A growing list of resources for the Creative, and Creative Entrepreneur, with an emphasis on those inclusive of or focused on Creatives of Color.
This list includes creative advisory, courses (many are free), job resources, support for the creative journey, and much more.
QuickBooks Capital provides funding for QuickBooks small business customers. We review your business’ attributes and overall business health from the business details you enter in QuickBooks, as well as other relevant information. This lets us offer small businesses greater access to funding than many other lenders.
We leverage strategy, content, design, and research to empower mission-consistent, Black-owned brands and businesses.
You need a game plan tailored for your specific mission. We’re here to help you ideate, plan, and execute. We specialize in digital strategy, content design, social media content, and market research. Bring your problems to the table, and we’ll work with you to implement the best fit solution. Our capabilities include: Social Media Growth, Sales Funnels, Creative Direction, Design, Event Coverage Social Content, Social Copy, Market Research, Social Media Management, and Social Media Campaigns
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms.
Tasha Smith is a multifaceted actress and director whose work brings style and intensity to the projects she works on, whether in front of or behind the camera. Tasha’s memorable portrayal of Angela in WHY DID I GET MARRIED? and it’s sequel WHY DID I GET MARRIED, TOO? sparked the creation of the spin-off series FOR BETTER OR WORSE on OWN, for which she earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.”
Empowering, culturally rich, and spiritually motivating - TSAW will teach the artist how to use all human flaws, and every area of the soul to create relatable characters in order to achieve mastery in this powerful art form.
Meetup is a platform for finding and building local communities. People use Meetup to meet new people, learn new things, find support, get out of their comfort zones, and pursue their passions, together.
We are providing Music Creators access to a free music licensing 101 course - How to stay Productive with Music Licensing in this Era. Get immediate access to the robust online music licensing community for music creators to succeed in licensing their music to film/tv.
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An online publication featuring Open Calls, Articles, Reviews, Gallery Events, and much more.
The Alexandria Arts Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of arts organizations, Artists and Arts Advocates who work together to advance the arts in Alexandria, Virginia.
So Much is an art consulting firm that works to amplify the voices of black art, women artists and the underrepresented in the "traditional" art space. Whether you’re a seasoned investment collector in search of the next big artist or a young professional passionate about supporting black art, we will help grow your collection by connecting you to established and emerging artists.
We offer art advisory services to individual collectors, designers and businesses. We work with you to create a custom plan designed to meet your personal aesthetic, budget and goals.
We also offer one-on-one mentorship and management for emerging artists.
Visionary Projects connects the creative community and curates global projects which aim to produce high-impact programming to ignite innovation and promote social change. It is a Multi-media contemporary art platform inspired by consciously-driven projects, workshops, artist agency, and curation.
Art consultation, curation, and Artist Representation
Carter Fine Art Services (CFAS) was started by Heather Carter, daughter of the reputable artist Robert Carter. Growing up she was surrounded by extraordinary art and artists. Given this exposure at an early age, she developed a passion for art and hence CFAS was born, focusing on art consultation, artist representation, and curation.
We are training and coaching entrepreneurs to grow their business and build their community. We foster economically viable communities through training, coaching and connecting high potential entrepreneurs.
Our signature, intensive 12-week Community Business Academy (CBA) teaches effective business management.
3 Industry Specific—Construction Trades, Arts and Makers, and Property Management and Real Estate.
Based in Chicago, IL, but currently online
18th Street Arts Center is one of the top artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public. We strive to provide artists the space and time to take risks, to foster the ideal environment for artists and the public to directly engage, and to create experiences and partnerships that foster positive social change.
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DIVE Madhouse Mag’s mission is to become the go-to-guide for millennials, or similar-minded, to the ever-changing and very much alive – art world.
As the art world is changing faster than it ever has before, due to a globalized market as well as digital means that enable artists and art fans, collectors and gallery directors to interactively appreciate a constant flow of expression. Often in real time. Where boundaries continue to be pushed, we want to be right there alongside the changers and most importantly giving YOU all the goods from it. Everything by, with and most importantly FOR the millennial art fan, collector (collector to-be), gallery director and artist. Together heading for the future of art.
Create! Magazine is a publication for artists, makers, and artpreneurs. Our mission is to promote fresh, unique work of creatives from around the world. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it. Celebrating emerging artists is our passion. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community through our print issues and online platforms.
A gathering of contemporary artists that engages with the broader community in the process ＆ creation of art
For ten days in October, a curated group of artists from around the globe will travel to Washington, DC to paint larger-than-life murals at our annual celebration of art and creativity, the international mural festival called POW! WOW! DC.
