Resources for Creative Career Search
Career Counseling for Creatives

This is a listing of books, publications, organizations, and webpages which I've found to be useful or thought would be interesting.  To suggest a site to be linked, or to report errors or problems, please email me at careercounselingforcreatives@hotmail.com
Also, feel free to email me to be notified when the upcoming Careers for Creatives e-book is published!

WEBPAGE LINKS IN THE ARTS
Career Counseling for CreativesWebpage:  http://homestead.com/creativecareercounseling/index.html

GENERAL ARTS & LINKS PAGES

                                          is an excellent webpage with links to visual arts jobs.

National Endowment for the Arts 202-682-5766  www.arts.endow.gov
Americans for the Arts  www.artsusa.org
New York Foundation for the Arts   www.artswire.org/nyfa/nyfa.html, 212-366-6900
National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.neh.fed.us
American Federation of Arts  afaweb.org
Arts & Business Council (includes arts management job listings)  www.artsandbusiness.org
Business Committee for the Arts www.bcainc.org
New York Council for the Humanities  www.culturefront.org
NY Public Library for the Performing Arts (has job line)  212-870-1630
Great Resource for finding NYC arts groups:  http://eastvillage.about.com
Excellent general links page: 
http://www.artheals.org/resource/consult/consult.htm
Center for Studies in Creativity/Buffalo State U. (great links)
http://www.buffalostate.edu/~creatcnt/links.html
Center for Creativity/ Maryland  http://members.bellatlantic.net/~c8tive/
National Center for Creativity:
http://www.creativesparks.org/NCCIaboutncci.html
New York Council for the Humanities  www.culturefront.org
Library for the Performing Arts (has job line)  212-870-1630
Great Resource for finding NYC arts groups:  http://eastvillage.about.com
Creativity books with reviews:  http://www.johnholleman.com/fa/createjh.html
Arts in Education Career Training Certificate Program: www.mmce.edu or
212-774-0780
Entertainment Careers links page, jobs boards in film, etc.: 
http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/sbjobs/other2.html
Press with books on art, photography, design, music, writing. 
http://www.allworth.com/
NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs links to museums & cultural resources 
http://www.nyc.gov/html/culture/html/culture.html
einfostream.com
www.careeroverview.com
www.forwardyourresume.com
www.skillbarometer.com
www.resumewinner.com
www.workforcestrategies.com
jamminjobs.com

VISUAL ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, DESIGN
Artropolis http://www.artropolis.org/employment/careerguide/index
Open Directory Visual Arts Links: 
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Visual_Arts/Resources/Organizations/
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Artist Resources page (many links): 
http://www.smfa.edu/general/c_newsletter.html
Art Support (gallery info & art business education) :  http://art-support.com
Art Deadlines List  http://custwww.xensei.com/adl
Graphic Artists Guild: membership organization with job line, group health
benefits, etc.  www.gag.org
World Wide Art Resources... This interactive arts gateway will give you
access to artists, museums, galleries, high quality art, art history, arts
education, antiques, dance, theater, classified ads, resume postings, arts
chats, discussion forums and much more. http://wwar.com/
Visual Arts resumes etc.  www.arthire.com
Freelancers: designers, illustrators, writers editors job board 
www.freelancers.com
NYC Departmant of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art program, public art 
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/home.html
Canada's Community Learning Nework arts theme pages  www.cln.org
Index of art galleries in NYC
http://eastvillage.about.com/citiestowns/midlanticus/eastvillage/cs/galleries/index.htm
East Village Online art gallery
http://eastvillage.about.com/citiestowns/midlanticus/eastvillage/library/blgallery.htm
Art Seen SoHo... on online magazine on the SoHo art scene 
www.artseensoho.com
Art & Politics of the Lower East Side www.artandpolitics.com
New York Institute of Photography  212-867-8264
Art & Photography
Art Information Center, 212-227-0282
ArtSearch  212-697-5230
American Council for the Arts 212-223-2787
Photographic Society of America  405-843-1437
International Center of Photography  212-860-1776 

