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This is a growing list of resources that I highly recommend. You can also check out articles I've written here.
CERF+ is a national non-profit organization that helps safeguard and sustain materials-based artists’ careers through education programs, advocacy, network building, and emergency preparedness and relief grants (available to artists working in craft disciplines). Their online Studio Protector and studio safety guides are a comprehensive resource.
With guest interviews around 1 hour, the Design Matters podcast with Debbie Millman digs deep to uncover what drives creatives. Her probing questions don't let anyone off the hook, and she does her research. You will feel motivated, inspired, and eager to learn more about her guests online.
Artists Thrive is a rubric and annual summit from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation that helps improve the conditions in which artists can thrive. It offers practices, language, and values of what it means to succeed and thrive as an artist – and what it means to have a thriving arts sector.
The Insider's Guide to Arts Education Planning is an excellent tool to help facilitate your K-12 strategic arts education plan. It helps school teams articulate a vision for the arts, identify strengths and weaknesses, determine strategic objectives and develop a an implementation plan and budget.
I co-authored Artrepreneur's How to Sell Art Like an Artrepreneur, an e-book that helps visual artists understand where to sell art online. You'll find tips on how to create a profile that matters, how to drive people to your site, and how to price, protect your document your work. Also check out their Art Business Journal, where I served as editor and contributor.
I listen to Knowledge@Wharton while driving but you can also check out their their podcasts online. I've been interviewed on K@W and have called in several times. From leadership to innovation, workplace matters, and career talk, the advice is savvy, the guests are phenomenal, and the take-aways can be applied right away.
SSIR is written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens. An excellent resource for best in research- and practice-based knowledge on social innovation.
The Arts Integration Think and Do Workbook was developed to guide teacher practitioners and teaching artists through a user-friendly process to develop and implement arts integration teaching practices.
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