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Fine Arts | Painting | Bookarts/Printmaking | Sculpture

Design | Illustration | Industrial Design | Graphic Design

Media Arts | Film | Animation | Photography

Crafts | Glass | Ceramics | Wood | Metals | Fibers | Museums


Fine Arts:

Allworth Press |
A publisher of business and self-help books for artists, photographers, filmmakers, authors and other creative professionals.  Offerings include books like The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion and The Graphic Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating,and Budgeting. 

ArtCat |
An online guide to New York arts community, with a focus on underknown artists and galleries.

World Wide Art Resources |
A clearinghouse of fine arts related information, including calls for artists; information about galleries, museums, and up-coming shows; and the ability to create a free online portfolio.  Also provides a free monthly newsletter listing ads for upcoming art competitions (a premium edition is also available, which lists all announcements, both paid and unpaid).


American Society of Portrait Painters |
The world’s largest portrait society, this organization is committed to developing portrait events across the country.

Artists Network |
Hosted by the publishers of The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and The Watercolor Artist, among others, this website includes a list of competitions and The Artist’s Marketplace, a comprehensive directory of products and services.

d’ART |
An online art marketplace; with the price of a basic membership, artists can sell their work online and create a “d’Gallery” featuring images of their paintings.

The Mural Arts Program |
The largest public art program in the U.S., the Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Since its inception in 1984, Mural Arts has created more than 3,000 community driven murals and provided thousands of under-served youth and adults with award-winning arts education programming.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club |
America’s oldest continuously operating club for professional artists.  Holds exhibitions and workshops, which are open to members and non-members alike.


BookArtsWeb |
Awebsite and listserv that features links to a large selection of book arts related sites on the web, including educational opportunities, professional organizations, tutorials, reference materials, and galleries with images.

The Guild of Book Workers | /
The national organization for book artists; publishes a newsletter as well as study opportunities and a supply directory.

The American Print Alliance |
Aconsortium of non-profit printmakers’ councils in the U.S. and Canada.  The Alliance sponsors national and international projects and publishes a journal, Contemporary Impressions.  Also provides information on competitive exhibits and technical articles, both of which are only available to subscribers.

The Printmaking Council of New Jersey |
A non-profit arts center specializing in print and paper media. Provides exhibitions, education and open working studios that support and encourage the fine art of printmaking.


Grounds for Sculpture |
A 35-acre public sculpture park in Hamilton, N.J. dedicated to promoting an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people.  Offers an artist residency program.

International Sculpture Center |
A member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.  Publishes a very comprehensive resource directory, including information about museums, galleries, sculpture parks, sculptor groups and supplies.

National Sculpture Society (NSS) |
Promotes the knowledge of excellence in sculpture inspired by the natural world.  Issues the Dexter Jones Award, which is presented annually to an emerging sculptor working in bas-relief. 

SculptureCenter |
Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a Long Island City-based not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new work and presents exhibits by emerging and established, national and international artists.

The Sculpture Center |
Cleveland-based organization dedicated to three-dimensional and installation art.  Most of the exhibits focus on regional artists, and the Center invites early career sculptors with an Ohio connection by birth, residency or schooling to apply for its exhibition series.  The annual juried exhibition is open to artists in Ohio, its contiguous states, and Ontario, Canada.



Art Directors Club |
An organization devoted to creative talent and leaders in visual communication, open to all creative-designers, illustrators, web designers, videographers, animators, and copywriters.  Hosts competitions and issues awards, provides career workshops and maintains an active job board.  Student memberships are available.

Art Directors Club of Philadelphia (ADCP) |
The local Art Directors Club chapter.  Hosts events designed to connect Philadelphia’s creative community.

Coroflot |
An online pool of professional creative portfolios, Coroflot also maintains one of the largest and most active job boards targeted at hiring designers and other creative professionals.  Users are industrial, graphic, fashion, interior, textile and interaction designers, as well as architects, illustrators, and design managers.

Designers Talk |
A forum for designers, with threads dedicated to competitions, employment, hardware, promotion and marketing, business, among many others.

The Digital Artist |
Exhibition, education, and social forum for artists and designers worldwide. In addition to exhibits, The Digital Artist offers art and design news, job and workshop listings, articles, and educational videos.

The Graphic Artists Guild | /
An organization for graphic designers, web designers, digital artists, illustrators, cartoonists, animators, art directors, and surface designers, that advocates for legislative freeform, improved working conditions, more stringent copyright protection, and higher pay. Guild members are able to participate in community forums, purchase health insurance and participate in


Colored Pencil Society of America | /
An organization exclusively dedicated to artists working with colored pencil. The CPSA provides two annual exhibitions (one online and the other in conjunction with the annual convention), product research information, workshops & seminars, a newsletter, a networking directory, and district chapters across the United States.

