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Are You Staying The Course?

Was there a moment when you knew that an art career was what you needed to work toward? As you move along this path, it is important to hold onto that first spark, that initial drive that led you to where you stand today. It can be difficult at times to navigate the art world, and no one who has achieved any measure of success will tell you that it came easily. So hold fast to that fire, the passion that first pushed you in the direction you travel today. Here are some opporunities to inspire you along the way.

Centrum Artists in Residence program welcomes applications for upcoming residency. This program, established in 1980, has welcomed hundreds of artists alongside other creative thinkers. Located in Port Townsend, Washington, the campus offers beautiful views while the residency supplies uninterrupted time to create. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 15.

Center for Performance Research (CPR) invites applications for a year-long artist in residence program for artist working in the fields of contemporary dance, performance and time-based forms. In their own words:

The residency creates an open environment for experimentation, exploration, embodiment, and exchange, providing ten artists each year with research and presentation opportunities, rehearsal space, curatorial and project support, and peer dialogue. The program is intended to nurture the individualized creative process, and prioritizes artists for whom the opportunity will make an impact on the growth and evolution of their work and career.”

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 16.

Willapa Bay Artist in Residence program invites applications for creative time on their 20-acre Washington State property. These month-long self-directed residencies are designed for emerging artists and other creatives. Residency provides lodging, meals and work space at no cost. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 31.

Praxis Center is dedicated to keeping the dream of art careers alive. We know that the ins and outs of the art world can feel overwhelming and sometimes might push you off the path. That’s why we gather experts in the field to help you stay motivated as you move toward your dream career. Give Praxis a try today and see how far it can take you.


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.


Photo credit: Willapa Bay Artist Residency

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