We’ve put together a list of articles, websites, apps, and other creative tools that may be useful to you! Whether you’re a photographer, artist, illustrator or any creative looking to start your freelance journey or wanting to take your career to the next level, there’s something here for you. The collection of links below cover topics like: how to get your work in a gallery, how to price your work, and how to make a living from your art.
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- 7 Photographers in Finding Your Voice
- Resumes: How You Stand Out via YouTuber Ali Abdaal
- A guide to writing and sending cold emails
- Elizabeth Weinberg’s Advice for Emerging Photographers
- Creatives share the advice they would give their younger selves
- How to balance full-time work with creative projects
- How to make a simple Instagram carousel template
- A twitter thread for overcoming creative paralysis
- Job hunting advice you should ignore
- How to apply for grants
- 2,500 museums collections via Google Arts & Culture
- Free Ivy League Online Courses
- Free Learning List
Surviving + Thriving
- Artist Everest Pipkin’s Google Doc list of artist residencies
- How to make better decisions, faster
- 9 Artists on How to Make a Living From Your Art
- Ken Harman on How to Get Your Art in a Gallery
- Advice for Freelancers from Mt. Freelance
- Advice for Freelancers from Andy J Pizza
- Freelance illustration: A guide to pricing your work
- How to say no in any situation
- How to turn down a lowball offer — with grace
- A creative person’s guide to negotiating
- Red flags to look for when taking on a new client
- Is Your Inner Critic Drowning Out Your Creative Voice?
- COVID-19 Resources for Artists
- Initiatives in support of BIPOC creatives
- A free online copycat of Photoshop in case you're ever in a pinch
- 27 Artists reveal who inspires their work
- Always Be Quitting: a counterintuitive philosophy to live by at work
- The Lack of Feedback is the main reason you quit
- Is success a product of luck or hard work?
- Should you go to art school?
- Be more productive by making your phone boring
- 200+ modern art books in PDF form
- Use Every Time Zone and skip the timezone math
- For Photographers Only - Open Calls and Contests for Photographers
Just For Fun
- Instant artist statement generator
- Zoom etiquette: plugin tracks if you talk too much (or too little)
- Zoom Escaper will fake a bad connection, or simulate a crying baby
- Freelancers call 1-833-HOTL1NE for a mood boost!
- A simple writing tool to help you stop using the word "very"
- Online Hangs is a list of tools for co-creating together online