Cartoon Art Museum |
A San-Francisco based museum dedicated to preserving and exhibiting cartoon art in all of its forms. 

The Greeting Card Association |
The U.S. trade association of the greeting card industry, representing card and stationary publishers as well as suppliers to the industry.

The I Spot |
An online home for illustrators where they can showcase their work via portfolios, market effectively and communicate with other artists worldwide.  Illustrators can also upload stock images and are paid 75% of the negotiated or on line price following I Spot’s receipt of the licensing fee.

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art |
Based in New York, MoCCA is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study, education and display of comic and cartoon art.   The museum represents all genres of the art, including animation, anime, comic strips, political illustration, graphic novels and computer-generated art.

National Cartoonists Society |
An organization for professional cartoonists working in the United States.  Presents the NCS awards and maintains a list of useful links. 

PictureBook |
A directory for children's illustratin and an online portfolio site for illustrators of children’s books.

PortSort |
A member-controlled cooperative portfolio site.  There is no cost to the illustrator for inclusion in the database.  However becoming a member-illustrator means granting permission for a salaried agent working for PortSort to promote, negotiate, contract and invoice projects, as well as deduct a 25% commission.

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators |
The only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults.  The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge for those in the industry, including writers, illustrators, editors, publishers and agents; hosts two annual international conferences as well as dozens of regional conferences; and publishes a bi-monthly magazine offering awards and grants for works-in-progress.

The Society of Illustrators |
An organization with the mission to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education. Issues awards and holds juried competitions.

Industrial Design:

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) | /
Promotes the practice and education of industrial design.  IDSA organizes the International Design Excellence Award competition; hosts the International Design conference and five regional conferences; publishes a design quarterly and a weekly e-newsletter.   ISDA’s charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate scholarships.

American Society of Furniture Designers |
The only international nonprofit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of furniture design.  Student memberships are available.  The ASFD also issues student awards and scholarships.

Association of Women Industrial Designers |
An international organization that facilitates networking and social interaction in the design community.  Manages a job board and publishes a list of suggested reading.

Core77 | /
A webportal dedicated to industrial design, Core 77 publishes articles and job listings; hosts portfolios and discussion forums; maintains an extensive events calendar and a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services.  Core 77 also produces design competitions, lecture series, and exhibits.

Design Engine |
Industrial design clearinghouse, with links to jobs, upcoming conferences and shows and industry news.

I.D. Magazine |
A magazine dedicated to industrial design.  Though no longer in print, the publication’s website maintains an active job board and design directory and still publishes an annual design review.

Graphic Design:

The professional association for design.  The AIGA’s mission is to advance design as a professional craft and strategic tool.  Provides extensive professional resources, including a national job bank, offers various scholarships, and hosts competitions.  Student memberships are available.

AIGA Philadelphia |
The local AIGA chapter.  Hosts numerous events and networking opportunities.  Also maintains a job bank with openings in the Philadelphia area.

Graphic Design Community 2.0 |
Asocial networking and community site for graphic designers.  Offers an extensive list of useful career-related links.

Communication Arts |
Tthe largest international trade journal for visual communications.  Provides industry news, showcases exemplary work, publishes interviews with industry leaders, and runs juried competitions.

Corporate Design Foundation |
A nonprofit education and research organization founded on the belief that design can make a major contribution to quality of life and a corporation’s success.  The foundation conducts research, acts as design’s advocate to business, and offers conferences, workshops and other educational programs targeted to business leaders.

Creative Hotlist |
A job site run by the Commarts network and owned by the parent company of Communication Arts magazine.  Creative Hotlist maintains extensive job listings and has a sophisticated search engine that enables users to find individuals, companies and resources.  Users can also publish an online portfolio.

Creative Latitude |
A worldwide community that unites creative disciplines for collective promotion, education, and ethical business practice.  Provides profiles of creative professionals, useful links, and relevant news articles.

The Firm List |
One of the largest directories of web design and development firms, organized geographically.

Media Bistro |
A job site dedicated to media professionals, that is, anyone who creates or works with content, including graphic designers and advertisers.  Provides job listings as well as professional development and networking opportunities.  Also hosts conferences and offers courses, both online and off.

The Type Directors Club (tdc) |
An international organization dedicated to excellence in typography, both on screen and off.  Holds two annual competitions and offers classes and lectures at the tdc center in New York.



Center for Communication |
An independent nonprofit media forum established to bridge the gap between the communications industry and schools.  The Center offers more than 55 free seminars and workshops featuring industry leaders, presented at media companies, in schools and at various venues throughout New York City.  The website allows users to access seminars via video-streaming and contains current job listings at hundreds of media companies, career advice, and seminar speaker bios.

Crew Net |
Job listings for talent and crew.  Also manages a company directory.

