Opportunity. It is the lifeblood of the art career. But in order to achieve results, you have to put yourself – and your work out there. This can feel intimidating, and there will be times – perhaps many of them – when you do not succeed in landing the goal you seek. But that is no reason not to try and try again. Like many things, while finding the right opportunity is about matching with those suited to you and your work, it is also merely a numbers game. There is no question that the more applications and submissions you make, the likelier you are to land your next artistic opportunity. Read on for a few to get you started.
MacDowell selects around 300 artists across multiple disciplines each year to receive fellowships each year. There are no residency fees and travel grants are available on a needs basis. For more information and to apply for this opportunity, visit the website. Deadline for applications is February 10.
Applications are open for residency at Eskenazi School of Art Architecture and Design at Indiana University Bloomington. Residency lasts from four to six weeks and selected applicants will be included in the McKinney Visiting Artist Lecture Series. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is February 15.
NXTHVN, located in New Haven, Connecticut, is currently accepting applications for up to seven artists and 10 curators to participate in their intensive 10-month paid fellowship program. Fellows relocate to New Haven where they participate in a mentorship-driven curriculum culminating in a group show at a prominent gallery space. For more information about this program and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is February 27.
Praxis Center completely understands how intimidating the art world can feel. We work every day to break down the ways that you, as an artist, can achieve your goals and build the career you’ve always dreamed of. Our students demonstrate day in and day out that the art world can be conquered with the right skills and resources at your fingertips. Join us today and see how far Praxis 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.
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