We're always on the lookout for the best tools and resources to help artists in their careers, especially if they're budget-friendly. In this article, we've rounded up some of our favorites that are completely free to help you reach your goals in 2024.


Let's start with something simple! Besides our own art blog, which features daily content including interviews, show announcements, and career tip articles, there are several other platforms that we turn to time and time again to learn and be inspired.

Colossal (for creative inspiration, interviews, and exhibition news)

Artwork Archive (for career advice)

Hyperallergic (for art market news, opinion pieces related to art, and exhibition reviews)

Artbusiness.com (for career advice and collecting tips)

Artsy (for general art news and trends)

ARTnews (for general art news)

Art Podcasts:

Prefer to listen rather than read? We've got you! Here are some of our favorite art podcasts. Tune in for interviews, career advice and more.

Art & Cocktails

The Curator's Salon

The Artist Advisory Hotline

New Visionary Podcast

Arts to Hearts Podcast

The Artist Next Level Podcast

I Like Your Work

I Like Art

Women United Art Podcast

Clean Break Podcast


If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read our top-rated book for emerging artists The Complete Smartist Guide for free.

Otherwise, check out the Libby app to access ebooks and audiobooks via your local public library.


Invoice templates, pitch templates, 100+ social media ideas for artists, how to find collectors guide: www.aliciapuig.com

Goal-setting worksheets, art book recommendations, art education guides, and more: www.visionaryartcollective.com

A planner for organizing your own art show: www.thecuratorssalon.com


These didn't fit in the above categories, but were still worth mentioning!

Art Pricing Calculator

Art Commission Pricing Calculator

Art Delivery by The Jealous Curator (there is a 6-day a week version that is paid, however, you can sign up for just the Saturday editions for free)

Breakfast with ARTnews or ARTnews TODAY daily briefing for art world news

A Little Tip:

Finally, a friendly reminder that sending a cold email to a curator, gallery, press contact, or even a potential collector OR reaching out to propose an opportunity or collaboration you want to make happen also doesn't cost you anything financially. Same goes for networking in general. Go for it!

Have anything we should add to our list? Shoot us a message at info@createmagazine.com