ACTING, THEATER
Theater JobList  812-474-0549
Actor's Fund/ Actor's Work Project (for Union members only)        
         http://www.actorsfund.org/
Hampden Booth Theatre Library  212 228 7610
Backstage Backstage.com
AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists)  212-532-0800
Hambone: a magazine listing Off-Broadway casting calls & productions plus
articles (subscription based)  www.HamboneNYC.com
Drama League of NY (runs director's training program) 
mosaic.echonyc.com/~dlny/
Theater Wire: up-to-date theater, dance etc.  info www.nytheatre-wire.com
Actortec... acting coaching & assistance  www.actortec.com
Alternative theater performance space in NY's East Village, PS122 
www.ps122.org
Open Casting for NYC theater www.opencasting.com
Casting Site  www.TheCastingSite.com
Casting Calls/ NYC (Playbill Magazine) www1.playbill.com
Future Casting 2000: job listings in theater, including crews,  with free
newsletter...   futurecasting2000.com
Casting Directors listings www.actorsource.com
Casting via web  Webcinema.org
Sides/ digital online screenplays, etc. for a fee:  www.screenplaysonline.com
Casting Directory via the web/ the Player's Guide (fee-based) 
www.playersguideny.com

DANCE
Career Transition for Dancers (helps those who have made their living from dance for an extensive amount of time and want/need to do something else)
http://careertransition.org/
Dance Theater Workshop http://www.dtw.org/
American Ballet Theater  www.abt.org
Dance Magazine  www.dancemagazine.com
Theater Wire: up-to-date theater, dance etc.  info www.nytheatre-wire.com
Dance Magazines search http://www.looksmart.com/eus1/eus53706/eus53710/eus216965/eus235528/r?l&
Dansource  1-800-723-0312
Job Express Registry/ American Dance Guild

ENTERTAINMENT/MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS
Entertainment Careers links page, jobs boards in film, etc.: 
         http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/sbjobs/other2.html

COMMUNICATIONS ROUNDTABLE WEB SITE INDEX:  http://www.roundtable.org/siteoverview.html

TV Jobs:  http://www.tvjobs.com/index_a.htm

National Association of Broadcasters  http://www.nab.org/

Crew Net Membership-based job listings for film and TV productions. Members can submit their resumes and receive an e-mail account for free.    From: http://www.crewnet.com 

EntertainmentCareers.net - Jobs  Free career information and job listings in the entertainment industry: film, television and music. 
   From: http://www.entertainmentcareers.net

Find a Great Job in the Tri-State Area Serious about finding a new job? Use our search function to find information on entertainment jobs. The New York Times Job Market.    From: http://www.nytimes.com 

ABC Entertainment Jobs  Become a member and receive instant access to hundreds of film crew jobs at all of the major production companies and studios.   From: http://www.abcej.com 

Entertainment Jobs in film Television music animation Studios Networks: Disney, Fox, New Line, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros.  http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/

Entertainment jobs & internships in film, TV, cable or radio. ... Entertainment Employment Journal Serving the Industry since 1992 http://www.eej.com/

http://www.showbizjobs.com/

http://www.entertainmentjobsnow.com

Arts & Entertainment crew jobs for TV & Film Jobs   Set & Stage workers entry level   http://www.setworkers.com/

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA PR & General Special Events Writing / Editing Publishing Entertainment Music   http://www.csuchico.edu/plc/communjobs.html 


FILM & VIDEO
Association of Independent Video & Filmmakers   http://www.aivf.org,
212-807-1400
Independent Television Service www.itvs.org  415-356-8383
Anthology Film Archives  212-505-5181
Film Video Arts: film classes, equipment rental  212-673-9361
Mayor's Office of Film & Video....  gives permits for shooting films in NYC. 
Has jobs list for film and tons of great links, like a link to archives of
scripts:    http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/filmcom/home1.html
NYFILM.COM: a site with links to all aspects of filmmaking; "New York's First
Online Production Office"  Nyfilm.com
Film Core: independent NYC Underground Film Festival (in March), also has a
Post-Production Fund to promote unique visions in film & video 
www.nyuff.com
Millenium Film Forum:  avant-garde film workshops, membership organization
in the lower east side, has screenings, equipment rental & loan,
production studio, screening space, for a fee.
www.sirius.com/~sstark/org/mill/mill.html
Independent Feature Project... showcases documentary features, shorts,
scripts, etc. for film industry  www.ifp.org
Paper Tiger Television  political indie TV 
Artcon.rutgers.edu/papertiger/default.html
Funding Exchange: has a grant program for independent documentary films &
radio productions  www.fex.org
Indie 7  Independent Film & Filmmaking  www.indie7.com
New Media Women... webgrrls   www.webgrrls.com
Morrie Warshawski (fundraising info for indie film)  www.warshawski.com

