art business resources...

The resources listed below have been recommended by presenters from various SEA Conferences.  

American Craft Council
21 S. Eltings Corner Road
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 800/836-3470
Promote both juried retail and wholesale shows of American contemporary craft around the country

American Film Institute (AFI)
2021 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 Phone: 323/856-7600 

Americans For the Arts
Federal Arts Advocacy group

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers

Art Ally LLC​

As an Art Ally, Jessica Jacobs uses her experience to help artists bridge the gap between art and business.


Arts & Business Council of Chicago

Phone:  312/372-1876


Artwork Archive

Track your artwork, galleries, sales, competitions, exhibitions, contacts, limited edition runs and more. Visualize your data in ways never before possible to help you intelligently manage and market your artwork.

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF)
304 Hudson Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212/807-1400


Bay Area Independent Publishers Assoc.

Broadcast Music, INC. (BMI)

Chicago Artists’ Coalition
217 N. Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312/491-8888
This resource is for all artists (even those living outside Chicago) with slide registry, resource publications, website etc.

Chicago Dance and Music Alliance
410 South Michigan Ave., Suite 819 Chicago, IL 60605-1402
Phone: 312/987-9296

Chicago Metal Arts Guild (C-MAG)
Phone: 708/358-0019

College Art Association
275 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001
Phone: 206/684-7171

Crafts Report Magazine
Phone: 800/777-7098 

A resource for craft artists in all media for tools, shows, competitions, articles regarding managing craft businesses.

Dick Blick Art Materials

Phone:  800/828-4548


Disney/ASCAP Workshops
(including a Chicago Workshop)

Diversified LAB
Phone: 314/781-0480




Website that allows users to sell their handcrafted and handmade wares easily


Future of Music Coalition

George Little Management

Ten Bank Street

White Plains, NY 10606

Promoters of many gift shows including the New York International Gift Fair which promotes the handmade section

The Guild
931 E. Main St.

Madison, WI 53703

Phone:  877/344-8453
Art & Craft website and catalog.  Also publish art books and sourcebooks

Illinois Arts Alliance


Illinois Humanities Council
203 Wabash Ave, Suite 2020

Chicago, IL  60601-2417

Phone:  312/422-5580


Indpendent Television Service - ITVS

Resources for televisions producers

JMH Art + Design Studio

Phone: 630/855-3351

art - design - printing - finishing - publishing - mailing - e-marketing


Modern Postcard
Inexpensive postcards and more

National Alliance for Musical Theatre


National Arts and Disability Center
Tarjan Center for Developmental Disabilities

300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 3310

Los Angeles, CA 90095-6967

Phone:  310/794-1141

National Endowment for the Arts
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington DC  20506

Phone:  202/622-5400

National Opera Association

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

20 Jay Street, 7th Floor

Brooklyn, NY  11201

Phone:  212/366-6900

Extensive national database of awards, services, and publications for artists of all disciplines


New York Fringe Festival

Largest multi-arts festival in North America


New York Musical Theatre Festival

The New York University Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (MFA program)

Open Studios Press - New American Paintings
450 Harrison Ave #304

Boston, MA  02118



Polyphonic on Campus


The Rosen Group

​3000 Chestnut Avenue, Suite 300

Baltimore, MD 21211

Promote the buyers market of American craft trade shows

Sculpture International


Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA)

C/o North Central College

30 N. Brainard St.

Naperville, IL  60540

Phone:  630/637-5468

Resources and programming for emerging visual, performing, literary, and media artists as well as educators.

Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)


Society of Composers and Lyricists


Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

1300 Iroquois Ave, Suite 1300

Naperville, IL  60563

Phone:  630/778-6385

Southeastern Theatre Conference Inc.

The Summer Play Festival


Twin Cities Unified Theatre Auditions

United Professional Theatre Auditions

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


VSA Arts

1300 Connecticut Ave., Suite 700

Washington DC 20036

Phone:  800/933-8721

International organization that creates learning opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities


Woman Made Gallery

685 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL  60622

Phone:  312/738-0400