RESOURCES

This page is a collection of resource pages related to sculpture, bronze casting, mold making, and the business stuff that no one wants to really deal with, but needs desperately from time to time. For most of these it's a one way trip - if you go there you will only be able to return to these pages through the use of the "Back" button so bookmark this page right now. A few may have a mutual link back to here, but don't count on it.


Master Links | Guilds and Societies | Processes | Exhibitions and Events
Grants | Business Stuff


MASTER LINKS

A comprehensive Resource for Sculptors - Here are gathered all links relating to sculpture.

Internet Art Resources - Your complete guide to visual resources.

Links - This is a page of art and artist's links compiled over time. Some are general, and some are quite specific. If you get into this, kiss off the rest of your evening. Take notes, you'll need them. There IS a test later.

GUILDS AND SOCIETIES

National Sculptor's Guild - The National Sculptors' Guild is an association of nationally recognized sculptors chosen for their outstanding artistic abilities as well as their varied subjects and styles. The Guild will provide you with with an exceptional, beautifully accomplished sculpture, that compliments your home, business or preferred site. The Guild's sculpture encourages individual interpretation and interaction by the viewer and is constructed in a manner that will allow it to be enjoyed for many generations to come.

International Sculpture Center The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the advancement of contemporary sculpture and to the professional development of sculptors. Through its activities, the ISC strives to educate the public about contemporary sculpture by promoting develpments in three-dimensional art worldwide. Established in 1960, the ISC is the only international visual arts organization offering a wide range of programs and services to sculptors, arts professionals, and others with an interest in sculpture.

Sculptor's Society of Ireland - The SSI is a non-profit artists' organisation which represents 330 sculptors, manages open competitions for major art commissions, and organises sculpture symposia, conferences and exhibitions. As well as acting in an advisory capacity for the development and improvement of public art policy, the Society co-ordinates open-submission international sculpture symposia, sculpture trails, professional-practice workshops, conferences, exhibitions and artist initiated projects.

Sculptor's Society of Canada - The Sculptor's Society of Canada was founded in 1928. It is dedicated to the ecouragement of sculptors and sculpture, the provision of a forum through which artistic standards can be raised, and to discover and foster young talent.

PROCESSES

Bronze Sculpture - HOW BRONZE SCULPTURE IS MADE. A step-by-step look at casting a piece of bronze sculpture.

Bronze Sculpture - The lost Wax Method - A step-by-step description of the process.

Interstone - The International Trading System for the Dimension Stone Industry. If you are looking for carving stones this is the place to look. Awesome site.

Polytek - Polytek Development Corp. is a leading producer of liquid rubbers and plastics for molds and castings.

Synair Corporation - A supplier of a very good polyurathane mold making compound.

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

The Art Deadlines List - A list of competitions, contests, call for entries/papers, grants, scholarships, fellowships, jobs, internships, etc, in the arts or related areas (painting, drawing, animation, poetry, writing, music, multimedia, reporting/journalism, cartooning, dance, photography, video, film, sculpture, etc), some of which have prizes worth thousands of dollars. It is international in scope. Contests and competitions for students, K-12 and college aged, are included. Some events/items take place on the Internet. You are invited to submit items. The list is mailed around the first of each month.

American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century, Inc. - A nonprofit foundation dedicated to a rebirth of Beauty and humanistic values in all of the fine arts. We publish a quarterly magazine: ART Ideas and sponsor exhibits, events, and art that furthers the values of established western art forms: representationalism in painting and sculpture; melody and harmony in music; grace in dance; structure, coherence and meaning in drama, poetry and literature - and the expression of Beauty in all. We champion art that portrays the world at its most beautiful and man and woman at their best.

GRANTS

National Endowment for the Arts - NonProfit Gateway - Arts Grants for Nonprofit Organizations.
The National Endowment for the Arts is the central source of Federal funding for the arts in America. We offer competitive grant programs primarily to nonprofit organizations. Nearly all of the grant information available on this Website applies solely to nonprofit organizations. Congress has prohibited the Endowment from making directs grants to individuals in most cases.

Guggenheim Fellowships General Information Page - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was established in 1925 by United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922. The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.

BUSINESS STUFF

Internet Nonprofit Center - Home to donors and volunteers.
Information on more nonprofits than any other site in the world!
Library - The library is a repository for publications, information and data about nonprofit organizations and the nonprofit sector, generally by sources other than nonprofits themselves.
The Nonprofit Locater will help you find any charity in the US. You'll also find in the Library: Best Buys for Big Hearts, bibliographies, Top 40 Charities, featured essays, the donor defense kit, government information, how to evaluate nonprofits, and standards in philanthropy.

Internet Resources for Nonprofit Public Service Organizations - This is essentially a page full of links to other pages related to all kinds of nonprofit aspects including Art focused nonprofit organizations.

Index to the Copyright Office - The complete index to all and everything you might ever want to know about copyrights. Straight from the U. S. Government. Real dry, not a lot of fun to read, but who knows, you might just like what you see here.

U. S. Federal Agencies - A complete list of ALL the federal agencies - no kidding. I have no idea why anyone would want to see this, but there are times when it can be handy. Like tax time when you need those forms. They are here and can be downloaded right in the comfort of your own home. Our government really does love us.

Robert's Rules of Order - The basic rules for running a meeting for those that want to know.

The U. S. Constitution - Not much to do with diets, political mood or ships, but a good resource nonetheless.



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Last Updated on March 15, 2007