Sunday, September 24, 2023

Are You Exhausted?

Burnout is real. Even when your job is doing something you love, there comes a point for every individual when they need a way to refresh. For artists, this could mean a change of scene by way of a residency program. These opportunities help breathe new life into your practice while offering a moment away from the daily routine. Read on for a few upcoming residency deadlines.

Mass MoCA is accepting applications for the Studios at Mass MoCA Residency Program. Since 2015, 900 artists and writers have completed self-directed residency periods at Mass MoCA. Residency includes studio space, housing and more. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Application deadline is July 8.

UNIDEE Residency Programs and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto invite applications for the fourth module of the residency program Neither on Land nor at Sea. Meeting by the Mediterranean Im/Possible. In their own words:

Neither on Land nor at Sea invites artists to meander around unreducible complications and on shifting grounds, to explore together ways in which geography is historically, socially, and politically produced. The project pluralises Mediterranean concepts/spaces as sites of worldmaking and experimentation in communal living. To do so, it adopts un-grounded geographies and colliding historicities as meeting places, in which to congregate to elaborate on the role played by situated practices and shared processes in the promotion of social transformations, towards epistemic justice.

To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is July 9.

Penland School of Craft invites applications to their resident artist program. One of the longest-running residencies in the U.S., this program is intended for professional craft artists who are at a turning point in their career or practice. There are two residency options:

  • 1-year project-based residency; artists submit a project proposal and may use the time to push technical and conceptual boundaries, conduct research and development in a particular topic or process, or explore an entirely new aspect of their work.
  • 3-year career transition residency; artists submit objectives to advance their studio practice, to work out the practicalities of making a living, or to make a formative transition in their career path.

To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is July 12.

Praxis Center understands that a career in art isn’t all romance. There are practical hurdles to overcome, and we are here to help. Whether you’re just starting out or have some years under your belt and need a bit of a boost, we can help you navigate whatever stage you happen to be at. Give Praxis a try today and see how far it takes you.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.


Photo credit: Penland School of Craft

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