In previous references I have mentioned resources. Take for example the section on copyright, where I stated: The following copyright websites explain everything in detail:
In the U.S. go to: http://www.copyright.gov In Australia go to: http://www.copyright.org.au In the UK, go to: http://www.copyright.org.uk
All other countries should have their own online website for their individual laws on copyright pertaining to their own country.
Or the public relations website: www.myprgenie.com.
I could list countless resource lists containing web addresses ad infinitum. It is up to you to find out what are the best to suit your needs.
When I’m in New York I refer to the New York Foundation for the Arts: http://www.nyfa.org/default_mac.asp to get valuable info while I’m there. They are helpful and one of many organisations that are ready to help in any way they can with your art related needs.
Resources In Australia
In Australia there are a number of national organisations such as NAVA http://www.visualarts.net.au/ – They are a highly professional organisation (I am a member) which also provides a complete list of national arts bodies on their website.
Apart from these National arts bodies, there are State bodies such as Flying Arts Alliance in Queensland: http://www.flyingarts.org.au/, (I’m also a member), which is a great resource for artists and is not confined to QLD artists alone.
On a local level there are always many arts bodies ready to offer assistance. In my area of Northern NSW, there is Arts Northern Rivers. :http://www.artsnorthernrivers.com.au/ for example, which helps enormously on a local level. (I’m also a member of this arts body too. – It’s better to become a member if possible, it is usually inexpensive and the benefits are plentiful).
The proper regular use of these kinds of resources is essential to your professional development. Use them and become a member of the ones you think you will use.
Resources In Europe
Across Europe there are artist resources in each country, probably such an exhaustive number exist in each country and each major city, that it is pointless to list them all here. Look them up on a need to know basis when you are there and reap the benefits of the insider knowledge you gain and the networking opportunities found. They are priceless.
Resources In USA
When I’m in New York I refer to the New York Foundation for the Arts: http://www.nyfa.org/default_mac.asp to get valuable info while I’m there.
They are extraordinarily helpful and one of many organisations that are ready to help in any way they can with your art related needs.