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Arts Entrepreneurship

Actor's Fund
A directory of links to social, health care, employment, training and housing services for artistic professionals working in theater, film, television, radio, music, dance, opera and circus, sponsored by the Actor’s Fund, a nationwide human services organization providing programs that support the unique, essential needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts.
http://www.actorsfund.org/services-and-programs
Artist’s Health Insurance Resources
A map with links to health insurance resources for artists, performers, freelancers and the self-employed, sponsored by the Actor’s Fund, a nationwide human services organization providing programs that support the unique, essential needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts.
http://www.ahirc.org/
Arts Marketing
A marketing resource center for artists sponsored by Americans for the Arts Marketing Project.
http://www.artsmarketing.org/
ArtsU
A central hub of events, networks, Webinars, publications and resources for experienced and emerging artists and art management professionals. The hub is sponsored by Americans for the Arts.
https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/
Business of Art Resources
A compilation of articles, videos and other resources by the New York Foundation for the Arts dealing with the business of art, including career exploration, fundraising, insurance, legal, marketing and Website development.
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Business%20of%20Art
Cultural Districts in the U.S.
A searchable map of cultural districts in the U.S. sponsored by Americans for the Arts. Cultural districts are defined as well-recognized, labeled areas of a city in which a high concentration of cultural facilities and programs serve as the main anchor of attraction. Utilize Google and LinkedIn to connect with the districts that match your professional and geographical interests.
http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/reports-and-data/toolkits/national-cultural-districts-exchange/cultural-districts-map
The Entrepreneurial Musicianship Guidebook
The Entrepreneurial Musicianship Guidebook is an extensive collection of materials prepared by the New England Conservatory (NEC) that cover a range of music entrepreneurship and music career building topics. The NEC is one of the preeminent conservatories in the world and the oldest independent music school in the United States, with programs in performance, composition, conducting, collaborative piano, vocal pedagogy, music theory and musicology. Your student ID and password are required to access the guidebook.
https://miamioh.edu/student-life/career-services/secure/music/
Farmer School of Business PRIME
PRIME — Professional Institute for Management Education is an intensive four-week program designed to allow talented non-business students an opportunity to gain a clear advantage in today's competitive marketplace. Students will be able to complement their educational background with a strong competency in the underlying principles of business. The program assumes no prior knowledge of business topics and is intended to make business learning interesting and approachable. Upon completion, students earn 9 credit hours and a thematic sequence in business.
http://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/prime/
Local Assistance for Starting a Business
A searchable map containing links to government and non-government resources for starting a business, including links to SCORE and the Women’s Business Center, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
http://www.sba.gov/local-assistance
On Line Music Career Resources
A comprehensive directory of on line music career resources sponsored by the New England Conservatory. The 20 categories include job and audition listings, competitions, finances, insurance, performance health, bookings, and stage presence.
http://necmusic.edu/em/online-resources
Self-Employment Resource Guide
A self-employment guide for musicians published by Self-Employment in the Arts. The guide can be found in "weblinks" under the "resources" button on the top of the page. The guide includes resources on state and regional art agencies, art support organizations, business resources for artists, Web based resources, books and blogs.
http://www.selfemploymentinthearts.com/attachments/article/269/2013.pdf
Starting a Business
A comprehensive resource guide for starting a business sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
https://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business