Resources to launch your creative career
Assemble your toolkit for creative success.
Resumes tell the story of your education and accomplishments. You may need to tailor the format and content of your resume depending on how it will be used (e.g. focusing on artistic achievements when applying for project grants, highlighting leadership experience when applying to administrative opportunities, etc.)
We recommend that recent Stanford grads use a hybrid resume format. This style blends your academic, administrative/leadership, and artistic experiences into one document.
Proposals & Grant Writing
- How to apply for grants (Creative Capital)
- Artist Statements: A Quick Guide (Community Arts Partnership)
- Artist Statements We Love (The Art League)
- Grantspace: Individual Artist Grants
- How do I write a grant proposal for my individual project? (Grantspace/Foundation Center)
- The Business of Art: Proposal Writing for Funding Projects (NYFA Current)
Self-Care for Creatives
Find organizations and networks to support and sustain your creative practice.
Local Arts Agencies
Local arts agencies (LAA) are great resources for navigating opportunities and resources in your geographic area (or, if you’re producing work in another location, learning about that particular landscape.) Many LAAs offer workshops for developing your business and career acumen. Many also offer grants, work/rehearsal space, and community engagement opportunities.
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