Resources for Creatives
Looking for informational resources below to manage your creative projects and careers? You’ve come to the right place. Premium Resources are listed first, then Free Resources. Happy self-empowerment to ya!
Music Licensing Agreement for Use in a Film/Video: Template Kit Contract template for use by musician or filmmaker
The info and agreement template in this Licensing Kit are aimed at helping filmmakers and musicians execute an agreement for a song to be included in a film or video.
Merchandise License Agreement: Template Kit Contract template for use by visual artist
This kit provides a basic merchandise license agreement as well as explanatory background and instructions for filling out the template.
Invoice/Income Tracking Spreadsheet Track freelance clients and projects
Having your hours, invoices and related info organized and easily accessible prevents you from being a hot mess with important money-related recordkeeping.
Sample Assignment Agreements for Obtaining Music Rights
Below you’ll find two sample copyright assignments: 1) a basic all-purpose assignment; and 2) an assignment specifically for musicians playing on recordings.
Not to Be Dramatic, But It’s Time to Save Democracy Now, Okay? Up-to-date guidance and links aplenty to help you make your vote count
We've got to focus. We are at a point before the election where the actions of the next few weeks have the potential to impact our lives — and the lives of immigrants, children and the disenfranchised, as well as our allies and others around the world — for years to come.
Coffee + Creatives Opportunities: 5.3.20
Job, funding, grant and other opportunities culled from the Coffee+Creatives group for creatives seeking work or other ways to get paid for what they do.
PyraGuide: Supercharge Your Vote! Steps and resources to get registered and register others
It goes without saying there's a lot riding on the November 2020 election and change isn't gonna happen on its own. We are going to have to hit this one hard, folks! Here are some tips and resources for getting 'er done.
Resource List: Mental and Financial Health During COVID-19
We thought it would be helpful to periodically summarize what's out there to calm the storm of information that seems to be swirling around us. So here is a resource list focusing on mental health, wellness and financial assistance to help soften the impact of COVID on all our lives.
Pyragraph LIVE: Processing the Pandemic Peri talks with Andrew Fearnside, Ryan Goodman and Ruth Dove
How is the pandemic affecting us culturally, socially and psychologically? Host Peri Pakroo invited artist and mental health counselor (and artist/muralist) Andrew Fearnside, sociologist (and drummer) Ryan Goodman, and arts organizer (and linguist) Ruth Dove to Zoom in and chat about it.
Support Arts Hub’s Artist Relief Fund
Hey arts-loving friends! Albuquerque's Arts Hub is raising funds for artists impacted by the pandemic. Donate at their Facebook page or at their website at http://www.abqartshub.com/relief
Coffee + Creatives Opportunities: 3.4.20
The opportunities listed below are pulled from our Facebook Group page and tend to be flexible and/or remote, though we will include some from our home state of New Mexico.
Coffee + Creatives Job Listings: 1.8.18
Welcome to the inaugural Coffee + Creatives Job Listings! We are pleased to bring you the latest in gigs, jobs, and funding for creatives around the world. Jobs and funding opportunities included in our listings tend to be flexible and/or remote, though we will include some from our home state of New Mexico.
Choosing Board Members to Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Effectiveness
The very best prospects for your nonprofit’s board will be people who share a passion for, and commitment to, the nonprofit’s mission. No matter what name recognition or professional credentials particular people may have to offer, they will not be assets to your nonprofit’s board unless they care a lot about what you do.
How to Improve Your Financial IQ
Stop avoiding your numbers. There's nothing to be afraid of and everything to gain.
There’s No ‘Right’ way to be Self-Employed, Just Tradeoffs
Most people intuitively recognize that there are some real differences between being a freelancer and running a larger business operation.
Music Licensing 101
How do you get your music into the hands of music supervisors, those gatekeepers who decide whose music is heard during an episode of "Justified"?
Contracts and Agreements 101
The more that you are actively working in your field — whether that means writing for magazines, playing music at clubs, hosting gallery events or building furniture for a hotel — the more you’ll find yourself needing to execute contracts with other businesses and people.
The Lowdown on Business Legal Structures
When you're making money -- even just scraps -- from your creative work not as an employee of some other company, guess what: You're running a business.
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