Essential resources for visual artists

Arts, Sustainability and Healing

Arts and Healing Network
Explores the healing potential of art, includes lists of grants, calls for entry, and other resources

Women Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD)
News and opportunities for women artists concerned with environmental issues and social justice


Queer Cultural Center
Site includes work by associated artists, presents the annual Queer Arts Festival

Visual AIDS (NYC)
Increases public awareness of AIDS through the visual arts

Queer Arts Resource
Recognizes historical contributions and work of contemporary queer artists

Heidi McDowell, Refinery 2, oil on canvas

 California Bay Area Resources

Presents annual San Francisco open studios

Mission Artists United
SF Mission District artists organization that presents annual open studios

Presents annual East Bay open studios

California LGBT Arts Alliance
News, calls for entry and grant announcements

California Lawyers for the Arts
Classes and other art law resources


Residency Unlimited’s international listing of artists residencies

International network of artists residencies

Calls for Entry

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Outstanding resources for artists, a national directory of awards, services, and publications including job opportunities and calls for entry

Art Week
Exhibition listings and opportunities

Updated calls for entry

Art Jobs

ArtJob Online
A relatively inexpensive gateway to a thorough listing of job opportunities in the arts

Chronicle of Higher Education’s listings of university teaching jobs; free email subscriptions

College Art Association
Primary source for art teaching jobs, exhibition opportunities, etc.


The Foundation Center
Online search service for grant and funding research and related workshops

Art News

SFAQ   International and Bay Area art news

ArtSlant – San Francisco   Bay Area art news and calls for entry

Hyperallergenic   International art news

Chuck Drees, Precipitation 2, acrylic on canvas


Cabinet Magazine
An award-winning quarterly magazine focused on innovative arts and culture

The Nearby Cafe
A multi-subject electronic magazine produced and edited by A. D. Coleman, art writer

Small Publishing Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN)
Resources for writing, editing and publishing books

Art, Science and Technology

Dedicated to the creation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology

Silicon Valley-based organization that connects creative explorers in art, science and technology

Ars Electronica
International projects related to the interface between arts, technology, and society.

Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
International news, opportunities, and dialogue about the intersection between technology and the arts.

MIT Media Lab
Research hub for art and science enthusiasts


Photo Alliance
Bay Area organization offering lectures and workshops by internationally recognized photographers

Ace Indexes (North America and International)
Links to photo galleries and publications



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