RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
Some indispensable resources.
See also: Resources for Musicians.
Words of Mouth
Weekly curated newsletter sharing creative and multi-disciplinary opportunities.
Another excellent weekly curated newsletter sharing opportunities, mainly in the art world.
Where Are the Black Designers?
Non-profit design advocacy organization, by and for Black designers.
Job postings, community support and more.
Blog and vibrant virtual community for artists. There's a monthly fee to enjoy membership benefits, but I think it's worth it just to be able to join the slack channel. Other folks provide feedback for work, classifieds, general questions about "making it" in the art world, etc.
Community and job postings for creative opportunities. Free to join as an artist/creative.
Business of Fashion - Jobs
Job postings in the fashion industry.
New York Foundation for the Arts - Classifieds
Art jobs and other opportunities.
Creatively - Jobs
Job postings in the fashion industry + beyond.
Weekly curated newsletter sharing classifieds for creative studio shares, aparmtents and more.
Excellent resource for anyone trying to break into the professional world of photography.
An organization dedicated to providing support for freelance workers.
The Creative Independent
Inspirational and practical guidance for artists. Highly highly recommend.
Eye on Design
Editorial platform that explores life as a modern-day designer.
Excellent youtube channel with a seemingly infinite archive of stories and wisdom from the world of film and television. Highly recommend for anyone who is an artist.
Casting calls & auditions in NYC.
An archive of unique artist spaces in Brooklyn + beyond. This site hasn't been updated since 2015, but it's still pretty cool; quite a few of these spaces are still around. A good reference for photographers/musicians/producers interested in shooting or performing in a unique space.
All things cinematography.
Boiler-plate contracts for independent contractors. When you work with clients, BRING YOUR OWN CONTRACT!! Make sure you BOTH have SIGNED copies. When you verbally agree to do a project for someone, even someone who is a friend, make sure you have everything in a signed contract. Make sure you lay out what exactly you will be doing for them (your scope) and how much you expect to be paid for it. Otherwise, the people who hire you can legally get away with non-payment - and they often do! Read more about non-payment as a freelancer here. See also: the freelance isn't free law.