Entertainment Careers |
Job and internship listings for positions in the entertainment industry

Gamasutra |
An industry clearinghouse for video game design. Provides news, press releases, job listings and links to relevant blogs.

Greater Philadelphia Film Office |
A film commission representing southeastern Pennsylvania, the GPFM keeps a running list of films shooting in the city and manages a Hotline with publishes job listings for cast, crew, staff positions and internships.

The Independent |
Run by the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, the Independent is a source for information for independent, grass-roots, and activist filmmakers.  Publishes The Independent’s Guide to Film Distributors, which features the acquisition details of 200 distribution companies and provides “toolkits” for film makers, including information about health insurance for artists, recommended reading for independent filmmakers and how to fund an independent film. |
Huge online database for film/tv production professionals.  Maintains an active job board and a list of casting opportunities.  Also includes a notice board, classifieds, and directory of vendors.

Philadelphia Film Society |
Runs the Philadelphia Film as well as for the presentation of three year-round screening series, frequent sneak preview screenings, and multiple other film events throughout the city.

Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association | /
A membership organization whose mission is to promote and strengthen Philadelphia’s independent media community by providing mentoring and networking opportunities and advocating for the network.  Also provides information about local festivals and distributes grants for post-production services up to $1000.

Shoot Online |
An online industry publication serving creative and production professionals at ad agencies and executives in the production industry.

Show Biz Jobs |
A career center dedicated to entertainment professionals, with job listings in operations, accounting, finance, marketing, sales, legal, graphic arts, production, post-production and production management, among other disciplines.

TV Jobs |
An employment service providing job listings in broadcast television, as well as information about educational programs and career advice.

Women Make Movies |
A multicultural, multiracial nonprofit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films about and by women.  WMM facilitates the development of feminist media through a distribution service and a production assistance program.


Animation Industry Database |
A resource for animators and professionals in the visual effects and gaming industries.  Users can search the database and free downloadable directories for companies using any number of filters, including location, products/deliverables, and animation specialty.

Animation Magazine |
An industry publication, featuring a job board and company directory.

Animation World Network Career Connections |
Job listings and career advice for animators, graphic designers and others working in the animations and special effects industries.

Pixar |
Job listings at the Academy Award-winning animation studio.


American Society of Media Photographers |
The leading trade association for photographers who photograph primarily for publication. ASMP promotes photographers' rights, educates photographers in better business practices, produces business publications for photographers and helps buyers find professional photographers.

American Society of Media Photographers, Philadelphia Chapter |

Art-Support |
Created for fine art photographers, this site features articles about the business of art and photography, tips for selling art, pointers on how to exhibit art, and ideas on how to promote and market artworks.   Also provides an updated listing of photography galleries, museums, and nonprofit photography organizations online.

National Press Photographers Association |
Sedicated to the advancement of visual journalism, its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution, in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service.  Members have access to a job bank, professional development opportunities, and photography competitions.

New York Institute of Photography |
The world’s oldest photography school, NYIP offers home-study courses that include comprehensive lessons, audio commentary on CD and DVD video training.  Each student also receives a dedicated student advisor who is a professional photographer.

North American Nature Photography Association |
Promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation and environmental protection.  Benefits of membership include equipment, travel and health insurance; a bi-monthly newsletter and quarterly magazine; networking opportunities and education programs, among others.

Photo District News |

Photographic Society of America |
Anonprofit with the mission to promote and enhance the art and science of photography, for professionals and amateurs alike.  Publishes a monthly journal and hosts workshops and shows at local, regional and national meetings.

Photographic Society of Philadelphia |
The Photographic Society of Philadelphia is the oldest active photography society in the country. It provides a place to share new technologies, ideas, and techniques.

Professional Photographers of America |
The world’s largest nonprofit association for professional photographers, the PPA seeks to increase members’ business savvy as well as broaden their creative scope, by providing a number of tools, including accreditation; discounts on materials, equipment and software; copyright assistance; insurance; and educational opportunities.


American Craft

Craft Resource List

The CraftWEB Project

The Crafts Report Online

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

National Craft Association

Association of Crafts and Creative Industries Incorporated


Creative Glass Center of America

Glass Line

Stained Glass Association of America


American Ceramics Society

Ceramics Monthly


American Woodworker

American Society of Furniture Artists


Gemological Institute of America

NJ Metal Arts Guild

Metal Web News

Lapidary Journal

The Society of North American Goldsmiths


Threads Online

Handweavers Guild of America


Museum Employment Resource Center

Global Museum

Museum Resource Board

Museum-L Listserv Archives

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

Aviso Employment Resources

Philadelphia Museum of Art Opportunities

American Association of Museums

Association of Children's Museums

International Council of Museums

New England Museum Association

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