Monday, December 4, 2023

Get On With It

Being a career artist means forging ahead no matter what. Of course, we all need to take time for ourselves, to process and regroup or simply to enjoy some leisure time, but as someone who has chosen the track of a professional creative, it is up to you to stay the course when it comes to seeking out and acquiring new opportunities. Here are a few to get you started.

The Loewe Foundation announces an open call for its seventh Loewe Foundation Craft Prize. This international award is given to those demonstrating excellence in craftsmanship. The winning entry will receive 50,000 euros, and shortlisted works appear in an exhibition and catalogue in Paris 2024. For more information and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is October 25.

The Queens Museum is accepting applications for the sixth QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists in New York City. In their own words:

Two visual artists will receive $20,000 each, individual studio space at the Queens Museum, professional development consultations, close mentorship from QM staff members, and a solo exhibition that will open in 2025. Fellows will move into the studios in January 2024 and will have access to studio space through January 2025.”

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is October 29.

Wildacres Retreat is accepting applications for artist residency. Up to 70 artists each year complete one-week residency periods, staying in cabins onsite. There is no internet and typically no cell service, except at the main part of the retreat site where there is WiFi, allowing for solitude and focus. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is October 31.

Praxis Center is an artists toolkit, resource guide, mentor and number one fan all rolled into one. We know it’s not easy to choose the path of creativity, and we are here to help. We gather experts from across the art world, here to guide you every step of the way. Give Praxis a try today and see how far we can take you.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.


Photo credit: Wildacres Retreat

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