MUSIC
Musicians National Hotline  801-268-2000
American Federation of Musicians  1-800-762-3444
American Music Center   http://www.amc.net  212-366-5260
Archive of Contemporary Music 212 226 6967
International Songwriter's Assoc: http://www.songwriter.co.uk/
Songwriters Guild Foundation  www.songwriters.org
Folk Music Venues Database: http://www.folkmusic.org/venues/
Missouri All-State Band Careers in Music Page
http://www.burnettmusic.com/kudos/careers.htm
Folk Alliance (major folk music organization) http://www.folk.org/
Musician's Classifieds  www.gigfinder.com
List of NYC Music Venues (non-classical)
http://eastvillage.about.com/citiestowns/midlanticus/eastvillage/cs/venuesconcerts/index.htm
Musician's Atlas... buy a book of contacts in the industry...
www.musiciansatlas.com
National Music Foundation 212-582-0556  www.usamusic.org
Emerging Artists & Talent in Music (EAT'M) conference, festival for artists
and professionals in the music industry    www.eat-m.com
http://www.musicjobs.com/ 
http://www.uwm.edu/Library/Music/jobs.html 
http://musicians.about.com/library/musicjobs/bljobsmain.htm 
http://www.showbizjobs.com/ 
http://www.entertainmentcareers.net/ 


WRITING, POETRY, etc.
Writers Guild of America: http://www.wga.org/
National Writers Union career resources http://www.nwu.org/links/lnkrscs.htm
Poets & Writers Online  www.pw.org/mag/grants.htm
East Village Poetry Web www.theeastvillage.com
Freelancers: designers, illustrators, writers editors job board 
www.freelancers.com
Market Insight for Playwrights: subscribe to get listings of theaters wanting
new work.   marketinsight.virtualave.net
Authors Guild Foundation, provides assistance and emergency grants to
authors who have been PUBLISHED in recognized presses in the US. 
212-594-7913  www.authorsguild.com
Poets House library 212-431-7920
Inkspot, the writer's community http://www.inkspot.com/
About.com writer's exchange 
http://writerexchange.about.com/arts/writerexchange/mbody.htm
Info on Telecommuting jobs http://www.tjobs.com/  
Writing jobs http://www.writerswrite.com/jobs/ 
Technical Writing info: 
http://www.cloudnet.com/~pdunham/newbietechwritingjobintro.html
Technical Writing info:  http://www.writerswrite.com/technical/techlink.htm
Alternative Press Index: http://www.altpress.org/
Tech writing jobs  
           http://www.techwritingjobsite.com/TechWritingJobSite/jobs.html
Zuzu's Petals Literary Resource   www.zuzu.com

OTHER/MISC
Alliance of Artists Communities: http://www.teleport.com/~aac/index.html
Musician's Injuries Page (about carpal tunnel, which can also affect writers) http://www.engr.unl.edu/ee/eeshop/music.html
Veteran's Admin Art page: http://www.vsarts.org/artnsoul/artcareers2000/

NONPROFIT/GRANTS PAGES
Idealist  http://www.idealist.org/   web page of nonprofit groups, including
jobs
Foundation Center: http://fdncenter.org/    assists artists, writers, performers, and nonprofit arts groups in getting foundation grants
Progressive Publications http://www.progressivepubs.com
          assists artists, writers, performers in getting foundation grants

Resume, Interviewing etc. General Advice Pages:
http://content.careers.msn.com/gh_int_htg_asking.html
Keirsey Temperament Sorter (a MBTI version...a good page, but it will be more
helpful if you have a career advisor interpret the test for you)
         http://www.keirsey.com/

GENERAL CAREER COUNSELING PAGES
Career Counselors Consortium of NY (I am a member) http://www.careercc.org/newyorkcity.html
Intern'l Assoc of Career Mgmt Prof'ls http://www.iacmp.org/
Nat'l Bd of Certified Counselors http://www.nbcc.org/
Nat'l Resume Writers Assoc http://www.nrwa.com/
Prof'l Assoc of Resume Writers http://www.parw.com/
Internat'l Career Development Library http://icdl.uncg.edu/
Nat'l Career Development Assoc http://www.ncda.org/
O*Net--Occupational Info (downloadable database of job titles, descriptions, and career information) http://www.doleta.gov/programs/onet/index.htm#return
Career Questionnaire http://cbweb9p.collegeboard.org/career/html/searchQues.html
Job Search Readiness Inventory http://www.cweb.com/inventory/
Career Infonet: www.acinet.org
Occupational Outlook Handbook (excellent searchable online database of career information)  www.bls.gov/ocohome.htm

