Are You Laying Down Artistic Roots?

There has never been a better time to find your next opportunity. Seize this moment and make it work for you. There are countless ways to further your art practice and career at any given moment if only you know where to look. Expect rejection but do not allow that to deter you – keep moving forward until you find it. Below are three opportunities to get you started:

Flash opportunity: Roots and Seeds is an international open call to artists whose work sits at the intersection of art and science. There are two types of residency, artwork production, and research. Both are intended for artists who address the biodiversity crisis in the botanic world and artists must be willing to collaborate with science professionals and/or institutions. Visit the website for more information. Deadline for applications is February 15.

Animafest Cypress announces an open call for its 20th annual animation film festival. Artists are invited to submit their non-commercial animated work for consideration in this international competition. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is February 28.

Emerging artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in the Laderman Ukeles Biennial. A bit of background:

In 1969 US-American artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles found herself plunged into the role of an unpaid reproductive worker following the birth of her first child. “I felt l ike two separate people… the free artist and the mother/maintenance worker…. I was never working so hard in my whole life, trying to keep together the two people I had become. Yet people said to me, when they saw me pushing my baby carriage, Do you do anything?”

In reaction, Laderman Ukeles created what she called Maintenance Art as well as penning her manifesto. This year’s biennial is a reaction to Maintenance Art and emphasizes art created in the artists’ local area that strengthens social responsibility, sustainability and conserves natural resources. Visit the website to learn more. Deadline for proposals is February 28.

Praxis Center nurtures artists every step of the way. We understand that a career in art is more than a full-time job, it is a lifestyle and in order to be successful one must devote a great deal of time and effort. When you choose a Praxis membership, you choose the guidance of experts and the camaraderie of a community of artists just like you who understand the road you have chosen to travel. Make this the day you decide to take your art to the next level.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis 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.

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