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artist resources



We have found these links to provide information and support for artists. If you have additional information specific to these areas that would benefit artists and creatives in our community, please contact us.


Below are some links relating to finances that we researched and some that came from a teleconference with Mayor Fadness. 

Insurance for Artists, Crafters, Handmade Jewelers, Sculptors, Clothing Vendors, Potters, Art & Craft Show Vendors, and more. Get artists & crafters short term vendor insurance for shows or an annual policy for year round coverage.

Musicians and entertainers can obtain 3 day insurance coverage for events from this site:!/step-1

This is a valuable website created by the National Endowment for the Arts which has a massive listing of links of information and financial assistance for artists and arts organizations during COVID-19:

Unemployment information for the Self-Employed, provided by the Indiana Arts Commission:

Finally, if you need to reach out for some economic assistance:
Megan Baumgartner is the Director of Economic Development for Fishers. You can reach Megan at or (317) 595-3232.


There is no shame in needing help; sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Fishers Arts Council is here for you if you need someone to listen, but we are not trained professionals. Below are some links relating to mental health and outreach. 


Prevail is a 24-hour crisis hotline for those trapped in domestic violence situations.
That number is (317) 776-3472.


If you're a student of IUPUI and need emotional or psychological support, IUPUI  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) remains available to you. Call (317) 274-2548 to speak with a CAPS staff member during regular business hours, from

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email capsindy [at]

The Crisis and Suicide Hotline is available at (317) 251-7575 or text 741741 from anywhere to talk with a crisis counselor.

The Trevor Project has a 24/7 National Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth under 25 at (866) 488-7386. You can find other ways to connect at

art supplies
Open for curbside service (most stores get restocked one time per week)
Michael's online support suggests ordering online and shipping to your home
Open for curbside service

Find all your art supply needs in one place, including the best selection of paint and drawing supplies, canvas, brushes, frames, easels, and more!

Your Art Matters To Us! Reliability, Better Art Supplies, Great Prices, Exceptional Service! Trusted For Over 50 Years

A History in Fine Art Materials and Supplies Since 1949

Online Amazon Store

Online Hobby Lobby Store

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff - Make more art, spend less money

online presence

Here are some sources if you are looking at creating or improving an online presence. Fishers Arts Council does not promote any site over another. Our goal is simply to provide you with possible links where you can go and assess for yourself the worth of the information. With the exception of the first item, we are providing a one- or two-line tag about the site.

At EmptyEasel we publish helpful art tutorials for both new and professional artists—without any of the vague or confusing "artspeak" common to the art world.

As an artist, it can be intimidating to see a world full of opportunity, yet not know how to navigate through it to reach potential clients.

With each new year, social media changes the way that we interact with one another, making us even more connected to the people and interests we love most. But finding your place in a world full of endless chatter seems impossible. Here are 10 social media tips to reinvigorate your strategy as an artist online.

Six essential steps to building an effective online presence.
Successful Art and Artist Websites, Do’s and Don’ts, How to Build a Website that Works.

Any artist struggling to gain visibility in a crowded market has at some time probably questioned, "How do I make time to post on social media?" The need for having a dedicated online presence has impacted artists on social media at some point as they’ve sought new ways to build an audience and seek out new forms of engaging with an existing client base.
FASO promotes your art and workshops in seven powerful ways.

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