Understanding all the opportunities available to you as an artist can be uplifting – and daunting. There is no question that the art world can be difficult to navigate, but sometimes that’s simply because there are so many kinds of opportunities it’s difficult to know which ones could be a fit for you. To that we say, the only way to learn is to try. Read up on various residencies, grants, open calls, and submit to any – and all – that seem right. Will you get a resounding yes every single time? Absolutely not. That’s just par for the course. Don’t let it throw you off. Simply dust off, reset and start again. Here are a few to get you started.
True/False Film Fest invites artists to apply for residency. Those selected will meet online for weekly two-hour group sessions beginning in November 2023 with a focus on developing community and connection, broadening horizons and supporting the delivery of an installation piece for True/False. There is a $1000 stipend for each installation. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for proposals is September 30.
Eyebeam invites artists to apply for their upcoming fellowship cycle, the theme of which is What is Human About Technology? In their own words, “In this digital-first fellowship cycle beginning February 15, 2024, through August 15, 2024, we call on artists to bring their innate mental, spiritual, and physical aspects of what it means to be human into play with technology to affirm humanity’s role as creators, not spectators, of our collective techno-future.” For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is October 1.
Monument Lab presents Re:Generation to promote collaborations of teams of two or more. For 2024, the focus will be strongly on representation and interpretation of erased, suppressed or threatened stories and histories. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is October 2.
Praxis Center not only believes in artists, but we know that a career in art is possible. That’s because we’ve seen it. Time and time again. We have watched our students grow and thrive, unlocking doors they never thought possible. What are you waiting for? Give Praxis a try today and see how far it 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: Monument Lab