Exhibition Places & Spaces, and Exhibition Planning

ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER 

Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State
URL: http://aieregistry.org
Description: Loans artwork to American embassies throughout the world for up the three years. Accepts applications from individual artists only online.
Artworks for Change
URL: www.artworksforchange.org
Description: Creates contemporary art exhibitions around the world to address critical social and environmental issues.  Works with artists at all career levels.
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
URL: www.dorsky.org
Description: A nonprofit organization that presents independently-curated exhibitions of contemporary art. Explores timely themes that are relevant to our understanding of visual arts today.

ExhibitsUSA  
Description: A traveling exhibition program managed by the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
URL: http://eusa.org

Independent Curators International
URL: curatorsintl.org
Description: Develops, organizes, and circulates exhibitions focusing on recent trends and aesthetic concerns. A list of members is provided on their website.

The Pop-Up Art Loop 
Description: Sponsored by the Chicago Loop Alliance. Establishes partnerships between artists and property owners, and creates temporary gallery, exhibition and interactive space at no cost to the artist in prime Loop locations.
URL: http://loopchicago.com/cla/projects-and-programs/pop-up-art-loop

W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy)
URL: www.wageforwork.comDescription: Draws attention to economic inequalities that exist in the arts, and works to resolve them. Its advocacy efforts have successfully received commitments from many U.S. nonprofit art institutions to pay artist exhibition fees for solo and group shows. A fee calculator is published on the organization’s wehsite.

MAILING LISTS

Title: Museum and Independent Curators List
Description: Compiled by Caroll Michels. Email and snail mail addresses of museum and independent curators nationwide. Updated annually and on an ongoing basis. Available as a paper printout, on Dropbox, and on a CD.
URL:http://carollmichels.com/index.php/art-world-contacts/2-uncategorised/83-museum-independent-curators


PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: The Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market
Author/Editor: Mary Burzlaff, Editor
Description: Revised annually. Describes a selection of galleries throughout the United States.
Publisher: North Light Books
Publication Date: 2016
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Title: Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in the Planning, Development, and Design of Innovative Experiences
Authors: Polly McKenna-Cress and Janet Kamien
Description: Guides you through every aspect of exhibit making, from concept to completion. Structured around the key phases of the exhibition design process and offers complete coverage of the tools and processes required to develop successful exhibitions.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2013
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Title: Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach
Author: Beverly Serrell
Description: Presents guidelines on the process of exhibit label planning, writing, design, and production. Provides guidance on the art of label writing for diverse audiences and explores the theoretical and interpretive considerations of placing labels within an exhibition.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pubication Date: Revised 2015
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Title: How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist. Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul
Author/Editor: Caroll Michels
Description: Revised edition. Written by a career coach and artist advocate, who created the Artist Help Network. See chapter "Exhibition and Sales Opportunities: Using Those That Exist and Creating Your Own." 
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Publication Date: Revised 2009
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URL: www.carollmichels.com
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Title: Manual of Museum Exhibitions
Editors: Barry Lord and Maria Piacente
Description: The definition of what an exhibition is has changed as exhibitions can now be virtual; non-traditional migratory and pop-up spaces play host to temporary displays; social media has created opportunities for participatory engagement. The editors detail the exhibition process, explore the exhibition development process in detail. New chapters include information on project management, financial planning and interactive multimedia.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: Revised 2014
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Title: Official Museum Directory
Description: Regularly revised. Profiles thousands museums and institutions.
Publisher: National Register Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
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Title: On the Road Again: Developing and Managing Traveling Exhibitions
Author/Editor: Rebecca A. Buck and Jean Allman Gilmore
Description: Provides pointers for developing traveling exhibition, including the development of an exhibition concept and budget, crating and shipping, and dealing with foreign custom officials. Also includes contracts and loan agreements.
Publisher: American Association of Museums
Publication Date: 2003
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Title: Photographer's Market
Description: Revised annually. Includes and describes a selection of photography galleries throughout the United States.
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Publication Date: 2016
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Title: Playing by the Rules: Alternative Thinking/Alternative Spaces
Author/Editor: Steven Rand
Description: A series of essays by various writers that address the role of the alternative space and need for alternative thinking to challenge some of the art world’s practices.
Publisher: Apex Art
Publication Date: 2010
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PERIODICALS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: Art in America Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums, Artists
Description: Alphabetical listing of American museums, galleries, and alternative spaces arranged by state and city.
Frequency: Published annually in August
Publisher: Art in America
URL: www.artinamericamagazine.com/magazine   

