Etched in Memory: Legacy Planning for Artists
Etched in Memory: Legacy Planning for Artists is a web resource designed to assist artists in preparing for and protecting their professional legacy through sound planning and archival practices.
The Research Center for Arts and Culture (RCAC)
The Research Center for Arts and Culture (RCAC) provides data and information in service of artists and the arts.
Elder Artists' Legal Resource
The Elder Artists’ Legal Resource was created on behalf of the Research Center for Arts and Culture at the National Center for Creative Aging. It is a unique online tool designed to help artists protect their life's work.
(Senior Artists Initiative) is a nonprofit organization that assists artists in understanding the need for and processes involved in organizing their life's work.
Visual Arts Archives and Artists' Legacies
is the subject of a series of articles included in the Brooklyn Rail selected by Critic's Page Guest Art Editor, Charles Duncan.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
established a program, Creating a Living Legacy (CALL), to provide support to mature visual artists in creating, through organizing and inventorying, comprehensive documentation of their artworks and careers.
lists over 14,000 awards, services and publications for individual artists.
is a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation that financially assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement. The Artists' Fellowship's Board of Trustees and Officers serve as volunteers in service to our community of artists. Assistance is given without expectation of repayment. One does not need to be a member of the Fellowship to receive assistance nor does membership in the Artists' Fellowship entitle one to assistance from the foundation.
The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
offers an Individual Support Grant for painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. Grants are available through an open application process, and they have been distributed to artists worldwide. The annual deadline for completed applications is December 15th. They also offer Emergency Grants.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
has dual criteria for grants that are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.
The Haven Foundation
has a mission to strengthen and sustain the careers of freelance professional writers, artists, and others connected with the entertainment industry across the United States (“qualified persons”). The Foundation accomplishes its mission through direct financial assistance to qualified persons and organizations dedicated to assisting freelance artists. The goal of awarding grants is to provide interim financial assistance to support the freelancer until he/she is able to return to his/her artistic career.
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Emergency Grants. This marks the first phase of a program that will be in the tradition of Change, Inc., a non-profit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need of emergency medical aid.
The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories. If you aren’t sure if your artistic discipline fits within these guidelines, please contact the grants administrator.
Write a Better Artist Grant Application in 15 Steps
Ready to become a better grant writer? Follow this easy step-by-step guide to getting funding for your art by Rachel MacFarlane as posted on Format Magazine.
(Craft Emergency Relief Fund and Artists Emergency Resources) is a national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists.
Carter Burden Gallery
The goal of the Carter Burden Gallery is to create a dialogue with the arts community supporting our belief that older, lesser-known artists must not be overlooked due to age or decreased marketability in the current art scene. The gallery targets NYC artists over the age of 60, fostering a supportive and culturally-diverse community of re- emerging artists.
Caring for Your Art: A Guide for Artists, Collectors, Galleries, and Art Institutions
by Jill Snyder informs readers how to store and handle art properly, photograph art, insure and secure art, set up proper environmental controls, mat and frame safely, and utilize manual and computer systems for record keeping.
ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career
by Heather Darcy Bhandari, a gallery director, and Jonathan Melber, an arts lawyer, walks readers through the important business and legal issues artists need to stay in control of their careers and ensure they are being treated fairly.
The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love
by Jackie Battenfield provides a comprehensive guide for artists with real-life examples, illustrations, and step-by-step exercises, as well as tips on planning and assessment, and strategies for self-management, including marketing, online promotion, building professional relationships, grant writing, and portfolio development.
is a website solution for artists. The icompendium Web publishing system lets artists easily create and maintain a website at yourname.com. Add images, text and video with only a Web browser.