The Artist Resource Center is a place for emerging and established artists of all mediums to engage and collaborate. Functioning as a no cost meeting and research space for the arts community, the Artist Resource Center offers the tools for creatives to develop and advance their careers in the arts.
Community bulletin board with artist opportunities and events
Available office hours with onsite arts professionals
Coffee and tea station
This is a shared workspace, no reservations are necessary. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Fridays 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. The Artist Resource Center is occasionally closed to general use for Dougherty events and classes. Please see below for specific closures.
All workshops are free and open to the public. We do appreciate an RSVP to the workshops on our Facebook Events in order to get an idea of how many people to expect.
Artist Self Care December 4, 2019 6:30-8pm
Building and maintaining a career as an artist can be rewarding but overwhelming. Taking the time to take care of yourself will keep you on the right path to success. Learn tips and techniques for keeping your mental and physical health as an artist on track.
Art Fair Bootcamp
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Are you thinking of breaking into the art fair scene to sell your work? Fairs, markets, and festivals are a great way to show and sell your work to a large group of people, but do you know what it takes? Dig into the details of these shows including applications, fees, booth designs, and tips and tricks for sales success.
The Art of Taxes
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Structured with artists in mind, this seminar is designed to walk you through your tax return, addressing common artist concerns, and important IRS regulations pertaining to creative practices. Learn about business vs. hobby rules, self-employment tax, tracking income and expenses, determining which expenses are deductible, and what’s needed to prepare your taxes.
Grants & Funding for Artists
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Applying for grants and cultural funding is a great way for artists to pay for projects. Learn the ins and outs of the grant application process, the role of non-profits as fiscal sponsors for individual artists, and what funding is available through the City of Austin.
Selling Your Work through Galleries & Online Platforms
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
One of the most difficult things creatives face is how to get paid for their work. For many years, the primary place artists sold their work was through galleries, but the internet has created brand new marketplaces for artists to get their work in the hands of buyers. We will examine the ins and outs of selling your work legally, safely, and with great success.
Austin Artist Orientation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Are you an artist new to Austin or an Austinite that’s new to the arts? Come learn what resources Austin has to offer artists of all mediums. From art festivals and exhibit spaces, to where to find studio space and artist professional development opportunities, we’ll share all of the resources and funding that Austin has for artists.
Trademarks for Artists
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
As an artist, it is important to legally protect your name and brand, but intellectual property law can be confusing. Join us as we untangle the issue of trademarks with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts. Learn why artists should protect their brand identity through trademark registration and understand how to get the protection you and your work deserve.