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

I have compiled a list of resources for artists to find opportunities, funding for projects, and residencies. I strongly believe in creating a community of artists, where we can help each other, and nurture each other. I have tried to find resources that are open to artists nationally and internationally, regardless of where the organization is based.

If you know of an opportunity you would like to share, please send me an email at: isabelle@websiteforartists.com

 

Artist Opportunities/Calls for Artists

Apexart open calls: twice annually, for an opportunity to exhibit in New York City

ArtDeadlines.Com
A searchable database and magazine that lists local and national juried artist competitions, grants, call for submissions, art jobs, art festivals, residencies, fellowships, & more.

Artdeadlineslist.com: A monthly newsletter (via email or paper) with several hundred announcements every month.

Art on the River: annual sculpture exhibit in Dubuque. Selected receive $1,500 for displaying their artwork for one year.

Brooklyn Arts Council: publishes a free monthly newsletter with opportunities for artists.

Call for Entry: CaFÉ calls for entry. You can maintain a portfolio of your work and apply to artist opportunities nationwide. Some calls have a fee, some are free to apply.

Chashama: exhibit/performance space

Chicago Sculpture International: promotes the sculpure community, and maintains a list of opportunities for artists (some require membership to CSI).

CUE Art Foundation: non profit forum for contemporary artists.

DOT Art: opportunities offered through the New York City's Department of Transportation

Drawing Center: focuses on the exhibition of drawings.

Eastern State Penitentiary: installations in an old penitentiary in Philadelphia. Focus is on the history of the site, and criminal justice.

Festivals.com: information about community festivals, including film, visual arts, music, and other cultural events

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

LMCC: lower Manhattan Cutltural Council.

MOCA Taipei: application to exhibit your work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan.

MTA Arts and Design: list of all the upcoming calls for artists for New York City's MTA system (open to all artists)

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.

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

Real Art Ways: opportunities to apply for a solo show (stipemd included) in Hartford, CT

Rhizome: digital art institution through the New Museum in NYC. Offers commissions, micro-grants, and exhibition opportunities for web-based art.

Staten Island Arts: council for the arts for Staten Islands. Maintains a list of opportunities for artists

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

The Laundromat Project: promotes a series of programs for artists and communities of color.

PublicArtist.org: find opportunities for public art commissions. Free calls to applications. Find calls all around the country.

 

Grants and Funding

A Blade of Grass: funding for socially-engaged art (yearly application).

Claire Weiss Emerging Artist Award: grant for a proposal in a NYC park. Location changes every year.

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.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts: small emergency grants for unexpected expenses (unanticipated opportunities to show work, or unbudgeted expenses during a project).

Harpo Foundation: grants and residencies for emerging artists (Note: there's an application fee)

Hodder Fellowship: fellowship through Princeton University. Very competitive.

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

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: Fellowships to artists. Very competitive. Open to all artists.

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

Pollack-Krasner: grants to visual artists.

Puffin Foundation: grants to artists who are excluded from mainstream due to race, gender, or social philosophy.

Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation: $1500 annual awards for artists living and working in the US.

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

 

Residencies and Work Space

Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists: offered through MICA, residency offers free housing and studio space in France. Artists are responsible for most meals and travel expenses.

Art OMI: 3 week residency in upstate NY.

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

Chashama.org: 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.

Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the arts: residency and retreats for artists and writers in upstate New York.

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

Elsewhere: residents create projects that activate the museum

Franconia Sculpture Park: mulitple residency programs in St. Croix River Valley, MN

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.

Museum of Arts and Design Studios: offers one full time studio fellowship, and six daily residents. Stipends paid to artists.

Queens Museum Studio Program: open to New York City artists only.

Red Bull Residency: 2 month residency in Detroit. Stipend offered to artists.

Roswell Artist in Residence: residency in New Mexico with a small monthly stipend offered to artists.

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.

Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill: offers residencies for artists in two locations in Taipei, and inexpensive lodging for artists traveling to Taiwan.

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

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

Absolutearts.com: the largest site for contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios, online since 1995.

Artistsspace
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.

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.

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.

White Columns: online digital catalog of artists with no gallery affiliation in New York City.

 

Art Photography

Barry Rosenthal: based in New York City

Visit: www.artphotographyservice.com for complete details

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...

Website: www.admiralmetals.com

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
212-871-0220

 

Books

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 amazon.com

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 amazon.com

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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