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
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.
Artist Resource Center closed for general use:
January 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29 (all 6-9pm)
February 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 24, 26 (all 6-9pm)
March 9, 11 (all 6-9pm)
This volunteer work exchange program provides visual artists with the space, facilities, time, and professional interaction to help them develop as practicing artists in exchange for creating outreach opportunities within our community.
Professional Development Workshop Series
The Artist Resource Center is pleased to host free monthly professional development workshops for artists. Covering a different topic each month, our workshops give artists the tools to develop and advance their careers in the arts.
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.
Selling Your Work through Galleries & Online Platforms Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:30-8pm
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 6:30-8pm
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.
Social Media for Artists
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Building an online audience is increasingly important for the career of an artist, but keeping up with the latest social media trends can be challenging. This workshop will cover the strategies you need to know to build your brand, engage your followers, and expand your audience across platforms. Learn how to take control of social media effectively and efficiently, so that you have more time to get back to making art.