Title: Art Opportunities Monthly
Description: Listings of hundreds of opportunities for artists, including exhibitions. Available via email.
URL: www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com
Title: Photograph
Description: Lists photography exhibitions in New York City, and nationally and internationally. Also includes news items and articles about photography. Available online and in print.
URL: www.photographmag.com

 

 


WEBSITES

Title: Art-Collecting
Description: Provides links to more than 4000 art galleries, art museums, and art centers in major cities in the USA. 
Title: Art-Support
URL: www.art-support.com
Description: Publishes a list of photography galleries.
Title: ArtDeadline
Description: A monthly list of career-related information for artists, including exhibition opportunities.
URL: www.artdeadline.com

Title: CaFÉ
Description: Sponsored by the Western Stgates Arts Federation (WESTAF).  A user-friendly oline system that provides open call information on exhibitions and other opportunities for artists.
URL: www.callforentry.org 

Title: CARFAC Ontario Advisory Notes
Description: Contains an article on “Exhibiting/Selling Outside of Canada.” Available on a CD-ROM or in PDF format. Free to CARFAC Ontario members.
URL: www.carfacontario.ca/CARFAC-Ontarios-Advisory-Notes 

Title: A Guide for Pop-Up Art in Retail Spaces 
Description: Describes available pop-up art spaces in Los Angeles.
URL: www.weho.org/residents/arts-and-culture/pop-up-art-guide 

Title: How to Set Up a Pop-Up Art Galleries in 7 Steps
Description: Storefront Blog.
URL: http://blog.thestorefront.com/how-to-set-up-a-pop-up-art-galleries-in-7-steps

Title: International Directory of Sculpture Parks
Description: An annotated list of sculpture parks throughout the world, with addresses, descriptions, and links. Compiled by sculptor Benbow Bullock, who has visited or worked in many of the parks.
URL: www.artnut.com/intl.html
Title: Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin
Description: Lists hundreds of exhibition opportunities.
Publisher's Address: Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202, 
URL: www.mdartplace.org/opportunities/resource-bulletin/other-resources
Title: Monday News
Description: Free email listing of international exhibition opportunities for artists.
URL: www.mondaynews.net
Title: MuseumsUSA
Description: Contains a searchable directory of more than 15,000 museums throughout the United States.
URL: www.museumsusa.org
Title: Ontario Association of Art Galleries Directory
Description: A description of art galleries in Ontario with contact information.
URL: oaag.org/directory/index.html
Title: The Packing, Art Handling & Crating Information Network 
Description: Dedicated to expanding the network of information and resources available to museum and art handling communities.
URL: www.pacin.org
Title: Re-title.com
Description: An information resource for contemporary art. Provides directory services for locating internationally focused galleries located in North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Australasia, Africa, and Asia.
URL: www.re-title.com

Title: Setting Up a Pop-Up Gallery
Description" Provided by Empty Spaces.
URL: http://emptyspaces.culturemap.org.au/popupgallery

Title: Taking Artwork Over the Border 
Description: Tips and pointers for Canadian artists.
URL: www.carfac.ca/tools/be-prepared-before-you-go 

Title: Visual Artist Source
Description: A good resource for locating galleries throughout the United States. It links to the respective Web sites of all of the galleries listed, provides snail mail, email, and contact information, and a description of the type of work featured. The service is free of charge.
URL: www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=listings