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If you're at a point in your career where you're interested in video about you as an artist, your studio, your artwork, you might also be interested in some resources related to arts documentation and the business of art.

The Artist's Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions
Lynn Basa's invaluable book of straight talk. She's a successful studio artist who added large public art projects to her practice. When she was invited to teach professional practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she found there wasn't a text, so she literally wrote the book on this.

Tom Van Eynde, art documentation. The best I know of in Chicago for stills/'slides' of your work--flat art, installations, sculpture.

The Art House, Rebecca George, Artist/Founder. When I made a Studio Visit Video about The Art House, I met a number of artists who said that working with her changed their lives and their art careers. The Art House offers a Certificate in Fine Arts, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, and private instruction for developing and practicing artists. All my artist friends swear by this for email newsletters. And as soon as I finish this website, I'm taking their advice and starting my own mailings. Pricing is freemium.

Chicago Artists Resource Started by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, now administered by the Chicago Artists Coalition. Leads on calls for artists, services for artists, workshops, and more, to much more to mention.

Chicago Artists Coalition A multifarious non-profit. Educational programming, a gallery in the River West art ghetto, and residencies. Housed in Susan Aurinko's former Flat Files Gallery space.

Other People's Pixels Dead simple, credible DIY artist web page system, designed by artists, for artists. Some of the most successful artists I know use them. Flexible, affordable. And, ahem, video-friendly.

Vimeo Like Youtube, but better in some ways. Pros use vimeo to show their videos because it lets you show higher quality and better control the look of the context. Freemium pricing.

Seven Days in the Art World An easy read about the business and the dramatis personae.