Since its founding in Hawai’i of 2010 by Jasper Wong, POW! WOW! has expanded and grown into a global network of artists. It organizes the production of art, exhibitions, lecture series, creative community spaces, schools for art and music, concerts, and live art installations across the globe.
The Creative Sober Podcast is shared conversations with artists, musicians, authors and creatives alike from all walks of life who continue to create sober.
The Key Change is a non profit organization that provides online music lessons, arrangements, and compositions.
As the first and only undergraduate program in the nation specifically designed to educate the next generation of visual arts professionals of color, The AUC Art Collective offers future art historians, curators, museum professionals and those pursuing a career in the visual arts the opportunity to study curating and the history of art at the historic Atlanta University Center.
Phyllis Hollis is an art enthusiast passionate about supporting and promoting Black Artists, Artists of Color, and Female Artists. She is a proactive trustee and member of various art institutions.
As host and founder, Phyllis established Cerebral Women as a platform presenting works of art and aphorisms to provoke visual and intellectual stimulation.
We provide the world’s best online musical theatre training: dance, voice, acting, plus mentorship to help you navigate the industry, audition successfully, and get hired.
We’re an elite academy, and we hold our students to the highest standards. If you are serious about working in the musical theatre industry, we can help you get that competitive edge and stand out.
If you’re ready to work hard, be challenged, and become a ferociously impressive performer, enroll in one of our programs.
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Creating original content that influences culture, including film work and photography.
BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT (BGWP) is an ecosystem created to support and empower Black women artists by promoting positive representation, sisterhood, and community - one that Founder Sasha-Loriene always wanted as a young girl. As such, BGWP is also a platform formed by a Black woman who paints that believes in increasing our visibility so young black girls can see themselves in the art world. In doing so, BGWP empowers Black women and girls to share their art and story because when we see ourselves, we believe in ourselves and encourage others to do the same.
Get the Bag, LLC is a community of black women who are aspiring and current entrepreneurs, motivated, courageous and fired-up about becoming more financially informed to start and scale successful businesses. For community members, Get the Bag helps you confidently understand the world of bootstrapping, startup funding, growth funding and; speak the language of finance and investment; and navigate the right networks to successfully access and secure the financial capital you need to launch a new venture or take your business to the next level.
An ongoing list of Art opportunities, provided by Newark Ark Arts
ArtTable is the foremost professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts. Through our membership network and community initiatives, we expand opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of their careers, fostering a stronger future for all women in the arts.
ArtTable members can connect with the 1200+ members and gain a network of professional peers spread across 7 countries, including the U.S., where we have 9 chapters, located in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC.
Founded in 2015, in Brooklyn, NY, SaveArtSpace is a non-profit organization that works to create an urban gallery experience, launching exhibitions that address intersectional themes and foster a progressive message of social change. By placing culture over commercialism, SaveArtSpace aims to empower artists from all walks of life and inspire a new generation of young creatives and activists.
Ulysses Owens, Jr is a drummer and a man beyond his years. From Grammy Award winning performances on records with Christian McBride and Kurt Elling to releasing three of his own self-produced albums to critical acclaim, Owens has established himself as one of Jazz’s heavy hitters. To add to the accolades, he’s been named a Rising Star by DownBeat’s Critics Poll for five years straight. He is a recipient of the 2013 ASCAP Plus Award, a gold medal winner of the 2014 Global Music Awards and a 2015 Jazz at Lincoln Center Swing Award honoree.
Among other topics, Ulysses Owens, Jr talks about:
Growing up in church and the effect it had on his development as a drummer
His first experience playing drums
How the pressures of playing professionally can zap the joy out of playing
Dealing with learning disabilities
The defining moment that changed his career path
How the drums chose him, not the other way around
CAFTCAD exists from a collective desire to bring together costume professionals from all corners of the industry, regardless of union affiliation, experience, background, ethnicity, and identity. Through shared interest, respect and passion for the costume arts, CAFTCAD provides its members with an online and physical forum, promoting open discussion, shared learning, resources and professional networking.
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Founded by Choreographer and image director JaQuel Knight, the JaQuel Knight Foundation, a 501c3, includes many community focus initiatives; created to build, uplift, and inspire the next generation of artist. Through the foundation, Knight plans to bring grants, scholarships and events to underrepresented groups throughout the globe.
The Creative Collective NYC is a community and creative agency dedicated to curating Brave Spaces for creatives of color. Our biggest event is CultureCon but throughout the year, we work with incredible brands to help them reach our community in impactful ways.
Founders of CULTURECON - A conference curated especially for you by creatives like you
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