Friday, March 1, 2024

Are You Keeping Up?

Being ready for what’s next can feel challenging. Life moves quickly, and sometimes it can feel as though we don’t have time to process the here and now before it’s time to move on. Working artists are in the perhaps unenviable position of needing to line up what comes next long before what is happening has concluded. This is part of the job, but it doesn’t have to be entirely overwhelming. A little bit of forethought and some planning each day can go a long way. Here are some opportunities to help you line up what comes next.

Jackson’s Painting Prize is accepting submissions. Begun in 2016, this competition has grown exponentially with 2023 potentially their biggest year yet. First prize is 6,000 GBP and 1,000 GBP in Jackson’s art materials. There are 15 other awards available as well, so check out the website for more information and see if this is the contest for your art. Deadline is March 1.

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is hosting an open call for grant applications. Expanding Perspectives is aimed at artists exploring exchange and networking through collaborative work. To learn more about these one-time grants, visit the website. Application deadline is March 1.

The World of WearableArt Awards Show is back again. New Zealand’s largest theatrical production is accepting submissions for this event that reaches over 60,000 people each year. Learn more about eligibility and details at the website. Deadline for submissions is March 2.

Praxis Center believes in artists. We know that the road can feel difficult at times, but we also know that with the right resources, you can find success. Our students demonstrate again and again the power of knowledge when it comes to conquering the art world. Don’t wait a day longer, join Praxis today and see how far it can take 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.


 Cover image credit: Pro Helvetia

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