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This guide provides an introduction to resources that support research in visual arts. It includes helpful pages and links to connect with contemporary art journals, art databases, exhibition reviews, images, and more!

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Connecting to Library Resources

  • The  icon means this resource is paid for by the libraries and requires UCI authentication. Using campus WiFi, library resources will load an authenticate automatically. Off-campus, you'll need to use the software VPN (virtual private network) on your laptop or device.
  • For help with your VPN connection and more information, click here.

Need Research Help?

You can always make an appointment the visual arts librarian (Jenna Dufour) by clicking here. Appointments can be made virtually or in-person. I'm here to help!

Evolving Grant & Residency Opportunities Website for MFAs

Created in the winter of 2020 to collect/share information for finding various U.S. grant & artist residency opportunities in California, the US, and some international. It is an evolving site and your suggestions and insights are always appreciated! Visit ( or click on the photo below. Also check out the suggested print resources on grant writing for artists!

Grants and Writing for Artists - A few print resources