.

LIC Artists, Inc: founded in 1986 and incorporated in 1989 with a mission to increase the visibility of professional visual artists working in the Long Island City area

The Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program: unique organization that is run by and for Minnesota artists.

Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places: The Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program acquires works of art to be exhibited in and around state buildings in areas regularly accessible to the general public. All emerging visual artists committed to developing their professional careers are invited and encouraged to join our Artists Registry. There are no fees to participate and all complete submissions following the guidelines will be accepted. Only artists with exclusive commercial gallery representation are ineligible. While NURTUREart cannot guarantee inclusion in future exhibitions, the Registry is in constant use, providing excellent exposure for participating artists.

Pittsburg Artist Registry: The Pittsburgh Artist Registry is a resource for promoting visual, literary, performing and multi-disciplinary artists living in southwestern PA.

Sculpture Center: image library for sculptors.


Art Photography

Barry Rosenthal: based in New York City

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Artists Supplies

Materials for the Arts: for non-for-profit arts groups only. Materials are gathered from companies and individuals that no longer need them and redistributed to the artists and educators that do

Build it Green! sells salvaged and surplus building materials. (NYC)

Metal Source
(in Brooklyn, Rochester NY and Woburn, Massachusetts):
A division of Admirals Metals, Metal Source sells pretty much anything in small quantity:

• Rod • Bar • Tube • Sheet • Plate • Full Lengths & Randoms
• Aluminum • Brass • Copper • Bronze • Stainless Steel...


Artist and Craftsman

761 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2108 7th Ave Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
New York, NY 10027

SoHo Art Materials
7 Wooster St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 431-3938

DaVinci Artist Supply
132 West 21st St
New York NY 10011



Taking the Leap by Cay Lang
This book got me through the first year post graduate school. It takes a step by step approach to launching your art career. Click on the icon to get it directly from

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist by Caroll Michels
Great marketing ideas, and full of resources at the end of the book, such as finding interior designers and architects, useful art organizations, how to find affordable health care, how to write a press release. A must in your library! Click on the icon to get it directly from

Fine Art Publicity, 2nd Edition: The Complete Guide for Artists, Galleries, and Museums (Business and Legal Forms) by Susan Abbott
This resource helps artists generate the publicity that keeps their artwork in the public spotlight. Provided are practical tools for attracting the media's attention and building bridges between artists, their galleries, and collectors, and between museums and their audiences.

Artistic Anatomy (Practical Art Books) (Paperback) by Dr. Paul Richer
This book was actually required when I attended the New York Academy of Art. This is one of the best anatomy books for the price.

Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form by Eliot Goldfinger
A great anatomical reference books for figurative artists.

Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet
Another fantastic anatomy reference, Sarah Simblet shows photos, and the skeletal structure underneath, which is an amazing tool to understanding the human figure.

Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure by Edouard Lanteri
A must-have reference for figurative sculptor!



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