Your art can be as collected or free-form as you like, but when it comes to your career, there is less room for interpretation. Deciding to make what you love and do best into your life’s work takes, well, work. But with the right skills and resources, you can make that reality your own. A good first step is finding opportunities to expand your exposure, finances and experience. Read on for just a few, then get out there and find the ones that suit you best.
The Hopper Prize is accepting applications for the fall cycle. In their own words:
“The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD.
We provide unrestricted cash grants in the amount of $3,500 and $1,000 to artists around the globe.”
For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is November 15.
The Studio & Research Residency Program in NY is accepting applications for three month residency period. The residency emphasizes experimental practices in visual arts, cultural theory, performance, filmmaking, and writing and provides the opportunity to realize long-term projects in NYC. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is November 15.
Women’s Studio Workshop invites women, trans, intersex, non-binary and gender-fluid visual artists to apply for the Legacy Grant. This special six-week residency offers the opportunity for an artist to work in any of WSW’s studio disciplines. The grant includes a $2100 stipend, up to $500 materials cost for use during residency and up to $250 travel expenses as well as free onsite housing and 24/7 studio access. Technical and production assistance is available as needed. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is November 15.
Praxis Center nurtures artistic careers. We watch artists blossom from individuals pursuing a passion to art professionals mounting exhibitions, winning grants and attending residencies around the world. Give Praxis a try today and see how far we 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.