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.
Artist Resource Center closed for general use:
April 8, 2019
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.
Photographing Your Work April 10, 2019 (note this has been rescheduled from 4/3)
Whether you’re posting on social media or applying for an exhibition, having great photos of your art is essential. Practice taking professional looking photos of your pieces and learn how to make your work stand out.
Preparing a Visual Portfolio May 1, 2019
A visual portfolio is a great way to present your work in a concise, organized manner. Learn about the components of a portfolio including a résumé, artist statement, and examples of your work.
Sales Tax for Artists June 5, 2019
You’ve made a sale, but there’s one thing you might be forgetting…that pesky sales tax! Learn how to obtain a sales tax permit, calculate sales tax, and file sales tax reports.
Networking to Build Your Audience
July 10, 2019
If you sweat just thinking about “networking,” this is the workshop for you. In this workshop, Ashland Viscosi (Founder of Creatives Meet Business) will share the science behind networks, tips and tricks on maximizing your time at events and in-person opportunities, and how to meaningfully grow your audience.
August 7, 2019
Do you have a great idea for a project? Need some help buying a piece of equipment or building a studio from the ground up? Crowdfunding can be an amazing resource for artists to raise money to get started on the next great thing. Learn the dos and don’ts of running a successful campaign.
Collaborating: The Artist Dating Game September 4, 2019
Are you looking to get to know your local creative community or searching for that perfect collaborative partner for your project? This night of trivia networking is open to artists of all mediums. Bring your business cards and let us play matchmaker!
The Online Application Process
October 2, 2019
Learn the ins and outs of the online arts application. Exhibitions, festivals, residencies, and many other artistic calls-for-entry are now online. We’ll cover common requirements for completing online applications and walk through the application process for applying to the Dougherty’s Call for Artists for the 2021 gallery season and our Visual Artist Residency Program.
Health Insurance for Artists
November 6, 2019
Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace can be a daunting task and as a self-employed artist it’s up to you to make sure you’re covered. Learn about your options and if you’re eligible for free insurance or subsidies. Your career and your health may depend on it.
Artist Self Care
December 4, 2019
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.