Art Publications & Websites

Museum Of Many Artists (MoMa), run by artist and designer Grant Creegan, has a comprehensive and regularly updated list of opportunities for artists, and offers fantastic advice for artists keen to learn more about selling their work. MoMa also features beautiful artworks for those looking to purchase new work. If you’d like to stay in the know, you can sign up to Grant’s wonderful weekly newsletter Here, where he shares creative inspiration, useful resources for artists, and exciting new work from artists who have caught his attention.

Calendar for Artists
Artist Megan McDonald decided to create Calendar For Artists as a free resource for herself, and other artists to use, where opportunities for art residencies, festivals, competitions, and exhibitions are listed by closing date order. The site helps artists plan ahead, promote their work, stay connected, and share their work easily as leading annual opportunities evolve, and as organizations release new programs.

Established in 1962, Artforum has long provided valuable reviews, and critical essays on contemporary visual culture. It also operates as an information hub, gathering art-related news, a rich selection of interviews and videos, and free weekly selections from their extensive archive.

This truly outstanding resource archives and makes available online an exceptional selection of accomplished video and sound based work. Seeking inspiration? Spend an hour clicking around on Ubuweb, and you’re likely to find some fascinating work.

Art Monthly
A brilliant, UK-based publication which will keep you up to date with contemporary art trends, and art news globally. Their site features a healthy calendar of current and forthcoming exhibitions in London, which can be valuable when seeking out new and interesting shows, curators, and artists.

A well-known series of publications, with a gallery space, and a number of international art fairs. Frieze also regularly features interesting exhibition reviews, will keep you up to date on rising stars in the art world, and releases thoughtful, art-related podcast episodes you can listen to as you work, or while drifting off to sleep.

A consistently reliable place to go for thought-provoking pieces of criticism, an evolving list of significant, upcoming art-related events, and for regularly updated opportunities for artists.

Suggested Reading

Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber

Color and Light by James Gurney

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

What is Contemporary Art? Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, and Anton Vidokle (Eds.)

Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes

Ways of Seeing by John Berger