Before it’s too Late

Our planet is finite. We get from the earth the results of what we sow. If we refuse to see the steady decline of our environment and its resources as well as the damage wrought by human hands, there is little future for our species to look forward to. Artists have a responsibility to use their voices to further the things that are important to them. This week we bring you two opportunities that offer the chance to engage with the environment. In addition, there is a call for magazine submissions that might be of interest to many. Read on and be good to the planet, friends.

Assens Art Council invites artists to apply for residencies in Denmark during the month of September. Residency themes focus on the environment. Participating artists must be willing to present two power-point talks to the public during the tenure of their residency. There are three facilities for residency. There is a fee paid for delivery of the power-point talks during the residency. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is March 1.

Artists across various disciplines are invited to submit work to the BigCi call for Environmental submissions. Winners will be chosen to spend a residency period in Australia with a travel stipend available to be split between some of the winners. Selected artists have opportunities to explore Australian national parks and other environmental sites. Those working in the fields of visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating are invited to enter. There is a non-refundable entry fee. For complete details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is March 3.

A5 Magazine wants to see your work. Submit a large digital image of your work for consideration to be included in the next issue of the zine. Artists are encouraged to send along any relevant information about the work, though text needs to be kept brief. Deadline for submissions is March 5.

At Praxis Center, we have a duty to our artists as well as the larger world in which we all live. We know that art and artists have something significant to contribute to the conversation. When you join for just $40/month, you discover a world of tools and skills to help you make sure that your voice is heard. In all things, do the very best you can. From your craft to your business practices to your presence in the larger world. Our future depends on it.

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 WorldNew Markets for ArtistsThe Art World DemystifiedFund Your Dreams Like a Creative GeniusSell Online Like a Creative Genius and the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.

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