making it as a fine artist

• Career opportunities range from professional studio art practices to related fields that rely on the knowledge, expertise, and problem-solving skills gained through a fine arts education.
• It's critical to build relationships and pathways to opportunities that will both develop and support your art practice.
• Perseverance is essential!


setting up your studio

• Create a dedicated space in which to create your work.

Tips for Organizing a Studio

• Resources for finding space dedicated to affordable artist housing.

ArtSpace

Listings Project

Fractured Atlas SpaceFinder

NYFA Source

RI Artist Housing

Massachusetts Artist Spaces

Chicago Artist Resource SpaceFinder

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies


presenting yourself professionally

WEBSITE & PORTFOLIO

Artist Website Tips

RISD Portfolios - Exclusive Showcase of RISD Talent

Posting Your Work Online - Other Options

Building Your Portfolio

Creating a Strong Portfolio

RESUME

RISD Resume Guide

ARTIST STATEMENT

Artist Statement Tips

In Defense of the Artist Statement

Artist & Curatorial Statements - RISD Writing Center

Artist Statement - Sample & Guide

MARKETING & SELF-PROMOTION

Artist Business Cards & Postcard Samples

Marketing & Promotional Resources

Social Media Tips for Artists

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Art-Related Associations


building relationships & networking

GALLERIES & REPRESENTATION

Contacting Galleries

Finding Representation

Searching for Galleries & Museums

MUSEUMS

Getting into Musuems

Searching for Museums & Galleries

ART AGENCIES - U.S. & INTERNATIONAL

U.S. Art Agencies Directory

International Art Agencies Directory

ART COLLECTORS

How Collectors Find Art

NETWORKING

Networking Tips for Artists

LinkedIn & Networking Online

Connecting with RISD Alumni


enhancing your professional development

RISD CAREER PROGRAMS

Fine Art-Related Career Programs

ESSENTIAL CAREER BOOKS

The Profitable Artist

ART/WORK

The Artist's Guide

Starting Your Career as an Artist

WORKSHOPS

Professional Development Opportunities - U.S. Directory

The Rules: How to Play the Art Game

NYFA Learning / Professional Development

Artist in the Marketplace - Bronx Museum

Creative Capital - Professional Development

Artist Professional Toolbox

Artist Trust - Creative Career Center

Wholesale Marketing Webinar

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Residency Resources

GRANTS

Grant Resources


finding exhibition & sales opportunities

LOCATING EXHIBITION VENUES

Finding Exhibition Opportunities

Tips for Selecting Venues

Seeking Gallery Representation

ART CENTERS & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

Directory of Art Centers & Organizations

Arts Organizations - Extensive Listing

ALTERNATIVE SPACES

Exploring Alternative Spaces

CURATE AN EXHIBITION

Exhibition Kit - Steps in Developing an Exhibition

SELLING AND PRICING ART

Tips for Selling Art Online

Pricing Art for Sale

Opportunities to Sell Art Online

CORPORATE ART MARKET

Selling to the Corporate Market

ART FAIRS - WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Understanding Art Fairs

Art Fairs Calendar

American Craft Council Shows


legal and financial issues

UNDERSTANDING CONTRACTS AND LAW

Contracts & Agreement Tips

Business & Legal Forms for Artists

Understanding Artist Law & Finance

ARTIST STUDIO PROTECTION & BUSINESS INSURANCE

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Insurance in the Arts Guides - Fractured Atlas

Studio Protector Artist Insurance Listings

ART SALES TRACKING AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Artworks Archive

GYST Software


exploring teaching opportunities

ARTIST WORKSHOPS

Value of Teaching Workshops

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

RISD Continuing Education

ART CENTERS & ORGANIZATIONS

Arts Organizations - Extensive Listing

Directory of Art Centers & Organizations

ART TEACHING RESOURCES

Online Career Library Teaching Resources- Extensive Listing

College Art Association

Higher Ed Jobs

K-12 Art Teaching Jobs