General Jobs pages/ Company Info (these are excellent general interest internet job boards)
JobWeb (National Assoc of Colleges & Employers web page)
http://www.jobweb.org/catapult/catapult.htm
Monster.com  http://www.monster.com/
Vault...a job board with salary surveys, company info, etc.
http://www.vault.com/   or www.vaultreports.com
Excellent info on major companies:  www.hoovers.com
www.companiesonline.com
JobBank USA http://www.jobbankusa.com/   specializes in providing career information, including job and resume database services to job candidates,
employers and recruitment firms in the U.S. and worldwide.
Resume Broadcaster http://www.resumebroadcaster.com/
Science, Industry & Business Library (this midtown Manhattan library has TONS of great job and business related info, as well as books like the Occupational Outlook handbook and free seminars on starting your own business)   www.nypl.org/research/sibl/index.html
Wetfeet...This site has behind-the-scenes company info on various large companies:  Wetfeet.com
www.Deja.com
www.Careermosaic.com
careerpath.com
quintcareers.com
careerbuilder.com
What Color is Your Parachute Website (excellent links) www.jobhuntersbible.com
www.rileyguide.com
www.employmentspot.com
Wall Street Journal Career Page  www.careers.wsj.com
RESUMES:  www.eresumes.com
RESUMES:  www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infocecs/CRC/manual/resumes.html
JOB SEARCH LETTERS:  www.careerlab.com/letters

CAREER SERVICE OFFICES OF ARTS/MUSIC COLLEGES  (I'm not necessarily recommending these schools, but they often have good career info)
Fashion Institute of Technology   http://www.fitnyc.suny.edu/student/5.1.html
Manhattan School of Music   http://www.msmnyc.edu/
SVA  http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/SVACCESS/index.html
Cooper Union http://www.cooper.edu/admin/career_services/index_for_students.html
Juilliard http://www.juilliard.edu/mai.htm
Pratt http://www.pratt.edu/search/index.html
Berklee College of Music, careers in music page http://www.burnettmusic.com/kudos/careers.htm
UT Austin http://www.utexas.edu/cofa/sdiv/career/about.html

--Compiled by Heather Lev, Career Counseling for Creatives
212-465-7415, CreativecareerCounseling.homestead.com
careercounselingforcreatives@hotmail.com


GENERAL SELF DISCOVERY BOOKS
Creating a Life Worth Living, Carol Lloyd, HarperPerennial, c1997.
http://www.sirius.com/~aageson/author.html
http://www.sirius.com/~aageson/britt.html

Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People, Carol Eikleberry, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 2000. http://www.creativecareers.com/_private/fr_career_guide.htm

Career Solutions for Creative People : How to Balance Artistic Goals With Career Security by Ronda Ormont, Allworth Press, 2001.

What Color is Your Parachute, Nelson Bolles, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 2000.     A classic. Visit his webpage:  www.jobhuntersbible.com

The Artist's Way Julia Cameron

Taking Charge of Your Career Direction, Robert D. Lock, Wadsworth, Stamford, CT, 2000.

To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love, Marsha Sinetar, St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Zen and the Art of Making a Living, Laurence G. Boldt, Penguin, 1999.

Dictionary of Holland Occupational Codes  Once you know your Holland Code, this book may be helpful; I have copies of all listings with the letter A included.

Do What You Are, Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger, 1995, Little, Brown & Co., Boston.  Useful in applying MBTI personality inventory to job search.

Inspiration Sandwich, Sark, Celestial Press, 1992.   I recommend all Sark books for feeding your creative soul.


Day Jobs Books
Earning Money Without a Job, Jay Conrad Levinson, Henry Holt, NYC, 1991.

Survival Jobs, Deborah Jacobson, Broadway Books.


EXPLORING: Career Information--General Books
Occupational Outlook Handbookhttp://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm
Dictionary of Occupational Titles       http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco1.htm

Careers for Culture Lovers & Other Artsy Types, Marjorie Eberts & Margaret Gisler, 1992, VGM Career Horizons, Chicago.

CAREER INFORMATION: Visual Arts/ Design Books
Fine Artist's Career Guide, Daniel Grant, Allworth Press  Excellent overview of various ways of earning a living through visual art, with interviews with artists, great lists of organizations and resources, etc.  Daniel Grant, and Allworth Press, are both highly recommended.

Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers  (also there are books for Business & Legal Forms for Crafts, Illustrators, Fine Artists, etc.), Crawford and Doman Bruck

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist by Crawford

Becoming a Graphic Designer by Heller and Fernandez

Artists and Graphic Designers Markets 2000 by Writer's Digest Books

Presentation Techniques for the Graphic Artist -- How to Sell Your Ideas Effectively by Jenny Mulherin

100 Best Careers for Writers and Artists, Shelly Field, Macmillian USA, 1998.

Artists Communities: A Directory of Residencies in the United States Offering Time and Space for Creativity.  New York, NY:  Allworth Press, 1996.

