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Are You Sure About This?

Choosing an unconventional career brings with it risk – but it can also bring tremendous reward. Art is certainly among the list of careers that many people shy away from. For some it may be because they were told all their lives that art isn’t a way to make a living, for others it can be that they just have yet to find the energy they need to pursue a path that can be steep and unforgiving at times. If you are just entering this pursuit, or if you’ve been at it a while and need a refresh, here are a few opportunities to get you motivated.

The 5th annual Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition is accepting submissions. There are over $14K in total cash prizes with multiple categories eligible. Visit the website for more information and to submit your work. Deadline is June 8.

Great Meadows Foundation’s Artist Professional Development Grants enhance Kentucky’s visual arts by boosting artists’ skills, resources, and connections, fostering engagement with the broader art world, and elevating regional artistic standards. To learn more, visit the website. Deadline for the next cycle is June 9.

The Vilcek Foundation awards $50,000 each to three young immigrant visual artists and curators demonstrating outstanding achievement. Applicants must be under 38, with five years of experience and born outside the U.S. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 10.

Praxis Center believes in artists. We know well that there are bountiful opportunities to build a career and we are determined to help you find them. Whether you’re emerging or mid-career or perhaps returning to the art world after a career hiatus, we have the resources, experts and skills you need to make your dreams a reality. 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 and is currently faculty at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has written seven books for artists, including Making it in the Art World. His seventh book, The Problems in the Art World: An Artist’s A-Z Action Guide, is available now. 


Photo credit: Great Meadows Foundation



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