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An Opportunity for Everyone

You might not think there are residencies out there that work for you, but if you look hard enough you will inevitably find something that suits your field, your timeline, even your budget. That means weighing a lot of options and deciding which ones are aimed at artists like you and which definitely aren’t. And having the self-awareness to know the difference. Here are a few upcoming residencies that couldn’t be more different from each other.

We Are Here Festival celebrates indigenous past, present and future. Artists submitting work must identify as Indigenous, Native American, American Indian, Aboriginal, First Nations, and/or any other term meaning original peoples of a land, territory, and/or nation. Collaborative groups are encouraged to apply. The theme of this year’s festival is what it means to live a balanced life during unbalanced times. For more details, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 31.

Icelandic Textile Center awards two month scholarships for artists in the Nordic-Baltic region. The scholarships are intended for those artists working in the textiles field who wish to come develop and present work in Iceland. A total of six scholarships will be awarded. For complete details, visit the website. Deadline is May 31.

Vermont Studio Center is accepting applications for 50 residency fellowship opportunities. Artists and writers are encouraged to apply and will be considered for all residency openings with a single application. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is June 15.

Praxis Center artists are a diverse group. This makes us proud and it demands that we work hard in order to find opportunities that suit a broad range. Fortunately, opportunities abound if you just know where to look. We strive to bring you a selection of interesting ways to enrich and enhance your artistic practice and advance your career. When you join Praxis you give yourself the gift of even more opportunity with the help of experts in the field and a virtual community of supportive peers. The right opportunity is out there for you. Don’t you think it’s time you found it?

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 the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.


Golden Artist Colors began publishing the Just Paint newsletter in 1989, a source for information about painting techniques, product information, and the latest research in art materials. Now online, has become one of the most exhaustive resources for technical information in fine art. With the new Just Paint Experience, GOLDEN is expanding the concept to provide artists with quick-reading, studio-oriented content to help bring their visions to life.

When you subscribe to Just Paint Experience (free), you’ll receive access to exclusive content. GOLDEN will also notify you whenever there is new content added to the site.


Photo credit: We Are Here Festival

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