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A resource guide for art and design students and others looking for resources for the practical creation of artwork and the study of materials and techniques. For art history and theory resources see the Art History LibGuide.
PBS and Sarah Urist Green bring you a channel that opens conversations with Contemporary artists--like Chicago's own Deb Sokolow--to challenge the way you think about art making and give you assignments that alter the way you view art.
According to their website, "Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, the series focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers, various other arts professionals through an online audio format."
The Brooklyn Library created this participatory digital archive of sketchbooks, which you can browse by artists name or by theme. If you're looking for inspiration to invigorate your sketchbook practice, you can find it here. The archive is free to browse.
According to its About page, "As the largest professional association of designers in the world, AIGA is committed to advancing the value and impact of design, both locally and globally, and working together to inspire, support and learn from each other, at every stage of our careers."
The Illinois Arts Council Agency serves the people of Illinois through a variety of grants and services, primarily geared to:
Support Illinois' Arts Sector: Operating and technical support provided to organizations and programs statewide helps keep Illinois’ arts sector vital, vibrant, and accessible to all.
Advance Arts Education: The arts can be a part of the education of every single child in this state through the programs, services, partnerships, and collaborations of the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Foster Creativity and Working Artists: Resources, opportunities, and direct support for the work of individual artists -- the foundation of Illinois' creative environment.