Artists and Writers Colonies:  Retreats, residencies, and Respites for the Creative Mind.  Hillsboro, OR: Blue Heron Publishing, Inc., 1995.

The Digital Directory: Art and Technology Resources in New York State,  Amy Brill, New York: New York Foundation for the Arts, 1999.  Or visit www.circuitsnys.org


CAREER INFORMATION: Performing Arts -- Music, Dance, Acting Books
Resumes for Performing Arts Careers -- VGM Publishers  Gives a general idea of resume formats, with examples, but read a "real" resume writing book first.

Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts, Shelly Field, 1999, Checkmark Books/ Facts on File, Inc.  Includes comprehensive lists of theaters, ballet companies, professional associations, unions,workshops, degree programs, orchestras, operas, and arts councils in US and Canada, plus profiles of many different careers.

Running Your Rock Band, Bill Henderson, Schirmer Books, 1996.

Playing for Pay, James Gibson, Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati, 1990.

Rock Singer's Survival Manual, Mark Baxter, Hal Leonard Press, Milwaukee, 1990.

All you Need to Know about the Music Business, Donald Passman

Songwriter's Market, Laufenberg, Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati.

Gigging--The Musician's Underground Touring Directory, Dorf & Appell, Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati, 1989.

This Business of Music, M. William Krasilovsky and Sidney Shemel, Billboard Books, NYC, 2000.

Songwriters on Songwriting, Paul Zollo, Da Capo Press.

Opportunities in New Music  New York: American Music Center, 1997 (grants, competitions for music awards).

CAREER INFORMATION: Performing Arts...Theater Books
How to Be a Working Actor, Maru Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers, C. 1994, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York  Excellent overview of the business.

Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts, Shelly Field, 1999, Checkmark Books/ Facts on File, Inc.  Includes comprehensive lists of theaters, ballet companies, professional associations, unions,workshops, degree programs, orchestras, operas, and arts councils in US and Canada, plus profiles of many different careers.

Acting, Jaq Greenspon, VGM Career Horizons, 1996.

Opportunities in Acting Careers, Dick Moore, VGM Career Horizons, 1993.

An Actor's Guide:  Your First Year in Hollywood, Michael St. Nicholas, Allworth Press, 1996.

CAREER INFORMATION: Film Books
Film and Video Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan, and Joseph M. Palmisano, Visible Ink, 1994.

Opportunities in Film Careers,  Jan Bone, VGM Career Horizons, 1998.

The Independent Film & Videomakers Guide, Michael Wiese, Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 1998.

CAREER INFORMATION: Books About Writing Careers
Writer's Market by Writer's Digest Books, 2000.

100 Best Careers for Writers and Artists, Shelly Field, Macmillian USA, 1998.

Career Opportunities for Writers, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, c. 1995, Facts on File, Inc., New York

Careers for Writers and Others Who Have a Way With Words, Robert W. Bly, c. 1996, VGM Career Horizons, Chicago

Artists and Writers Colonies:  Retreats, residencies, and Respites for the Creative Mind.  Hillsboro, OR: Blue Heron Publishing, Inc., 1995.

Money For Writers: Over 800 Cash Awards, Grants, Prizes, Contests, Scholarships, Retreats and More, New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1997.

Grants and Awards Available to American Writers, New York, PEN American Center, annual.

The Journalist's Road to Success:  A Career and Scholarship Guide, Princeton, NJ: Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, annual.


General Resume Books/ JobSearch Books
Resumes for Dummies, Joyce Lain Kennedy
Winning Resumes, Robin Ryan
Cover Letters That Will Get You The Job You Want, Stanley Wynett  The best book I've seen on cover letter writing.
Resumes in Cyberspace, Pat Criscito
Resumes for Performing Arts Careers -- VGM Publishers
First Job
Job Hunting for Dummies
Internet for Dummies
Cool Careers for Dummies, Marty Nemko, Paul & Sarah Edwards, IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 1998, Foster City, CA.



Magazines & Other Publications

Art
American Artist Magazine
Camera Arts  (photography)

Dance
Dance  Magazine

Film
The Independent  Film & Video Monthly (published by AIVF)
Movie Maker
Shoot--The Leading Newsweekly for Commercial Production &
Postproduction
Sight and Sound

Music
International Musician (publication of American Federation of Musicians)  212-869-1330
Musicians Service Announcement
Jazz Journal

Writing
Writer's Digest Magazine
Poets & Writers

Theater
Backstage   backstage.com
On Location Magazine
Theatre Crafts Magazine


--Compiled by Heather Lev, Career Counseling for Creatives
212-465-7415, CreativecareerCounseling.homestead.com
careercounselingforcreatives@hotmail.com
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