The world spins on whether you participate or not – and the same is true of the art world. Get in there. Show up and take risks, put your name in the hat and see what happens. There are ample opportunities for artists interested in achieving the next steps in their careers – from residencies to exhibitions, educational opportunities and grants. If you are willing to put in the time and effort to seek out these things, there is no limit to how far you can go. Here are a few to get you started.
Project Row Houses invites submissions for their first Southern Survey Biennial. This exhibition is intended to showcase recent works by artists in the southern region. One artist will receive a $25k prize. For details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is July 15.
Loghaven Artist Residency in Knoxville, TN is accepting applications from domestic artists who are not enrolled in a degree program. The residency takes place on 90 acres of Tennessee woodlands where artists stay in historic, renovated log cabins. All Loghaven fellows receive a stipend to support creation of new work during residency period. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is July 15.
The Circ Artist Grant is accepting applications from emerging, mid-career and professional artists. This international open call happens multiple times each year and two artists per cycle are awarded grands of $550 each. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadine for this cycle is July 20.
Praxis Center was founded on the belive that every artist can make it. While the art world can feel opaque at times, if you have the resources and skills you need to navigate, you, too can build your dream career. What are you waiting for? 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.
Photo credit: Loghaven Artist Residency