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ArtandDesignOnline.com emerged in cyberspace January 2005 with the vision of bringing the worlds of art and design together. January 2006: Thousands of talented people have taken notice and joined this global community! Their goal for this coming year is to create an interactive visual directory that facilitates energy exchanges around the planet--where the world of art and design is just a click away!  You are invited to be part of our continuously growing site and participate in the journey! Open the door to the world of art and design; visit them, and click on "Join the Directory" to start the brief registration process. There is no fee to be listed.

ArtBuzz.org - The not-for-profit site, www.ArtBuzz.org, is now on line and free for artists to join. It is the goal of the website to expand promotion and the awareness of visual arts to a much broader audience. Visit ArtBuzz.org, there's lots of good information for artists and art buyers/collectors alike – art market, art community news & announcements, artists listings by medium, galleries and art organizations listings, featured artists and call-to-artists, etc.

The Art Career Project, a national organization looking to educate artists on how to educate themselves in preparation for a career in the arts. http://www.theartcareerproject.com

Art-Exchange.com - Send your friends straight to your work. Did you know that every art-exchange artist has a direct link to their work? Your bio is also "linkable" Artists- has your work been recognized "officially?" Art-Exchange.com is offering free upgrades on any new listing packages for you. Just send them the details of the award and they'll call you to get all the listing information. Call (800) 647-6336 ext. 100 or email customerservice@art-exchange.com.

Art Fairs & Events - National and International, for a list of National and International art fairs and events, please visit: www.art-collecting.com/artfairs.htm.

The Artist’s Magazine celebrates the creative life and the creative act, the artist as well as the art, by showcasing the best work—in all media and in all styles—of the best artists working today. With beautiful color reproductions, engaging interviews, lively discussions of timely issues, practical lessons in craft, and news of exhibitions and events, The Artist’s Magazine inspires, informs, encourages and instructs so that an artist’s creative life will be filled with success as well as pleasure. www.artistsmagazine.com

Arts Marketing, Press & Resource Lists for Artists and Arts Organizations. Compiled by Caroll Michels, career coach and artist-advocate, and author of "How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist" www.carollmichels.com.

Art Network. Teaching Artists the Fine Art of Marketing Art. For details go to: http://www.artmarketing.com/  Most artists think they need a gallery to “make it” these days . . Wrong. Art rep Margaret Danielak in her new book - A Gallery without Walls: Selling Art in Alternative Venues - explains to artists innovative ways to market and sell art without a gallery. A Gallery without Walls guides artists to a greater understanding of how to select and reserve the best space to exhibit their work, with step-by-step instructions on how to produce a low-cost art event. This book gives recommendations on how to evaluate one’s artwork, prepare it for sale, and promote it on a limited budget. Published by ArtNetwork Press. www.artmarketing.com PO Box 1360, Nevada City, CA 95959. 800-383-0677, 530-470-0862. Email: info@artmarketing.com

Artshow.com. Browse art opportunities and calls for artists to exhibit in art shows, exhibitions, arts fairs, festivals, contests, and fine art competitions. www.artshow.com.

ArtistsRegister.com showcases visual art by artists who are US residents represented through many disciplines. The Web site serves to connect the artists and their work with private collectors, gallery owners, interior designers, corporate art buyers, public art administrators, and art enthusiasts in general! Their goal is to provide an affordable marketing tool for visual artists and easy-to-use navigation tools for visitors to locate them. ArtistsRegister.com offers a place to collect and review artwork, and constantly updated information about events and opportunities happening on local to national levels. You can use ArtistsRegister.com to: Find Art, Collect Art In "My Gallery", Learn About Participating States Agencies, Find or post information about upcoming openings and exhibits, Find or Post Special Announcements, Find or Post Artist Opportunities, Link to Other Art Sites, Order Mailing Lists, Subscribe to the Email Newsletter, and Read Professional Development Articles.

