Materials for the Arts

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Title: East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, 4695 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
URL: www.creativereuse.org
Description: Diverts waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies available at its Depot Store for artists, educators, and social service agencies.
Materials for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, 33-00 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101,
URL: www.mfta.org
Description: Provides individual artists, who are working on projects in a public setting and are fiscally sponsored by a nonprofit organization, with free office equipment and supplies, furnishings, and art materials.
Materials for the Arts, Monroe County Solid Waste Management District 
URL: www.mcswmd.org/recycling.reuseoptions.html
Description: Sponsors a recycling program for artists and educators working on community projects in Monroe County Indiana.
New York Wa$teMatch,
URL: www.wastematch.org
Description: Provides information on the availability of raw materials, such as marble scraps, fabrics and textile, mahogany, plastics, and materials that are being discarded. The price of materials is much less expensive than on the open market, and in most cases, users can negotiate prices directly with companies that have materials.
Title: SCRAP (Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts), 801 Toland Street, San Francisco, CA, 94124
URL: www.scrap-sf.org/creative-reuse 
Description: A creative reuse project housed in a 5,000 square foot warehouse in San Francisco. Materials are organized by type. Some materials are available to artists and educators free of charge or at a low-cost.

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Title: Art of Recycle 
Description: A directory of creative recycle centers worldwide.
URL: www.artofrecycle.org/our_neighbors.html 

Bartering

 

 


WEBSITES 

Title: Art Barter London
Description: An art bartering site in the United Kingdom.
URL: www.artbarterlondon.co.uk
Title: Artbusiness.com
Description: "Bartering Art? Don’t Forget the Tax Man,” by Alan Bamberger.
URL: www.artbusiness.com/barter.html

Title: Barter Fanatic
Description: Blog devoted to bartering with tips, information and lists of online stores that accept bartering as payment for everything from goods to jewelry.
URL: http://barterfanatic.com

Title: Bartering and Trading for Artists
Description: An article about artists and bartering sponsored by Gyst
URL: www.gyst-ink.com/bartering-trading 

Title: Bartering Tax Center
Description: Information about tax liability for bartering and when bartered goods can be used as a tax deduction.
URL: www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Bartering-Tax-Center 

Title: Our Goods
Description: A barter network for artists and designers in New York City. The site promotes the swapping of skills, services, space, labor, art objects, and much more.
URL: www.ourgoods.org

Title: SwapRight.com
Description: A free website for swapping and bartering services.
URL: www.swapright.com 

Title: Uexchange
Description: Members do not pay fees or trade commissions.  One-time swaps available at a low fee.  Serves 82 countries.
URL: www.u-exchange.com

 

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Art Colonies & Residency Programs

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Alliance of Artists Communities
URL: www.artistcommunities.org 
Description:  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.  Links to residencies are provided on its website. 

American Academy in Rome
URL: www.aarome.org 

Description: An American study and advanced research center in the fine arts and humanities. Sponsors the Rome Prize Fellowship and other residency programs.  

Art in General 
URL: www.artingeneral.org 
Description: Sponsors International Collaborations Program that encompass existing partners from its Eastern European Residency Exchange Program (EERE) and new partners into one larger collaborations program. Has partnerships with organizations in Australia, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.

Bellagio Center Creative Arts Fellowship Program
URL: www.rockefellerfoundation.org
Description: Sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Offers residencies to artists, composers, and writers in Como, Italy.  Has offices in New York, Thailand, Kenya, and Italy. 
National Park Service, U.S. Department of Commerce.
URL: http://home.nps.gov/romo/supportyourpark/artist_in_residence.htm
Description: Offers artist-in-residence opportunities to visual and performing artists and writers in parks throughout the United States.

Trans Artists
URL: www.transartists.nl
Description: A foundation that provides artists working in all disciplines with information about international artist-in-residence programs and other opportunities

U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program, Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission
URL: www.jusfc.gov
Description: Provides 3-5 month residences in Japan for individual artists in all disciplines.  Artists work on individual projects. 

Vermont Studio Center
URL: http://vermontstudiocenter.org
Description: The largest international artists' and writers' residency program in the United States.


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Title: "Are You an Emerging Artist Looking to Raise Your Game? Here Are 7 Residencies That Can Help," Artnet
Description: Survey of  best incubators for talents on the rise by
Brian Boucher & Caroline Goldstein
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/7-best-artist-residencies-1033418 

Title: Funding + Training + Resources for Artists
Description: Sponsored by the Artist Trust in Seattle.  Provides information on residencies.
URL: http://artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists
Title: A Guide to 20 Top Artist Residencies and Retreats Across the United States
URL: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/763138/a-guide-to-20-top-artist-residencies-and-retreats-across-the
Title: NYFA Source
Description: An extensive database for visual and performing artists and writers, and arts organizations. Includes a section artists-in-residence programs. Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
URL: http://source.nyfa.org/content/search/search.aspx?SA=1
Title: SchoolShows
Description: A national directory of performers who present assemblies, workshops, and residencies in schools.
URL: www.schoolshows.com

Title: “What is the Best Artist Residency in Europe,” Artnet 
URL: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/best-artist-residencies-europe-1060478

 

Grants & Funding

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The Artists' Charitable Fund 
URL: www.artistscharitablefund.org  
Description: Assists American artists living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical, dental, and eye-care bills.

