Creative + Business cover some neat topics. From workshops, resources and videos to advice helping the self-employed artist to succeed. Their online workshop themes are art business practice, business essentials, marketing basics, time management, goal setting etc.
They also offer a free business plan template for creative people.
A comprehensive information site for artists. The Artists Network provides various help in the form of publications, articles, forums, blogs, contests, sweeps, videos and resources.
You also find free drawing and painting lesson downloads.
All Business is a treasure trove with a listing of over 200 business forms and agreements, a load of useful articles and a dictionary of over 20,000 business terms. This place is buzzing with interesting stuff.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia educates, informs, advocates and practices legal advice to arts organisations and individual artists. They speak up for us, deliver advice and resources and resolve disputes. And not to miss their most updated contract templates. They are not free, but worth their money. You only ever need to buy one contract for each issue. They cover: Commission Agreement, Sale of Artwork, Model Release and Reproduction Licences and much more.
NAVA, the National Association for the Visual Arts is working for Australian artists not only on a personal level but infiltrates government decisions. Artists have no union, so those art organisations are our advocates, our only combined voice. NAVA offer an opportunity section, Vodcasts, campaigns, guides including marketing skills, online courses and grants. And their Code of Practice is the best I have seen for the arts industry in Australia. Top on my list.
The Loop claims to be Australia's largest professional creative community. For a one off fee, you can post a job, a gig, find a freelancer, post a course and lots more.
It can be a marvellous marketing tool for your talent, but it takes a bit of work to complete all information until you are allowed to post your details.