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Are You Really Living?

They say art imitates life, but in order for that art to be compelling, life must be lived to its fullest. There are many opportunities for artists to enrich their time and experience, and residency is a great way to expand horizons. Whether you wish to travel far from home or find something in your own backyard, so to speak, there are plenty of ways to get into the world and see things from a new perspective. Residency offers the chance for artists to collaborate and exhibit and so much more. Read on for a few upcoming residency application deadlines.

Fountainhead Arts is accepting applications for month-long residency. Those participating live and work communally in an iconic 1950s Miami home. Residents are exposed to curators, collectors and gallerists and participate in a capstone exhibition of their work. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 5.

Queens Museum announces their In Situ Artist Residency. Selected artists will complete .a two-year fellowship during which time they will receive rent-free studio space at the museum and an annualized salaried position with full benefits. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 14.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art invites artists to apply for residency. Artists receive housing and a monthly stipend for this 4-6 month residency period. In their own words:

The CMCA Artist Residency Program is open to artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, or alternately identified persons of color who live year-round in Maine. Preference will be given to artists who have experience presenting public art, exhibition(s) or project(s) that directly engaged audiences.

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for ap.plications is August 15.

Praxis Center offers artists a suite of skills and resources to propel their careers in the right direction. We operate on the principle that anyone with the passion and knowledge can build a successful art career – and we help you every step of the way.

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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