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Please be sure to check our Facebook page for virtual events and join our Facebook Group and stay up to date on artist opportunities!

The Artist Resource Center is a place for emerging and established artists of all mediums to engage and collaborate. Functioning as a no cost meeting and research space for the arts community, the Artist Resource Center offers the tools for creatives to develop and advance their careers in the arts.  

Amenities Include:

  • Community bulletin board with artist opportunities and events
  • Free wifi
  • 60" LCD TV with HDMI connection
  • Charging stations
  • Artist Resource Library
  • Complimentary coffee and tea

This is a shared workspace, no reservations are necessary. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Fridays 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. The Artist Resource Center is occasionally closed to general use for Dougherty events and classes.  

Artist Professional Development


Artist Resource Center Workshop

Artist Resource Center Workshop 

The Artist Resource Center is pleased to host free monthly professional development workshops for artists. Covering a different topic each month, our workshops give artists the tools to develop and advance their careers in the arts. All workshops are free and open to the public. Virtual workshops do require registration to receive a link to the event. 

Upcoming Workshops

September 2023 - Markets 101 

Previous Workshops

July 2023 - Techniques for Integrating Nature into your Abstract Art Practice with Alicia Philley 
June 2023 - Social Media Marketing for Artists 
May 2023 - Exhibition Preperation for Artists
April 2023 - The Art of Public Speaking
March 2023 - Content Creation for Organic Growth (video)
February 2023 - The Art of Taxes (video)
May 2021 - Creating an Artist Business Plan (pdf) (video)
March 2021 - Developing Creative Momentum (video series)
February 2021 - Photographing Your Work (pdf) (video)
January 2021 - Developing Virtual Performances (video)
December 2020 - Social Media for Artists (video)
November 2020 - Curating a Virtual Exhibit (video)
October 2020 - Legal Essentials for Online Sales (video)
September 2020 - POSTPONED: Preparing and Hanging Artwork for Exhibition
August 2020 - Financial Planning and Health Coverage with Foundation Communities (video)
July 2020 - How to Feel Like You Have Enough (video)
June 2020 - POSTPONED: Social Media for Artists
May 2020 - POSTPONED: Trademarks for Artists
April 2020 - POSTPONED: Austin Artist Orientation (Resource Guide)
March 2020 - Selling Your Work through Galleries and Online Platforms (video)
February 2020 - Grants & Funding for Artists (pdf) video
January 2020 - The Art of Taxes (pdf) video
January 2020 - Art Fair Bootcamp (pdf) video
December 2019 - Artist Self Care 
November 2019 - Health Insurance for Artists (pdf)
October 2019 - The Online Application Process (pdf)
September 2019 - Collaborating: The Artist Dating Game
August 2019 - Crowdfunding for Artists
July 2019 - Networking to Build Your Audience
June 2019 - Sales Tax for Artists
May 2019 - Preparing a Visual Portfolio (pdf)
April 2019 - Photographing Your Work
March 2019 - Budgeting for Artists
February 2019 - Pricing Your Art (video)
January 2019 - Strategic Social Media (pdf)
December 2018 - The Art of Taxes
November 2018 - Owning Your Work: Copyright Laws
October 2018 - Grants & Funding for Artists (pdf)
September 2018 - Working with Galleries (pdf)
August 2018 - Building Your Audience (pdf)
July 2018 - Selling Your Work Online (pdf)
June 2018 - Preparing a Visual Portfolio (pdf)
May 2018 - Photographing Your Work (pdf)
April 2018 - Writing Your Artist Statement (pdf)
March 2018 - Beginners Social Media for Artists (pdf)
February 2018 - Becoming a City of Austin Teaching Artist (pdf)
January 2018 - The Online Application Process (pdf)


 ETA 2020

Emerging Teaching Artists

Bring your passion for art and creative gifts to schools and children – become a teaching artist! MINDPOP and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Museums and Cultural Programs, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, are excited to offer the Emerging Teaching Artists program (ETA). The purpose of ETA is to increase the number of artists of color and artists with disabilities working in classrooms across Austin. Successful applicants will come from these communities, will have a clear interest in teaching arts to children or adults, and demonstrate a strong creative/arts background.

Applications are currently closed, for more information please contact


Public Artist Training Program

Learn more about the production of artworks for public places including an overview of budgeting, engineering, site selection, and proposal preparation. This six-week class encourages research and provides students with opportunities to learn from accomplished public artists. The class will give an in depth look at the Public Art application process, while students work to put together their own submission package.

Registration is currently closed, for more information please contact