Are You Making It?

What constitutes a career in the arts? Is it merely skimping by, creating on weekends, attending a fair here and there, dedicating most of your time to a career outside of the arts that does not offer fulfillment – or is there another way? We say absolutely. For artists who are ready to take the next step toward a career doing what they love, we offer the resources to help you along the way. Each week we bring opportunities to set off the chain reaction of success you need to get a foothold in the art world. So what are you waiting for?

NYSCA/NYFA invites living with disabilities who reside outside the five NYC boroughs and who have experienced financial hardship to apply for grants in the amount of $1,000. Grants are open to those working in the fields of visual art, media, music, performing arts, literary arts and multidisciplinary arts. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 28.

NYSCA in partnership with Wave Farm is accepting applications for their Media Arts Assistance Fund. This opportunity is for individual artists working toward completion and/or public presentation in works of sound and moving art. Women, gender non-conforming people and people of color are encouraged to apply. For more details, visit the website. Deadline is July 1.

Sustainability Labs invites U.S. creators, artists, directors and producers to apply for a residency period intended to “change their personal model of creative financial and business sustainability.” There is a preference for mid-career artists who have completed a minimum of one significant project in at least two disciplines or medium. To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is July 1.

Praxis Center operates under the belief that all artists have what it takes to succeed. What many lack are the tools and skills they need to achieve their dreams of a career in the art world. That’s where we come in. Our team of experts is here to guide you along the way, offering professional advice and expertise to help you build the career you’ve always dreamed of. 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: Sustainability Labs

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