Freelance Artist Resource Project

Resources

The Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective is an iterative, responsive project composed of five freelance producers and culture makers: Nicole BrewerHannah Fenlon, Ann Marie Lonsdale, Abigail Vega, and Amara Brady. Together, they manage this website and produce a series of webinars to provide resources for and raise the collective knowledge body of freelance, unaffiliated artists in the United States.

The Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective is a short term intervention that gathers and amplifies efforts and ideas that secure freelance artists’ livelihood and centers their humanity in the immediate present, while preparing the U.S. arts and culture field for a radically equal, inclusive, anti-racist, and progressive future.

Resources for Artists

Resources

Some of my favorite resources for artists and arts workers are below. Many are New York-centered, because that’s where I am based.

Self-Management:
You Need a Budget (referral link) – More than any other tool, YNAB has given me personal financial freedom; more than budgets, more than an accountant. It’s a game changer, and if you sign up through my link, I get a small referral fee. Seriously, this site will change your life.
Mint
Brass Taxes

Funders and Residencies:

New York Foundation for the Arts
Brooklyn Arts Council
LMCC
Bronx Council on the Arts
Queens Arts Council
Staten Island Arts
Creative Capital
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
Puffin Foundation
Franklin Furnace
Jerome Foundation
MAP Fund
New England Foundation for the Arts
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
WESTAF
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Indie Theatre Fund
HERE Arts Center – HARP Residency

Job Boards:
NYFA Classifieds
APAP Job Bank
California Arts Council Jobs Board
Alliance of Artist Communities Jobs Board
Philanthropy News Daily
Bridgespan

Professional Development:
Creative Capital
LMCC
Nonprofit Finance Fund
The Foundation Center

Service Organizations:
Theatre Communications Group
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
New Jersey Theatre Alliance
Theatre Philadelphia
DanceNYC
Dance USA
APAP
Fractured Atlas
The Field
The Alliance of Artist Communities
Production on Deck

Space:
Indie Space
Chashama
SpaceWorks NYC

Consultants:
Benvenuti Arts
Hannah Fenlon
ArtsPool

Anti-Racism Resources:
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
artEquity
Race Forward
Honor Native Land – US Department of Arts and Culture