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Hustle: Professional Development for Artists

Hustle is a free professional development program for artists, organized by ArtsMemphis, Crosstown Arts, and UrbanArt Commission.  The series provides visual artists with information, resources, and opportunities to support them in the development of their professional careers. Workshop topics range from positive studio practices to pricing work and navigating gallery representation.

Click here for a current schedule of HUSTLE programming.  Questions? Contact Mary Jo Karimnia at maryjo@crosstownarts.org.

External Resources for Artists

For corrections or additions please contact at info@artsmemphis.org or 901.578.ARTS.

Local Organizations

The Collective
The Consortium MMT
Creative Works 
Crosstown Arts
Downtown Memphis Commission
Indie Memphis Shoot & Splice Series
Memphis Black Arts Alliance
Memphis Music Initiative
Memphis Slim House - Collaboratory
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The Recording Academy – Memphis Chapter
South Main Artspace Lofts
The Spartan City Poetry Club
UrbanArt Commission
Visual Memphis
Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts
Young Arts Patrons


Regional Organizations

Tennessee Arts Commission 
Arkansas Arts Council
Azule Residency
Mississippi Arts Council
National Park Service Artist-In-Residence Program 
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts 
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

Funding Opportunities

2016 I Love My Librarian Award
A Blade of Grass (ABOG) Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art   
Aaron Siskind Foundation
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships   
Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program   
Artists' Fellowship, Inc.   
Asian Cultural Council Grants   
Awesome Foundation Grants   
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc. Grant   
Career recovery: Emergency Recovery Loan   
CEC ArtsLink Performing Arts & Literature Project Grants   
Craft Emergency Relief Fund   
Creative Capital   
Creative Writing Fellowships   
Santa Fe Art Institute   
Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards   
Getty Scholar Grants   
Graham Foundation 
GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program   
Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards   
Individual Support Grants (The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation)   
Jim Henson Foundation Grants   
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Kurt Weil Foundation for Music
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art  
National Creative Placemaking Fund  
National Youngarts Foundation Competition  
Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund  
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants  
Professional Alexia Grant Program  
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program  
Roman J. Witt Residency Program  
Roy W. Dean Grant  
SFFS/KRF Fillmmaking Grant  
Smithsonian Artist Research fellowship (SARF)  
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program  
Student Alexia Grant  
Summer 2016 Visiting Artist Fellowships Program  
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives  
The Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF)  
James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation  
The Lotte Lenya Competition 
The Puffin Foundation Artists Grants  
Tribeca All Access Program   
Vera List Center Fellowships 
William H. Johnson Prize  

Additional Funding Resources

Alliance of Artists Communities
Blouin Art Info
Cranbrook Academy of Art Library
res artis
Art Deadline
Art Opportunities

Other Helpful Websites

James Kalm Report
Art 21 - PBS 
Flavorwire - 10 famous artist studios
Artist Studios Tumblr
Hamlett Dobbins’ Studio Visits
Art Advice - Sylvia White
Art Business
Creative Capital
Edward Winkelman
Guide to Public Art
Joanne Mattera Blog

Relevant Articles

"15 Resources for Memphis Artists & Musicians," Choose901, August 24, 2016.

"Studio Visits: 10 Great Paintings, 10 Artist Studios," John Seed. Huffington Post, May 25, 2011.

"If You’re an Artist, Do You Want a Relationship With an Art Gallery?" Paul Klein. Huffington Post, October 30, 2012.

"Helping Artists Become Artists," Agnes Gund. Huffington Post, February 18, 2012.

"The Biggest Tip to Succeed as an Artist: Be Open," Kyle Chayka. Hyperallergic, February 21, 2013.

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