Artist Help Network - is a free information service designed to help artists take control of their careers. The network helps artists locate information, resources, guidance, and advice on a comprehensive range of career related topics. The network focuses primarily on subjects of interest to fine artists. People working in the applied arts, arts administration, and arts-related fields will also find this site useful. http://www.ArtistHelpNetwork.com

CaFÉ TM enables artists to apply online to multiple calls for entry through a central Web site, www.callforentry.org. The online application process also allows artists to directly upload high-resolution digital images of their artwork for jury presentation. All of the uploaded artwork will be password protected in a consistent, quality, digital format. The high-resolution images will be presented to the jury of each call for entry, and slide projectors will be replaced with high-resolution LCD projectors. The LCD projectors will be connected to a specialized digital-media player called a Roku HD1000, which will hold the high-resolution images. The CaFÉ TM system also enables the jury to score online. CaFÉTM provides artists with an easy-to-use system to enter contact information, upload digital images of their artwork, and apply to a number of open calls for entry at one time. There is no cost to register, and you only need to register once.

FineArtAmerica.com has changed the way that artwork is bought and sold around the world. With a few clicks, artists and photographers can upload their images to FineArtAmerica.com, set their prices, and instantly sell prints to a global audience of art collectors. Fine Art America fulfills each order on behalf of the artists - taking care of the printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping, collecting payments from the buyers, and sending profits to the artists. Each print is manufactured at Fine Art America's production facility and delivered "ready-to-hang" with a 30-day money-back guarantee. In addition to providing an online marketplace and fulfillment service, Fine Art America provides artists and photographers with sales and marketing tools to help simplify and accelerate their careers. These tools allow artists to set up branded web stores, sell prints on Facebook, create e-newsletters, and much more.

Idealware offers guidance for online donations -  If you are in the market for online credit card software products, Idealware can help you choose wisely. This new site is dedicated to helping nonprofits with technology products and has reviewed 27 lower-priced online software tools for accepting donations from a web site. www.idealware.org/donations

Living the Artist's Life. Paul Dorrell's guidebook for artists, Living the Artist's Life, is now in its 2nd printing. Dorrell is a gallery owner and novelist known for his hard-won success  and his compassion toward artists.  His book has been endorsed by the RISD, the Penn Academy of Fine Art, and many other schools.  For more, go to www.livingtheartistslife.com.

Tech Soup. Your nonprofit, charity, or library is working hard to make a positive impact on its community, and technology can help extend your reach. But when most of your funding goes toward accomplishing your mission, there's not always enough left over for your technology needs. That's where we come in. TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a clear focus: connecting your nonprofit, charity, or public library with technology products, plus the learning resources you need to make informed decisions about technology and operate at your full potential. To learn more, visit www.techsoup.org.

United States Artists (USA) USA is a new organization dedicated to the support of America's finest living artists. Artists now have a home where they may find significant private funding to ignite the creativity that makes this country great. USA was launched in September 2005 with $20 million in seed funding provided by a coalition of leading foundations—Ford, Rockefeller, Prudential, and Rasmuson—in an act of unprecedented private investment in individual artists and the creative potential of America. Their initial investment enables them to pilot the USA Fellows program, awarding unrestricted $50,000 grants to fifty artists each year beginning in 2006. USA's long-term vision is to create an organization dedicated to the unlimited promise of our finest artists. Their horizon line is not three, five, or 25 years, but rather 100 years and beyond. Building on their base of private funding, their aspiration is to be permanently endowed.

Wallace Foundation. Searching for ways to expand participation in the arts? Visit The Wallace Foundation's online Knowledge Center, where you will find a wealth of ideas for effective ways to increase audiences for the arts. wallacefoundation.org/arts.

Why is it Important to Have a Website?
Without a website, your organization risks never being found by your audiences. A web presence is a great way to compliment your existing communications; web sites can make your organization look and act bigger than it really is; the Web is two-way, interactive and quick communication; web sites can also help you educate your audiences; and having a web site can provide 24/7 access to your organization. A Website Toolkit (PDF) is available here to help you learn tips and tricks for creating or updating your website! (Toolkit created by the Kansas Arts Commission and used with permission.)

 
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