Canada Council for the Arts
URL: http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grant
Description: Provides grants to Canadian artists.

The Foundation Center, New York City 
URL: www.fdncenter.org/newyork 
Description: A national service organization that provides information on foundation funding. Services include disseminating information on foundations and
publishing reference books on foundations and foundation grants, including Foundation Grants for Individuals.

The Foundation Cener, Cleveland 
URL: www.fdncenter.org/cleveland  

The Foundation Center, San Francisco
URL: www.fdncenter.org/sanfrancisco 

The Foundation Center, Atlanta
URL: www.fdncenter.org/atlanta 

The Foundation Center, Washington, DC
URL: www.fdncenter.org/washington

National Endowment for the Art
www.nea.gov 
Description: Awards grants to organizations to support projects in the visual arts.


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Title: Art Opportunities Monthly
Description: A listing of opportunities for artists, including grants. Available  via email. Published 11 times a year.
URL: www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com

Title: The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing: How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artist
Author: by Gigi Rosenberg.
Description: A comprehensive guide that includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips from grant officers and fundraising specialists.
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Publication Date: 2010.
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Title: Canadian Fund Raising Directory
Description: Regularly revised. Includes a section on Arts and Culture. Also available on a CD.
Publisher: Canada Grants Service
URL: www.icecaps.ca/CanadaGrantsFoundations.aspx 

Title: Directory of Financial Aids for Women
Authors: Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber Reference Service Press, updated regularly.
Description: Identifies fellowships, grants, awards, loans, and internships, designed primarily or exclusively for women. Updated regularly.
Publisher: Reference Service Press

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Title: Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad 2014-2016
Author/Editor: Gail A. Schachter and R. David Weber
Description: Reguarly updated.
Publisher: Reference Service Press
Publication Date: 2013
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Title: Guide to Getting Arts Grants
Author/Editor: Ellen Liberatori
Description: Provides artists (and arts groups) with information on facts and skills needed for grants applications in the arts, including formulating budgets, mastering the intricacies of the application process, online resources and application opportunities, insights into understanding the selection and review process, and more.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2006
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Title: How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul, New edition
Author: Caroll Michels
Description: See chapter "The Mysterious World of Grants and Other Fundraising Tools." The author is the founder of the Artist Help Network and a career coach and artist-advocate.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication date: February 2018. Pre-publication orders now being accepted
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Title: The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets
Author/Editor: Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox
Description: Revised edition. Interviews experts in the grants field who provide advice and 50 tips to improve your chances to win a grant.
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: The Profitable Artist: A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts
Author/Editor: Artspire
Description: Includes information on innovative fundraising for artists
Publisher: Allworth Press & the NY Foundation for the Arts
Publication Date: 2011
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Title: Shaking the Money Tree. How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video
Author/Editor: Morrie Warshawski
Description: Revised edition. Although specifically written for film and video artists, Shaking the Money Tree offers succinct and excellent advice that is applicable to artists in all fields. Morrie Warshawski has a relaxed and human-friendly writing style. His insights are on target and should resonate with those working in all disciplines.
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publication Date: 2010
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Title: ArtDeadline
Description: Available by subscription. A listing of opportunities for artists,including grants and artist-in-residence programs.
URL: www.artdeadline.com

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

Title: Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Description: An online database of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available by subscription.
URL: http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/fundingsources/gtio.html

Title: Funding + Training + Resources for Artists
Description: Sponsored by the Artist Trust in Seattle. Provides information on grants, awards, and residencies.
URL: http://artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists

Title: Funding Sources Overview
Description: Sponsored by WomenArts. Provides information and links to resources about funding sources for artists in all disciplines. Publishes a monthly newsletter that lists funding opportunities for film and theatre artists.
URL: www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/index 

Title: GYST Software
Description: Designed for artists and includes a section on writing grant proposals and other types of proposals.
URL: www.gyst-ink.com/gystpro-software/gyst-basicpc2 

Title: Grants and Awards Online Database
Description: A listing of more than 1,500 domestic and foreign grants for writers, literary awards, fellowships, and residencies.  Available by subscription.  Sponsored by the PEN American Center.
URL: www.pen.org
Title: National Assembly for State Arts Agencies
Description: Provides links to each state arts agency. A good resource to research grants and fellowships provided by an agency in your state.
URL: www.nasaa-arts.org/About/State-Arts-Agency-Directory.php
Title: NYFA Source
Description: An extensive database for visual and performing artists, writers, and arts service organizations. Includes wide-range of grant opportunities. Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
URL: http://source.nyfa.org/content/search/search.aspx?SA=1
Title: Philanthropy News Digest
Description: A free weekly news service of the Foundation Center, this is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide
URL: http://philanthropynewsdigest.org

Title: Professional Practices for Artists
Description: Sponsored by GYST. Includes guidelines for requesting letters of recommendation. 
URL: www.gyst-ink.com/letters-of-recommendation

 


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