As we enter into autumn in the northern hemisphere, now is the perfect time to organize the next few months and beyond. Seeking out opportunities will bolster your artistic presence, practice and your confidence – despite the inevitable rejection. Make this part of your weekly routine, building in time to seek out and apply to as many opportunities as fit your artistic needs. Here are a few to get you started.
Female artists age 18 and over are invited to apply for the Bennett Prize, a stipend/grant-in-aid program to support fine art practice in figurative realism. Winning artists receive $25,000 annually over two consecutive years (for a total of $50,000). In addition, 10 finalists will participate in a traveling exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art. To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is October 7.
Art Omi invites artists to apply for residency at no cost apart from travel expenses. Selected artists enjoy meals, lodging and the beautiful surroundings of Columbia County, New York, which sits two hours north of NYC by train. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadine for applications is October 15.
Artists – particularly those with experience and working knowledge of etching, intaglio, or monoprint; letterpress; papermaking; screenprinting; photography; or ceramics – are invited to apply for the Ora Schneider Regional Grant, a month-long residency for artists residing in one of a handful of counties in New York. To learn about eligibility, more detail about the residency and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is October 15.
Praxis Center is in the business of artists’ business. We know how difficult and opaque the art world can feel, and we are here to shed light – and transparency – on the nuances of success. Join Praxis today and unlock the skills and resources you need to take your art career to new heights.
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.
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