Change can be a good thing. While sometimes it’s difficult to shake off your routine and reach out toward the unknown, change can certainly be a catalyst for many new and exciting opportunities. The unknown both frightens and entices us, offering a glimpse into what could be if only we are willing to find the courage to reach for whatever awaits on the horizon. Below are a few ways to inject a little change into your artistic career. Why not see if one of them is right for you.
European Prize for Applied Arts invites craftspeople from across Europe, including non-EU nations, to enter their work for consideration. This is the 40th anniversary of the association and from this year’s entrants, judges have a keen eye out for artistic quality, technical mastery and innovation. There are two cash prizes available to selected artists. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for entries is January 29.
There are multiple opportunities to apply for a funded residency in Munich, Germany right now. Open to artists residing outside Bavaria, residency is an excellent opportunity to broaden your professional horizons and exchange artistic and cultural ideas. Check out the website to see what’s available for 2021. Deadline for applications is January 31.
The Koschatzky Art Award invites young and emerging artists between the ages of 18 and 35 to submit work on paper for consideration. This is the largest graphic arts award in Europe and has acted as a springboard for numerous emerging artists since its founding in 2005. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is January 31.
Praxis Center nurtures artists who are ready to take the leap and make their practice more than just a passion. We know that change can be incredibly hard which is why we offer a full range of support, from how to connect with galleries and more to expert advice on the basics of a professional artistic career. If you’ve reached the moment when you’re ready to take that next big step, let us be your guide.
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.
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