by Lisa McGrimmon
Art and craft forums are a great way to connect with other like-minded artists or crafters.
You can find business tips, explore a new creative medium and do some good networking. I've included forums with a range of different focuses here to help you find one that's just right for you.
Keep in mind, the links to these forums all open in new windows. If you click the link and nothing happens, the link is not broken; it's probably just your pop-up blocker. Try holding down the control key while clicking on the link.
The Switchboards Forum
Their motto is "connecting creative women in business." This very cool forum is great for craft business women who want to "talk shop".
Discuss strategies for selling crafts on Etsy.
Forum for people who sell crafts on Artfire.com. Get constructive shop critiques, learn about using social media for business and discuss specific types craft of media.
This forum covers a range of craft making tips and projects with a funky DIY style.
This is a huge, active artists' forum where you can read and post about everything from art business to art and society, post your work for critique and explore different media.