Visual Arts Resources
The following resources are divided by the following categories: Foundations and Funding, Journals and Publications, Media and Genres, Residencies and Exchange Programs, General Information, and Technical Support.
Foundations and Funding
The Art Deadline List
The Art Deadline List features a list of competitions, art jobs, internships, art scholarships, grants, fellowships, art festivals, calls for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages.
Candid (formerly The Foundation Center)
Candid is an innovative nonprofit that gathers and analyzes data, shares it worldwide, and empowers people to understand and increase philanthropy’s ability to improve the world.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both.
Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services.
Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.
Art Production Fund
Art Production Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art.
Fractured Atlas is an arts industry leader in the use of technology to address challenges facing the arts community, share information and resources, and empower arts organizations with practical tools for managing their operations.
Journals and Publications
Journal of Contemporary Art
Since its inception, the Journal of Contemporary Art has featured conversations with and projects by a diverse international group of emerging and established artists. In 1995 the Journal ceased to be a printed publication and became an online magazine.
Artforum is an international magazine specializing in contemporary art. The magazine features in-depth articles and reviews of contemporary art, as well as book reviews, columns on cinema and popular culture, and numerous full-page advertisements from prominent galleries around the world.
Blouin Artinfo is the preeminent global source for up-to-the-minute news, information, and expert commentary on art, artists, and the business and pleasure of making, buying, and understanding art.
Media and Genres
The American Print Alliance
The American Print Alliance is a consortium of nonprofit printmakers’ councils in the United States and Canada
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (also known as “the playa”) to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.
The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Founded in 1977, the Center for Photography at Woodstock is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 artist-centered organization dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible.
Residencies and Exchange Programs
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Anderson Ranch is home to one of the most respected visual arts programs in the country. Located on a 5-acre historic mountain ranch in Snowmass Village, Colorado, the Ranch offers over 140 Summer Workshops for artists of all ages and levels.
RedLine was founded in 2008 by artist and philanthropist Laura Merage as a way to support artists and build community in northeast Denver. Following the completion of a renovated space in Five Points, RedLine welcomed its first group of resident artists in the fall of 2008. The organization has grown rapidly, integrating youth education and community outreach with the artist residency and exhibitions.
Alliance of Artists Communities
The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists’ residencies—a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.
The mission of the MacDowell Colony, an artists’ retreat located in Peterborough, New Hampshire, is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Located in Woodside, California, the mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land on which the program is situated.
Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.
Founder and Director of Contemporary Artists’ Services, Sylvia White has been advising artists on all matters related to business, marketing and exhibitions since 1979. Considered a pioneer in the field of professional practices for visual artists, White has presented workshops and lectured extensively on career management skills.
Art Materials FAQ
Paint and ink chemistry are discussed in an informative web page by R’ykandar Korra’ti, where you can find cogent explanations about the fugitive characteristics of certain types of inks and the conservatorial advantages of using low pH acid-free paper.
GYST-Ink is an artist-run company providing resources, technology, and solutions created by artists for artists. Its mission is to support arts professionals, educational institutions, and arts organizations with an integrated program of software, services, and information in order to keep artists working.