The Museum supports the arts in our community and we strive to be a resource for artists. We are just beginning to compile the different resources available in Fresno and beyond. This page is therefore a work in progress. If you have any suggestions, please submit them by this email link. Include the URL link and a brief description of why you feel the suggested resource may be valuable to artists. We will carefully review and evaluate all suggestions for inclusion on our site.
Please note that if we provide a link, it does not mean that the Museum necessarily endorses the organization.
Affordable Colleges Online provides community resources and tools related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. They have several valuable resources available free to art students, artists, and those planning a career in the arts:
Emerging Art Careers & Resources:
Resources Online: Art Schools & Beyond:
AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS
Americans for the Arts' mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. From offices in Washington, DC and New York City, we provide a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders. We are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and to creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
Learn more at: http://americansforthearts.org
Articulate with Jim Cotter is a weekly public television magazine show that explores how creative thinkers help shape our understanding of the world. Articulate achieves this through a mix of topical features and profiles of some of today's leading artists from a diverse range of genres, in the U.S. and beyond. Sundays at 6:30 pm on Valley PBS.
Learn more at: https://www.articulateshow.org/
ARTS ACTION FUND
The Arts Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit membership organization affiliated with Americans for the Arts and is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Launched in 2004, the Arts Action Fund seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education. The Arts Action Fund's goals are to: Enlist and mobilize 1 million citizen activists who will help ensure that public and private resources are maximized and that arts-friendly public policies are adopted at the federal, state, and local levels.
Learn more at: http://www.artsactionfund.org/
CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL
Mission: Advancing California through the Arts & Creativity
The California Arts Council encourages public participation in the arts; helps build strong arts organizations; assists with the professional development of arts leaders; promotes awareness of the value of the arts; and directly funds arts programs in California's communities.
Learn more at: http://www.cac.ca.gov
CULTURAL ARTS ROTARY CLUB
The Cultural Arts Rotary Club of Fresno is dedicated to serving the community through partnerships and collaborations with arts-oriented organizations in Fresno. Chartered in 1953, the Club has a long history of service and commitment to the values and objectives of Rotary both locally and internationally. The club meets at noon every Tuesday at Artes América.
Learn more on Facebook
FRESNO ARTS COUNCIL
The Fresno Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts locally, mainly by funding to local artists, awarding prizes, and organizing events. The Fresno Arts Council is the official agency of the City and County of Fresno that is tasked to promote the arts industry and enrich our community's way of life through the arts.
Learn more at: http://fresnoartscouncil.org
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) champions creative growth and innovation by equitably advancing the tools and resources for a high-quality visual arts, design, and media arts education throughout diverse populations and communities of practice. You'll find many resources for teaching art on their website.
Go to: https://www.arteducators.org/
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Access dozens of lessons, activities, teaching resources, and interactives online, and request print resources.
GO TO: https://www.nga.gov/learn/learningresources.html
OPEN EDUCATION DATABASE (OEDb)
There are many free art history, art theory, and studio art classes and lectures, many available for free, on this website. The list of universities that participate is impressive.
FROM THEIR WEBSITE: Open Education Database is the most comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses anywhere online. We welcome learners of all levels to explore their interests and prepare for exciting new careers, build on existing foundations of education and experience, or just satisfy a craving to learn something completely new.
Learn more at: http://oedb.org/open/subjects/arts/
THE PAINTER'S KEYS / ROBERT GENN NEWSLETTER
This is a fantastic website for visual artists, particularly painters. It is a place where artists can share information on everything from techniques to supplies and includes a searchable database. It is the online extension of Robert Genn's Twice-Weekly Letter. Creative people from more than 115 countries visit this website for information, inspiration, artist advice, friendship and connectivity. Informed and successful painters and other artists make their own contribution through the Twice-Weekly responses.
To learn more or subscribe to the free newsletter, go to: http://painterskeys.com/
UC BERKELY EXTENSION
HELP TO PREVENT CREATIVE BURNOUT
This is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion around creative work, according to mindful productivity site NessLabs. The symptoms of creative burnout can include constant exhaustion, inexplicable stress, morning dread, harmful habits, irritability, self-doubt and struggling to do basic work, among other symptoms.
Go to: https://bootcamp.berkeley.edu/blog/mental-health-resources-to-help-prevent-creative-and-professional-burnout/