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Online Resources and Tips

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Here is an ever-growing list of opportunities, online resources, and things to consider as you plan for life after graduation.

 

BOOKS, TUTORIALS, AND ESSAYS

 

The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Sharon Loudon, editor

A collection of essays by 40 visual artists, which focuses on how artists extend their practices outside of their studios, sustain their practices in a healthy way, and have an impact on their communities.

 

RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

 

Alliance of Artist Communities

An online resource with a Residency Directory, tips for applying to residencies, as well as advocacy services and calls for entry.

 

EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

 

CAFE - CallforEntry.org

Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF is a regional nonprofit arts service organization that regularly posts exhibition and public art commission opportunities online. Making a username and password is free. Once you have created an account, you can organize exhibition deadlines within your profile, and upload images of your artwork to a portfolio on their website to use to submit directly to applications.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

Mid-America Print Council (MAPC)

"The Mid America Print Council is an educational and community-based organization that focuses on all print related arts. Embracing both time-honored and innovative approaches, we promote awareness and appreciation of traditional and contemporary forms of printmaking. We are an inclusive association for individuals and institutions, administering the sharing of technical and critical information regarding print.


Honoring our predecessors, we aim to bring new and sustained interest to this unique medium. Active on multiple platforms, MAPC is an organization that provides members with access to a network of printmakers, resources, opportunities, newsletters, and a biennial conference that features speakers, workshops, panels, shows, and exchanges. Through calls for participation, we organize members’ exhibitions and publish The Mid America Print Council Journal. Our goal is to recognize, advocate, and continue research in historical, current, and future print technologies."

 

Southern Graphics Council International

"SGC International is an educational non-profit organization committed to informing our membership about issues and processes concerning original prints, drawings, book arts, and handmade paper.


Significant dialogue and exchange of technical and critical information occurs each year at our annual conference, which draws participants nationally and internationally. Our awards, publications and exhibitions promote greater understanding, scholarship, and enjoyment of these art forms to the public at large."

 

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