Aiming Higher

Installation view of Flying Carpets by Nadia Kaabi-Linke in But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, April 29–October 5, 2016

In our continued Thursday series on available opportunities, we bring you four unique grant, fellowship, and residency opportunities. Each of these are slightly different in their geographical reach, award money, and application requirements. In the mix this week is the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. While this particular opportunity may not be for the artist just starting out, it is an important grant to know about and to familiarize yourself with. Every artist should apply at least once in their career. There’s nothing to lose. Read on for a handful of opportunities that should definitely be on your radar.

Vermont Studio Center has a variety of fellowships and residencies open to artists and writers. Some of these are directed specifically at artists and writers raising young children (under the age of 18) and come with a $1,000 stipend to cover travel, childcare, and other potential needs. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is June 15.

Artadia invites artists living and working in the participating cities to apply for their annual grants. From the finalist pool, two artists are selected to receive $10,000 in unrestricted grant money. Deadlines vary based on which city an artist lives and works in. For more information and for upcoming deadlines in Chicago, San Francisco, and Atlanta, visit the website.

Art Works is the principle program of the National Endowment for the Arts. This program has been funding artists and art organizations for generations. Grants vary in size and are awarded to a wide range of artistic disciplines. For more information and to see when deadlines fall for each category, visit the Art Works website.

It is never too soon to begin thinking about the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship application. Deadlines for the 2018-2019 cycle have not yet been announced, but the process is multi-faceted. Each applicant is expected to submit more than one written essay about their life and work as well as all pertinent biographical and work related information. As the deadline approaches, the experts at Praxis will offer you the opportunity to access personalized coaching and editing services as you put together your application for this venerated fellowship. For deadlines, keep an eye on the website.

The rest is up to you. At Praxis Center we are ready to offer our full support when it comes to editing services, and of course with a subscription you have access to our suite of courses designed to assist artists with time management, grant writing, and many other components critical for a successful art career. Enroll today and take your career to the next level.

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